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[Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.]Revision of Earnings Forecast(1/1)

 

 

 

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.

                                        

Revision of Earnings Forecast

 

 

TOKYO, October 28, 2011 --- Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. (gSMFGh) announces revisions of earnings forecast for the six months ended September 30, 2011, which were announced in May 2011.

 

SMFG revises its consolidated earnings forecast for the six months ended September 30, 2011 mainly because Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (gSMBCh), a major consolidated subsidiary of SMFG, is expected to show an increase in banking profit and a decrease in total credit cost.

SMFG will announce its consolidated earnings forecast for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012 on November 14, 2011.

 

(Billions of yen, except percentages)

 

Ordinary income

Ordinary profit

Net income

Previous forecast (*)

(A)

¥ 2,000

¥ 400

¥ 170

Revised forecast

(B)

2,040

540

310

Change

(B A)

+ 40

+ 140

+ 140

Percentage change

(%)

+ 2.0%

+ 35.0%

+ 82.4%

 

 

 

 

 

Results for the six months ended September 30, 2010

¥ 1,980.5

¥ 540.6

¥ 417.5

(*) Announced in May 2011

Forecast on non-consolidated earnings remains unchanged.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Appendix]

 

1. SMBC non-consolidated earnings forecast (six months ended September 30, 2011)

(Billions of yen)

 

Banking profit

(before provision for general reserve for possible loan losses)

Ordinary profit

Net income

 

Total credit cost

Previous forecast (*)

(A)

¥ 370

¥ 290

¥ 150

 

¥ (50)

Revised forecast

(B)

460

390

290

 

(5)

Change

(B A)

+ 90

+ 100

+ 140

 

+ 45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Results for the six months ended September 30, 2010

¥ 493.3

¥ 393.0

¥ 351.2

 

¥ (43.3)

(*) Announced in May 2011

 

 

Banking profit (before provision for general reserve for possible loan losses)

SMBC expects to secure banking profit of approximately ¥460 billion, or ¥90 billion above the previous forecast. This is due mainly to factors such as an increase in gains on bonds resulting from our ALM operations that quickly responded to the decline in market interest rates.

 

Total credit cost

SMBC expects total credit cost to be approximately ¥5 billion, or ¥45 billion below the previous forecast, due to our individualized efforts to assist certain debtors to improve their businesses and financial conditions.

 

Ordinary profit and Net income

As a result of the factors mentioned above, despite recording more losses on stocks than expected, ordinary profit is expected to be approximately ¥390 billion, or ¥100 billion above the previous forecast. Net income will be approximately ¥290 billion, or ¥140 billion above the previous forecast.

 

 

2. Forecast on net unrealized gains on other securities (SMBC, Non-consolidated basis)

(Billions of yen)

 

September 30, 2011 (Forecast)

March 31, 2011 (Result)

Change

Net unrealized gains (losses)  on other securities

¥ 120.0

¥ 305.6

¥ (185.6)

 

Stocks

55.0

275.5

(220.5)

 

Bonds

90.0

71.9

+ 18.1

 

Others

(25.0)

(41.8)

+ 16.8

(*) Listed stocks are valuated using the average fair value in the final month of the relevant periods.

(Nikkei Stock Average: Monthly average price in September 2011 ¥8,695; Closing price as of September 30, 2011 ¥8,700)

 

 

This material contains gforward-looking statementsh (as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995), regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of us and our managements with respect to our future financial condition and results of operations. In many cases but not all, these statements contain words such as ganticipateh, gestimateh, gexpecth, gintendh, gmayh, gplanh, gprobabilityh, griskh, gprojecth, gshouldh, gseekh, gtargeth and similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ from those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements contained or deemed to be contained herein. The risks and uncertainties which may affect future performance include the fragility of any economic recovery, both globally and in Japan; our ability to successfully implement its business and capital strategy; the success of our business alliances including those in the consumer finance industry; exposure to new risks as we expand the scope of our business; significant credit-related costs; declines in the value of our securities portfolio. Given these and other risks and uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this material. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. Please refer to our most recent disclosure documents such as our annual report or the registration statement on Form 20-F filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as our earnings press release for a more detailed description of the risks and uncertainties that may affect our financial conditions, our operating results, and investorsf decisions.




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