Year-on-year, the company saw sales dropping 5% to 39.407 billion yen (US$422 million) while operating profit plunged a brutal 37% to 14.285 billion yen (US$153 million):
So GREE is still very profitable, but the numbers are shrinking, even quarter-on-quarter.
Looking at the last quarter of big rival DeNA, the Mobage operator’s revenue grew 52% to 52.3 billion yen (US$567 million) year-on-year, while operating profit increased by 54% to 19.9 billion yen (US$216 million).
GREE says that rising overall costs (a whopping 32% plus year-on-year) contributed to these new numbers.
The company also revised its forecast for fiscal 2013, downward:
The report in full can be downloaded here.