FAQ

Recent questions

  • Why is the operating income for FY2021 1Q so low year on year?

    We recorded sales on investments (about 2.7 Bil JPY in OP) in FY2020 1Q, but did not record any sales in FY2021 1Q.

  • What companies are included in your investment portfolio and how much of each investment do you own?

    We do not disclose the specific ratio we own of our investment portfolio. Please see the most recent Financial Results Briefing Materials for a list of some of our investments.

  • What is your profit reduction policy, including your dividend policy?

    We hold our profit return policy in high regards to give back to shareholders by expanding our business foundation and progressing our financial ground.
    Our business is mainly divided between the E-Commerce Business and the Incubation Business. The Incubation Business in particular is extremely volatile as it depends on the opportunity to monetize our operational investment securities. As such, we will be basing our dividend policy on the profits in our more consistent E-Commerce Business and use the proceeds from the Incubation Business towards other profit reduction methods such as share repurchases as we monitor our share prices.

  • What is your forecast for FY2021?

    We are refraining from disclosing our consolidated FY2021 forecast as we have determined that it is not logical to forecast the timing and amount of sales of operational investment securities in the Incubation Business. Moreover, we need to be flexible regarding the timing and amount we plan to invest in our new businesses as we closely monitor the upcoming circumstances.
    We do believe that disclosing our forecast is very important in making investment decisions, so we will proceed to disclose the forecast for our E-Commerce Business which is more transparent. Please see our Forecast page for details.

  • Which investments are you currently most optimistic about?

    We are most optimistic of Tokopedia in Indonesia. We are also optimistic about Droom and Healthians in India as well as Sendo in Vietnam.

  • Which countries do you ship to most and what kind of products are being purchased on Buyee?

    Hong Kong, the United States, China and Taiwan comprise of over half of Buyee's GMV. For products being sold, please check our "EC World Hit Rankings 2020" website (Japanes Only).

Corporate Information

  • When was BEENOS established?

    November 1999. Please see Our History for more information.

  • When did BEENOS go public?

    July 2004. Please see Our History for more information.

  • What does BEENOS mean?

    BEENOS is a compound word constructed to literally mean “Beehive”, as we took the English word “Bee” and combined it with the Japanese word for “hive”.
    Bees represent sustainability in the ecosystem through bringing prosperity to everything they co-exist with.
    Like bees, we wish to cross-pollinate and create a platform that connects information, material objects, global businesses and the people of the world.

  • Where can I find more information about the history of BEENOS?

    Please see Our History.

BEENOS Stocks

  • What is BEENOS’s stock code?

    The stock code for BEENOS Inc. (formerly netprice.com) is 3328.

  • Who is the shareholder registry administrator for BEENOS?

    Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited

  • When is your Annual General Stockholders Meeting?

    It is usually held in mid-December. Please refer to our IR Calendar for the latest updates.

  • Does BEENOS have a Shareholder Benefit Program?

    We have started a Shareholder Benefit Program beginning FY 2018. For more information, visit our Shareholder Benefit Program website: https://beenos.premium-yutaiclub.jp/

  • What is the total number of issued shares for BEENOS?

    13,335,995 Shares (as of 30 September 2020)

  • What is the number of shares per share unit?

    100 Shares as of 1 April 2014

  • I have a question regarding the Shareholder Benefit Program

    The Shareholder Benefit Program is only for Japanese residents and is only available in Japanese. Please visit https://beenos.premium-yutaiclub.jp/contact/ for more details.

Finances and Financial Summaries

  • Where can I see past financial results?

    Please go to the IR Library section of our Investors Relations page.

  • When is your fiscal year-end?

    September

  • I’d like to see the trends of your business performance.

    Please look under the Financial Performance section of our Investors Relations page.

  • Can I see your IR Schedule?

    Please go to the IR Calendar section of our IR Info page.

About BEENOS

  • What kind of business does BEENOS do?

    Please refer to our Business Portfolio page for information on our business lineup.

  • What is your relationship with BEENEXT?

    BEENEXT is a fund that our former CEO, Mr. Teruhide Sato, is a managing partner of. We have a limited partnership stake in BEENEXT, but are not involved directly in any of BEENEXT's operations.

  • What is your investment policy?

    Please refer to our Investment Policy page.

  • What is your exit strategy for your investment securities?

    We sell our stakes in investments for various purposes including securing funds for new businesses and returning back to shareholders. In regards to the timing of the sales of investments, we look at the status of each individual investment and sell when we believe that we can maximize profits.

Other Questions

  • Do you have an infrastructure to protect personal information?

    We recognize the handling of personal information on our website as a very important part of our business. We make a concerted effort to use your information appropriately and responsibly. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

  • Who should I contact in case I need to change the information (i.e. name, address, bank information) for my stocks?

    Please confirm it on Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited’s website.