At a glance

Distribution of Profits

Basic Policy for Profit Distribution

Makita’s basic profit distribution policy has been to pay a minimum annual dividend of 10 yen per share and a consolidated dividend payout ratio of 30% or more (however, if there are special factors, the dividend amount will be determined based on adjusted basic earnings per share after adding or subtracting such factors). However, from the viewpoint of strengthening shareholder returns, we have reviewed this policy and decided to set the minimum annual dividend at 20 yen and the total return ratio(*) at 35% or more (taking special factors into consideration, if any), starting from the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023. Of these, we will consider purchasing of treasury shares in view of stock price level and free cash flow and so on, in order to increase shareholder returns through the implementation of a flexible capital policy and improvement of capital efficiency.
We intend to use retained earnings to invest in environmental initiatives, which will become increasingly important, and to expand our business globally, while maintaining a financial structure that can withstand any changes in the business environment.

Dividends per share

Interim 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0
Year-end 43.0 59.0 62.0 11.0 Note
Annual 53.0 69.0 72.0 21.0 Note
Note: The projected amount of dividends for the year ending March 31, 2024 has not been determined yet.