Shareholder Return

Basic approach to shareholder returns

The Group considers that sustainable improvement of corporate value through business investment, and continuous return to shareholders by dividend are both important management issues.

We believe that by proactively investing in our business based on our growth strategy and maximizing corporate value, we can gain market reputation over the medium to long term and it will benefit our shareholders. In addition to this, we will return profits directly with dividends from stable business profits to shareholders.

We believe that by proactively investing in our business based on our growth strategy and maximizing corporate value, we can gain market reputation over the medium to long term and it will benefit our shareholders. In addition to this, we will return profits directly with dividends from stable business profits to shareholders.

Dividends

Payout ratio

Based on aforementioned basic approach, we are planning to set consolidated payout ratio at around 30%.

Date of record for dividend

Year-end dividend Interim dividend
31st March every year 30th September every year

* Dividend payments can be executed by setting record date rather than specified above.

Year-end dividend 31st March every year
Interim dividend 30th September every year

* Dividend payments can be executed by setting record date rather than specified above.

Actual dividend

  Year-end dividend Interim dividend Annual dividend
FY2018/3 ¥26 - ¥26
FY2019/3 ¥30 ¥27 ¥57
FY2020/3 ¥25 ¥23 ¥48
FY2021/3 ¥36 ¥14 ¥50
FY2022/3   ¥55  
FY2018/3
Year-end dividend ¥26
Interim dividend -
Annual dividend ¥26
FY2019/3
Year-end dividend ¥30
Interim dividend ¥27
Annual dividend ¥57
FY2020/3
Year-end dividend ¥25
Interim dividend ¥23
Annual dividend ¥48
FY2021/3
Year-end dividend ¥36
Interim dividend ¥14
Annual dividend ¥50
FY2022/3
Year-end dividend  
Interim dividend ¥55
Annual dividend  
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Basic approach to Treasury Stock

The Group believes that holding treasury stock contributes to improving capital efficiency and enables flexible capital policies to be implemented in response to changes in the business environment.

Therefore, the Company’s current treasury stock will not be canceled and will continue to be held as treasury stock. Future uses includes M&A funds, incentives for directors, and stock options for employees.

  Number of shares owned Ratio to the issued shares
as of Sep. 30, 2021 1,048,556 shares 19.56%
as of Sep. 30, 2021
Number of shares owned 1,048,556 shares
Ratio to the issued shares 19.56%
Optimus Quick Guide

Optimus Quick Guide

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