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February 6, 2015

Notification of Revision to the Dividend Forecasts and Business Forecasts

DISCO Corporation (“the Company”) has decided to revise the Company’s business forecasts and to revise its dividend forecasts for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015 which were announced on November 6, 2014 based on recent business performance.

1. Business forecast revision

Revision of consolidated business forecasts

Forecasts for the full fiscal year ending March 31, 2015

(April 1, 2014 - March 31, 2015) (Millions of yen)
Net sales Operating income Ordinary income Net income Net income per share
(yen)
Previous forecast (A) 119,500 23,200 23,400 17,200 504.92
Revised forecast (B) 120,600 25,200 24,700 18,200 511.31
(B)-(A) 1,100 2,000 1,300 1,000
% change 0.9 8.6 5.6 5.8
(Reference)
Previous full-year results
104,920 17,353 17,447 12,088 357.55

Revision of non-consolidated business forecasts

Forecasts for the full fiscal year ending March 31, 2015

(April 1, 2014 - March 31, 2015) (Millions of yen)
Net sales Operating income Ordinary income Net income Net income per share
(yen)
Previous forecast (A) 101,700 17,200 20,000 14,400 422.73
Revised forecast (B) 103,100 19,200 22,000 15,900 446.69
(B)-(A) 1,400 2,000 2,000 1,500
% change 1.4 11.6 10.0 10.4
(Reference)
Previous full-year results
85,696 11,801 14,637 10,708 316.71

Reason for the revisions

The full year forecast,released on Nov 6th last year,was revised due to the development of the global economy, the market environment of the semiconductor and electronic component industry in the company's performance.

Note: The above forecast of financial results is based on certain information available to the Company at the time of announcement, and actual operating results may differ from the forecast due to various factors.

2. Revised dividend forecasts
(yen) Dividend per share
1Q-end 2Q-end 3Q-end Year-end Annual
Previous forecast - - - 55 127
Revised forecast - - - 60 132
Results for this year - 72 -
(Reference)
Results for previous year
- 50 - 40 90

Reason

Based on the revised earnings forecasts mentioned above, the divided payment forecast is also revised applying our dividend policy.

DISCO's dividend policy
To improve the transparency of the Company’s stance prioritizing the return of profits to shareholders, the dividend payout ratio is set at 25% of the consolidated net income.

Note: The total amount of the interim dividend will consist of 25% of consolidated net income for the first half of the year (April-September), and that of the final dividend, of 25% of consolidated net income for the second half of the year (October-March).
However, notwithstanding this net income linked-benchmark, the Company will strive to maintain an reliable dividend of 10 yen per half-year.

Except when there is a loss, if the year-end balance of cash and deposits after payment of dividends and income taxes is greater than projected funding requirements for the acquisition of technology resources, one-third of that surplus will be added to dividends. The ¥20 payout stipulated in our stable dividend policy may be viewed if there are consolidated net losses in three consecutive years.
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