The financial results are stuck in place. Is there some structural problem?
Although in the five to ten year range, there is a paperless risk, at present, print volume and units in the field have not decreased. But unit price per page is declining.
However the business model will not collapse suddenly, we are reforming our structure with a view to the future. We aim to best our competitors in the existing business and invest the cash we earn there to grow new potential business.
Why do you say that non-hardware sales will recover this year?
We couldn’t make our numbers for color MFPs last year due to impact from the production problem. This year we will expand non-hardware sales including expansion of new B/W MFPs marketed at the end of last year.
Will cash flow of the finance business continue to be negative along with finance business expansion?
We will not continue to expand the finance business unlimitedly. At the present we have started to expand the business and it is in the red number but assets pile up gradually and at some stage it will turn black.