Message from the President

We will meet your expectations by maintaining high growth based on the self-storage business.

Arealink Co., Ltd.

Naomichi Hayashi President and CEO

We will meet your expectations by maintaining high growth based on the self-storage business.

In fiscal 2017, the performance of the self-storage business, our mainstay business, remained firm, and we recorded net sales of 21,489 million yen, operating income of 2,379 million yen, ordinary income of 2,441 million yen and net income of 1,547 million yen.

Looking at sales by segment, the Property Management Service, which manages “Hello Storage,” a leading brand of rental storage space, and opens locations in that brand, posted sales of 19,619 million yen, and the Property Revitalization & Liquidation Service, which deals with land rights that are less susceptible to real estate market conditions, recorded sales of 1,869 million yen. Overall, both sales and income increased from the previous fiscal year.

The mainstay self-storage business is expanding steadily. The number of managed units increased by 10,904 units from the end of the previous fiscal year, to 81,555 units. As a result of making a shift in our new location opening policy from conventional container units to a new type of storage units with accompanying land, the cumulative number of storage facilities of this type increased to 21. In fiscal 2018, we plan to open a total of 73 storage facilities, with a focus on capturing demand for storage (rental storage space) in residential districts in the urban area and the future liquidation of storage facilities (to funds and REITs).

In terms of finance, we continue to build a sound and stable financial foundation. We will continue to make investments in our future and return a high level of profits to shareholders by conducting business in consideration of cash flows.

We will enhance our corporate value by maintaining high growth based on the stable self-storage business to continue to meet the expectations of our shareholders and investors. I hope you will also enjoy the growth of Arealink together and ask for your continued support and guidance for many years to come.

Arealink Co., Ltd.