Fact Sheet

Corporate Profile

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Directors of the Board

As of June 23, 2018

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, 2018

Trend of major financial ratio

As of March 31, 2018

(million yen)

2016/3 2017/3 2018/3
Net Sales 444,190 430,064 434,497
Operating Income 10,862 7,685 12,626
Ordinary Income 8,732 5,545 9,253
Net Income -8,211 3,557 12,397
Total Assets 474,926 481,904 496,607
Total Equity 179,266 175,166 175,122
CAPEX 24,934 23,609 19,419
Depreciation and Amortization 21,606 20,384 19,961
Cash Flows from Operating Activities 26,195 25,237 26,449
Cash Flows from Investing Activities -26,191 -436 5,503
Cash Flows from Financing Activities -3,236 -11,994 -12,512
Cash and Cash Equivalents of End of Period 108,355 119,001 138,304

(%)

Equity Ratio 36.4 34.9 34.5
Operating Income Ratio 2.4 1.8 2.9
Return On Equity (ROE) -4.5 2.1 7.3
Return On Assets (ROA) -1.7 0.7 2.5

(yen)

Net Income per Share (EPS) -85.37 36.98 128.79
Total Equity per Share (BPS) 1,796.57 1,749.37 1,777.26
Dividends per Share 95 95 95

(shares)

Number of Shares Outstanding 102,453,453102,453,453102,464,061

(Number)

Number of Employees 20,607 21,022 20,387

Ownership

As of March 31, 2018

Number of Shares Outstanding
102,464,061 shares
Number of Shareholders
38,423
Top 10 ShareholdersInvestment RatioNumber of Shares Held
(Thousand shares)
The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd.

12.25%

11,804

Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd.

10.70%

10,311

efu Investment Limited

8.15%

7,858

Fukutake Foundation

6.65%

6,408

JP Morgan Chase Bank

3.41%

3,288

The Chugoku Bank, Ltd.

2.89%

2,787

STATE STREET BANK WEST CLIENT

2.43%

2,343

Minamigata Holdings, Inc.

1.90%

1,836

Nobuko Fukutake

1.83%

1,769

Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.

1.66%

1,600

(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 6,156 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 March 31, 2018

(%)
Financial Institutions

29.06%

Financial Instruments Firms

0.97%

Other Corporations

11.04%

Foreign Companies-Other

35.16%

Individuals and Other

17.76%

Treasury Stock

6.01%

Last updated : 2018/06/25