FAQ

Company Profile

  • Q1When was the company established?
    The company was established on July 15, 1953.
  • Q2What is the origin of your company name?
    Subaru is a Japanese name for the Pleiades star cluster. Subaru was the first brand to use a Japanese name for its vehicles. The name symbolizes the unity of the six companies related to Nakajima Aircraft that merged to form Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (later to become Subaru Corporation).
  • Q3What are your business segments?
    Subaru Corporation is an automobile and aircraft manufacturer headquartered in Japan.
    The company operates automotive and aerospace businesses under the Subaru brand.
  • Q4When was your stock first listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange?
    We were listed on March 14, 1960.

Management

  • Q1Where can I find out about the company's medium- and long-term management plans?
    Please refer to the "Management Plan" page.
  • Q2What are your numerical goals?
    Please refer to the "Management Plan" page.
  • Q3What is your policy of return to shareholders?
    Please refer to the "Return to Shareholders" page.
  • Q4What is your approach to corporate governance?
    In accordance with the corporate philosophy and management philosophy, Subaru has articulated the vision "From a company making things, to a company making people smile" and is working to enhance corporate governance to gain the satisfaction and trust of all its stakeholders by achieving sustainable growth and improving its corporate value in the medium to long term as a top management priority.
    Please refer to our "Corporate Governance" page for more information.
  • Q5What is your executive pay?
    The overview of compensation for directors can be found in the CSR file in our annual report on this page:
    https://www.subaru.co.jp/en/ir/library/annual-reports.html

Shares

  • Q1What is your securities trading code?
    The securities code of Subaru is 7270.
  • Q2Which stock exchange is the company listed on?
    The Tokyo Stock Exchange. We are not listed overseas.
  • Q3Who are your major shareholders?
    Please refer to the "Stock Overview" page.
  • Q4Where can I find the current Subaru stock price?
    Please refer to the "Stock Overview" page.
  • Q5How many Subaru shares are outstanding?
    Please refer to the "Stock Overview" page.
  • Q6What is the number of shares per trading unit?
    100 shares.
  • Q7What is your current dividend situation?
    Please refer to the "Return to Shareholders" page.
  • Q8When is the general shareholders' meeting held?
    The ordinary general meeting of shareholders is held in June every year. For the agenda of the meeting, please refer to the "Shareholders' Meeting" page.
  • Q9Who are the analysts and their firms that cover Subaru?
    Please refer to the "Analyst Coverage" page.

Account settlement and financial information

  • Q1When does your fiscal year end?
    On March 31.
  • Q2How can I find out when the financial results will be announced?
    Please refer to the "IR Calendar" page where we list and update our yearly schedule.
  • Q3Does Subaru webcast earnings presentations?
    Live and archived Subaru presentations and conference calls are listed on:
    https://www.subaru.co.jp/ir/library/results.html (available in Japanese only)
  • Q4Where can I find your financial documents?
    You can find our latest and past financial and business reports on this page:
    https://www.subaru.co.jp/en/ir/library/results.html
  • Q5What is your latest financial outcome?
    Please refer to the latest "Financial Results" on this page:
    https://www.subaru.co.jp/en/ir/library/results.html

    (100 million yen)

    FYE2019
    RESULTS
    FYE2020
    RESULTS
    Change
    Revenue*1 31,562 33,441 1,880
    Operating profit*2 1,817 2,103 286
    Profit before tax*3 1,860 2,077 216
    Profit for the period attributable
    to owners of parent*4
    1,414 1,526 112
    Subaru Exchange Rate ¥111/US$
    ¥129/EURO
    ¥109/US$
    ¥121/EURO
    −¥2/US$
    −¥9/EURO
    Consolidated Automobile Sales
    (1,000 units)
    1,001 1,034 33

    * The Company is voluntarily adopting International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for its consolidated financial statements from the fiscal year ending March 2020 (FYE2020) in place of the Japanese generally accepted accounting principles (JGAAP) previously adopted. The first-quarter and full-year result figures for the previous fiscal year (FYE2019) have been recalculated based on IFRS for comparison and analysis purposes.

    *1
    "Net sales" in JGAAP is stated as "revenue" in IFRS.
    *2
    "Operating income" in JGAAP is stated as "operating profit" in IFRS.
    *3
    "Income before income taxes" in JGAAP is stated as "profit before tax" in IFRS.
    *4
    "Net income attributable to owners of parent" in JGAAP is stated as "profit for the period attributable to owners of parent" in IFRS.
  • Q6What is your outlook for the current term?

    In response to the spread of COVID-19, we suspended plant operations in Japan (Gunma Plant) and overseas (plant in the U.S. at Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc.). We resumed operations on May 11, but plan to operate at adjusted levels of production for the time being. In terms of sales activity, many dealers in the mainstay U.S. market continue to face various restrictions.
    We withhold release of consolidated earnings forecast for the fiscal year ending March 2021 as it remains uncertain at this point when the COVID-19 situation may be resolved, and it is difficult to reasonably estimate its impact on the Group's production, sales and other business activities. We plan to disclose estimated consolidated earnings and dividend payout forecast for the year ending March 2021, as soon as we can make calculations for them.

  • Q7How can I find out about your past financial performances?
    You can find information for the past five years on the "Financial Highlights" page. For financial statements and related information, please refer to the "Historical Financial Data" page.
  • Q8Is it possible to look at the company's annual securities reports?
    Yes, they are listed on this page:
    https://www.subaru.co.jp/ir/library/securities-reports.html (available only in Japanese)
  • Q9Is it possible to look at the company's annual reports?
    Annual reports from fiscal year 1998 are available. Please refer to the "Annual Report" page.

Others

  • Q1Where can I find information on the Subaru lineup?
    It is on the Subaru Global website at www.subaru-global.com.
  • Q2What are Subaru's efforts on safety?
    Subaru aims to improve safety by focusing on three ideas: active safety, passive safety and pre-crash safety. They realize an "Enjoyment and Peace of Mind" driving experience for everyone within the vehicle. Even more, Subaru is aspiring to enhance safety for our whole mobile society including pedestrians and the surrounding environment. For more details, please refer to:
    https://www.subaru.co.jp/en/csr/consumers/production.html
  • Q3Where can I find out about Subaru's environmental activities?
    For our environmental activities, please refer to the "CSR/Environment" page.
  • Q4Where can I find out about Subaru's social contribution?
    Subaru is actively promoting social contribution activities as one aspect of its CSR policy. At its manufacturing plants, these activities take various forms such as community festivals, sports coaching for children by the company's baseball and track teams, and plant tours. For more details, please refer to "Social Contribution" page.