Shareholder Return Policy

Shareholder Return Policy

  • Aim at attractive shareholder return through stable dividend and flexible share buyback, taking into account dividend yield or DPS growth, etc.
  • Our medium-term target for total shareholder return ratio* is at a level of around 50% of adjusted consolidated profit.
  • Total shareholder return ratio = (total dividend + total stock buybacks) / adjusted consolidated profit

About Shareholder Returns

  • We reduced our dividend for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013 from 80 yen per share to 60 yen per share. Meanwhile, we bought back our own stock amounting 8.3 billion yen during. (Augaust 12, 2013 – September 2, 2013)
  • We pay dividends twice a year, interim dividend and year-end dividend, from the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014.
  • We returned profits to shareholders by conducting share buybacks of 10.0 billion yen, reflecting our fiscal 2013 performance. (May 21, 2014 - June 9, 2014)
  • We have revised our year-end dividend per share of fiscal year 2014 to 40 yen, an increase by 10 yen. As the result, the annual dividend per share was 70 yen.
  • We returned profits to shareholders by conducting share buybacks of 17.0 billion yen, reflecting our fiscal 2014 performance. (May 21, 2015 - June 11, 2015)
  • The annual dividend per share for the fiscal year 2015 was 80 yen, totaling of interim devidend of 40 yen and year-end devidend of 40 yen.
  • We returned profits to shareholders by conducting share buybacks of 33.4 billion yen, reflecting our fiscal 2015 performance. (July 19, 2016 - August 23, 2016)
  • We have revised our year-end dividend per share of fiscal year 2016 to 50 yen, an increase by 10 yen. As the result, the annual dividend per share was 90 yen.
  • We returned profits to shareholders by conducting share buybacks of 56.2 billion yen, reflecting our fiscal 2016 performance. (September 8, 2017 - October 11, 2017)
  • We have revised our year-end dividend per share of fiscal year 2017 to 55 yen. As the result, the annual dividend per share was 110 yen.
  • We returned profits to shareholders by conducting share buybacks of 39.1 billion yen, reflecting our fiscal 2017 performance. (May 21, 2018 - June 8, 2018)
  • The annual dividend per share for the fiscal year 2018 is expected to be 130 yen, totaling of interim dividend of 65 yen and year-end dividend of 65 yen.

Dividends

  Interim Year-end Annual
Year ended March 31, 2011 - 20.00yen 20.00yen
Year ended March 31, 2012 - 80.00yen 80.00yen
Year ended March 31, 2013 - 60.00yen 60.00yen
Year ended March 31, 2014 30.00yen 30.00yen 60.00yen
Year ended March 31, 2015 30.00yen 40.00yen 70.00yen
Year ending March 31, 2016 40.00yen 40.00yen 80.00yen
Year ending March 31, 2017 40.00yen 50.00yen 90.00yen
Year ending March 31, 2018 55.00yen 55.00yen 110.00yen
Year ending March 31, 2019(Forecast) 65.00yen 65.00yen 130.00yen

(Sompo Holdings, Inc. carried out a reverse split of stocks to combine common stocks at a ratio of four shares to one share on October 1, 2011. The amount of year-end dividend per share for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011 represents the result of dividend payments made before the execution of the reverse split of stocks.)