Financial Information

Key Performance Indicators

Ichigo aims to maximize shareholder value through a significant increase in EPS, as set out in our "Power Up 2019" Mid-Term Business Plan. The key performance indicators that guide our efforts to fully achieve our Mid-Term Plan are as follows:

Earnings per Share (EPS)

EPS is an important metric that reflects corporate profitability for shareholders. It is used in the denominator of the price-earning ratio (PER). When a company's PER reaches a certain level, an increase in EPS becomes a key driver of share prices, thus contributing to improved shareholder value.

Net income ÷ Number of shares outstanding

Return on Equity (ROE)

ROE is a measure of profitability that calculates how effectively a company is able to generate earnings with its shareholders' equity. METI's Ito Review states that as an integral element of shareholder value creation, Japanese companies should commit to achieving an ROE of at least 8% and should strive to achieve higher levels than this minimum.

Earnings per share (EPS) ÷ Book-value per share (BPS)

Return on Investment (ROI)

ROI is a measure of profitability relative to the size of the investment. Often used for evaluating individual investments on a stand-alone basis, ROI reflects the efficiency of an investment.

Earnings attributable to an investment ÷ Amount invested

Top 200 Ranking within the JPX-Nikkei Index 400

Jointly developed by the Japan Exchange Group, Tokyo Stock Exchange, and Nikkei Inc., the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 is comprised of companies that meet global standards for various matters of importance to investors, such as efficient use of capital and an investor-focused management approach. The quantitative criteria for becoming a JPX-Nikkei 400 constituent are 3-year average ROE, 3-year cumulative operating profit, and market capitalization.

By achieving the operating profit and ROE targets outlined in the Shift Up 2016 Mid-Term Business Plan, Ichigo has been selected for inclusion at the time of the annual re-balancing in August 2016. Inclusion in the JPX-Nikkei 400 is a criteria for inclusion into certain index funds and can be a factor that institutional investors use to determine whether to invest in a company.

In Ichigo’s new Power Up 2019 Mid-Term Plan, Ichigo is seeking to rank within the JPX-Nikkei 400’s top 200 companies by August 2019.