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Left: Hirokazu Ogino,  President and CEO Right: Takashi Tamura,  Representative Director, Exective Operating Officer Left: Hirokazu Ogino, Representative Director, President and CEO
Right: Takashi Tamura, Representative Director, Exective Operating Officer

First, we would like to sincerely thank our shareholders for your continued support.

We hereby report the results for FY2021 ended March 31, 2022.

In FY2021, which was the first year of its three-year business plan, BEACON 2030 Phase I, the Company promoted key strategies based on the basic policy of this plan. The Company also responded to issues such as the spread of coronavirus variants and the shortage of electronic components, including semiconductors. 

Overall sales exceeded the Company’s expectation, as demand for certain products and consumables recovered from the previous fiscal year when demand was weak due to COVID-19 pandemic. This was also because COVID-19-related demand continued both in Japan and some overseas regions. The Company also succeeded in strengthening its consumables and services business, as the number of installations of patient monitors and ventilators to treat COVID-19 patients increased in the past two years. In a step toward realizing the improvement of its profitability, the overseas sales ratio, consumables and services sales ratio, and in-house sales ratio increased from FY2020, respectively. As a result, the Company posted record highs both in sales and profits in FY2021, following the previous fiscal year.

Because Nihon Kohden celebrated its 70th anniversary of its founding in August 2021, and the business performance in FY2021 was favorable, the Company decided to pay a year-end dividend of 48 yen per share including a commemorative dividend of 13 yen per share and a special dividend of 15 yen per share, in addition to the ordinary dividend of 20 yen per share, as a return to shareholders. The full-year dividend for FY2021 was 67 yen per share, including the interim dividend of 19 yen per share. The Company also acquired its own shares of 289,800 shares in February 2022 and of 322,500 shares from May to June 2022, respectively.

In FY2022, Nihon Kohden is continuing to focus on the stable supply of products by implementing SCM reforms, as there are many uncertainties such as the ongoing shortage of semiconductors, Ukraine crisis, and Shanghai lockdown. The Company also aims to achieve its numerical targets.

We deeply appreciate your continued support.