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Retail Trade


Business Summary

ASKUL Corp. engages in the provision of office equipment, supplies, and support services. It operates through following segments: e-Commerce, Logistics and Others. The e-Commerce segment offers office automation products, personal computers, office furniture, business supplies, food items, alcoholic beverages, medical products, and cosmetics. The Logistics segment handles the small cargo freight transportation service for enterprises. The Others segment covers the production and sale of Tsumagoi natural water, Oku Karuizawa natural water and NANO bubble oxygen water. The company was founded on November 2, 1963 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Financial Highlights

May 2021 JPYUSD
Gross Profit104,379M981.85M
Operating income13,924M130.97M
Income before tax11,277M106.07M
Net income7,757M72.96M
Diluted EPS75.680.71
Dividends Per Share24.500.23
Total Assets190,489M1,741.29M
Total liabilities131,283M1,200.08M
Total equity58,772M537.24M
Operating cash flow15,998M150.48M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 May 2017May 2018May 2019May 2020May 2021
Revenue 335,915M 360,434M 387,483M 400,376M 422,148M
Gross Profit 76,755M 85,280M 91,606M 95,684M 104,379M
Operating income 8,865M 3,957M 4,521M 8,822M 13,924M
Income before tax 2,169M 8,409M 1,173M 8,460M 11,277M
Net income 1,015M 4,694M 434M 5,653M 7,757M
EBITDA 14,033M 10,074M 11,253M 14,839M 20,524M
Diluted EPS 9.84 46.01 4.25 55.14 75.68
Dividends Per Share 18 18 18 19 24.50
Total Assets 155,678M 174,106M 169,481M 174,455M 190,489M
Total liabilities 109,443M 124,760M 120,846M 121,627M 131,283M
Total equity 46,077M 49,181M 48,411M 52,443M 58,772M
Operating cash flow 16,227M 10,150M 6,215M 16,609M 15,998M
 May 2017May 2018May 2019May 2020May 2021
Revenue 3,092.77M 3,264.70M 3,483.29M 3,701.16M 3,970.99M
Gross Profit 706.68M 772.44M 823.49M 884.52M 981.85M
Operating income 81.62M 35.84M 40.64M 81.55M 130.97M
Income before tax 19.96M 76.16M 10.54M 78.20M 106.07M
Net income 9.34M 42.51M 3.90M 52.25M 72.96M
EBITDA 129.20M 91.24M 101.15M 137.17M 193.06M
Diluted EPS 0.09 0.41 0.03 0.50 0.71
Dividends Per Share 0.16 0.16 0.16 0.17 0.23
Total Assets 1,407.76M 1,602.52M 1,560.95M 1,619.29M 1,741.29M
Total liabilities 989.67M 1,148.32M 1,113.01M 1,128.94M 1,200.08M
Total equity 416.66M 452.67M 445.87M 486.77M 537.24M
Operating cash flow 149.40M 91.93M 55.86M 153.53M 150.48M

Valuation Measures

May 2021
Operating margin3.29%
Profit margin1.83%

Key executives

  • President, CEO & Representative Director: Akira Yoshioka
  • Director & Chief Financial Officer: Tsuguhiro Tamai
  • Director & Executive Officer: Hironori Koshimizu
  • Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Officer: Masayoshi Hayashi
  • Chief Platform Officer & Executive Officer: Hideo Amanuma


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Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: Toyosu Cubic Garden, 3-2-3 Toyosu, Tokyo, 135-0061, Japan
  • Phone: +81.3.4330.5001

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