Communication with Shareholders and Investors
Promoting information disclosure actively based on the Charter of Corporate Behavior.
Konica Minolta believes that maximizing its corporate value is part of meeting the expectations of its shareholders and investors.
In order to maintain close relations with these stakeholders, Konica Minolta is working to ensure that they have a good understanding of all the Group's activities. This is achieved through proactive investor relations (IR) efforts in accordance with the concept of fair and timely disclosure of corporate information, as stated in the Konica Minolta Group Charter of Corporate Behavior.
Promotion of IR Activities
Actively engaging in IR activities for institutional and individual investors
Every quarter, Konica Minolta holds results briefings for securities analysts and institutional investors. Individual interviews and meetings are also held after these briefings, as necessary, to provide follow-up information. Konica Minolta also visits institutional investors and actively participates in investor conferences held by brokerages, both in Japan and overseas, in an ongoing effort to communicate directly with investors.
In recent years, ESG investment, which considers corporate approaches to the environment, society, and governance in addition to financial performance, has been rapidly growing. Konica Minolta proactively disseminates information in response to the interests of such investors.
|Results briefings||Four in Tokyo (every quarter)|
|Investor conferences/visits||Eight times (five in Tokyo, one each in the U.S., EU, and Hong Kong)|
|Briefings for individual investors||Two times (Tokyo and Mito) with a total of around 180 participants|
|Briefings for individual investors (with the president and CEO / executive officer, and CFO as a presenter)||Two times (Tokyo) with a total of around 580 participants|
|Healthcare conference (with the president and CEO, executive officer)||One time (San Francisco) for securities analysts, institutional investors, the press and business companies|
|New business briefings||Five times for securities analysts and institutional investors, and the press|
|ESG briefings||Twice (briefing on medium-term environmental plan), with a total of 23 security analyst firms and 23 institutional investors|
|Individual meetings||A total of around 400 companies|
IR Activities by Top Management
Konica Minolta's top management is actively involved in dialogues with analysts and large institutional investors both in Japan and overseas.
The Medium Term Business Plan SHINKA 2019 was launched in fiscal 2017, and several new projects got underway in earnest. These included acquisition of a bio-healthcare company in the U.S. as part of Konica Minolta's TRANSFORM strategy and proposals for Work Place Hub (WPH), a new concept for office operations.
The expectations investors have for Konica Minolta's future growth and their interest in the company meant that the CEO and executive officer had more opportunities to provide direct briefings both in and outside Japan.
Top management will continue their proactive involvement in order to deepen understanding of Konica Minolta. These activities include briefings held by executive officers on ESG and other non-financial information, continued from the previous year, and business briefings and tours offered on new and growth businesses to provide a picture of Konica Minolta's foundational businesses.
Strengthening the Dissemination of Information
Konica Minolta worked at strengthening its IR website and integrated report, and in fiscal 2017 once again received high ratings from outside organizations.
Its IR website won the highest Daiwa Internet IR Excellence Award, for the fourth year in a row. In the Gomez IR Website Ranking, it won a gold prize for the fifth straight year. In the Nikko IR Website Enhancement Ranking, it won the best website award for the seventh consecutive year. The company has received high evaluations from these three leading evaluation organizations and continues to enhance the content of its IR website year after year.
Furthermore, the 2017 integrated report included more than just financial information. ESG information, with a special focus on corporate governance, was proactively included. In recognition of this kind of balanced information disclosure, the company won an honorable mention award in the Nikkei Annual Report Awards 2017 for the second year in a row.
In fiscal 2017, the IR website was renewed. The design was also changed completely to make the website easier to use.
Communication with Shareholders and Investors
Committed to fair and timely information disclosure and proactive dissemination of information
In order to ensure fair and timely disclosure of IR information, Konica Minolta has an investor relations section on the Group's website which is updated regularly with the latest information. Available in Japanese and English, the site provides results information, financial data, and other materials. After every quarterly results announcement, videos of briefings, briefing materials with comments, and the main Q&A content are released on the website.
This year, the company surveyed institutional investors and obtained a variety of opinions about its IR initiatives. Those valuable opinions were fed back within the company and will be used to devise more satisfying IR activities.
Corporate Governance Report
The June 2015 adoption of a Corporate Governance Code has resulted in greater emphasis being placed on corporate governance initiatives. The company’s views on corporate governance, which it has worked on actively since the early days of management integration, were compiled into a Corporate Governance Report and disclosed on the Japanese and English websites.
Measures to Vitalize the General Shareholder Meetings and Smooth Exercise of Voting Rights.
Early Notification of General Shareholder Meeting
The Company sends the convocation notices at least three weeks in advance of the scheduled date of the General Shareholder Meeting to shareholders in order to enable them to have sufficient time to deliberate on the proposed Agenda of Items. Simultaneously, the convocation notices and its English translation is posted on the Company’s website.
Scheduling AGMs to Avoid the Peak Day
The meeting is scheduled to avoid the peak day so that as many shareholders as possible can attend.
Allowing Electronic Exercise of Voting Rights
Shareholder scan exercise voting rights via the Internet by accessing the website for exercising voting rights designated by the Company through a personal computer, smartphone or cellular phone.
Japanese and overseas institutional investors can vote by using ICJ’s electronic voting platform. However, pre-registration is required for the use of the platform.
Participation in Electronic Voting Platform
The Company posts convocation notices and its English translation on ICJ’s electronic voting platform. Japanese and overseas institutional investors who have pre-registered for the use of the platform can directly access the contents of the convocation notices for deliberation, thus enhancing their convenience.
Providing Convocation Notice in English
As explained above, the Company posts English translations of convocation notices on the website. In addition English translations of convocation notices are also placed on the electronic voting platform.