Fact Sheet

Corporate Profile

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Directors of the Board

As of June 24, 2017

Representative Director and President, CEO Tamotsu Adachi
Director and Chairman Shinjiro Iwata *1
Representative Director and Vice Chairman Kenichi Fukuhara
Representative Director and Executive Vice President Hitoshi Kobayashi
Director Shinya Takiyama
Director Masaki Yamasaki
Director Kiyoyuki Tsujimura *1
Director Hideaki Fukutake *1
Director Ryuji Yasuda *1
Director Nobuo Kuwayama *1

*1  Outside Directors

Operating Results by Segment

As of March 31, 2017

Trend of major financial ratio

As of March 31, 2017

(million yen)

2015/3 2016/3 2017/3
Net Sales 463,264 444,190 430,064
Operating Income 29,227 10,862 7,685
Ordinary Income 26,838 8,732 5,545
Net Income -10,705 -8,211 3,557
Total Assets 490,954 474,926 481,904
Total Equity 197,892 179,266 175,166
CAPEX 37,998 24,934 23,609
Depreciation and Amortization 21,056 21,606 20,384
Cash Flows from Operating Activities 27,839 26,195 25,237
Cash Flows from Investing Activities 3,048 -26,191 -436
Cash Flows from Financing Activities -13,112 -3,236 -11,994
Cash and Cash Equivalents of End of Period 112,955 108,355 119,001

(%)

Equity Ratio 39.2 36.4 34.9
Operating Income Ratio 6.3 2.4 1.8
Return On Equity (ROE) -5.3 -4.5 2.1
Return On Assets (ROA) -2.2 -1.7 0.7

(yen)

Net Income per Share (EPS) -111.30 -85.37 36.98
Total Equity per Share (BPS) 2,000.43 1,796.57 1,749.37
Dividends per Share 95 95 95

(shares)

Number of Shares Outstanding 102,453,453102,453,453102,453,453

(Number)

Number of Employees 20,145 20,607 21,022

Ownership

As of September 30, 2017

Number of Shares Outstanding
102,464,061 shares
Number of Shareholders
38,164
Top 10 ShareholdersInvestment RatioNumber of Shares Held
(Thousand shares)
The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd.

11.16%

10,751

Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd.

9.67%

9,319

efu Investment Limited

8.16%

7,858

Fukutake Foundation

5.20%

5,008

JP Morgan Chase Bank 385632

3.44%

3,318

The Chugoku Bank, Ltd.

2.89%

2,787

Junko Fukutake

2.23%

2,155

State Street Bank West Client - Treaty 505234

2.19%

2,115

Minamigata Holdings, Inc.

1.90%

1,836

Nobuko Fukutake

1.83%

1,769

(Note) 1.The shares held by The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. include 6,809 thousand Company shares (a 7.07% investment ratio) contributed by efu Investment Limited as trust assets. efu Investment is an asset management and investment corporation for which Hideaki Fukutake is a representative.
2.The Company owns 6,162 thousand shares of treasury stock which are not included above because they do not carry voting rights. These shares of treasury stock are also excluded from the calculation of investment ratios.

Shares' % by Shareholders Type

As of September 30, 2017

(%)
Financial Institutions

27.03%

Financial Instruments Firms

1.28%

Other Corporations

9.67%

Foreign Companies-Other

36.90%

Individuals and Other

19.11%

Treasury Stock

6.01%

Last updated : 2018/03/30