|Income before income taxes and equity in net income of affiliated companies||212.4||210.7||169.5||197.0|
|Net income attributable to Kubota Corporation||132.7||139.5||110.1||132.5|
|Depreciation and amortization||35.3||38.2||31.2||43.4|
|Net cash provided by operating activities||83.0||85.9||197.0||185.0|
|Free cash flow*1||29.5||39.5||157.8||128.8|
|Earnings per share (EPS)*2||¥105.74||¥111.68||¥88.47||¥106.58|
|Book-value per share (BPS)*3||748.76||883.10||916.28||966.19|
|Annual cash dividends||28||28||28||30|
|Return on assets (ROA)*4（％）||10.7||9.2||－*||7.6|
|Return on equity (ROE)*5（％）||15.3||13.7||－*||11.3|
|Shareholders’ equity to total assets（％）||44.3||44.5||45.0||44.9|
|Net debt equity ratio*6(times)||0.54||0.59||0.55||0.54|
* Due to the change in fiscal year-end, the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 was the nine-month period that commenced on April 1, 2015 and ended on December 31, 2015. For this reason, some data on the chart below is presented on the 12-month basis, which commenced on January 1, 2015 and ended on December 31, 2015, as a reference. Return on assets and return on equity of the year ended December 31, 2015 are calculated on the 12-month basis only.
* Kubota Corporation adopted the new accounting standard related to debt issuance costs on January 1, 2016. To reflect the impact of this change, the results for the previous years have been retrospectively adjusted.
*1 Free cash flow = Net cash provided by operating activities - Purchases of fixed assets
*2 Earnings per share (EPS) = Net income attributable to Kubota Corporation ÷ Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding
*3 Book-value per share (BPS) = Shareholders’ equity ÷ Number of common shares outstanding as of each balance sheet date
*4 Return on assets (ROA) = Income before income taxes and equity in net income of affiliated companies ÷ Total assets (average of beginning and ending balance)
*5 Return on equity (ROE) = Net income attributable to Kubota Corporation ÷ Shareholders' equity (average of beginning and ending balance)
*6 Net debt equity ratio = (Interest-bearing debt - Cash and cash equivalents) ÷ Shareholders' equity
Please refer to the Annual Securities Report for the detailed financial information.
*7 For the reporting period for environmental data, see the Calculation Standards of Environmental Performance Indicators.
*8 The totals for the period from January 1 to December 31 of each year.