Frequently Asked Questions

Corporate Information

When was the company established?

The company was established on April 10, 1956 as Sanwa Shutter Manufacturing Co., Ltd., which manufactured and sold shutters in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture.
Read the History.

What is the origin of the company's name?

The company was named for its original location when it was established: the Sanwa Odori shopping street in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture.

When was the company's stock first listed?

Our stock was listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in September 1963, and on the Second Section of the Osaka Securities Exchange in February 1968. We were then listed on the First Sections of both exchanges in July 1970.
In May 2009, our stock was delisted from the Osaka Securities Exchange, and is now listed only on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

What is the company's philosophy?
What is the regional breakdown of the Sanwa Group's global sales?

Please see the section on Overview by Segment.

What are the net sales and market share of key products in Japan?

Please see the section on Overview by Segment.

What are the net sales and market share of products for U.S. subsidiary ODC?

Please see the section on Overview by Segment.

What are the net sales and market share of products for European subsidiary Novoferm?

Please see the section on Overview by Segment.

What are the characteristics and trends of the main industries of the Sanwa Group?

Please see the section on Overview by Segment.

Management Policies and Strategies

What is your medium-to-long-term management strategy?
What are your initiatives in the area of corporate governance?

Please see the section on Corporate Governance.

How are you addressing corporate social responsibility (CSR)?

To meet our corporate social responsibility, we have established a Corporate Communication Department to promote CSR throughout the Sanwa Group.
Please see the section on CSR Initiatives.

Financial Results

When does the company's fiscal year end?

Our fiscal year ends on March 31, and we announce results quarterly. The results of our U.S. and European subsidiaries (ODC and Novoferm) are included in our consolidated quarterly results with a three-month lag because their fiscal years end on December 31.

  1Q Results 2Q Results 3Q Results 4Q Results
Sanwa Shutter Corporation Apr.-June July-Sept. Oct.-Dec. Jan.-March
Domestic subsidiaries Apr.-June July-Sept. Oct.-Dec. Jan.-March
ODC (USA) Jan.-March Apr.-June July-Sept. Oct.-Dec.
Novoferm (Europe) Jan.-March Apr.-June July-Sept. Oct.-Dec.
Where can I find the company's earnings information?

After each earnings announcement, we post business results on the Investor Relations section of our website. For the past financial report, please see the section on IR Library.

When does the company announce its business results?

We announce results quarterly. The timing of announcements is early May for the full fiscal year, late July for the first quarter, early November for the first half, and late January for the third quarter.
Please see our IR Calendar.

I would like to see the annual report.

Our most recent and past annual reports are available here.

What are the potential risks that could impact business results?

Please see the section on Business Risks.

Stock and Share Affairs

What is your Securities Code?

The Securities Code is 5929.

What is the total number of shares issued?

Please see the section on Details of Listed Stock.

What is the number of Shares per Unit?

Please see the section on Stock Information.

What markets is the company's stock listed on?

The company stock is listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE).

What is the company's Sector index?

Metal Products.

Who is the company's Analyst coverage?

Please see the section on Analyst coverage.

When is the Regular General Meeting of the Shareholders?

The Regular General Meeting of the Shareholders is held in June of each year. Please see the section on IR Calendar.

Who is Transfer Agent and Registrars?

Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation.

Who are the company's Shareholder Information?

Please see the section on Details of Listed Stock.

Dividends and Shareholders Returns

When is the Date of Record for dividends?

The Date of Record for year-end dividends is March 31, and the Date of Record for interim dividends is September 30.

Others

Who should I contact about investment-related information such as business results, management policies, and the schedule of results announcements?

Inquiries concerning this Privacy Policy are accepted at the following contact: Inquiries. Please make your comments or questions as specific as possible.

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