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Health Technology

Astellas Pharma, Inc.

Business Summary

Astellas Pharma, Inc. engages in the research, development, manufacture, import, and export of pharmaceutical products. Its products focus on therapeutic fields that include transplantation, immunology, infectious diseases, urology, oncology, neuroscience, diabetic complications, and metabolic diseases. The firm's global brands include Prograf, Vesicare, Protopic, Harnal, and Funguard. The company was founded by Kenji Yamanouchi in April 1923 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2019 JPYUSD
Gross Profit979,086M8,828.97M
Operating income280,141M2,526.19M
Income before tax248,967M2,245.07M
Net income222,265M2,004.28M
Diluted EPS114.941.03
Dividends Per Share380.34
Total Assets1,897.64B17,144.58M
Total liabilities639,252M5,775.41M
Total equity1,258.39B11,369.16M
Operating cash flow261,428M2,357.44M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019
Revenue 1,247.25B 1,372.70B 1,311.66B 1,300.31B 1,306.34B
Gross Profit 875,398M 994,723M 955,325M 970,228M 979,086M
Operating income 216,283M 270,577M 276,419M 271,241M 280,141M
Income before tax 189,683M 261,770M 281,769M 218,113M 248,967M
Net income 135,856M 193,687M 218,701M 164,679M 222,265M
EBITDA 281,757M 339,765M 340,210M 336,104M 343,599M
Diluted EPS 61.40 89.62 103.55 81.02 114.94
Dividends Per Share 30 32 34 36 38
Total Assets 1,793.57B 1,799.33B 1,814.07B 1,858.20B 1,897.64B
Total liabilities 475,662M 540,129M 540,614M 583,608M 639,252M
Total equity 1,317.91B 1,259.20B 1,271.81B 1,268.28B 1,258.39B
Operating cash flow 189,977M 316,534M 237,230M 314,463M 261,428M
 Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019
Revenue 11,353.53M 11,431.18M 12,112.80M 11,732.27M 11,780.07M
Gross Profit 7,968.55M 8,283.53M 8,822.11M 8,754.00M 8,828.97M
Operating income 1,968.77M 2,253.22M 2,552.63M 2,447.30M 2,526.19M
Income before tax 1,726.64M 2,179.88M 2,602.04M 1,967.95M 2,245.07M
Net income 1,236.66M 1,612.92M 2,019.63M 1,485.83M 2,004.28M
EBITDA 2,564.77M 2,829.38M 3,141.72M 3,032.54M 3,098.42M
Diluted EPS 0.55 0.74 0.95 0.73 1.03
Dividends Per Share 0.27 0.26 0.31 0.32 0.34
Total Assets 14,955.82M 16,009.05M 16,279.92M 17,472.54M 17,144.58M
Total liabilities 3,966.32M 4,805.63M 4,851.60M 5,487.61M 5,775.41M
Total equity 10,989.50M 11,203.42M 11,413.53M 11,925.61M 11,369.16M
Operating cash flow 1,729.31M 2,635.93M 2,190.74M 2,837.28M 2,357.44M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2019
Operating margin21.44%
Profit margin17.01%

Key executives

  • President, CEO & Representative Director: Kenji Yasukawa
  • Senior Executive Officer & Head-Finance: Chikashi Takeda
  • Head-Business Administration & Compliance: Fumiaki Sakurai
  • Representative Director & Vice President: Naoki Okamura
  • Senior VP-Product & Portfolio Strategy: Claudia Mitchell


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  • Norges Bank Investment Management (1.9%)
  • BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. (1.5%)
  • Wellington Management Co. LLP (1.5%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: 2-5-1 Nihonbashi-Honcho, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo, 103-8411, Japan
  • Phone: +81.3.3244.3000

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