Stock Information

Major Shareholders

Last Update Date: March 31,2020
Name of Shareholder Number of
Shares Held
(Thousand shares)
Ratio (%)
The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Trust Account) 52,814 12.7
Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust Account) 25,960 6.2
Nippon Life Insurance Company 21,933 5.3
JP MORGAN CHASE BANK 385632 19,140 4.6
The Hachijuni Bank, Ltd. 11,790 2.8
Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust Account 4) 11,722 2.8
Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company 10,687 2.6
Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust Account 7) 7,418 1.8

The holding ratios are computed net of this treasury stock.

Shareholders’ Returns

Basic Policy Concerning Profit-sharing

From the long-term perspective, we are focusing on expanding profitability and maintaining a solid financial base, and our basic policy is to return the fruits of such management efforts to our shareholders in a proper, consistent manner. We strive to increase our corporate value by allocating internal reserves for capital investments and R&D investments and aggressively using them for enhanced global competitiveness, future business development and further growth. We will maintain our financial base, which will support our efforts to confront the drastic economic fluctuations and setback that may occur. Based on this policy, we emphasize shareholder return as part of our capital policy and strive to provide, considering various circumstances, stable dividends at a dividend payout ratio of around 35% in the medium- to long-term.


Trend of Dividend per Share


  Mar/2017 Mar/2018 Mar/2019 Mar/2020 Mar/2021
Interim dividend 60 65 100 110 110
Year-end dividend 60 75 100 110
Annual dividend 120 140 200 220


Repurchase of treasury stock in the past five years

Purchase period Number of shares purchased Total share purchase amount (billion yen) Purchase method
March 13, 2019 to May 20, 2019 10,943,900 shares 100.00 Market purchases on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (including ToSTNeT-3)



Last Update Date: April 20,2020
Rating Agency Long-term Ratings
Moody’s Aa3



Analysts’ Coverage

Companies with analysts covering Shin-Etsu are :
Company Analyst
Citigroup Global Markets Japan Inc. Yuta Nishiyama
Credit Suisse Securities (Japan) Limited Yoshiyasu Takemura
Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd. Hidemitsu Umebayashi
Goldman Sachs Japan Co., Ltd. Atsushi Ikeda
Jefferies Japan Limited Yoshihiro Azuma
JPMorgan Securities Japan Co., Ltd. Tomotaro Sano
Macquarie Capital Securities (Japan) Limited Yasuhiro Nakada
Merrill Lynch Japan Securities Co., Ltd. Takashi Enomoto
Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd. Shunta Omura
Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. Mikiya Yamada
Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities Co., Ltd. Takato Watabe
Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. Shigeki Okazaki
Okasan Securities Co., Ltd. Takashi Nishihira
SBI Securities Co., Ltd. Masami Sawato
Tokai Tokyo Research Institute Co., Ltd. Shuichi Nakahara
Last Update Date: August 4,2020

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