Mizuho Financial Group 6-K 2010
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16
UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the month of October 2010
Commission File Number 001-33098
Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
(Translation of registrants name into English)
5-1, Marunouchi 2-chome
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8333
(Address of principal executive office)
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
October 29, 2010
To whom it may concern:
Differences in Earnings Results for the Six Months Ended September 30, 2010
Compared to the Six Months Ended September 30, 2009
Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. (the Company) hereby announces the differences in its earnings results for the six months ended September 30, 2010 (April 1, 2010 to September 30, 2010) compared to the six months ended September 30, 2009 (April 1, 2009 to September 30, 2009).
1. Differences in Earnings Results
Notes: Amounts less than one million yen are rounded down
2. Major Factors in Differences
During the six months ended September 30, 2010, operating revenues, operating income and ordinary income decreased mainly due to a decline in commissions and fees income and net trading gains from the bearish trend in the Japanese stock market. Consolidated net income for the six months ended September 30, 2010 also decreased significantly compared to the corresponding period the previous year. This was due primarily to gains on negative goodwill associated with the merger between the Company and former Mizuho Securities which was recognized as an extraordinary gain in the six months ended September 30, 2009.