Net cash provided by operating activities for the current fiscal year amounted to 175.5billion yen. Major factors of cash increase were income before income taxes of 147.8billion yen and depreciation and amortization of 59.6billion yen. Major factors of cash decrease were income taxes paid of 40.3billion yen and increase in notes and accounts receivable, trade and due from subscribers of 7.6billion yen.
Net cash used in investing activities was 60.7billion yen. Major factors of cash decrease were payments for purchases of tangible assets, including security equipment and control stations of 58.3billion yen, payments for purchases of investment securities of 45.2billion yen and payments for purchases of intangible assets of 11.4billion yen. Major factor of cash increase was proceeds from sales and redemptions of investment securities of 50.2billion yen.
Net cash used in financing activities amounted to 48.2billion yen. Major factors of cash decrease were dividends paid of 37.1billion yen, repayments of lease obligations of 5.1billion yen, repayments of long-term loans of 4.0billion yen and dividends paid for noncontrolling shareholders of 3.4billion yen. Major factor of cash increase was proceeds from issuance of straight bonds of 2.3billion yen.