Thank you for your consideration and support.
The worldwide spread of COVID-19 has resulted in the wider use of telecommuting and online conferencing. Employees and employers are searching for new work styles and lifestyles. The digital transformation (DX) will continue to progress in the business world, as companies incorporate IT into work processes to an even greater degree, eliminating wasteful meetings and shifting to remote conferencing.
To date, we have supported the businesses of our customers mainly through corporate ICT services. We believe, however, that recent changes require us to design services from a broader perspective, considering the needs of the individual end consumer and employee.
We are raising our sights to becoming a services company that delivers new value through the co-creation of advanced ICT and real-world businesses.
Our new three-year medium-term management plan began in fiscal 2020. Under this plan, we intend to pursue growth, mainly in two priority businesses: E-comic and Health IT. Already, our Mecha Comic has cemented a position as a top brand in e-comic, aiming to double fiscal 2019 sales of \30 billion over the next three years.
At the same time, our Health IT aims to achieve annual sales of \15 billion through stable growth in our \10 billion hospital and pharmaceutical companies-related business, as well as through the expansion of services in the nursing field, the creation of more health-related services, and rolling out our existing businesses to markets overseas.
We have prioritized growth investment in these two priority businesses and set aside \30 billion for large-scale M&A projects.
We look forward to the continued support of you, our valued shareholders and investors.
President and CEO