Frequent Asked Questions

 

Company Information

Q.When was this company first established?

A.IGNIS was founded on May 31st 2010. Although for more information about us, please click on the following link.

http://1923.co.jp/en/about-us/history

 

Q.What is the origin of your company name?

A.‘IGNIS’ in Latin means ‘fire’.

Since ancient times, fire has been thought of as being one of the four major elements essential for life. People huddling around a fire, communication being born… this is how the human race has evolved. Nowadays, fire is completely integrated into the lives of everyone, and has become a “natural” presence in our lives.

Our vision at IGNIS is to advance the evolution of the world by continuing to come up with new standards for the era to come, as we are a strongly motivated group of individuals that is intensely passionate about our work.

 

Q.When did your company officially go public?

A.On July 15th 2014 IGNIS LTD was listed on the Mothers Market (Market of the High-Growth and Emerging Stocks ) of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

 

Q.How many affiliates do you have?

A.Our 10 major consolidated subsidiaries are the following companies: ib, inc.; IGNIS AMERICA, INC.; ignition, inc.; IGNIS APPS, Inc.; StudioKing, Inc.; ALTR THINK, Inc.; IGNIS Korea Ltd.; ic inc.; IGNIS FUKUOKA Ltd.; U-NOTE Inc.

 

Q.Who is your auditor?

A.KPMG AZSA LLC is responsible for our company’s accounting audits.

 

Finance-related Information

Q.When is your fiscal year end?

A.On September 30th.

 

Q.When is your earnings announcement?

A.Reports on our earnings are released on a quarterly basis. Please refer to our IR Calendar for more details.

http://1923.co.jp/en/ir/ir-calendar

 

Q.Has the company implemented a Quiet Period?

A.Yes. we have because in order to avoid leaks of information that might affect the share price, IGNIS has a quiet period from the day after a business period ends to the day of the announcement of quarterly financial results, so during this period we cannot make any comments or answer any questions on our business performance.

 

Q.Where can I find the latest financial information?

A.The latest financial information can be downloaded in bulk from: http://1923.co.jp/en/ir/ir-library

 

Q.Where can I find documentation of past performances?

A.Please refer to the Financial Highlights for more information about all of our performances, and for further details please go to the IR library.

http://1923.co.jp/en/ir/finance/earnings-highlights

 

Equity-Related Information

Q.What is your securities code?

A.Our securities code is “3689″.

 

Q.How many trading units are there currently?

A.There are 100 shares.

 

Q.Do you have a shareholders special benefit plan?

A.Currently we do not have a shareholders special benefit plan.

 

Q.When is the shareholders meeting held?

A.The ordinary general meeting of stockholders is held every year sometime in December. Once a date has been set, we will inform you via the IR calendar.

http://1923.co.jp/en/ir/ir-calendar

 

Q.How much is the current stock price?

A.Please click here for the latest information.

 

Business

Q.What does your company do?

A.We primarily focus on developing high-quality applications to meet the rising demands of the smartphone-user market. IGNIS has so far developed convenient tool-based applications, free casual games that can be enjoyed during one’s free time, and native social games that allows communication between users. In addition, we also are creating communication apps to create the next generation of users.

 

Q.What is your company’s medium to long-term strategy for growth?

A.IGNIS’s mission is to “Create the new standards, over and over again”. Our goal is to create a product that is a natural part of the lives of 10 Billion downloaded users. Therefore, in order to realize our long-term goal, we are focusing on the medium-term to have our development team continue to create products that can generate 10M downloads per application, but as we know hits are not generated overnight. It is by targeting the appropriate market, and continuing to have an extremely talented development team that can quickly deliver high-quality applications time and time again.

We are also continually accumulating the necessary know-how and creating a team that can consistently develop applications that can exceed 10M or more downloads in areas such as communication, casual games, and social games. Furthermore, given the constantly evolving nature of the IT industry, we will continue to challenge the status quo by aggressively pursuing new markets as it is our belief that these markets will always exist regardless of when or where.

 

Q.What are IGNIS’s strengths?

A.This company has two representatives with managing director Qian leading the planning and design of the application while Suzuki the CTO is supporting the technical aspects of it. With their firm grasp of the current trends in technology and user needs, their involvement is essential as they lead the team through the development process. Also we believe that another one of our strength’s is that investment decisions can be made quickly during development, which shows our top management’s firm commitment to our work.

Furthermore, our company culture actively encourages all of our staff members to keep themselves up to date with a variety of pop culture entertainment during their private time that even our development team is said to be “living in the app store” to familiarize themselves with current hits or trends, but also provide us a resource to produce new hits as well.

 

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