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Kyoritsu Maintenance Co., Ltd. (9616)
Chairman Haruhisa Ishizuka
Chairman
Haruhisa Ishizuka
President Mitsutaka Sato
President
Mitsutaka Sato
 
Corporate Profile
Company
Kyoritsu Maintenance Co., Ltd.
Code No.
9616
Exchange
TSE 1st Section
Chairman
Haruhisa Ishizuka
President
Mitsutaka Sato
HQ Address
2-18-8 Soto Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Year-end
March
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Stock Information
Share Price Shares Outstanding Market Cap. ROE (actual) Trading Unit
¥6,910 17,644,036 shares ¥121.920 billion 10.8% 100 shares
DPS (Est.) Dividend Yield (Est.) EPS (Est.) PER (Est.) BPS (actual) PBR (actual)
¥50.00 0.7% ¥255.04 27.1x ¥2,658.90 2.6x
*Share price as of closing on June 5, 2015. Number of shares outstanding as of most recent quarter end excluding treasury shares.
 
Consolidated Earnings Trends
Fiscal Year Sales Operating
Income
Ordinary
Income
Net Income EPS(¥) Dividend(¥)
March 2010 84,513 4,033 3,012 1,254 87.33 38.00
March 2011 84,983 4,610 3,308 1,052 73.29 38.00
March 2012 91,170 6,017 4,602 2,376 166.35 38.00
March 2013 99,472 6,521 5,599 3,206 227.21 43.00
March 2014 105,216 7,490 6,796 3,829 290.23 48.00
March 2015 110,212 8,217 7,663 4,387 224.78 50.00
March 2016 Est. 121,700 8,700 7,850 4,500 255.04 50.00
* Estimates are those of the Company.
This Bridge Report provides information about Kyoritsu Maintenance Co., Ltd. including a review of its fiscal year March 2015 earnings.
 
Key Points
 
 
Company Overview
 
Kyoritsu Maintenance bases its management policy upon the concept of "contributing to a broad based development of society through the provision of healthy food and comfortable living services in various stages of people's lives." In its dormitory business, Kyoritsu seeks to provide modern versions of the "traditional Japanese boarding house" (Geshukuya - Traditional Japanese dormitories that also provide food services). Its hotel business segment can be divided into the business hotel operations, where "large hot spring type bathing facilities" and "good tasting breakfast menus" developed in its dormitory business are provided, and resort hotel operations, where "reasonable and high quality resort lifestyles" are provided. Kyoritsu also provides various services including building maintenance for both residential and office buildings, building rental and leasing services, parking lot operations management and other services in its contracted services business segment. In its food services business, restaurant operations and outsourced food facility management services are provided. Furthermore, Kyoritsu is using its overwhelmingly strong brand recognition to maintain its position as the leader within the dormitory business, and to accelerate growth in its hotel business.
 
 
<Corporate History>
Kyoritsu Maintenance was established in September 1979. The founder, Haruhisa Ishizuka, has long been associated with the food services industry and started the Company by taking on the operations of corporate cafeteria facilities on a consigned basis. In the following year of 1980 in Sakura City, Chiba Prefecture, the Company established a two story wooden structure with 28 small four Japanese straw mat rooms as its first dormitory facility. Based on the principle of providing "food" that "fosters the health and well being of students to put their parents' minds at ease," Kyoritsu was able to steadily expand its student dormitory business through partnerships with various schools. The Company steadily expanded its operating territory to cover the Tokyo, Kanagawa, Nagoya and Osaka regions. In April 1985, Kyoritsu began offering corporate dormitories to employees that offered highly unique features of "individual rooms with commissary functions providing breakfast and dinner," and "large bathing facilities" as comforting amenities for residents. In June 1993, the Company moved its headquarters to its current location and in July of the same year it entered the resort hotel business with the opening of a facility in Nagano Prefecture, followed by their entry to the business hotel realm in August with the opening of a facility in Saitama Prefecture. In September 1994, Kyoritsu listed its shares on the JASDAQ Market (At the time called the OTC Market), in March 1999 it moved its listing to the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and then to the First Section in September 2001.
 
