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Operating Results & Financial Conditions

Q.1
How often and when do Mitsui announce earnings results?
A.1

Please refer to "IR Calendar".

Q.2
Where can I find Mitsui's past earnings results?
A.2

Please refer to "Financial Data".

Q.3
What is Mitsui's outlook for the year ending March 2018?
A.3

In the forecast for the year Ending March 31, 2018 announced on November 2, 2017, we anticipate core operating cash flow* of ¥600.0 billion and profit for the year attributable to owners of the parent of ¥400.0 billion.
These forecasts assume an average currency exchange rate of US$1.00 = ¥110.65, AU$1.00 = ¥86.52, BRL1.00 = ¥34.88 and an average crude oil price** of US$51.00 per barrel.
*Core operating cash flow = Operating cash flow - Cash flow from increase/decrease in working capital
**An average crude oil price is applied for Mitsui’s consolidated financial result reckoned in time lag.

Q.4
Could you explain what the JCC price is?
A.4

The Japan Crude Cocktail (JCC) price is the monthly average price of crude oil imported to Japan. This price is applied for sales prices at our oil and gas producing subsidiaries and associated companies, and the effect of change in the JCC price is reflected in their operating results after 0 to 6 months.

Q.5
How sensitive are Mitsui's operating results to fluctuations in foreign exchange rates?
A.5

A depreciation of ¥1 against US$1/AU$1/BRL1 is estimated to have a positive impact on profit for the year attributable to owners of the parent of about ¥2.0 billion/¥1.7 billion/¥0.4 billion respectively as of the year ending March 2018. This estimation is based on the assumptions of our outlook for the year ending March 2018 announced on May 9, 2017.

Q.6
How sensitive are Mitsui's operating results to fluctuations in crude oil, iron ore and copper prices?
A.6

An increase of US$1 per barrel in the price of crude oil is estimated to result in an increase in our profit for the year attributable to owners of the parent of approximately ¥2.8 billion as of the year ending March 2018. An increase of US$0.1 per mmBtu in the price of U.S.Natural Gas is estimated to result in an increase in our profit for the year attributable to owners of the parent of approximately ¥0.4 billion as of the year ending March 2018. With respect to our iron ore production, an increase of US$1 per ton in the price of iron ore results in an increase in our profit for the year attributable to owners of the parent of approximately ¥2.5 billion for the year ending March 2018. As for our copper production, an increase of US$100 per ton in the price of copper results in an increase in our profit for the year attributable to owners of the parent of approximately ¥1.0 billion for the year ending March 2018. These estimations are based on assumptions of our annual production from the above-mentioned activities calculated during the year ending March 31, 2018 and foreign exchange rates during that year, announced on May 9, 2017 in our Year to March 2018 business plan.

Q.7
What are Mitsui's current credit ratings?
A.7

Please refer to "Credit Ratings".

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