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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

Nihon Kohden celebrated its 70th anniversary on August 7, 2021. We would like to sincerely thank our customers, business partners, shareholders, and all related parties who have supported Nihon Kohden over many years. We hereby report the results for the 1st half of FY2021 ending March 31, 2022.

In the 1st half of FY2021, as the number of patients with coronavirus variants surged in some regions, Nihon Kohden staff worldwide continued to do our best to support patients and medical workers by maintaining supply of products and services, while implementing thorough measures to prevent infection. In the important 1st year of its three-year business plan, BEACON 2030 Phase I, which started in April 2021, the Company formulated the basic policies as follows: i) Embracing sustainability across business and corporate activities, ii) Ensuring strict compliance and strengthening group governance, iii) Improving the profitability of existing businesses and making strategic upfront investments, and iv) Establishing global SCM and strengthening core functions of operations. As a result, the Company posted record highs both in sales and profits in the 1st half of FY2021. Economies show recovery trends thanks to COVID-19 vaccination, while the status of the spread of coronavirus variants and tight supply of components should be monitored carefully. As sales in the 1st half of FY2021 exceeded its expectations, the Company revised its forecast for FY2021 upward.

In terms of returning profits to shareholders, the Company maintains its basic policy of stable and continuous dividend payments. The interim dividend for the 1st half of FY2021 was 19 yen per share. The Company continues to focus on achieving its full-year targets.

We deeply appreciate your continued support.