To our shareholders,
Under our vision "to create the 21st century's leading company“, we have strived to expand our businesses.
Taking the opportunity that ABEMA celebrated its 5th anniversary in 2021, we redefined it as the new television of the future that brings the best of television to the internet. The number of downloads reached 73 million, and weekly active users (WAU), which we prioritize, has achieved a record high of 18 million.
Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industry, CyberAgent'sinternet advertising business performed well with a high rate of revenue increase, achieving higher growth rate than the last four years from the operational capabilities and successful implementation of technologies including AI. We also succeeded in boosting earnings in the game business with new titles becoming major hits.
With all these businesses performing well, we issued two upward revisions in the fiscal year ended September 30, 2021, with net sales increasing by 39% from the previous fiscal year to 666.4 billion yen and operating income tripling from the previous fiscal year to 104.3 billion yen. We have started applying our knowledge and technological capabilities in the digital domain, promoting DX to help solve social issues.
Following in the footsteps of our internet advertising and game businesses, we will continue to develop media businesses with ABEMA as its core. At the same time, we will create social value through supporting sports and training for next generation engineers.
We will pursue sustainable management with our purpose: “To break through stagnation with new power and the internet“. Thank you for your continued support of CyberAgent.
Representative Director & CEO