On 24 November 2023, KAGA ELECTRONICS, a major electronic components trading company, held its financial results briefing for Q1 to Q2 FY03/2024. It has been revealed that the Company sees underlying earnings having roughly unchanged from the same period of the previous year, although the results have shown a decrease in sales and earnings for Q1 to Q2. According to the Company, operating profit has achieved a level roughly unchanged from the same period of the previous year, when excluding the impacts of one-off factors, i.e., that of having lost sales of spot projects and that of having posted provision for doubtful accounts. Meanwhile, it appears that the Company’s in-house performance target was exceeded by some ¥15.0bn (6%) in sales and some ¥3.8bn (39%) in operating profit, but FY03/2024 initial Company forecasts have remained unchanged. The results were better for Q1, which was also the case for Q2. Still, the Company suggests that it should access near-term demand trends in light of the increasingly uncertain outlook, compared to the beginning of the year. Thus, the Company has decided to hold off on raising its full-year Company forecasts at this time. By the way, President Kado is boldly laying out a policy of focusing on EMS business in the pursuit of a long-term growth. New factory in Mexico is scheduled to be operational by April 2024, while the Company will continue to increase its production capacity overseas and in Japan, calling for prospective sales of ¥300bn in five years for the said business, doubled from the results for FY03/2023.