JR Kyushu has announced its earnings for the first time since going public, revealing record profits in excess of ¥44.7 billion. Revenue from rail transport has gone down due to the effect of last year’s Kumamoto earthquake, but overall figures were up thanks to favorable returns from related business interests in fields such as retail estate and drug stores. Results released at the end of the fiscal year in March showed that the overall group-wide earnings had reached a new high at over ¥382.9 billion.
Source: Nikkei Shimbun, 5/11/2017
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