Message from the President

A message from the president about DENSO's mission and a vision

Review of Fiscal 2017

On behalf of all at the DENSO Group, I would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude for the support we have received from all our stakeholders.

In the first-half of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018, the revenue of the DENSO Group increased to 2,363.5 billion yen and the operating profit increased to 204.4 billion yen due to the production volume increase and sales expansion. After considering our first-half financial results, and the latest movement in the markets, we have revised up our full-year financial result forecasts. As a result, the revenue is expected to be 5 trillion yen and the operating profit to be 390.0 billion yen for full-year financial result.

As for dividends from surplus, annual dividend payment will be 130 yen per one stock, a 5 yen increase from the previous forecast on each of interim and fiscal year-end payment. We will continue to enhance corporate value and further profit return to our shareholders.

In the autumn of 2017, we have formulated the long-term policy for setting the goals and principles toward 2030. Our mission toward 2030 is to improve and deepen the value offered in terms of the safeguarding the environment and ensuring peace of mind, and to offer new value for the whole of society. We have included “inspiring” in the goal of the long-term policy. We wish to create inspiring value for customers, partners, and all other stakeholders. This will help create new value that we cannot deliver by ourselves. In addition, in order to achieve the long-term policy, we have formulated the long-term plan as the roadmap toward 2025. DENSO will bring hope for the future for our planet, society, and all people by achieving sustainable growth.

I am sincerely grateful for receiving the ongoing support of all our stakeholders.

November 2017 
President and CEO 
Koji Arima