We strive to disclose information in a timely and fair manner to enable our domestic and international investors to gain an accurate understanding of the Asahi Kasei Group.
Asahi Kasei Corp. has some 80 thousand shareholders. At the end of March 2017, approximately 42% of our shares were held by Japanese financial institutions, 15% by Japanese individuals and groups, and 37% by foreign investors. The total dividend for fiscal 2016 was 24 yen per share.
IR Meetings with institutional investors and securities analysts
In fiscal 2016, Investor Relations (IR) held 210 meetings with institutional investors and securities analysts in Japan, including quarterly results briefings and an annual management briefing with the President. To deepen understanding of Asahi Kasei among investors, we held a briefing on the Material sector as well as individual meetings. In addition, 79 meetings were held overseas.
We directly provided information to institutional investors and securities analysts through such meetings, with cumulative attendance of 1,308 during fiscal 2016. We also provide a wide variety of information for investors on our website.
Seminars for individual investors
To provide individual investors with a better understanding of the operations of the Asahi Kasei Group, 5 seminars were held in fiscal 2016, with cumulative attendance of 1,111 individual investors*. We will continue to provide accurate and timely information to individual investors through direct communications, the corporate website, and articles published in magazines for individual investors.