Fundamental policy for distribution of profit
SoftBank Group Corp.'s basic policy is to maintain a sound financial status while both developing its business aggressively to ensure sustained growth and returning profits to shareholders. Returns to shareholders include cash dividends, paid twice per year in principle as an interim dividend and a year-end dividend.
Dividend Forecast for Fiscal 2016
The Board decided the forecast of the annual dividend for the fiscal 2016 to be JPY 44 per share, an increase of JPY 3 from fiscal 2015. The Board intends to maintain the total amount of annual cash dividend, for the same purpose as fiscal 2015, despite the expected decrease of the total number of shares issued (excluding treasury stock) along with the progress of the share repurchase.
|Dividend per Share (JPY)*1||Payout Ratio
|FY2016||22.00 (forecasted)||22.00 (forecasted)||44.00 (forecasted)||-|
- *1 The three-for-one stock split on January 5, 2006 has been taken into consideration in retroactive adjustments.
- * “Fiscal 2016” refers to the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, and other fiscal years are referred to in a corresponding manner.