Japanese video game company Atlus – responsible for the recent 3DS title, Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth – has published its financial statement for the previous fiscal year, which began on 1st April 2018 and ended on 31st March 2019.
According to a translation of the report over on Persona Central, the company experienced a 904.1 million yen loss (approx $8.39 million USD). As bad as this may sound, Atlus clarified these losses were tied to “amortization of business rights” – resulting in repayments every fiscal period, after the company’s transfer from Index to Sega Dream (now Atlus) six years ago.
On a more positive note, Atlus “pleasantly” exceeded its sales target for the previous fiscal year, experienced strong packaged game sales and is said to have greatly contributed to the financial performance of Sega Sammy. Alongside Persona Q2, it released titles such as Etrian Odyssey Nexus, Catherine: Full Body and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight during this period. Performance globally also improved – with the company revealing it surpassed sales prospects in Europe, Asia and the United States.
The company’s balance sheet as of 31st March 2019 indicates an equity ratio of 90.5% and a current ratio of 592.0% – reinforcing its positive financial state. Looking ahead, Atlus intends to continue developing games that will satisfy its fans and contribute to the group’s overall financial performance.