• CSR / Environment

    Communicating with Shareholders and Investors

    Communicating with Shareholders and Investors

    • Self-evaluation: ★★★ Achieved more than targeted / ★★ Achieved as targeted / ★ Achieved to some extent
    Fiscal 2017 Objectives Fiscal 2017 Achievements Self-Evaluation
    Enhance IR communications by holding management briefings
    • Besides holding management briefings, stepped up IR communications by holding analyst briefings for each financial results announcement and continuing to take part in conferences
    Priority Objectives for Fiscal 2018
    • Enhance IR communications by senior executives by having them participate whenever possible in conferences

    IR Disclosure Policy

    Sharp discloses information to shareholders and investors in a fair and timely manner, in order to increase trust in its IR activities and to ensure a proper assessment of Sharp’s corporate value in capital markets.

    Sharp discloses information designated under the laws and regulations of Japan, and it also adequately discloses other information, such as business overview, management policy, and strategy.

    Communicating with Investors

    In fiscal 2017, besides holding one-on-one meetings with institutional investors and analysts when necessary, Sharp held Medium-Term Management Plan briefings and financial results briefings. In addition, Sharp senior executives took part whenever possible in conferences sponsored by securities companies, where they summarized financial results and explained and answered questions on management improvement measures and progress.

    Sharp will continue to use IR activities to help a wide range of investors gain a proper understanding of Sharp’s management situation and its efforts towards achievement of the Medium-Term Management Plan. At the same time, senior executives will lead more thorough IR activities.

    General Shareholders’ Meeting, Management Briefings

    Sharp holds ordinary general shareholders’ meetings earlier than many other Japanese companies, sends out early notices of the meetings, and discloses notices of the meetings before they are sent out. It also strives to create an environment that enables shareholders to easily exercise their voting rights. Efforts include participating in an electronic voting platform (for institutional investors), posting English notices about the meetings on its website, and allowing shareholders to exercise voting rights via the Internet.

    Also, after the general shareholders’ meetings, Sharp holds management briefings to exchange opinions with shareholders on topics which are not limited to the agenda of the general shareholders’ meetings.    

    IR Activities Designed to Meet the Diversifying Needs of Investors

    In response to diversifying needs, Sharp makes every effort to properly disclose a wide range of information promptly and accurately, and enhance its communication with shareholders and investors in Japan and overseas.

    Detailed financial information is disclosed in IR documents that include summaries of financial results and presentation materials.

    In addition to updating and expanding information on the IR website, Sharp has improved the site’s search capability and viewability. Sharp also strives to provide information needed by investors in a timely manner, including financial materials and reports given at briefings. There is also a site for individual investors, where they can easily access relevant information presented in an easy-to-understand format.

    Investor relations website

    2017 Annual Report

    Preventing Insider Trading

    Sharp has effectuated regulations restricting insider trading, established strict controls on undisclosed material facts (“insider tips”), and instituted restrictions on the buying and selling of stocks and other securities. Sharp has also implemented in-house training related to insider trading. This training includes, among other approaches, an educational campaign on the corporate intranet that targets Sharp Group employees in Japan with the aim of preventing insider trading by Sharp Group directors, audit and supervisory board members, executive officers, or employees.

    In addition, given the importance of disclosure, when “material facts specified in the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act” and/or “important company information that should be disclosed in a timely manner as stipulated by securities exchanges” is generated, Sharp does its utmost to promptly disclose and publicize the relevant details. Further, regarding media and analyst coverage, Sharp deals with it while fully honoring the spirit of disclosure and remaining attentive so as not to violate insider-trading regulations.