Sega Forecasts a $500M Net Profit For Full Year.

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Sega Forecasts a $500M Net Profit For Full Year.

Post#1 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:56 am

http://www.segasammy.co.jp/english/

Stu, Logic, still think no new console?

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Re: Sega Forecasts a $500M Net Profit For Full Year.

Post#2 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:01 am

Dan Kuso wrote:http://www.segasammy.co.jp/english/

Stu, Logic, still think no new console?

WOW THAT'S A LOT OF MONEY GO SEGA :D

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Re: Sega Forecasts a $500M Net Profit For Full Year.

Post#3 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:24 am

Ah yes.

I'm assuming that number is all your looking at. Seeing as it is all you mention. Had you read the report, you would see, yet again, that the Amusement sections dealing with arcade operations grew in almost every field, including sales and income.

The consumer business, having pumped more money into publishers, giving them larger budgets and even having sold more games on the other hand shrunk in most areas including income, despite increased sales.

This is nothing new, as SEGA's Amusement divisions have always been a prime source of it's earnings since it's leaving the consumer hardware market.

Is $500 Million enough for a new console? Sure, If sega knows what it's doing. Does that mean SEGA is making one? No.

Steve jobs wanted Apple to build it's own cell phone network and carrier for the Iphone. Apple had 40-50 Billion in cash at the time. Could they have done it? Absolutely. Did they do it? No.

Little comparison.

Nintendo, the smallest, pure gaming(no multimedia or extras), console manufacturer, with the cheapest console and weakest one ending 2011, Pulled in about 13 Billion in revenue. Their net income? A LOSS of About 1 Billion dollars. Which means that after all is said and done, Nintendo in taxes and sorts could not pull in that extra Billion that was invested in them, so they had to trim down.

Sega, Pulled in about 5.1 or so Billion in revenue. Out of that they have managed to escape with about 535 Million that is theirs to invest as they pleased. Between taxes and such, at sega's current stage, they would at minimum need to pull in at least 4.6 Billion to make some sort of money, which would only increase if a console was released, wereas console sales themselves are not a guaranteed thing.

Again, Nintendo is the money maker of the generation, and they took the lowest budget console, but look at the kind of money they need to pull in to stay in the black.

"By thinking therefore you are" is illogical, in this situation despite it's many possibilities
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Post#4 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:22 pm

Logic does have a point Dan.

However, the "ORBI" brand trademarks bears alot of monitoring. Based on its description, dozens of consumer products could spawn from it & help SEGA bring in tremendous extra revenue over the next couple of years that could put them back in black.


What do you think Logic? About the idea of SEGA selling various non gaming products to help bring in extra profit & revenue for thier Amusment,Panchiko,game hardware & digital multiplatform markets?

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Post#5 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:55 pm

@MrSega It's not that they aren't in the black, they did pull half a billion in profits alone, it's just will the investment yield favorable profits is all. Sega is making money, which has increased over the past few years.

As for the second prompt I certainly think it's more than feasible. Especially with the Sega Toys division for Sega to branch off into small secondary products to make extra money. Claw machines, plushies, mini mp3's, you name it, I believe it's more than likely for Sega to throw some money into secondary non gaming products. I don't see a problem with that at all, seeing as their Amusement divisions have needed expertise in the field to do so.
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Post#6 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:57 pm

Logic wrote:@MrSega It's not that they aren't in the black, they did pull half a billion in profits alone, it's just will the investment yield favorable profits is all. Sega is making money, which has increased over the past few years.

As for the second prompt I certainly think it's more than feasible. Especially with the Sega Toys division for Sega to branch off into small secondary products to make extra money. Claw machines, plushies, mini mp3's, you name it, I believe it's more than likely for Sega to throw some money into secondary non gaming products. I don't see a problem with that at all, seeing as their Amusement divisions have needed expertise in the field to do so.


SEGASammy has had 3 straight years of healthy revenue & decreasing Operating Income which indicates they're earning solid profit and are saving a substancial amount of budget in R&D. Its widly known in Japan that SEGASammy also sells toys,accessories,trinkets e.t.c. The ORBI sounds like a new investment company that will allow SEGA to be involved in everything from food products,clothing,overseas vending
machines,electronics and their parts to industrial material.



As for the forecast earnings, I would say that probably pretains to the first half of this year. If plans for an Android gaming tablet are still on the table(its budget is believed to be only $300 million) you can couple that with smaller markets, digital multiplatforming,mininmal 3rd party titles from the previous year,Amusment Machines,Panchiko. $500 million or more sounds plausible especially if SEGA were to sell the dc Pad/RINGBOOK niche, one would believe that they would earn high revenue and modest profit on these investments.




The full year earnings forecast report is set for March 31.

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Post#7 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:49 pm

SEGA has now officially renewed their console brand license for publishing game console hardware.

http://www.trademarkia.com/sega-75167958.html

http://tarr.uspto.gov/servlet/tarr?regs ... y=75167958

75167958 Assignment Information Trademark Document Retrieval

Registration Number: 2315166

Mark (words only): SEGA

Standard Character claim: No

Current Status: The registration has been renewed.

