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Earnings Plan

Earnings Plan and Cash Dividend Payment (As of May 15, 2018)

  • FY2018 Net Income Attributable to FG is estimated to be JPY 570.0bn, approximately the same level as that of FY2017


(JPY bn)
  FY2018 (Plan) Changes from FY2017
Consolidated Net Business Profits*1+Net Gains related to ETFs and others 700.0 161.9
Credit–related Costs −20.0 −176.3
Net Gains (Losses) related to Stocks -Net Gains related to ETFs and others 190.0 −1.8
Ordinary Profits 830.0 47.5
Net Income Attributable to FG*2 570.0 −6.5
  • *1 Consolidated Gross Profits – G&A Expenses (excluding Non–Recurring Losses) + Equity in Income from Investments in Affiliates and certain other consolidation adjustments
  • *2 Profit Attributable to Owners of Parent

2 Banks

(JPY bn)
  FY2018 (Plan) Changes from FY2017
Net Business Profits +Net Gains related to ETFs 530.0 131.3
Credit–related Costs −20.0 −173.2
Net Gains (Losses) related to Stocks +Net Gains related to ETFs 185.0 −11.2
Ordinary Profits 635.0 18.4
Net Income 455.0 −38.1

Cash Dividend per Share of Common Stock

  • Annual Cash Dividend per Share of Common Stock for FY2018 is estimated to be JPY 7.5 (unchanged from FY2017)
  • Continue the "steady dividend payout" policy with a "dividend payout ratio on a consolidated basis of approx. 30%" as a guide for our consideration
  FY2018 Changes from FY2017
Annual Cash Dividends (Estimate) JPY 7.5 unchanged

Transition of Cash Dividends

  FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018
Annual Cash Dividends
(Dividend payout ratio)
JPY 7.5
JPY 7.5
JPY 7.5
JPY 7.5

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We may not be successful in implementing our business strategies, and management may fail to achieve its targets, for a wide range of possible reasons, including, without limitation: incurrence of significant credit–related costs; declines in the value of our securities portfolio; changes in interest rates; foreign currency fluctuations; decrease in the market liquidity of our assets; revised assumptions or other changes related to our pension plans; a decline in our deferred tax assets; the effect of financial transactions entered into for hedging and other similar purposes; failure to maintain required capital adequacy ratio levels; downgrades in our credit ratings; our ability to avoid reputational harm; our ability to implement our Medium–term Business Plan, realize the synergy effects of "One MIZUHO," and implement other strategic initiatives and measures effectively; the effectiveness of our operational, legal and other risk management policies; the effect of changes in general economic conditions in Japan and elsewhere; and changes to applicable laws and regulations.

Further information regarding factors that could affect our financial condition and results of operations is included in "Item 3.D. Key Information—Risk Factors" and "Item 5. Operating and Financial Review and Prospects" in our most recent Form 20–F filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and our report on Form 6–K furnished to the SEC on December 28, 2017, both of which are available in the Financial Information section of our web page at www.mizuho–fg.com/index.html and also at the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov.

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MHFG is a specified business company under "Cabinet Office Ordinance on Disclosure of Corporate Information, etc." Article 17–15 clause 2 and prepares the interim consolidated financial statements in the second quarter.


2 Banks: Aggregate figures for MHBK and MHTB on a non–consolidated basis