Ajinomoto Co., Inc.


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Mar 29, 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: 33,295

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 2016

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 1,185.98B
Gross profit 397,721M
Operating income 91,045M
Income before tax 100,318M
Net income 63,592M
EBITDA 149,058M
Diluted EPS 108.14
Dividends per share 28
Total assets 1,263.26B
Total liabilities 566,962M
Total equity 624,246M
Operating cash flow 125,219M

Currency in JPY

Revenue 9,876.22M
Gross profit 3,312.01M
Operating income 758.17M
Income before tax 835.39M
Net income 529.56M
EBITDA 1,241.27M
Diluted EPS 0.90
Dividends per share 0.23
Total assets 11,239.50M
Total liabilities 5,044.37M
Total equity 5,554.03M
Operating cash flow 1,042.75M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Mar 2016

PER 23.48
ROA 5.05%
ROE 9.83%
Operating margin 7.67%
Profit margin 5.36%

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.(1.8%)


  • 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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