Kobe Steel, Ltd.


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Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 364.36M

Currency in JPY

Company profile

Market(Ticker): TKS(5406)
Non-Energy Minerals
Full time employees: 36,338

Business summary

Kobe Steel, Ltd. engages in the manufacture, production, and sale of iron and steel. It operates through the following segments: Iron and Steel, Welding, Aluminum and Copper, Machinery, Engineering, Kobelco Eco-Solutions, Kobelco Construction Machinery, Kobelco Cranes, and Other Businesses. The Iron and Steel Business segment includes steel wire rods and bars, steel sheets, steel billets, steel castings and forgings, titanium and titanium alloys, foundry pig iron, slag products, stainless steel tube, construction materials, and other specialty steel products. The Welding Business segment provides welding materials, welding systems, high functional materials and related services. The Aluminum and Copper Business segment covers aluminum sheets and plates, aluminum extrusions and fabricated products, aluminum castings and forgings, copper sheets and strips and copper tubes. The Machinery Business segment provides tire and rubber machinery, plastic processing machinery, advanced technology equipment, metalworking machinery, nonstandard compressors, standard compressors, chemical and energy equipment, nuclear power equipment and related services. The Engineering Business segment includes ironmaking processes, iron ore-pelletizing system, nuclear power products, chemical weapons destruction services, steel structures and sabo, urban transit systems and upgrading of low-rank coal. The Kobelco Eco Solutions Business segment provides water treatment products, cooling towers, waste treatment and recycling, process equipment and environmental analysis. The Kobelco Construction Machinery Business segment covers construction equipment, construction recycling machinery, metal recycling machinery, resource recycling machinery and forestry machinery. The Kobelco Cranes Business segment includes crawler cranes, wheel cranes, specialized base machines for engineering and foundation work, and work vessels. The Other Businesses segment provides real estate development, construction, sales, brokering and remodeling, material analysis and testing, structural assessment, manufacture and sale of sputtering targets. The company was founded on September 1, 1905 and is headquartered in Kobe, Japan.

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Financial highlights

Mar 2016

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 1,822.80B
Gross profit 286,123M
Operating income 68,445M
Income before tax -10,619M
Net income -21,556M
EBITDA 163,257M
Diluted EPS -59.3
Dividends per share 20
Total assets 2,261.13B
Total liabilities 1,515.64B
Total equity 692,006M
Operating cash flow 97,933M

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Revenue 15,179.37M
Gross profit 2,382.68M
Operating income 569.97M
Income before tax -88.42M
Net income -179.50M
EBITDA 1,359.52M
Diluted EPS -0.49
Dividends per share 0.16
Total assets 20,117.74M
Total liabilities 13,484.95M
Total equity 6,156.91M
Operating cash flow 815.53M

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Valuation measures

Mar 2016

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ROA -0.94%
ROE -2.93%
Operating margin 3.75%
Profit margin -1.18%

Key executive

  • Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer: Hiroya Kawasaki
  • Representative Director, SVP, Head-Audit & Finance: Naoto Umehara
  • Executive Technical Officer: Kimio Hashimoto
  • Representative Director, EVP, Head-Iron & Steel: Yoshinori Onoe
  • Representative Director & Senior Vice President: Akira Kaneko

Share holders

  • Asset Management One Co., Ltd.(3.8%)
  • Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp.(2.9%)
  • Nippon Life Insurance Co.(2.7%)
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.(2.6%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(2.4%)
  • Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.(2.3%)
  • BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.(1.7%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(1.7%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd.(1.6%)
  • Sojitz Corp.(1.2%)


  • Website: http://www.kobelco.co.jp
  • Address: Shinko Building, 2-4 Wakinohama Kaigandori 2-chome, Kobe, 651-8585, Japan
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