Net cash provided by operating activities for the current fiscal year amounted to 123.6 billion yen. Major factors of cash increase were income before income taxes of 144.2 billion yen and depreciation and amortization of 56.4 billion yen. Major factors of cash decrease were income taxes paid of 56.5 billion yen and the increase in inventories of 18.6 billion yen.
Net cash used in investing activities was 58.2 billion yen. Major factors of cash decrease were payments for purchases of investment securities of 51.0 billion yen, purchases of tangible assets, including security equipment and control stations of 50.2 billion yen and acquisitions of subsidiaries accompanied with changes in scope of consolidation of 23.2 billion yen. Major factor of cash increase was proceeds from sales and redemptions of investment securities of 69.3 billion yen.
Net cash used in financing activities amounted to 50.9 billion yen. Major factors of cash decrease were dividends paid of 32.7 billion yen, repayments of long-term loans of 6.4 billion yen, dividends paid for noncontrolling shareholders of 5.4 billion yen and repayments of lease obligations of 4.9 billion yen. Major factor of cash increase was proceeds from long-term loans of 4.8 billion yen.