Shareholder Return/Dividends

Dividend Policy

Kanro recognizes profit distribution to shareholders as one of its crucial management tasks and makes it a basic policy to pay stable dividends on a continuing basis.
Kanro has a basic policy of paying dividends of surplus twice a year, by interim and year-end dividends.
Additionally, in accordance with Article 459, Paragraph 1 of the Japan Corporation Law, the Articles of Incorporation provide that the Board of Directors may determine dividends of surplus and other related matters.

Dividends per share

    Total
dividends
per share
(interim/
year-end)
EPS
(basic
earnings
per
share)
Payout
ratio
Fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 Consolidated 30
(15/15)
11.99 250.3
Fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 Consolidated 30
(15/15)
69.06 43.4
Fiscal year ended December 31, 2017 Consolidated 30
(15/15)
62.19 48.2
Parent 30
(15/15)
82.58 36.3
Fiscal year ended December 31, 2018 Parent 32.5
(15/17.5)
141.19 23.0
Fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 Parent 30
(15/15)
92.36 32.5
Fiscal year ended December 31, 2020
(forecast)
Parent 32
(15/17)
104.94 30.5

* Kanro conducted a share split of common stock by a ratio of one share to two shares with July 1, 2019 as the effective date. The above dividends per share and basic earnings per share show the amount after taking into consideration the share split.

Purchase of treasury shares

Period of
acquisition
Number of
shares to be
acquired
Total amount of
acquisition
February 22, 2019 60,000 shares ¥ 188,100,000

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