Company OverviewCompany name: Nintendo Co.,Ltd.Location: 11-1, KamitobaHokotate-cho, Minami-ku,KyotoFounded: September 1889Incorporated: November 1947Capital:$1,549,065,060Website:www.nintendo.co.jp
Nintendo of America Inc.Nintendo of Canada Ltd.Nintendo of Australia Pty. Ltd.Nintendo of Europe GmbH (Germany, UK,Italy)Nintendo of France S.A.R.L.Nintendo Iberica, S.A. (Spain)Nintendo Benelux B.V. (Netherlands)Nintendo of Korea Co., Ltd
NintendoEntertainment System Introduced in 1985 Almost single- handedly revitalized the video game industry Sold over 60 million units
Game BoyCame out in 1989Screen was fourcolors of greyMost successfulvideo game systemever releasedSold well over 150million worldwide
Super NintendoEntertainment System Released in 1991 Featured 16-bit technology Sold more than 49 million worldwide
Nintendo 64Came out in 1996Set new standardsin realistic 3Dgaming
Game Boy PocketReleased in 1996Smaller thanoriginal Game BoyCame in a varietyof colors
Game Boy AdvanceDebuted in NorthAmerica in 2001Larger screen andbetter graphicsSold tens ofmillions worldwide
Nintendo GameCubeReleased in 2001Upped the graphicsand gameplay of theN641st Nintendo to useoptical discs insteadof cartridges
Game Boy Advance SPReleased in 2003Dramatically smallerand lighterFolded in a clamshelldesignRechargeable batteryand backlit screen
Nintendo DSFeatured twoscreens, atouchscreen,microphone, builtin Wi-Ficapability, andbackwardcapability.
Nintendo DS LiteReleased in 2006Smaller, lighter,and brighter
WiiIntroduced in 2006Wireless motion-sensitive remotecontrollers, builtin Wi-FiBest sellinglatest generationconsole system inthe world
March 07 Costs of Goods Sold:Revenue: 8,200.1 4,825.0Gross Profit: Gross Profit Margin:3,375.0 41.2%Income Taxes: Income Before Taxes:978.6 2,457.0
March 08 Costs of Goods Sold:Revenue: 16,843.0 9,792.7Gross Profit: Gross Profit Margin:7,050.3 41.9%Income Taxes: Income Before Taxes:1,777.9 4,368.5
March 09 Costs of Goods Sold:Revenue: 18,899.2 10,741.4Gross Profit: Gross Profit Margin:8,157.8 43.2%Income Taxes: Income Before Taxes:1,738.5 4,606.3
Debt/Equity RatioD/E= Debt(liabilities)/equity March 07 March 08 March 09 Long-Term 0.06% 0.04% 9.27% Debt Total 42.97% 46.55% 44.41% Liabilities
CompetitionMicrosoftCorporationSEGA CorporationSony CorporationNamco BandaiHoldings Inc.
Mission Our mission is to put smiles on the faces of anyone who experiences our brands.
As the worldwide leader and innovatorin the creation of interactiveentertainment, Nintendo has severalsubsidiaries around the globe.We also work with the top companiesin the world to provide you with thebest games, licensed accessories andmerchandise.
Nintendo of America has beenrecognized by the American HeartAssociation as one of its Start!Fit-Friendly Companies
Nintendo of America’sheadquarters buildingin Redmond, Washington, was awardedLEED Gold Status by the U.S. GreenBuilding Council, placing it amongthe nation’s top-rated buildings forsustainability and environmentalfriendliness.
EmployeesSubsidized safety-shoe program forall Operations employees.A free Employee Assistance Program(EAP) to assist employees dealingwith legal or financial issues.Free access to doctors and nursesthrough support helpline.
Environment Friendly We actively promote composting programs wherever possible recycling of aluminum cans, plastic bottles, paper, glass, cardboard and batteries Office supplies include recycled paper clips, report covers, note pads, and restroom products.
Should You Invest?The Nintendo DS has been selling likemad, with the DS Lite on the way andthe hope that the Revolution will bea hit, stock prices have a definitechance to jump. Nintendo also has a$20 billion war chest, and since itis a Japanese company, the chance ofselling out is slim-to-none. Thefuture looks good.