Return to Shareholders

Maintaining Active and Stable Returns to Shareholders

Under the medium-term management plan "Drive 2022" (FY2020-2022), SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group returns profits to its shareholders more aggressively than ever before. The Company seeks to secure a dividend-on-equity (DOE) ratio of 3% or higher while targeting a dividend payout ratio of 35% or higher on a consolidated basis, as a part of efforts to implement stable dividend measures in line with its performance. In addition, SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group has set a target of 50% or higher for its total return ratio, which includes the buyback of shares, so long as its D/E ratio is less than 0.5. Moreover, the Company plans to retire treasury stock to no more than 5% of the total number of shares outstanding.

Cash dividends per share

FY2021 ¥49 (Plan)

Return to Shareholders Track Record

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Net income attributable to owners of the parent per share (yen) 22.1 44.9 54.0 58.5 80.1 104.7 115.1 126.1 133.8 141.7 128.8 91.9
Cash dividends per share (yen) 10 13 15 18 23 27 30 35 40 44 46 47
Dividends payout ratio 45.2% 28.9% 27.8% 30.8% 28.7% 25.8% 26.1% 27.7% 29.9% 31.0% 35.7% 51.1%
Acquisition of treasury stock (billions of yen) 0 2.2 4.5 0 10.0 15.0 16.8 16.4 16.0 14.6 13.3 12.2
Total return ratio* 45.2% 38.2% 43.7% 30.8% 52.9% 54.0% 55.5% 54.5% 55.1% 53.0% 58.1% 80.4%
DOE* 1.6% 2.0% 2.3% 2.4% 2.7% 2.8% 2.8% 3.1% 3.3% 3.4% 3.5% 3.3%
Retirement of Treasury Stock (thousand of shares) 7,000 12,000 10,000 10,000 8,000 8,000 8,000

*Total return ratio=(Amount of treasury stock acquired + Total dividends)/Net income attributable to owners of parent
*DOE=Total dividend payment (full year)/Average equity