Fact Sheet

Corporate Profile

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Directors of the Board

As of June 25, 2022

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, 2022

Note: Due to the transfer of shared of consolidated subsidiary Berlitz Corporation on February 14, 2022, Berlitz Corporation has been excluded from consolidated results from 4Q.

Trend of major financial ratio

As of March 31, 2022

(million yen)

2018/3 2019/3 2020/3 2021/3 2022/3
Net Sales 434,497 439,431 448,577 427,531 431,943
Operating Income 12,626 16,245 21,266 13,089 20,167
Ordinary Income 9,253 12,150 16,759 9,260 15,404
Net Income 12,397 4,902 6,289 3,122 1,064
Total Assets 496,607 504,682 517,425 541,982 540,598
Total Equity 175,122 175,099 175,339 175,037 156,163
CAPEX 19,419 31,582 22,660 29,243 23,562
Depreciation and Amortization 19,961 19,884 19,885 18,885 18,850
Cash Flows from Operating Activities 26,449 13,948 41,978 25,843 24,465
Cash Flows from Investing Activities 5,503 -30,490 1,425 -19,698 -47,359
Cash Flows from Financing Activities -12,512 -10,084 -12,661 -4,745 -9,127
Cash and Cash Equivalents of End of Period 138,304 112,658 142,881 144,035 114,235

(%)

Equity Ratio 34.5 33.6 32.7 31.3 27.6
Operating Income Ratio 2.9 3.7 4.7 3.1 4.7
Return On Equity (ROE) 7.3 2.9 3.7 1.8 0.7
Return On Assets (ROA) 2.5 1.0 1.2 0.6 0.2

(yen)

Net Income per Share (EPS) 128.79 50.89 65.28 32.40 11.04
Total Equity per Share (BPS) 1,777.26 1,758.36 1,754.31 1,761.45 1,548.22
Dividends per Share 95 50 50 50 50

(shares)

Number of Shares Outstanding 102,464,061102,483,603102,513,199102,541,528102,571,215

(Number)

Number of Employees 20,387 20,426 20,673 19,456 16,515

Ownership

As of March 31, 2022

Number of Shares Outstanding
102,571,215 shares
Number of Shareholders
64,373
Top 10 Shareholders NameHolding RatioNumber of Shares Held
(Thousands)
The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd.

20.14%

19,418

efu Investment Limited

8.15%

7,858

Fukutake Foundation

8.04%

7,758

Custody Bank of Japan, T.

4.52%

4,365

The Chugoku Bank, Ltd.

2.89%

2,787

THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON 140044

2.08%

2,009

FUKUTAKE EDUCATION AND CULTURE FOUNDATION

1.99%

1,919

Minamigata Holdings, Inc.

1.90%

1,836

MizuhoTrust & Banking Co., Ltd.

1.65%

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 6,160 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 March 31, 2022

(%)
Foreign Companies and Others

30.80%

Financial Institutions

30.00%

Individuals and Others

19.53%

Other Companies

12.66%

Treasury Stock

6.00%

Financial Instruments Firms

0.98%

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

Last updated : 2022/06/25