Shareholder Return and Dividend
We believe in prioritizing profit returns for shareholders, and therefore we will work to maintain the stability of those returns in light of our performance. At the same time, from a mid-to-long term standpoint, since we must allocate funds for future investments in equipment, R&D and sales, we are working to bolster our internal reserves, prepare the required capital, and strengthen the constitution of our business.
In terms of actual policy, we will aim for a dividend payout ratio of 30% by reviewing policies and returning profits based on performance, while also taking into account the future of our business development.
In terms of dividends in the FY2016, both interim and year-end payouts are expected to be 30 yen per share based on the above basic polity.
Changes in dividend amount per share
Shareholders listed on the shareholder roster and the roster of actual shareholders as at the end of December each year, who hold at least one lot (100 shares) of company shares may choose one product from a Shareholder Benefits Catalog which lists premium products from around the world (3,000 yen equivalent).
Shareholder Benefits Catalog (2016 version)
(Left: Catalog cover page, Right: Example of listed products)