Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

About usWhen was the Company established?The Company began in 1897 as a privately owned electrical machinery workshop. Company founder Hosui Shigemune was a mechanical engineer from Yamaguchi prefecture. The Company’s initial focus was repairing foreign-made electrical equipment and manufacturing switches, but it also worked on creating a domestically produced electric motor. It was established in 1917 as The Meidensha Corporation.
When did the Company go public?The Company was listed on the Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya stock exchanges in 1949. (It is currently listed only on the Tokyo and Nagoya exchanges.)
Earnings and financial informationWhen is your fiscal year?The Company’s fiscal year runs from April 1 to March 31 of the following year. We release earnings reports every quarter. See the IR Calendar page for information on past performance and future plans.
Where can I find your latest earnings information?The Company’s latest earnings can be viewed on the IR Library page. You can also find information about other IR activities on the Other Materials page.
How is your recent performance?You can view the Company’s ‘Key Financial Data’ in the graphs and Excel downloads available from the Performance Highlights page.
Stock informationWhat is your ticker symbol?Securities on Japanese exchanges are identified by a four-digit code. The Company’s code is 6508.
When is your general meeting of shareholders?Our regular general meeting of shareholders is held in late June every year. See the IR Calendar page for more information.