 
Fiscal Year March 2015 Earnings Results
 
 
Sales, Ordinary Income Rise 4.7%, 12.7% YY
Sales rose by 4.7% year-on-year to ¥110.212 billion, due in part to the strong occupancy rates seen at the start of the term in the dormitory business of 97.2%, up 0.2% points from the previous term start. In the hotel business, which is growing strongly, both Dormy Inn and resort hotels recorded increases in occupancy rates from the previous term on the back of higher usage by inbound travelers from overseas and subsequent strong room pricing trends. The 0.7% point increase in gross income margin helped to offset a 0.4% point rise in sales, general and administrative expense margin from the previous term and allowed operating income to rise by 9.7% year-on-year to ¥8.217 billion. Declines in interest payments and an increase in foreign exchange gains allowed ordinary and net incomes to rise by 12.7% and 14.6% year-on-year to ¥7.663 and ¥4.387 billion respectively. Ordinary income rose for the fifth consecutive term to the third consecutive term of record high profits.
 
 
Operating income margin rose by 0.4% points from the previous term to 7.5%. Since the Company's founding, the main dormitory business has continued to grow steadily. Leveraging the know-how cultivated in the dormitory business, the hotel business has achieved higher sales than the dormitory business and its profit margin, too, is improving strongly.
 
Dormitory Business
Sales and operating income rose by 2.9% and 4.1% year-on-year to ¥42.665 and ¥6.371 billion respectively. Occupancy rates at the start of the term rose by 0.2% year-on-year to 97.2%, and the number of contracted rooms rose by 858 to 33,480 at the term start. New collaboration for student dormitories were formed with Atomi University , Tohoku Institute of Technology, Kobe Women's University and other educational institutions. Furthermore, the number of foreign student residents rose to account for 10.0% of all student residents. The total number of contracts for student dormitory rooms rose by 1.1% year-on-year to 19,741 and their sales rose by 0.9% year-on-year to ¥24.966 billion. With regards to dormitories, increases in hiring by financial institutions and the introduction of dormitories by new companies led to increases in the number of contracts. The number of employee dormitory resident contacts rose by 4.9% year-on-year to 9,113 and sales rose by 8.2% year-on-year to ¥10.464 billion.

Introduction of residents to Domeal rooms from collaborating schools and companies, and residents switching from dormitories with cafeteria services contributed to a 6.2% year-on-year increase in residents to 4,635 and a 4.6% year-on-year rise in sales to ¥3.890 billion. Kyoritsu Maintenance's efforts to differentiate its services by promoting its status as "Japan's top dormitory operator" allowed sales to rise by 0.9% year-on-year to ¥3.344 billion.
 
 
Hotel Business
Sales rose by 7.9% year-on-year to ¥46.929 billion and operating income grew by 23.6% year-on-year to ¥4.736 billion. Both the Dormy Inn and resort hotel facilities recorded strong occupancy rates and pricing trends. The number of rooms at the 72 hotel facilities rose by 212 year-on-year to 10,824.
 
Dormy Inn (Business Hotel) Business
Favorable trends at "Natural Hot Spring Satsuki no Yu Dormy Inn EXPRESS Kakegawa" and "Natural Hot Spring Yugiri no Yu Dormy Inn PREMIUM Namba" facilities newly opened during the previous term and strong trends at existing facilities contributed to high occupancy rates. Occupancy rates at existing facilities rose by 1.0% point year-on-year to 88.1%, and the ADR rose by ¥400 year-on-year to ¥8,700. "Dormy Inn PREMIUM Shibuya Jingumae," "Dormy Inn Tokyo Hatchobori," and "Dormy Inn PREMIUM Kyoto Ekimae" also enjoyed extremely high occupancy rates.

