These tables and graphs present information about shareholder returns such as dividends, acquisition of own shares over the past years. This page also contains information about the Capcom shareholder benefits program.
1. Dividend Policy
One of our management priorities is to share profits with all our shareholders. Our basic policy is to provide stable and continuous dividends that take into account our financial condition and future business strategies.
Also, in terms of our thinking on the allocation of business investment results (dividend and internal reserve ratios), we see the changing times as a favorable opportunity to invest in our future growth. To this end, free cash flows generated from this fiscal year's business will be used as capital for business investment focused on future growth.
In terms of our shareholder return policy,
- (1) Capcom will enhance its corporate value through investment and growth;
- (2) the Company will continue to provide shareholders with stable dividends in line with earnings (aiming for a payout ratio around 30%) and
- (3) we will raise earnings per share through share buybacks.
Capcom Dividend Scenario
Our surplus dividend is basically paid twice a year, that is, at the end of mid-term and fiscal year. Dividend payment amount is decided by a competent corporate body, which is the board of directors for the mid-term, and during the shareholders meeting for the fiscal year.
2. Shareholder Benefits
Capcom does not currently offer shareholder benefits.
Our basic principle is to share our profits with our shareholders via dividends.
Also, for the sake of the majority overseas shareholders who are more likely to be unable to enjoy the benefits of a shareholders' hospitality program, we do not have plans to implement such a program yet in order to be fair to all of our shareholders.
3. This Year's Dividends
Cash dividends per share of the fisncal year ending March 31, 2016 is below:
|2016/3 ( Forecast )||Dividends|
4. Dividends and Dividend Yield
Dividends and Dividend Yield (historical data) (Excel: 28KB)
|Dividends(Yen)||Dividend Yield(%)||Payout Ratio(%)|
|2016/3 ( Forecast )||40.00||-||29.2|
- 33 yen of Special Dividend is included for the FY1996 ending March, 1997.
- 5 yen of Commemorative Dividend is included for the FY 2008 ending March, 2009.
5. Share Repurchases
|Repurchase period||Repurchase method||Type of shares||Number of shares||Total cost|
Oct. 1, 2002 through
|Purchase at Tokyo Stock Exchange||Common stock||550,000 shares||1,363,994,000 yen|
|Nov. 21, 2002 through
Dec. 27, 2002
|Purchase at Tokyo Stock Exchange||Common stock||430,000 shares||933,085,900 yen|
|Jan. 23, 2003 through Feb. 25, 2003||Purchase at Tokyo Stock Exchange||Common stock||520,000 shares||758,690,900 yen|
|Jun. 10, 2004 through
Jun. 17, 2004
|Purchase at Tokyo Stock Exchange||Common stock||444,400 shares||534,159,400 yen|
|Nov. 22, 2004 through
Dec. 24, 2004
|Purchase at Tokyo Stock Exchange||Common stock||1,500,000 shares||1,474,044,300 yen|
|May 24, 2006 through
Jun. 8, 2006
|Purchase at Tokyo Stock Exchange||Common stock||1,000,000 shares||1,231,894,900 yen|
|Jun. 27, 2006 through
Jul. 21, 2006
|Purchase at Tokyo Stock Exchange||Common stock||1,500,000 shares||2,005,986,000 yen|
|Aug. 1, 2009 through
Aug. 31, 2009
|Purchase at Tokyo Stock Exchange||Common stock||1,471,900 shares||2,703,220,800 yen|
|Jan. 4, 2010 through
Jan. 29, 2010
|Purchase at Tokyo Stock Exchange||Common stock||1,502,700 shares||2,420,722,500 yen|
|Jun. 9, 2011 through
Jul. 20, 2011
|Purchase at Tokyo Stock Exchange||Common stock||1,500,000 shares||2,701,644,300 yen|
|Apr. 22, 2013 through
May 31, 2013
|Purchase at Tokyo Stock Exchange||Common stock||1,347,200 shares||2,281,065,100 yen|