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Corporate Information

Q1

What is the origin of the Daikin company name?

A1

Daikin was founded in 1924 as Osaka Kinzoku Kogyosho Limited Partnership (OKK) in 1924 and later changed to Osaka Kinzoku Kogyo Co., Ltd. The word “kinzoku” in Japanese means metalworking and reflected our company’s core business in the manufacture and sale of aviation parts and general metalworking. However, as times changed, so did our business. With business activities shifting to air conditioners and fluorochemicals, the company name no longer reflected its business activities. The company started being called by its nickname "Daikin." Daikin derived from the kanji character “dai (大)" taken from “Osaka (大阪)” and “kin (金)" from “kinzoku (金属)" . On the 40th anniversary of the company's founding in 1963, the name was officially changed to Daikin Kogyo Co., Ltd. This was changed again in 1982 to Daikin Industries, Ltd.

Q2

What is the significance of the corporate symbol?

A2

The Daikin Logo is the symbol of our bold, continuous pursuit of high ideals.
The sharp triangle, composed of two colors, Daikin Light Blue and Black, represents the three technological fields of machinery, chemicals, and electronics, and the integrated technologies that Daikin develops in those fields. The logo's orientation, up and to the right, expresses the pioneering spirit of the Daikin Group, forging ahead into the future.

Investor Relations

Questions Relating to Company Performance and Finance

Q1

How can I obtain Daikin’s recent financial results?

A1

Please refer to the Brief Report on the Consolidated Settlement of Accounts and IR Briefing Materials on our website.

Q2

Where is the latest information on main business activities?

A2

Please refer to the IR Briefing Presentation on our website.

Financial Results

Q3

Where can I find information on the past trends of financial results?

A3

Please refer to Financial Data on our website.

Financial Data

Q4

Is there information available on the Daikin management strategy?

A4

Our company has formulated a strategic management plan entitled Fusion 20 which establishes fiscal year 2020 as the target year.

Strategic Management Plan Fusion 20

Q5

How are management indices such as ROE, ROA, and FCF utilized?

A5

Our company considers the maximization of corporate value to be one of the most important management issues, and Daikin develops business and strengthens its management structure by using FCF (Free Cash Flow), ROA (Return on Assets), ROE (Return on Equity), and other indicators of “Ratio Management” as important management administration indicators.
In particular, Daikin emphasizes FCF as a source of corporate value and integrated indicator that enhances all management indicators. Using this, we endeavor to reduce accounts receivable and inventories while taking measures to expand profit and improve investment efficiency to create cash flow from operating capital.
Please refer to Financial Data on our website.

Financial Data

Q6

How can I obtain a copy of the Daikin Annual Report?

A6

A PDF copy of the Annual Report can be accessed and downloaded from our website.

Annual Report

Q7

When is the closing of the fiscal year?

A7

The fiscal year ends every year on March 31.

Questions Relating to Stock Information

Q8

What is Daikin’s identification securities code?

A8

Our identification securities code is 6367

Q9

On what stock exchange are Daikin shares listed?

A9

Shares are listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Q10

What is the number of share traded per unit.

A10

100 shares

Q11

When are dividends paid?

A11

The year-end dividend is paid after approval at the annual shareholders meeting to shareholders as of March 31. The interim dividend is paid through resolution of the Board of Directors to shareholders or registered pledgees listed on September 30.

Q12

What is the basic policy toward dividends?

A12

Together with making every effort to maintain a ratio of dividends to shareholder equity (DOE) of 3.0% based on the principle of always providing stable dividends to shareholders, we will continue striving in our mission to provide shareholders with even greater return by aiming for an increasingly higher level of dividend payout ratio.
With regard to internal retained earnings, we will appropriate them to strategic investments aimed to strengthen the management structure, promote development of global businesses, and accelerate the development of products that contribute to the preservation of the global environment.

Q13

When is the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders held?

A13

It is held every year in June.

Sustainability

Q1

What is Daikin’s perspective on refrigerants issues?

A1

Daikin’s basic policy is “Diversity of refrigerant choice”. Daikin evaluates various aspects of comprehensively to select the appropriate refrigerant for each application, so we do not deny any refrigerants. Daikin will contribute to reducing the environmental impact of refrigerant through its lifecycle.
For further information, please see the following page.

Daikin's Policy on the Environmental Impact of the Refrigerant

Q2

What is Daikin's philosophy on contributing to the community?

A2

Based on the condition of fulfilling our corporate social responsibility of creating jobs and existing in harmony with local companies, our fundamental policy is to respect the culture and history of each country and region and, as a member of the regional society where we do business, foster strong ties with the community.
Centered around our pillars of protecting the environment, supporting education, and living in harmony with communities, our employees take the leading role in conducting activities that benefit communities and in solving social issues from a global perspective based on SDGs (sustainable development goals).

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