The recent weaker yen and strengthened marketing in Korea and other Asian countries to cultivate inbound hotel users contributed to steady growth in foreign hotel guests. The number of inbound foreign hotel users rose by 5.8% points year-on-year to 10.6% during fiscal year March 2015, with their share rising each year and to 13.2% in the fourth quarter. Furthermore, the ratio of inbound foreign users exceeded 50% at the "Dormy Inn PREMIUM Namba," "Dormy Inn Shinsaibashi," and "Dormy Inn Akihabara." The ADR of inbound foreign users of ¥10,300 was significantly higher than the ¥8,600 for Japanese users, and inbound foreign usage has contributed to increases in both pricing and occupancy rates.

Despite the burden of expenses for preparation of overseas business deployment, favorable occupancy rates and higher pricing enabled profits to grow.
 
 
 
Resort Hotel Business
The opening of "Inishie no Yado Ikyu" timed to match the grand relocation ceremony of the Ise Jingu Shrine in the previous term and an increase in domestic travelers and repeat users of existing facilities contributed to a 3.3% point year-on-year increase in occupancy rates to 83.6%. "La Vista Hakodate Bay" and the hotel in Kyoto trended strongly and helped to offset the negative impact of strong typhoons and heavy rains that occurred during the term under review. Consequently, ADR rose by ¥400 year-on-year to ¥38,400.
 
 
Other Businesses
Sales rose by 0.8% year-on-year to ¥36.286 billion, while operating loss expanded to ¥95 million from ¥34 million during the previous term. Comprehensive building management services sales declined by 3.1% year-on-year to ¥12.626 billion but operating income rose by 114.0% year-on-year to ¥376 million. While the sales of facilities owned by Kyoritsu during the previous term caused sales to decline, profits actually increased on the back of optimization of construction division work.

The food services business recorded a 2.9% year-on-year increase in sales to ¥5.330 billion and operating loss declined to ¥1 million from ¥43 million in the previous term. Efforts to strictly control costs were successful in limiting the loss despite difficult operating conditions arising from delays in the recovery in consumption in the wake of the consumption tax hike and increases in materials costs.

The construction business recorded a 24.8% year-on-year rise in sales to ¥9.456 billion but operating income declined 9.2% year-on-year to ¥277 million. The negative impact of continued high development costs were offset by higher orders for hotel construction work.

The other segment recorded growth in sales of 27.6% year-on-year to ¥8.871 billion, but operating loss increased to ¥748 from ¥472 million in the previous term. Wellness life business recorded expansion of losses due to expenses for launching business.
 
 
Total assets rose by ¥7.755 billion from the end of the previous term to ¥139.750 billion at the end of the current term due in large part to a rise in tangible fixed assets. Total liabilities declined by ¥4.569 billion to ¥92.836 billion on the back of declines in issuance of convertible bonds with new share reservation rights. Net assets rose by ¥12.323 billion to ¥46.913 billion due in large part to the elimination of treasury stock accompanying the exercise of convertible bonds with new share reservation rights and increase in capital surplus and retained earnings. Of the ¥15.0 billion in convertible bonds initially issued, ¥7.7 billion remained unexercised at the end of fiscal year March 2015. Equity ratio rose by 7.4% points from the end of the previous term to 33.6% at the end of the current term.
 
 
Cash and equivalents declined by ¥7.991 billion from the end of the previous term to ¥15.758 billion at the end of the current term. The net inflow of operating cash flow declined by a marginal ¥12 million to ¥7.679 billion due to increases in both receivables and inventories. The net outflow of investing cash flow rose by ¥5.685 to ¥12.018 billion due in part to the acquisition of tangible noncurrent assets. The net inflow of financing cash flow recorded during the previous term of ¥9.295 billion turned to a net outflow of ¥3.760 billion during the current term.
 
 
New Midterm Business Plan "Kyoritsu Full Accelerator Plan" Created
 
Profits have trended above the targets established in the current Midterm Business Plan "Kyoritsu Value Up Plan!" (From FY3/12 to FY3/16). Given the current perceived business environment as described below, Kyoritsu Maintenance has established a New Midterm Business Plan entitled "Kyoritsu Full Accelerator Plan".
 
