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Hitachi Construction to boost shareholder returns on higher Americas cash flow

Japanese rival to Komatsu targets 35% to 40% payout ratio in near future, CFO says

Cash flows at Hitachi's construction unit are improving partially on earnings in North America, where excavators are a mainstay product. (Photo courtesy of Hitachi Construction Machinery)

TOKYO -- Hitachi Construction Machinery aims to lift its dividend payout ratio to near 40%, according to Chief Financial Officer Keiichiro Shiojima, on an anticipated rise in cash flow from its Americas business.

The Japanese company's medium-term plan for the three years ending March 2026, announced in April, gives a target payout range of 30% to 40%.

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