Frequently Asked Questions

General

Stock Related

Business Performance and Management Policy

General

Q1 When was Kanematsu established?
Kanematsu was established when Fusajiro Kanematsu founded Fusajiro Kanematsu Shoten of Australian Trading in Kobe in 1889.
Later, in 1918, the Company was reorganized to become Kanematsu Shoten Company, which resulted in the establishment of a stock company.
Please see Brief History for details.
Q2 When is Kanematsu's fiscal period?
Kanematsu's fiscal period starts on April 1st and ends on March 31st of every year.

Stock Related

Q1 Where are Kanematsu's shares listed?
Kanematsu shares are listed on the first section of Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Q2 What is Kanematsu Corporation's securities code?
The Company's securities code is 8020. Sector is "Wholesale Trade".
Q3 How many shares make up one Kanematsu trading unit?
One trading unit of Kanematsu shares is 1000 shares.
Q4 Where should I make contact for a range of procedures related to shares?
Please contact securities companies or other organizations with which shareholders hold accounts.
As for shareholders who have opened special accounts because they do not have accounts with securities companies or other organizations, please contact Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited, the account management institution for special accounts.
Q5 Does Kanematsu have a Special Shareholder benefit Plan?
Currently, Kanematsu does not have such a plan.
Q6 What is the outlook for the share price in the future?
Please understand that Kanematsu is unable to make definitive comments on the factors and outlook for price fluctuations of the Company's shares because the share price is affected not only by the Kanematsu Group's operating results, but also by the conditions of a variety of markets and other developments, both in Japan and overseas.
Please confirm the latest share price with securities companies used by shareholders or on information sites, such as Yahoo! Finance.
Q7 Who are Kanematsu's major shareholders?
Please see Shareholders Information which mentioned principal shareholders status and shareholders composition rate etc.

Business Performance and Management Policy

Q1 What is Kanematsu's medium-term business target and corporate strategy?
Please refer to future 135 for details.
Q2 I would like to obtain detailed information on Kanematsu's financial performance.
Please refer to the Financial Highlight and Financial Summaries in IR Library.
Q3 I would like to see the annual report and other financial reviews online.
Please refer to the IR Library.
Q4 What is Kanematsu's dividend status?

The Company regards the distribution of profits to shareholders as a critical management issue. It adopts a basic policy for dividends of taking into consideration factors such as operating results and the balance with appropriate internal reserves for growth investments in the future.

Under future 135, the Company's medium-term vision, the Company has set a total return ratio of 25%-30% as a goal in the new medium-term vision.
In the fiscal year under review, we paid an interim dividend of ¥17.5 per share (¥3.5 based on the dividend before the consolidation of shares).
Given that we plan to pay a year-end dividend of ¥30.5 per share, the annual dividend will be ¥48 per share.
As for the dividends in the next fiscal year, we will increase the annual dividend by ¥2 to ¥50 per share (interim dividend ¥25 and year-end dividend ¥25), given that the strong business performance is expected to continue and that we have set a total return ratio of 25%-30% as a goal in the new medium-term vision "future 135" that we have announced today.
(Note) The Company conducted the consolidation of shares of its common stock at a rate of one share for every five shares on October 1, 2017.
Q5 Are there any listed subsidiaries or affiliates?
Currently, the following four companies are listed. (●:Subsidiary, ■:Affiliate, 【Sector】, Securities Code)
■Kaneyo Co., Ltd. (the second section of Tokyo Stock Exchange:3209) 【Wholesale Trade】
■Hokushin Co., Ltd. (the first section of Tokyo Stock Exchange:7897) 【Other products】
●Kanematsu Sustech Corporation (the first section of Tokyo Stock Exchange:7961) 【Other products】
●Kanematsu Electronics Ltd. (the first section of Tokyo Stock Exchange:8096) 【Information & Communication】
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