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Consumer Non-Durables

Asahi Group Holdings Ltd.

Business Summary

Asahi Group Holdings Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of food and beverages. It operates through the following segments: Alcoholic Beverages, Soft Drinks, Food, Overseas, and Others. The Alcoholic Beverages segment includes beer-type beverages, shochu (Japanese distilled beverage), RTD (Ready-to-Drink) low-alcohol beverages, whisky and spirits, wine, and others. The Soft Drinks segment offers chilled beverages through developing products such as tea-based drinks, coffee, carbonated soft drinks, water, fruit and vegetable drinks, and lactic acid drinks. The Food segment provides confectioneries, pharmaceuticals, supplements, baby products, freeze-dried foods, seasonings and retort-pouch foods. The Overseas segment offers food and beverage in other countries. The Others segment involves logistics and other businesses. The company was founded on September 1, 1949 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2018 JPYUSD
Gross Profit761,148M6,891.78M
Operating income221,384M2,004.51M
Income before tax207,308M1,877.06M
Net income151,077M1,367.92M
Diluted EPS329.782.98
Dividends Per Share990.89
Total Assets3,079.31B28,066.49M
Total liabilities1,929.66B17,587.97M
Total equity1,146.42B10,449.07M
Operating cash flow252,441M2,285.71M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018
Revenue 1,785.47B 1,689.52B 1,706.90B 2,084.87B 2,120.29B
Gross Profit 674,232M 556,140M 576,892M 740,202M 761,148M
Operating income 127,881M 140,692M 148,487M 199,133M 221,384M
Income before tax 129,136M 99,936M 150,068M 196,984M 207,308M
Net income 69,118M 75,770M 89,220M 141,003M 151,077M
EBITDA 201,178M 211,437M 219,618M 300,946M 330,590M
Diluted EPS 148.80 164.75 194.75 307.77 329.78
Dividends Per Share 45 50 54 75 99
Total Assets 1,936.60B 1,804.67B 2,094.33B 3,346.82B 3,079.31B
Total liabilities 1,040.09B 1,000.98B 1,248.52B 2,194.07B 1,929.66B
Total equity 881,091M 789,420M 836,354M 1,145.13B 1,146.42B
Operating cash flow 146,783M 116,471M 154,452M 231,712M 252,441M
 Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018
Revenue 16,868.00M 13,955.55M 15,708.80M 18,592.78M 19,198.08M
Gross Profit 6,369.69M 4,593.73M 5,309.20M 6,601.06M 6,891.78M
Operating income 1,208.13M 1,162.12M 1,366.54M 1,775.85M 2,004.51M
Income before tax 1,219.99M 825.47M 1,381.09M 1,756.68M 1,877.06M
Net income 652.98M 625.86M 821.10M 1,257.45M 1,367.92M
EBITDA 1,900.59M 1,746.47M 2,021.16M 2,683.81M 2,993.31M
Diluted EPS 1.40 1.36 1.79 2.74 2.98
Dividends Per Share 0.42 0.41 0.49 0.66 0.89
Total Assets 16,152.54M 15,002.06M 17,956.29M 29,709.91M 28,066.49M
Total liabilities 8,675.08M 8,321.11M 10,704.58M 19,476.88M 17,587.97M
Total equity 7,348.85M 6,562.36M 7,170.69M 10,165.42M 10,449.07M
Operating cash flow 1,386.70M 962.05M 1,421.43M 2,066.39M 2,285.71M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2018
Operating margin10.44%
Profit margin7.12%

Key executives

  • President, CEO & Representative Director: Akiyoshi Koji
  • Chief Financial Officer & Managing Director: Atsushi Katsuki
  • Director & Executive Officer: Yutaka Hemmi
  • Director & Executive Officer: Keizo Tanimura
  • Director & Executive Officer: Taemin Park


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Contact Details

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