Fundamental Policy for Distribution of Earnings
TDK recognizes that achieving growth in corporate value over the long term ultimately translates into higher shareholder value. In line with this recognition, TDK's fundamental policy is to work to consistently increase dividends through growth in earnings per share. By actively investing for growth, mainly in the development of new products and technologies in key fields so as to respond precisely to rapid technological advances in the electronics industry, TDK is aiming to increase long-term corporate value. Accordingly, TDK actively reinvests the Company's profits in business activities and sets dividends taking comprehensively into consideration the return on equity (ROE) and dividends on equity (DOE) on a consolidated basis, as well as changes in the business environment, among other factors.
TDK plans to pay a year-end dividend of ¥80 per common share, subject to approval at the ordinary general meeting of shareholders scheduled for June 27, 2019. Combined with the interim dividend of ¥80 per common share paid in December 2018, the planned dividend per common share applicable to the year will be ¥160.
TDK plans to pay an interim dividend of ¥90 per common share and a year-end dividend of ¥90 per common share respectively in Fiscal 2020.
Dividends per common share
|Term||FY March 2016||FY March 2017||FY March 2018||FY March 2019||FY March 2020|
|Dividends per common share||Yen 120||Yen 120||Yen 130||Yen 160||Yen 180 (Forecast)|
|Interim dividends||Yen 60||Yen 60||Yen 60||Yen 80||Yen 90 (Forecast)|
|Year-end dividends||Yen 60||Yen 60||Yen 70||Yen 80||Yen 90 (Forecast)|
|Payout ratio||23.3%||10.4%||25.9%||24.6%||27.1% (Forecast)|
No Special Benefits for Shareholders
We do not have a system of special benefits for shareholders.
Our basic policy is to return profits through dividends.