Relations with Shareholders and Investors

Yaskawa Electric aims to be a corporation that is trusted by shareholders, investors, and all its other stakeholders. To that end, we are working to realize management with a high degree of transparency by means of prompt, appropriate, and fair information disclosure.



Basic Rationale on Information Disclosure

Yaskawa Electric follows the Guidance on Yaskawa Group Code of Conduct, which state:”We shall engage in broad communication not only with shareholders, but also with members of society at large, including active and fair disclosure of corporate information.” Based on this policy, we engage in prompt, appropriate, and fair information disclosure, strive to heighten management transparency, and build trust with our shareholders, the media, suppliers, business partners, and other stakeholders through proactive public relations and investor relation efforts, as well as through our website.

Investor Relations in FY2016

IR event for individual investors

The Yaskawa Group positions IR activities as two-way communication with shareholders and investors. At the same time that we engage in prompt, appropriate, and fair information disclosure, we also provide the opinions of shareholders, investors, and other stakeholders as feedback to management. In this way, we strive to improve our corporate value.
In fiscal 2016, we worked to exchange information with institutional investors within and outside Japan by holding a total of roughly 500 meetings with approximately 1,600 investors.
We also hold briefings on financial results for institutional investors and securities analysts twice a year. And in order to provide a deeper understanding of Yaskawa, we provide opportunities to see our products and services up close through encouraging visits to our locations both within and outside Japan, plant tours, and booths in trade shows.

We visit financial institutions and participate in conferences organized by securities companies in Asia, U.S. and Europe in order to exchange information with global shareholders and investors who we have less opportunities to communicate with on a regular basis. We also accept telephone interviews.

We are also enhancing our communication with shareholders and investors including individual investors by making continuous improvements in the information disclosure on our website.

Returns to Shareholders

Based on the “Vision 2025” released in April 2015, we will make dividend payments according to our profit level and gradually increase our dividend payout ratio in the future.
In the fiscal year ending February 2018, with an interim dividend of 20 yen per share and a year-end dividend of 20 yen per share, the annual cash dividend  is planned to be 40 yen per share. As regards uses for internal reserves, we have determined that the decision should take circumstances into account, and that basically we will channel the reserves into preparation for future business expansion and into research and development expenses in order to respond to anticipated changes in the business and management environment.

Paid Dividends