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Who are Happinet?

We are a leading intermediate distributor for entertainment products.

Role of intermediate distribution business

  • If manufacturers and retailers make a direct deal… Trading is 3 × 3 = 9
  • If an intermediate distribution business intervenes… Trading is 3 + 3 = 6

Benefits for manufacturers and retailers

  • Work volume/Cost reduction (logistics / Personnel cost)
  • Reduce inventory risk
  • Obtain information (sales/consumer/market information)
  • Reduction of environmental impact such as CO2

Happinet's Journey

Expanding our market share and products handled based on entertainment products.

1969(Tosho Ltd. is established.) 1991(The company changes its name to HAPPINET CORPORATION. Merges with two toy wholesalers. Becomes a distributor for BANDAI.) 1994(Starts handling video game products. Enters the video game industry.) 1997(Public stock listing) 1998(TSE 2nd Section listing) 1999(Acquires DVD wholesale company. Enters the video industry.) 2000(TSE 1st Section listing) 2001・2002(Acquires two toy wholesalers. Becomes a toy industry's main distributor.) 2006(Acquires a toy/video game wholesaler. Expands market share.) 2007(Acquires two capsule toy wholesalers. Becomes an industry leader.) 2009(Acquires CD/DVD wholesaler. Enters the music industry.) 2013(Acquires video game wholesaler.) 2015(Forms a capital and business alliance with content production company.) 2018(Takes over CD/DVD wholesaler.)

Happinet Group Consolidated Performance Trends

We have increased our market share and the products we handle and improved our business performance. In the final year of the 8th Medium-term Management Plan, we aim to achieve record high ordinary income of 5.6 billion yen.

Happinet's Strengths

Number of business partners

Manufacturers About 700 Retailers About 1,200

We purchase various products, sell them to various channels, and deliver entertainment products widely to our business partners as an intermediate distribution business.

Four businesses

Toys:36.1% Visual & Music:21.5% Video games:31.9% Amusement:10.5%

We have built a strong earnings base in the entertainment industry by conducting a wide range of businesses unlike any other company.

FY2017 Sales results

Provide added value

Create added value

As added value, we provide information that is useful for product development and production quantity reviews, such as sales situation and consumer needs to manufacturers. For retailers, we plan proposals for sales floors and events that make full use of the characteristics of the stores.

Expansion of business areas

In addition to our intermediate distribution business, we are also implementing initiatives aimed at securing new earnings bases, such as the planning and production of original products and video works.

© Maita Nao - Shogakukan /Anime "12-sai." Production Committee
© Happinet
© 2017 "Kiseki – Ano Hi No Sobito" Production Committee

Shareholder Benefits

Stable dividends and fulfilling shareholder benefits

Consecutive increased dividends for 5 years

We proactively carry out business alliances and development investments to develop new businesses, and aim to maximize our corporate value by continuously distributing appropriate dividends.

FY2012:22.50 yen(Mid-year dividend:11.25 yen Year-end dividend:11.25 yen) FY2013:24.75 yen(Mid-year dividend:11.25 yen Year-end dividend:13.50 yen) FY2014:28.50 yen(Mid-year dividend:13.50 yen Year-end dividend:15.00 yen) FY2015:30.00 yen(Mid-year dividend:15.00 yen Year-end dividend:15.00 yen) FY2016:35.00 yen(Mid-year dividend:15.00 yen Year-end dividend:15.00 yen Commemorative special dividend:5.00 yen) FY2017:40.00 yen(Mid-year dividend:15.00 yen Year-end dividend:15.00 yen Commemorative special dividend:10.00 yen) FY2018(plans):40.00 yen(Mid-year dividend:20.00 yen Year-end dividend:20.00 yen)

Shareholder special offers you can choose!

From our shareholder special benefit catalog, we present original and exclusive sales products according to the number of shares held. In addition, for shareholders who hold 500 or more shares, we present a "Child's gift certificate" according to the number of shares held.

Number of shares held
100 shares or more to less than 500 shares

1 item of your choice from the shareholder special benefit catalog

Number of shares held
500 shares or more to less than 1,000 shares

Two items of your choice from the shareholder special benefit catalog and a "Child's gift certificate" worth 2,000 yen

Number of shares held
1,000 shares or more

Three items of your choice from the shareholder special benefit catalog and a "Child's gift certificate" worth 5,000 yen

One example of shareholder special benefit products for the fiscal year ended March 2018

© Maita Nao - Shogakukan /Anime "12-sai." Production Committee © Happinet
© 2017 "Aibo -Gekijoban IV – " Partners
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