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Process Industries

Asahi Kasei Corp.

Business Summary

Asahi Kasei Corp. operates as a holding company which provides monitoring, planning, and strategic management to its subsidiaries and affiliates. Its operations are carried out through the following segments: Materials, Homes, Health Care, and Others. The Materials segment includes caustic soda, chlorine, acrylonitrile, styrene, methyl methacrylate, adipic acid, polyethylene, polystyrene, and other petrochemicals. The Homes segment includes "Long Life Home" products and also provides remodeling, real estate, and urban redevelopment. The Health Care segment includes pharmaceuticals and diagnostic reagents. The Others segment includes engineering, employment agency and temporary staffing services. The company was founded on May 21, 1931 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2021 JPYUSD
Gross Profit708,927M6,684.36M
Operating income171,808M1,619.95M
Income before tax150,906M1,422.87M
Net income79,768M752.12M
Diluted EPS57.480.54
Dividends Per Share340.32
Total Assets2,918.94B26,415.75M
Total liabilities1,424.40B12,890.56M
Total equity1,467.47B13,280.33M
Operating cash flow253,676M2,391.87M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021
Revenue 1,882.99B 2,042.21B 2,170.40B 2,151.64B 2,106.05B
Gross Profit 606,826M 672,802M 715,748M 703,762M 708,927M
Operating income 159,230M 198,475M 209,588M 177,264M 171,808M
Income before tax 157,388M 218,333M 210,397M 155,934M 150,906M
Net income 115,000M 170,249M 147,512M 103,931M 79,768M
EBITDA 268,423M 311,938M 313,634M 295,568M 305,080M
Diluted EPS 82.34 121.92 105.65 74.84 57.48
Dividends Per Share 24 34 34 34 34
Total Assets 2,254.50B 2,307.15B 2,575.20B 2,822.27B 2,918.94B
Total liabilities 1,086.38B 1,001.93B 1,172.49B 1,438.81B 1,424.40B
Total equity 1,151.34B 1,287.38B 1,381.48B 1,359.31B 1,467.47B
Operating cash flow 168,965M 249,891M 212,062M 124,460M 253,676M
 Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021
Revenue 17,388.81M 18,426.16M 19,571.75M 19,789.65M 19,857.64M
Gross Profit 5,603.84M 6,070.44M 6,454.30M 6,472.81M 6,684.36M
Operating income 1,470.43M 1,790.76M 1,889.97M 1,630.37M 1,619.95M
Income before tax 1,453.42M 1,969.93M 1,897.26M 1,434.19M 1,422.87M
Net income 1,061.98M 1,536.09M 1,330.19M 955.90M 752.12M
EBITDA 2,478.79M 2,814.50M 2,828.21M 2,718.47M 2,876.55M
Diluted EPS 0.76 1.10 0.95 0.68 0.54
Dividends Per Share 0.22 0.30 0.30 0.31 0.32
Total Assets 20,232.43M 21,693.96M 23,266.05M 26,143.08M 26,415.75M
Total liabilities 9,749.48M 9,421.12M 10,593.05M 13,327.93M 12,890.56M
Total equity 10,332.44M 12,105.18M 12,481.23M 12,591.49M 13,280.33M
Operating cash flow 1,560.33M 2,254.67M 1,912.28M 1,144.71M 2,391.87M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2021
Operating margin8.15%
Profit margin3.78%

Key executives

  • President & Representative Director: Hideki Kobori
  • Director, Head-Finance, Accounting & IR: Koshiro Kudo
  • General Manager-Research & Development: Masami Takenaka
  • Head-Risk, Compliance, Legal & General Affairs: Nobuyuki Kakizawa
  • Director & Executive Vice President: Hiroshi Yoshida


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  • Asset Management One Co., Ltd. (3.7%)
  • Nippon Life Insurance Co. (3.3%)
  • Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors) (2.6%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (2.6%)
  • Asahi Kasei Employee Stock Ownership Plan (2.5%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (2.2%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (1.9%)
  • Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd. (1.9%)

Contact Details

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