Fuji Electric Global

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ESGShareholders and Investors

Fuji Electric places the utmost emphasis on communication with shareholders and investors. We work diligently to disclose information in a timely, appropriate, and easy-to-understand manner.

Basic IR Activity Policy

We disclose information in accordance with various laws and regulations. Even if we are not required to do so by law, we also strive to disclose corporate information thought to have a significant impact on investment decisions in a timely, fair, and equitable manner, so that we might earn the trust of our shareholders and investors and ensure they have a proper understanding of the Company.

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Communicating with Shareholders and Investors

IR Activities for Analysts and Institutional Investors

We had to defer the public disclosure of the full-year financial results for fiscal 2019 and the management plan for fiscal 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Given this situation, we handled more media coverage on conference calls or online, provided more elaborate information than ever to disclose at the IR briefings, and published more detailed IR information on our website in order to ensure that our shareholders and investors have a clearer understanding of our business environment and business strategies.

Furthermore, we held an “ESG Small Meeting” for a discussion that focused on subjects of interest to ESG investors in order to enhance our action toward growing ESG investments.

Timely disclosure (examples)

  • Notice of Postponement of Announcement of Financial Results
    for Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2020 (April 2020)
  • Losses Caused Due to Semiconductor Product Defect(November 2020)
  • Announcement Concerning the Sale of Investment Securities(January 2021)
  • Announcement Concerning the Result of the Sale of Investment Securities
    (March 2021)

Explanatory forums for analysts
and institutional investors

  • Financial results presentations
    (May, July, and October 2020; January 2021)
  • Management plan presentations (October 2020)
  • Business strategy presentations (October 2020)
  • ESG Small Meeting (February 2021)

Opinions of analysts and institutional investors

We actively engage in dialogue with analysts and institutional investors, and the information shared at briefings and the principal feedback and requests we receive during private meetings are shared with the executive officers and Board of Directors, so that we discuss them as management issues. The main opinions and requests received from analysts and institutional investors in fiscal 2020 are as follows.

Main opinions and requests

General management and business

  • Publication of more information about business opportunities and growth strategies to achieve decarbonization
  • Promotion of further growth investing in power semiconductors
  • Promotion of measures to improve the profitability of the ED&C components and factory automation businesses
  • More rigorous risk management for power generation projects

ESG

  • Review of the environmental protection policy to achieve decarbonization
  • Disclosure of information related to the TCFD recommendations under discussion
  • Promotion of more women to directors and managers
  • Further reduction in cross-shareholding

IR Activities for Individual Shareholders and Investors

Fuji Electric has been holding factory tours since fiscal 2007 to help deepen the understanding of shareholders with regard to its business activities.

Because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, in fiscal 2020 we canceled factory tours with top priority on the safety of shareholders and other investors.

We will continue to conduct IR activities with the aim of building and maintaining trusting relationships with shareholders and other investors.

Beach cleanup activities
Factory tour for shareholders in FY2019 (Mie Factory)

Distributing Information through IR Tools

Fuji Electric uses a variety of means to provide IR information.

From fiscal 2011, the Company decided to issue a single “Fuji Electric Report” each year to provide shareholders and investors with an even deeper understanding of Fuji Electric and the full breadth of its activities. This report integrates the features of the Company's previously issued Annual Report, which focused mainly on the management and financial aspects of the Group, and the CSR Report, which addressed non-financial matters.

The aforementioned report is complemented by regular quarterly reports to shareholders as well as wide-ranging IR information posted on the Shareholder and Investor Information section of the Company's website.

Outside Assessments

Morningstar Japan KK
Gomez IR Site Overall Rankings 2020
Superior Company:Gold Medal
Industry-classified Ranking:
3rd Place in Electrical Industry

Morningstar Japan KK

Daiwa Investor Relations Co., Ltd.
2020 Internet IR Commendation Award

Daiwa Investor Relations Co., Ltd.

Nikko Investor Relations Co., Ltd.
“Fiscal 2020 Homepage Rankings for All Listed Companies“ Superior Website (general ranking)

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Returning Profits to Shareholders

Fuji Electric’s basic policy is to first allocate profits earned from business activities to shareholders’ equity in order to strengthen its management base. After this is accomplished, the Company seeks to maintain sufficient internal reserves for research and development, capital investment, and human resource development from a medium-to-long-term perspective while issuing shareholder returns.

The Company’s dividend policy is to issue stable and ongoing dividends from retained earnings. Dividend amounts are determined based on a comprehensive evaluation of factors including consolidated performance in the applicable fiscal year, research and development and capital investment plans targeting future growth, and the outlook for the operating environment.

For fiscal 2020 we paid a full-year dividend of ¥85 per share, comprising an interim dividend of ¥40 and a year-end dividend of ¥45.

Note: Effective October 1, 2018, the Company conducted a one-for-five reverse stock split pertaining to shares of common stock. Amounts for cash dividends per share reflect this stock split.

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