Dividend Policy

The Company aims to achieve sustained growth in corporate value over the medium to long term. For that purpose, the Company recognizes the importance of actively pursuing upfront investments to its services, capital expenditures, and capital and business alliances for future growth. At the same time, the Company recognizes its responsibility as a listed company to recompense shareholders by returning profits to them.

Guided by the above policy, for the dividend of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022, the Company will maintain the total dividend amount paid in the previous fiscal year and the ordinary dividend will be 5.56 yen per share. In addition, the Company will pay a commemorative dividend of 0.25 yen per share to commemorate the first anniversary of the business integration with LINE Corporation and to express its gratitude to its shareholders. As a result, dividends for this fiscal year will be 5.81 yen per share (total dividend amount: 43.5 billion yen).

Dividend Trends

End of Interim Fiscal Year End
FY2021 - 5.81 yen
FY2020 - 5.56 yen
FY2019 - 8.86 yen
FY2018 - 8.86 yen
FY2017 - 8.86 yen
FY2016 - 8.86 yen
FY2015 - 8.86 yen
FY2014 - 8.86 yen
FY2013 - 4.43 yen
FY2012 - 4.01 yen
FY2011 - 3.47 yen
FY2010 - 3.18 yen
FY2009 - 2.88 yen
FY2008 - 1.30 yen
FY2007 - 1.04 yen
FY2006 - 0.96 yen
FY2005 - 0.78 yen
FY2004 - 0.60 yen

Purchase of Own Shares

Purchase Period Total number of shares acquired (1,000 shares) Purchase Price (Millions of yen)
December 2021- January 2022 103,000(1.35%) 68,289
May 2019 -June 2019 1,834,377 (35.6%) 526,466
July 2018 - August 2018 611,111 (10.7%) 220,000
August 2014 450 (0.01%) 198
October 2013 - January 2014 57,240 (1.0%) 29,999
February 2013 - March 2013 516 (0.9%) 19,999
March 2009 1,185 (2.0%) 30,027
June 2008 - July 2008 1,210 (2.0%) 51,639