Hoya Announces Increased Revenue in First Quarter
HOYA announced financial results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2018. During the quarter, revenue increased 9.2% year on year, reaching 138,891 million yen ($1.6 billion CAD). Profit before tax amounted to $422 million, representing a year on year increase of 15.1%.
Sales of eyeglass lenses rose due to growth in Asia and the Americas, combined with the acquisition of Performance Optics. New store openings of Eyecity contact lens specialty stores resulted in higher sales for contact lenses.
Overall, the Life Care segment grew 10.1% year on year. “Profit margin of the Life Care segment reached 19% this quarter and is in line with our expectations for annual margin of 20%,” said Hiroshi Suzuki, chief executive officer of HOYA. “We continue to remain committed to the target margin while investing in the growth opportunities.”
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