HIS announced its financial results of Q1 of FY2021 (November 1 2020 to January 31 2021), posting sales of 38.9 billion JPY, (80.5% less than a year ago), operating loss of 11.7 billion JPY (operating profit of 3.8 billion JPY a year ago), recurring loss of 11.8 billion JPY (recurring profit of 4.3 billion JPY a year ago) and net loss of 8 billion JPY (net profit of 2.2 billion JPY a year ago).
For the core travel business, the overseas travel business was devastated, while the domestic travel business was boosted by Go To Travel campaign through the quarter. As a new product, ‘Online Experience Tour’ was purchased by 50,000 or more users. As a result, sales were down 89.5% to 18.4 billion JPY, and operating loss amounted to 9.4 billion JPY.
For the theme-park business, visitors to Huis Ten Bosch temporarily increased due to Go To Travel campaign, but tentative suspension of the campaign in December 2020 gave it a big damage again. Visitors through the quarter were down 11.7% to 609,000. As a result, sales were down 3.2% to 6.2 billion JPY, but the business ensured operating profit of 1.1 billion JPY, 59.8% more than a year ago.
For the hotel business, HIS opened three new hotels and temporarily improved the operation rate nationwide thanks to Go To Travel campaign. Sales were finally down 54.2% to 1.7 billion JPY, and operating loss reached 1.4 billion JPY.
The new energy business resulted in sales of 7.6 billion JPY (+21%) and operating loss of 700 million JPY.
HIS also announced that it has given up shifting to a holding company system, which was originally supposed to be done on November 1 this year. HIS explained that company has judged it is better to maintain the current organization system in order to recover the current challenging business situation, but it intends to shift to a holding company system at an appropriate time in the future.