Share Data

Stock Index

(As of March 31, 2018)
Number of shareholders 255,663
Number of shares 794,688,295

  FY2014FY2015FY2016FY2017
Japanese Institutional InvestorsNo. of shareholders 277 291 298 273
No. of shares (1000) 235,524 252,537 263,866 246,230
% of shares outstanding 29.82 31.96 33.38 30.98
Japanese Securities CompaniesNo. of shareholders 47 64  52 50
No. of shares (1000) 41,794 38,448 33,348 28,732
% of shares outstanding 5.29 4.87 4.22 3.62
Japanese Business CorporationsNo. of shareholders 1,567 1,515 1,621 1,473
No. of shares (1000) 41,751 41,133 40,267 38,179
% of shares outstanding 5.29 5.20 5.09 4.80
Overseas Institutional Investors & etcNo. of shareholders 891 876 945 1,035
No. of shares (1000) 255,976 248,822 231,977 279,854
% of shares outstanding 32.40 31.49 29.34 35.22
Japanese Individual Investors & etcNo. of shareholders 266,344 262,674 284,103 252,831
No. of shares (1000) 214,742 209,197 220,910 201,532
% of shares outstanding 27.18 26.47 27.94 25.36
TakedaNo. of shares (1000) 138 147 152 161
% of shares outstanding 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02
TotalNo. of shareholders 269,127 265,421 287,020 255,663
No. of shares (1000) 789,924 790,284 790,521 794,688

[Shareholders by Ownership]

[10 Largest Shareholders]

RankingPrevious rankingShareholdersNo. of shares held (1000)% of shares outstanding
1 (2) The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Trust account) 47,021 5.92
2 (1) Nippon Life Insurance Company 43,560 5.48
3 (4) JP Morgan Chase Bank 380055 35,055 4.41
4 (3) Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust account) 34,408 4.33
5 (5)

Takeda Science Foundation

17,912 2.25
6 (8) State Street Bank West Client-Treaty 505234 14,958 1.88
7 (7) Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust account 5) 14,075 1.77
8 (6) Barclays Securities Japan Limited 13,278 1.67
9 (11) JP Morgan Chase Bank 385147 10,582 1.33
10 (9) Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust account 1) 10,461 1.32

Ratings
(As of May 9, 2018)

InstitutionRating
Moody's A2
Standard & Poor's (S&P) A-
Rating and Investment Information, Inc. (R&I)

AA-

[※]These are issuer ratings.

Profit Distribution

¥180 per share in FY 2017.
Dividends per Share

 InterimYear-endAnnual-TotalDividended pay-out ratio (consolidated)
FY2008 ¥88.00 ¥92.00 ¥180.00 62.1%
FY2009 ¥90.00 ¥90.00 ¥180.00 47.7%
FY2010 ¥90.00 ¥90.00 ¥180.00 57.3%
FY2011 ¥90.00 ¥90.00 ¥180.00 114.4%
FY2012 ¥90.00 ¥90.00 ¥180.00 108.3%
FY2013 ¥90.00 ¥90.00 ¥180.00 133.2%
FY2014 ¥90.00 ¥90.00 ¥180.00 -
FY2015 ¥90.00 ¥90.00 ¥180.00 176.0%
FY2016 ¥90.00 ¥90.00 ¥180.00 122.3%
FY2017 ¥90.00 ¥90.00 ¥180.00 75.2%

Repurchase of Stock

Period of acquisitionTotal number of shared acquired(shares)Total value of acquisition (thousands of Yen)
November 27, 2008 - December 22, 2008 10,885,800 48,703,896
October 21, 2008 - November 25, 2008 5,600,500 25,931,633
October 1, 2008 - October 15, 2008 9,000,000 47,649,334
May 12, 2008 - June 20, 2008 16,994,200 99,999,796
April 1, 2008 - April 24, 2008 11,000,000 57,825,512
August 1, 2007 - August 28, 2007 12,865,400 99,999,289
May 21, 2007 - June 22, 2007 3,631,100 28,562,150
November 30, 2006 - December 22, 2006 818,500 6,111,150
November 7, 2006 - November 28, 2006 5,631,100 41,691,720
October 2, 2006 - October 27, 2006 1,220,200 9,101,506
September 8, 2006 - September 22, 2006 4,482,700 33,581,053
August 1, 2006 - September 6, 2006 5,614,000 43,083,794
May 15, 2006 - June 20, 2006 11,140,000 79,915,854

Cancellation of Own Shares

Cancellation dateAggregate number of shares to be cancelledThe ratio to the aggregate number of issued shares before cancellation
January 16, 2009 25,486,300 3.13%
July 18, 2008 16,990,000 2.04%
May 23, 2008 57,130,000 6.42%