Date of Status: 2010-02-03

Filing Date: 1996-09-18

Transformed into a National Application: No

Registration Date: 2000-02-08

Register: Principal

Law Office Assigned: LAW OFFICE 103

If you are the applicant or applicant's attorney and have questions about this file, please contact the Trademark Assistance Center at TrademarkAssistanceCenter@uspto.gov

Current Location: (NOT AVAILABLE)

Date In Location: 2010-02-03

LAST APPLICANT(S)/OWNER(S) OF RECORD
1. Kabushiki Kaisha Sega

Address:
Kabushiki Kaisha Sega
2-12 Haneda 1-chome, Ohta-Ku
Tokyo
Japan
Legal Entity Type: Corporation
State or Country of Incorporation: Japan

GOODS AND/OR SERVICES
International Class: 009
Class Status: Active
video game machines for use with televisons; electronic gaming machines; video game software; computer game software;
Basis: 1(a)
First Use Date: 1983-00-00
First Use in Commerce Date: 1983-00-00

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Prior Registration Number(s):
1050573
1566116

MADRID PROTOCOL INFORMATION
(NOT AVAILABLE)

PROSECUTION HISTORY
NOTE: To view any document referenced below, click on the link to "Trademark Document Retrieval" shown near the top of this page.

2010-02-03 - First renewal 10 year

2010-02-03 - Section 8 (10-year) accepted/ Section 9 granted

2010-02-02 - TEAS Section 8 & 9 Received

2009-08-11 - Case File In TICRS

2006-04-05 - Section 8 (6-year) accepted & Section 15 acknowledged

2006-04-05 - Assigned To Paralegal

2006-01-17 - Section 8 (6-year) and Section 15 Filed

2006-01-17 - Section 8 (6-year) and Section 15 Filed

2006-01-17 - PAPER RECEIVED

2000-02-08 - Registered - Principal Register

1999-11-16 - Published for opposition

1999-10-15 - Notice of publication

1999-08-24 - Registration canceled - Restored to pendency

1999-03-31 - Section 7 amendment filed

1998-11-03 - Registered - Principal Register

1998-08-11 - Published for opposition

1998-07-13 - Notice of publication

1998-06-08 - Approved for Pub - Principal Register (Initial exam)

1998-03-25 - Divisional processing completed

1998-02-20 - Divisional request received

1997-08-29 - Non-final action mailed

1997-07-17 - Communication received from applicant

1997-01-17 - Non-final action mailed

1997-01-08 - Assigned To Examiner

ATTORNEY/CORRESPONDENT INFORMATION

SEGA
Goods and Services IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: video game machines for use with televisons; electronic gaming machines; [ video game machine accessories, namely, power cords, batteries, carrying cases, tuners, electronic memory cards, multi-player adapters, steering wheels, joy sticks, control pads, controllers, power converters, mouses, modems, adapters, and cables, ] video game software; computer game software; [ and bicycle helmets ]. FIRST USE: 19830000. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19830000
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 75167958
Filing Date September 18, 1996
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition November 16, 1999
Registration Number 2315166
Registration Date February 8, 2000
Owner (REGISTRANT) Kabushiki Kaisha Sega Enterprises DBA Sega Enterprises Ltd. CORPORATION JAPAN 2-12, Haneda 1-chome, Ohta-ku Tokyo 144 JAPAN
(LAST LISTED OWNER) Kabushiki Kaisha Sega CORPORATION JAPAN 2-12 Haneda 1-chome, Ohta-Ku Tokyo JAPAN

Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record DAVID EHRLICH
Prior Registrations 1050573;1566116;AND OTHERS
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR). SECTION 8(10-YR) 20100203.
Renewal 1ST RENEWAL 20100203
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Post#8 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:28 pm

While a nice Indicator of Sega's Willingness to keep it's arms to itself, a 10 year renewal is a standard within the US. A company that fails to renew a trademark every 10 years will lose rights to the trademark, the same way one will lose a trademark if one does not enforce it in some way for 3-5 years
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Post#9 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:57 am

Sega is making the same amount of money as giant Japanese technology conglomerates -

The Japanese technology conglomerate, whose operations include consumer electronics, industrial machinery, electric-power infrastructure and railway systems, said its net profit for the three months ended December dropped to ¥34.28 billion, or $450 million, from ¥62.09 billion for the same period a year earlier.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... 74996.html

Changed your tune yet Logic?

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Post#10 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:04 am

Dan Kuso wrote:Sega is making the same amount of money as giant Japanese technology conglomerates -

The Japanese technology conglomerate, whose operations include consumer electronics, industrial machinery, electric-power infrastructure and railway systems, said its net profit for the three months ended December dropped to ¥34.28 billion, or $450 million, from ¥62.09 billion for the same period a year earlier.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... 74996.html

Changed your tune yet Logic?


No.

1. You said "Conglomerates". You expressed a plurality so I was expecting more than 1 or 2. Which you did not provide

2. Facebook makes 1 Billion in profit alone. All they do is get spammed walls and cheesy browser games which creates a communication medium away from the walls.

The strengthening of the yen hurts Japanese corporations.
Hitachi is investing heavily into that german thermal product, money of which they are obviously not seeing return.

The only part of Hitachi not experiencing actual growth portrayed in the article is their TV's which don't seem to be in demand. Qualcomm tried the same thing, and they also failed.

Sega's profits aren't rising up to meet Hitachi, but rather Hitachi's are falling towards Sega's level.

Or should I remind you that, Sega is itself part of a conglomerate? So thank you Dan, really. One part of a conglomerate makes more than other parts of another. This is like saying Samsung mobile makes more than than Sony Mobile. Well yea, they do. That doesn't mean they are up to something( probably are sinking R&D into new panels). It just at base means that Samsung mobile made more money.
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