In order to ensure fairness and transparency in the disclosure of IR information, DENSO strives not only to observe all legal disclosure standards but also to publish information domestically and overseas without time lags by creating Japanese and English versions of reports at the same time.
DENSO also releases financial information quarterly via its website and holds financial results and technical briefings, as well as plant tours, for institutional investors and financial analysts with the purpose of promoting investment opportunities. DENSO is working to further enhance information disclosure by providing a streaming video of the General Meeting of Shareholders held each June on its website and inviting shareholders to a plant tour after the meeting, among other activities. In addition, we broadcast our results briefings on our corporate website so that an even greater number of people can view them. We also disclose an outline of the Q&A sessions at these briefings.
|Domestic institutional investors and securities analysts||Quarterly financial results briefings, disclosure of the outline of the results briefings’ Q&A sessions, “one-on-one meetings”/individual interviews, small meetings, publication of integrated report, ★ technical briefings, ★ overseas plant tours, ★ business briefings, ★ ESG presentations|
|Overseas institutional investors||“One-on-one meetings”/individual interviews, telephone conferences, participation in conferences organized by securities companies, publication of integrated reports, disclosure of the outline of the results briefings’ Q&A sessions|
|Individual investors and shareholders||Plant tours (after General Meeting of Shareholders), publication of notice of General Meeting of Shareholders’ announcements, ★ publication of Electronic Convocation notice viewable on smartphones, ★ disclosure of the outline of the General Meeting of Shareholders’ Q&A sessions, publication of business reports, Company information sessions,distribution of the IR news email, provision of details regarding financial results briefings and disclosure of the outline of Q&A sessions”|
The symbol ★ indicates newly undertaken initiatives in addition to regular IR activities.
In addition to carrying out capital investment, R&D, and M&A to achieve sustainable business growth and enhance its corporate value, DENSO issues a stable, long-term dividend while giving consideration to consolidated business performance, payout ratio, and dividend amount. The Company will also repurchase treasury stock after assessing its financial position and the market environment.
In fiscal 2019, based on business performance and the operating environment to date, DENSO paid annual cash dividends per share of ￥140, which is an increase of ￥10 over the previous fiscal year. Going forward, the Company will strive to improve its corporate value and return an even greater amount of profits to its shareholders.
The DENSO Group is highly regarded by outside institutions when judged by the socially responsible investment (SRI*) standard, reflecting its successive inclusion in a number of domestic and overseas SRI indices, including the Ethibel Sustainability Index, an important European SRI index (as of March 31, 2019).
*1 SRI：Socially Responsible Investment
While taking into consideration the needs and expectations of our shareholders and other investors as well as society at large, we will continue to raise the level of our activities geared toward enhancing information disclosure with a focus on the disclosure of business and financial information and the creation of opportunities for dialogue.