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Asahi Kasei Corp.

  • 1,700.00 JPY
  • +31.50
  • +1.89%
  • Japan
    Sep 21, 2018
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Business Summary

Asahi Kasei Corp. is a holding company which provides monitoring, planning, and strategic management to its subsidiaries and affiliates. It operates through the following segments: Material, Homes, Health Care, and Other Businesses. The Material segment includes fibers, textiles, chemicals, and electronics. The Homes segment includes "Long Life Home" products and offers remodeling, real estate, and urban redevelopment. It also includes construction materials. The Health Care segment includes pharmaceuticals, medical care, and acute critical care. The Other Businesses segment includes engineering, employment agency, processing and sale of Asahi Kasei products, and temporary staffing. The company was founded on May 21, 1931 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2018 JPYUSD
Gross Profit672,802M6,070.44M
Operating income198,475M1,790.76M
Income before tax218,333M1,969.93M
Net income170,249M1,536.09M
Diluted EPS121.931.10
Dividends Per Share340.30
Total Assets2,316.13B21,778.43M
Total liabilities1,010.92B9,505.60M
Total equity1,287.38B12,105.18M
Operating cash flow249,891M2,254.67M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2014Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018
Revenue 1,897.76B 1,986.40B 1,940.91B 1,882.99B 2,042.21B
Gross Profit 529,773M 564,705M 606,344M 606,826M 672,802M
Operating income 143,347M 157,933M 165,203M 159,230M 198,475M
Income before tax 163,860M 158,440M 146,389M 157,388M 218,333M
Net income 101,296M 105,652M 91,754M 115,000M 170,249M
EBITDA 238,222M 253,311M 274,835M 268,423M 311,938M
Diluted EPS 72.48 75.62 65.69 82.34 121.93
Dividends Per Share 17 19 20 24 34
Total Assets 1,915.08B 2,014.53B 2,211.72B 2,254.50B 2,316.13B
Total liabilities 989,323M 916,809M 1,154.33B 1,086.38B 1,010.92B
Total equity 912,699M 1,082.65B 1,041.90B 1,151.34B 1,287.38B
Operating cash flow 244,152M 137,597M 216,218M 168,965M 249,891M
 Mar 2014Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018
Revenue 18,945.16M 18,081.81M 16,162.93M 17,388.81M 18,426.16M
Gross Profit 5,288.65M 5,140.38M 5,049.32M 5,603.84M 6,070.44M
Operating income 1,431.01M 1,437.63M 1,375.72M 1,470.43M 1,790.76M
Income before tax 1,635.79M 1,442.24M 1,219.05M 1,453.42M 1,969.93M
Net income 1,011.22M 961.72M 764.07M 1,061.98M 1,536.09M
EBITDA 2,378.14M 2,305.83M 2,288.68M 2,478.79M 2,814.50M
Diluted EPS 0.72 0.68 0.54 0.76 1.10
Dividends Per Share 0.16 0.17 0.16 0.22 0.30
Total Assets 18,595.80M 16,798.25M 19,678.17M 20,232.43M 21,778.43M
Total liabilities 9,606.47M 7,644.85M 10,270.29M 9,749.48M 9,505.60M
Total equity 8,862.44M 9,027.75M 9,269.99M 10,332.44M 12,105.18M
Operating cash flow 2,437.33M 1,252.51M 1,800.55M 1,560.33M 2,254.67M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2018
Operating margin9.71%
Profit margin8.33%

Key executives

  • President & Representative Director: Hideki Kobori
  • Director & Head-Corporate Finance: Shuichi Sakamoto
  • Senior Executive Officer, General Manager-R&D: Hideyuki Yamagishi
  • Director, Head-Legal Affairs & Compliance: Nobuyuki Kakizawa
  • Representative Director, EVP, Head-Branch, R&D: Masafumi Nakao


  • Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors) (6.4%)
  • Nippon Life Insurance Co. (4.5%)
  • Capital Research & Management Co. (Global Investors) (3.5%)
  • Asset Management One Co., Ltd. (3.3%)
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. (2.5%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (2.4%)
  • Asahi Kasei Employee Stock Ownership Plan (2.3%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (2.2%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (1.5%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (1.5%)

Contact Details

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Last Updated on 21 Sep, 2018

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