Fact Sheet

Corporate Profile

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Directors of the Board

As of June 24, 2023

Representative Director and President, CEO Hitoshi Kobayashi
Director Shinya Takiyama
Director Kenji Yamakawa
Director Hideaki Fukutake *1
Director Mutsuo Iwai *2
Director Yumiko Noda *2
Director Kohey Takashima *2
Director Masaru Onishi *2

*1  Non-executive Director
*2  Outside Directors

Operating Results by Segment

As of March 31, 2023

Trend of major financial ratio

As of March 31, 2023

(million yen)

2019/3 2020/3 2021/3 2022/3 2023/3
Net Sales 439,431 448,577 427,531 431,943 411,876
Operating Income 16,245 21,266 13,089 20,167 20,620
Ordinary Income 12,150 16,759 9,260 15,404 15,896
Net Income 4,902 6,289 3,122 1,064 11,353
Total Assets 504,682 517,425 541,982 540,598 541,560
Total Equity 175,099 175,339 175,037 156,163 161,254
CAPEX 31,582 22,660 29,243 23,562 24,405
Depreciation and Amortization 19,884 19,885 18,885 18,850 19,245
Cash Flows from Operating Activities 13,948 41,978 25,843 24,465 22,144
Cash Flows from Investing Activities -30,490 1,425 -19,698 -47,359 -18,971
Cash Flows from Financing Activities -10,084 -12,661 -4,745 -9,127 -14,617
Cash and Cash Equivalents of End of Period 112,658 142,881 144,035 114,235 103,547

(%)

Equity Ratio 33.6 32.7 31.3 27.6 28.5
Operating Income Ratio 3.7 4.7 3.1 4.7 5.0
Return On Equity (ROE) 2.9 3.7 1.8 0.7 7.5
Return On Assets (ROA) 1.0 1.2 0.6 0.2 2.1

(yen)

Net Income per Share (EPS) 50.89 65.28 32.40 11.04 117.73
Total Equity per Share (BPS) 1,758.36 1,754.31 1,761.45 1,548.22 1,600.00
Dividends per Share 50 50 50 50 60

(shares)

Number of Shares Issued 102,483,603 102,513,199 102,541,528 102,571,215 102,604,773

(Number)

Number of Employees 20,426 20,673 19,456 16,515 16,637

Ownership

As of September 30, 2023

Number of Shares Issued
102,648,129 shares
Number of Shareholders
126,992
Top 10 Shareholders NameHolding RatioNumber of Shares Held
(Thousands)
The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd.

17.55%

16,936

efu Investment Limited

8.14%

7,858

Fukutake Foundation

8.04%

7,758

Custody Bank of Japan, Ltd.

4.73%

4,571

The Chugoku Bank, Ltd.

2.88%

2,787

FUKUTAKE EDUCATION AND CULTURE FOUNDATION

1.98%

1,919

Minamigata Holdings Ltd.

1.90%

1,836

MizuhoTrust & Banking Co., Ltd.

1.65%

1,600

Toshiaki Matsuura

1.44%

1,396

Mitsuko Fukutake

1.42%

1,375

(Note)怀 1.The shares held by The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. include 6,809 thousand Company shares (a 7.05% holding ratio) contributed by efu Investment Limited as trust assets. efu Investment Limited is an asset management and investment corporation for which Hideaki Fukutake is a representative. The decision-maker with respect to the execution of voting rights related to the consigned trust assets is efu Investment Limited.
2.The Company owns 6,163 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.
3.The shareholding ratio has been rounded down to the second decimal place.

Shares' % by Shareholders Type

As of September 30, 2023

(%)
Financial Institutions

27.52%

Foreign Companies and Others

23.85%

Individuals and Others

28.59%

Other Companies

12.81%

Treasury Stock

6.00%

Financial Instruments Firms

1.20%

(Note) The ratio has been rounded down to the second decimal place.

Last updated : 2023/11/10