Responsibilities to Shareholders and Investors
Casio discloses information promptly and fairly to shareholders and investors, and always strives to increase shareholder returns.
Basic policy for shareholder returns
Casio considers the maintenance and expansion of returns for all of its shareholders an important management issue, and constantly strives to improve its business performance and financial structure. The company's dividend policy calls for maintaining stable dividends, and Casio determines the allocation of profit by taking into account all factors such as profit levels, financial position, the dividend payout ratio, and future business development and forecasts.
Considering the above policy and forecasts for fiscal 2013, Casio paid dividends of ¥ 17 per share in fiscal 2012.
Inclusion in an SRI Index
Included in DJSI Asia Pacific
Casio Computer Co., Ltd., has been selected for inclusion in the DJSI Asia Pacific, the Asia Pacific version of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) which were launched by the US company Dow Jones Indexes and the Swiss company Sustainability Asset Management (SAM). These global indexes are valuable references for socially responsible investment (SRI).
Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index (MS-SRI)
Casio Computer Co., Ltd., is included in the Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index (MS-SRI). Morningstar Japan selects 150 companies from among all listed companies in Japan based on their social responsibility track records, and indexes their stock prices.
Communication with shareholders and investors
Financial results briefing
Every quarter, Casio holds a financial results briefing for institutional investors and securities analysts on the same day that the company announces its results. The president or the director responsible for investor relations is the main speaker at these briefings, and explains the financial results and forecasts. Casio also holds meetings with institutional investors and analysts worldwide, while occasionally providing factory tours and small on-the-spot meetings for investors interested in specific business areas.
Improving IR publications
To provide IR information for shareholders and investors, the company issues an Annual Report, semiannual business reports (Japanese only), and quarterly Consolidated Financial Results. Casio's Investor Relations website also features these publications and other IR information. Casio also updates its Investor Relations site in a timely fashion to reflect market changes and make the information more accessible and useful.
Reaching out to individual shareholders and investors
Casio is carrying out various initiatives in order to deepen the understanding individual investors and shareholders have of its business. Following the General Meeting of Shareholders, a management briefing was held, showing clips introducing Casio's core products and explaining key businesses using images. On the Japanese Investor Relations website, a section was added specifically for individual investors in an effort to make information disclosure clearer.
Breakdown of Shareholders