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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 Other. The Alcoholic Beverages segment sells beer-type beverages, shochu (Japanese distilled beverage), RTD (ready-to-drink) low-alcohol beverages, whisky and spirits, and wines. The Soft Drinks segment offers chilled beverages 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, dried foods, and seasonings. The Overseas segment handles the sale of food and beverage in other countries. The Other segment includes logistics and other businesses. The company was founded on September 1, 1949 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2019 JPYUSD
Gross Profit736,259M6,753.99M
Operating income213,760M1,960.90M
Income before tax197,391M1,810.74M
Net income142,206M1,304.51M
Diluted EPS310.412.84
Dividends Per Share1000.91
Total Assets3,140.78B28,900.74M
Total liabilities1,892.50B17,414.35M
Total equity1,246.31B11,468.26M
Operating cash flow253,469M2,325.17M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019
Revenue 1,689.52B 1,706.90B 2,084.87B 2,120.29B 2,089.04B
Gross Profit 556,140M 576,892M 740,202M 761,148M 736,259M
Operating income 140,692M 148,487M 199,133M 221,384M 213,760M
Income before tax 99,936M 150,068M 196,984M 207,308M 197,391M
Net income 75,770M 89,220M 141,003M 151,077M 142,206M
EBITDA 211,437M 219,618M 300,946M 330,590M 326,796M
Diluted EPS 164.75 194.75 307.77 329.78 310.41
Dividends Per Share 50 54 75 99 100
Total Assets 1,804.67B 2,094.33B 3,346.82B 3,079.31B 3,140.78B
Total liabilities 1,000.98B 1,248.52B 2,194.07B 1,929.66B 1,892.50B
Total equity 789,420M 836,354M 1,145.13B 1,146.42B 1,246.31B
Operating cash flow 116,471M 154,452M 231,712M 252,441M 253,469M
 Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019
Revenue 13,955.55M 15,708.80M 18,592.78M 19,198.08M 19,163.67M
Gross Profit 4,593.73M 5,309.20M 6,601.06M 6,891.78M 6,753.99M
Operating income 1,162.12M 1,366.54M 1,775.85M 2,004.51M 1,960.90M
Income before tax 825.47M 1,381.09M 1,756.68M 1,877.06M 1,810.74M
Net income 625.86M 821.10M 1,257.45M 1,367.92M 1,304.51M
EBITDA 1,746.47M 2,021.16M 2,683.81M 2,993.31M 2,997.83M
Diluted EPS 1.36 1.79 2.74 2.98 2.84
Dividends Per Share 0.41 0.49 0.66 0.89 0.91
Total Assets 15,002.06M 17,956.29M 29,709.91M 28,066.49M 28,900.74M
Total liabilities 8,321.11M 10,704.58M 19,476.88M 17,587.97M 17,414.35M
Total equity 6,562.36M 7,170.69M 10,165.42M 10,449.07M 11,468.26M
Operating cash flow 962.05M 1,421.43M 2,066.39M 2,285.71M 2,325.17M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2019
Operating margin10.23%
Profit margin6.80%

Key executives

  • President, CEO & Representative Director: Akiyoshi Koji
  • CFO, Senior MD & Senior Managing Executive Officer: Atsushi Katsuki
  • Executive Officer & General Manager-Finance: Shunjiro Sakano
  • Director & Chief Supply Chain Officer: Yutaka Hemmi
  • Director & Chief Human Resources Officer: Keizo Tanimura


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Contact Details

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Last Updated on 1 Dec, 2020

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