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Profit Distribution

Fundamental Profit Distribution Policy

Increasing corporate value and actively returning profits to shareholders are fundamental management objectives at Sekisui Chemical. As far as the Company’s profit distribution policy to shareholders is concerned, Sekisui Chemical seeks to secure a DOE of around 3% while targeting a dividend payout ratio of 30% on a consolidated basis, and implements stable dividend measures in line with its performance.

The Company pays dividends twice annually, with the dates of record set as the last day of the first half (September 30) and the last day of the fiscal year (March 31). Surplus funds are flexibly used for share buyback, to improve capital efficiency, and to increase earnings per share with the objective of enhancing shareholder return. Internal cash reserves are utilized for R&D, capital investment, strategic investment, loans and investments, and other activities essential to enhancing future corporate value.


Dividend per Share (yen)

FY 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Interim 5 5 7 9 11 13 14 16 19*
(outlook)
Fiscal year end 5 8 8 9 12 14 16 19*
19
(outlook)
Total 10 13 15 18 23 27 30 35
38
(outlook)

*Including 70th anniversary commemorative dividend of 1 yen per share.


Acquisition of Treasury Stock

Purchase Period Purchase Method Total Number
of Shares
Total Cost

(Apr 28, 2017 – Mar 31, 2018)

   Jun 1, 2017 – Nov 7, 2017



Purchase on the Tokyo Stock Exchange

(Limited to 8 million
shares)

6,515,000
shares

(Limited to 16 billion
yen)

13,257,130,000
yen

Apr 28, 2016 – Mar 31, 2017 Purchase on the Tokyo Stock Exchange
10,868,000
shares
16,351,702,700
yen
Jul 1, 2015 – Aug 28, 2015 Purchase on the Tokyo Stock Exchange 12,000,000
shares
16,764,518,970
yen
Nov 4, 2014 – Dec 15, 2014 Purchase on the Tokyo Stock Exchange 10,633,000
shares
14,998,747,000
yen
Nov 1, 2013 – Nov 28, 2013 Purchase on the Tokyo Stock Exchange 8,714,000
shares
9,999,590,000
yen
Feb 3, 2012 Purchase on the Tokyo Stock Exchange 7,000,000
shares
4,536,000,000
yen
Feb 2, 2011 Purchase on the Tokyo Stock Exchange 3,308,000
shares
2,156,816,000
yen

*Information relating to purchase after FY2009


Retirement of Treasury Stock

Date of Retirement Number of Stocks
to be Retired
Ratio of Total
 Number of Issued
 Shares before the
Retirement
(Reference)
Total Number of Issued
Shares after the Retirement
May 25, 2017 10,000,000
shares
1.96% 500,507,285
shares
Dec 10, 2015 10,000,000
shares
1.92% 510,507,285
shares
Dec 25, 2014 12,000,000
shares
2.25% 520,507,285
shares
May 25, 2012 7,000,000
shares
1.30% 532,507,285
shares

*Information relating to retirement after FY2009


Press Release

Nov 7, 2017
Announcement concerning the Results of the Acquisition of Treasury Stock through ToSTNeT-3
Jul 4, 2017
Announcement concerning the Status of the Acquisition of Treasury Stock
Jun 14, 2017
Announcement concerning the Results of the Acquisition of Treasury Stock through ToSTNeT-3
Apr 27, 2017
Notice Regarding Purchase of Treasury Stock and Retirement of Treasury Stock
Mar 31, 2017
Announcement Concerning Completion of Acquisition of Treasury Stock
Oct 29, 2015
Notice Regarding Retirement of Treasury Stock
Aug 31, 2015
Announcement Concerning Completion of Acquisition of Treasury Stock
Dec 16, 2014
Press Release Announcement Concerning Completion of Acquisition of Treasury Stock
Oct 30, 2014
Notice Regarding Purchase of Treasury Stock and Retirement of Treasury Stock
Nov 29, 2013
Announcement Concerning Completion of Acquisition of Treasury Stock
Apr 26, 2012
Notice Regarding Retirement of Treasury Stock
Feb 3, 2012
Announcement concerning the Results and the Completion of the Acquisition of Treasury Stock through ToSTNeT-3
Feb 2, 2011
Press Release Announcement concerning the Results and the Completion of the Acquisition of Treasury Stock through ToSTNeT-3