Ajinomoto Co., Inc.


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May 26, 2017
Prev close: 2,385.5
May 26, 2017
Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 571.86M

Currency in JPY

Company profile

Market(Ticker): TKS(2802)
Consumer Non-Durables
Food: Specialty/Candy
Full time employees: --

Business summary

Ajinomoto Co., Inc. engages in the manufacture, distribution, and sale of food products, amino acids, and pharmaceuticals. It operates through the following segments: Domestic Food Products, Overseas Food Products, Life Support, Healthcare and Others. The Domestic Food Products segment includes seasonings and processed foods, and frozen foods. The Overseas Food Products segment provides consumer foods, which include flavor seasonings and instant noodles; and umami seasonings for processed food manufacturers. The Life Support segment offers feed-use amino acids, amino acids for pharmaceuticals and foods, sweeteners, pharmaceutical fine chemicals, and specialty chemicals. The Healthcare segment handles medical foods and pharmaceuticals. The Others segment covers the packaging materials business, healthcare business, partnership business, logistics, and other services. The company was founded by Saburosuke Suzuki II on May 20, 1909 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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Financial highlights

Mar 2017

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 1,091.41B
Gross profit 387,077M
Operating income 85,341M
Income before tax 85,125M
Net income 52,595M
EBITDA 138,868M
Diluted EPS 91.99
Dividends per share 30
Total assets 1,336.93B
Total liabilities 639,153M
Total equity 623,107M
Operating cash flow 108,024M

Currency in JPY

Revenue 10,078.85M
Gross profit 3,574.53M
Operating income 788.09M
Income before tax 786.10M
Net income 485.69M
EBITDA 1,282.40M
Diluted EPS 0.84
Dividends per share 0.27
Total assets 11,997.94M
Total liabilities 5,735.91M
Total equity 5,591.91M
Operating cash flow 997.56M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Mar 2017

PER 23.87
ROA 4.04%
ROE 8.43%
Operating margin 7.81%
Profit margin 4.81%

Key executive

  • President, CEO & Representative Director: Takaaki Nishii
  • Manager-Research & Development Planning: Kazuya Onomichi
  • Representative Director & Executive Vice President: Tamotsu Iwamoto
  • Executive Officer: Chiaki Nosaka
  • Executive Officer & Manager-Human Resources: Yoshimasa Yoshimiya

Share holders

  • Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.(5.5%)
  • Dai-ichi Life Holdings, Inc.(4.5%)
  • Nippon Life Insurance Co.(4.4%)
  • Asset Management One Co., Ltd.(3.7%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd.(3.4%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(3.2%)
  • Sompo Holdings, Inc.(2.3%)
  • Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co.(2.2%)
  • Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd.(1.9%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(1.9%)


  • Website: http://www.ajinomoto.co.jp
  • Address: 1-15-1 Kyobashi, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo, 104-8315, Japan
  • Phone: +81.3.5250.8111

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