Fact Sheet

Corporate Profile

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Directors of the Board

As of April 1, 2021

Representative Director and Chairman, CEO Tamotsu Adachi
Representative Director and President, COO Hitoshi Kobayashi
Director Shinya Takiyama
Director Masaki Yamasaki
Director Haruna Okada
Director Katsumi Ihara *1
Director Hideaki Fukutake *1
Director Ryuji Yasuda *1
Director Mutsuo Iwai *1
Director Daisuke Iwase *1

*1  Outside Directors

Operating Results by Segment

As of March 31, 2020

Trend of major financial ratio

As of March 31, 2020

(million yen)

2016/3 2017/3 2018/3 2019/3 2020/3
Net Sales 444,190 430,064 434,497 439,431 448,577
Operating Income 10,862 7,685 12,626 16,245 21,266
Ordinary Income 8,732 5,545 9,253 12,150 16,759
Net Income -8,211 3,557 12,397 4,902 6,289
Total Assets 474,926 481,904 496,607 504,682 517,425
Total Equity 179,266 175,166 175,122 175,099 175,339
CAPEX 24,934 23,609 19,419 31,582 22,660
Depreciation and Amortization 21,606 20,384 19,961 19,884 19,885
Cash Flows from Operating Activities 26,195 25,237 26,449 13,948 41,978
Cash Flows from Investing Activities -26,191 -436 5,503 -30,490 1,425
Cash Flows from Financing Activities -3,236 -11,994 -12,512 -10,084 -12,661
Cash and Cash Equivalents of End of Period 108,355 119,001 138,304 112,658 142,881

(%)

Equity Ratio 36.4 34.9 34.5 33.6 32.7
Operating Income Ratio 2.4 1.8 2.9 3.7 4.7
Return On Equity (ROE) -4.5 2.1 7.3 2.9 3.7
Return On Assets (ROA) -1.7 0.7 2.5 1.0 1.2

(yen)

Net Income per Share (EPS) -85.37 36.98 128.79 50.89 65.28
Total Equity per Share (BPS) 1,796.57 1,749.37 1,777.26 1,758.36 1,754.31
Dividends per Share 95 95 95 50 50

(shares)

Number of Shares Outstanding 102,453,453102,453,453102,464,061102,483,603102,513,199

(Number)

Number of Employees 20,607 21,022 20,387 20,426 20,673

Ownership

As of September 30, 2020

Number of Shares Outstanding
102,541,528 shares
Number of Shareholders
49,736
Top 10 Shareholders NameHolding RatioNumber of Shares Held
(Thousands)
The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd.

12.48%

12,036

Custody Bank of Japan, T.

9.61%

9,266

efu Investment Limited

8.15%

7,858

Fukutake Foundation

8.04%

7,758

The Chugoku Bank, Ltd.

2.89%

2,787

FUKUTAKE EDUCATION AND CULTURE FOUNDATION

1.99%

1,919

Minamigata Holdings, Inc.

1.90%

1,836

JP MORGAN CHASE BANK 385632

1.76%

1,702

MizuhoTrust & Banking Co., Ltd.

1.66%

1,600

Toshiaki Matsuura

1.44%

1,396

(Note)  1.The shares held by The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. include 6,809 thousand Company shares (a 7.06% holding 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 6,157 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, 2020

(%)
Foreign Companies and Others

36.32%

Financial Institutions

26.82%

Individuals and Others

17.26%

Other Companies

12.70%

Treasury Stock

6.00%

Financial Instruments Firms

0.87%

Last updated : 2021/04/01