Cash flows from operating activities
Net cash provided by operating activities for the current fiscal year amounted to 146.4 billion yen; 164.9 billion yen in the previous fiscal year. Major factors of cash increase were income before income taxes of 153.3 billion yen and depreciation and amortization of 62.5 billion yen. Major factors of cash decrease were income taxes paid of 47.5 billion yen and increase in inventories of 9.1 billion yen.
Cash flows from investing activities
Net cash used in investing activities was 70.4 billion yen; 55.3 billion yen in the previous fiscal year. Major factors of cash decrease were payments for purchases of tangible assets, including security equipment and control stations of 49.7 billion yen, payments for purchases of investment securities of 48.6 billion yen and acquisitions of subsidiaries accompanied with changes in scope of consolidation of 18.9 billion yen. Major factor of cash increase was proceeds from sales and redemptions of investment securities of 53.3 billion yen.
Cash flows from financing activities
Net cash used in financing activities amounted to 77.8 billion yen; 87.3 billion yen in the previous fiscal year. Major factors of cash decrease were dividends paid of 39.0 billion yen, increase in treasury stocks, net of 29.7 billion yen and repayments of lease obligations of 4.9 billion yen.