The following are frequently questioned answers.
Q: Which exchange is Daifuku listed on?
A: Daifuku's stock is traded on the 1st sections of both the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Osaka Securities Exchange.
Q: What are Daifuku's fiscal quarter and year-end dates?
A: Daifuku operates on a fiscal year ending March 31st. Our quarterly reporting periods end on June 30th, September 30th, December 31st, and March 31st the next year.
Q: When will Daifuku announce updated financial results?
A: On May 14, 2013, Daifuku will announce results for the fiscal year ended March 2013.
Q: What was the amount of dividend per share for the fiscal year ended March 2012?
A: 15 yen (5 yen for interim, 10 yen for the end of the fiscal year) was paid for the year ended March 2012.
Q: What is the estimated dividend per share for the fiscal year ending March 2013?
A: Daifuku is scheduled to pay dividends of 15 yen (5 yen for interim, 10 yen for the end of the fiscal year) for the year ending March 2013. Daifuku's policy to pay dividends to shareholders has switched from our long-held practice of paying stable dividends, specifically 10 yen, to a performance-linked dividend policy. Please see the Historical Data for trends in cash dividends per share.
Q: How many shares in a unit?
A: 500 shares.
Q: When and where is Daifuku's annual shareholders meeting?
A: Daifuku's annual shareholders meeting is held at the end of June each year at our company headquarters in Osaka, Japan. Please see our Event Calendar.
Q: When was Daifuku founded?
A: Daifuku was founded in 1937 with 300,000 yen in capital and a staff of 150, in Osaka, Japan.
Q: What is the origin of the company name 'Daifuku'?
A: The name is comprised of the Chinese character Dai, which is significant to the city of Osaka, and Fuku from Fukuchiyama, another where the company was located. Daifuku means to "bring good fortune."
Q: What is Daifuku's four-year business plan, "Value Innovation 2017"?
A: Please see the Four-Year Business Plan page.
Q: What is significant about the Daifuku subsidiary Contec Co., Ltd., which was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on March 14, 2007.
A: Contec is Daifuku's first subsidiary listed stock on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Contec used to be a control system division of Daifuku, which engaged in technology and market development of Daifuku's engineering. It was established as a subsidiary in 1975 with the purpose of producing electronic components. Please visit CONTEC online at www.contec.com.