Trends in shareholder dividends

FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Dividend Per Share(Yen) 1Q ----
2Q 15.0015.0015.0015.00
3Q ----
FY-End 15.0015.0015.0015.00
Total 30.0030.0030.0030.00
Amount of Dividends(Millions of Yen) 1,7101,7111,858-
Payout Ratio(%) 35.621.026.027.7
Ratio of Total Amount of Dividends to Equity Attributable to Owner of Parent (Consolidated)(%)

Basic policy for distribution of profits

Our basic policy for the distribution of profits is to focus on securing internal reserves to improve and strengthen the financial health of the Company, and continue providing an appropriate return of profit to our shareholders at the same time. In order to carry out the policy requirements, we will consider distributing profits based on the Company’s financial performance. We plan to apply internal reserves to reduction of interest-bearing debt and capital expenditures so as to ensure the development and stable supply of drugs.