Business Environment
  • Unprecedented levels of ultra-easy monetary policy lead to continued low interest rates and weaker yen
  • Construction costs remain at high levels
 
"Japan Revitalization Strategy" 2014 Revised
  • Leverage tourism assets, promote inbound visitors
  • University reforms, globalization
  • Gradual reductions in corporate tax
  • Establish corporate governance code
 
Future Events
  • Consumption tax to be raised from 8% to 10% in April 2017
  • Tokyo Olympics, Paralympics to be held in 2020
 
The targets defined within the "Kyoritsu Full Accelerator Plan" for fiscal year March 2018 are listed as follows:
 
 
Basic Policies
1. Focused and aggressive development investment will be accelerated to meet customer needs
2. Strengthen profitability by optimizing the balance between value and price

The number of rooms under development are 4,930 dormitory and Domeal rooms, 2,794 Dormy Inn rooms, and 641 resort hotel rooms.
 
Dormitory Business Development Plan
 
Business Hotel, Resort Hotel Business Development Plan
 
 
With regards to ADR in the hotel business, ADR for the Dormy Inn rose by an average of 5.3% during the past three years and 6.1% for the resort hotels, with both exceeding plans, which were 2.7% and 2.3% respectively. Moreover, should the current upward trend in pricing continue, the Dormy Inn and resort hotel businesses should achieve additional operating income of ¥2.4 and ¥2.7 billion respectively. The Midterm Business Plan calls for ¥44.0 billion in spending for capital investments.
 
 
Fiscal Year March 2016 Earnings Estimates
 
 
Sales, Ordinary Income Expected to Rise by 10.4%, 2.4% YY Respectively
Kyoritsu Maintenance's fiscal year March 2016 earnings estimates call for sales and ordinary income growth of 10.4% an 2.4% year-on-year to ¥121.7 and ¥7.850 billion respectively. The dormitory business is expected to record increases in sales and operating income of 4.1% and 3.4% year-on-year to ¥44.420 and ¥6.590 billion respectively. Occupancy rates at the start of the term rose by 0.1% year-on-year to 97.3%, and large consignment projects were booked. The increase in sales is expected to absorb increases in rent and lease fees and depreciation expenses, and to allow profits to grow. The hotel business is expected to see 11.2% and 3.8% year-on-year growth in sales and operating income to ¥52.185 and ¥4.914 billion, due to the ability to absorb the initial year losses of ¥827 million arising from openings of new facilities including four Dormy Inns and three resort hotel facilities. Occupancy rates at business and resort hotels are expected to trend in line with the term just ended at 88.2% and 83.3% respectively. Hotel room prices are expected to rise by ¥400 to ¥9,100 in business hotels and ¥1,800 to ¥40,900 in resort hotels. Other business is expected to see a 25.9% year-on-year increase in sales and record operating income of ¥495 million, which compares with the loss of ¥95 million in the previous term. The construction business is expected to see higher sales on the back of the rush to develop hotels, and comprehensive building management services and PKP businesses are expected to contribute to profits. A full year dividend of ¥50 per share (¥25 paid at the end of the first half) is anticipated. Moreover, this represents a real ¥10 increase in dividends (a real 20% increase) after the 1.2 for 1 stock split conducted on March 31, 2015 is taken into consideration.
 
 
Conclusions
 
Against the backdrop of the favorable conditions within dormitory and hotel businesses, it deserves special mention that sales derived from new businesses created within the hotel business are growing and the ability to absorb costs are allowing profit margins to improve. Despite the announcement of the New Midterm Business Plan, the estimate of 2.4% ordinary income to sales margin during fiscal year March 2016 may appear to be a bit disappointing. However, this low margin is due in large part to the heavy burden of anticipatory investments, and may be regarded as relatively conservative assumptions for earnings similar to the term just ended. Furthermore, ADR may exceed the targets for fiscal year March 2016 set out in the Midterm Business Plan due to the pronounced shortage of hotels in the Tokyo and Kansai regions. Consequently the potential for profits to exceed both estimates and the Plan's target exists. Therefore, the ability of Kyoritsu Maintenance to achieve the targets of its Midterm Business Plan should be watched closely.
 
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