We wish to extend our sincere condolences to the families of those who lost their lives due to the COVID-19 coronavirus disease. We also express our heartfelt sympathy to everyone who has contracted the disease and hope for their early recovery.
Moreover, we convey our deepest gratitude to the medical health experts who are battling the coronavirus, and to the many essential workers in production, transportation and the sale of daily essentials, among other areas.
The MTI Group introduced a teleworking system to enable employees to work from home, prior to the statement of emergency declared by the government of Japan, and is making every effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. We truly hope that the virus will be quickly contained.

We are focusing on consecutively
healthcare-related service business.

 Looking at the Group’s business environment for the first half under review, subscriptions by smartphone-based paying subscribers remained sluggish, mainly reflecting the requirement for large mobile phone carriers to separate communication charges and mobile device prices. Against this background, the Group worked continuously to raise the average revenue per user (ARPU) by improving the video lineup of music.jp, a one-stop online store offering music, videos, books and comics.

 In the third quarter and thereafter, the Company will continue to attach importance to the efficiency of the acquisition of paying subscribers on smartphones and working on increasing average revenue per user (ARPU) in the content distribution business where the overall number of paying subscribers is expected to continue to fall, in addition to continuing to focus its efforts on expanding sales in the healthcare-related service business.
 The healthcare-related service business, which the Company is engaged in with a medium-term perspective, has strong growth potential over the longer term and may move toward a stock type business with the provision of long-term support according to customers’ life stages. Accordingly, the Company is committed to implementing various measures in order to achieve sales growth.
 The Company believes that the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus has a minor impact on forecasts for full-year consolidated financial results at the present time, despite negative effects such as a further decline of subscriptions by smartphone-based paying subscribers through mobile phone shops due to reduced hours of operation, among other factors.
 On the other hand, there is growing demand for online medical examinations and online medication instructions due to people voluntarily refraining from going out and to prevent nosocomial COVID-19 infections. Given this background, it has been decided to conduct online sales actively to promote the introduction of these services.

 

  • ヘルスケアサービスの売上拡大
  •  

  • 全体有料会員数の維持
  •  

  • 顧客単価(ARPU)の向上
  •  

 

We hope that we can continue to count on your support as we pursue our initiatives.

April 30, 2020
President and Chief Executive Officer

代表取締役社長 前多俊宏