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Benesse Holdings, Inc.

Business Summary

Benesse Holdings, Inc. operates as a a holding company which provides the overall group management strategy formulation and management oversight. It operates through the following segments: Domestic Education, Domestic English Education, Overseas Business Development, Nursing Care and Childcare, Benesse USA, and Others. The Domestic Education segment offers correspondence courses and teacher support services as well as operates cram and preparatory schools. The Domestic English Education segment handles the English classes for children and interpretation and translation business. The Overseas Business Development segment provides preschool courses for students in China and Taiwan. The Nursing Care and Childcare segment operates nursing homes for the elderly and provides residential care, nursing care personnel training, staff placement, and personnel dispatch services. The Benesse USA segment covers global human resources training and English language education in overseas. The Others segment includes telemarketing, computer information processing, system development and sales businesses. It also handles nursery and school children management business. The company was founded on January 28, 1955 and is headquartered in Okayama, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2021 JPYUSD
Gross Profit186,442M1,757.93M
Operating income13,089M123.41M
Income before tax6,557M61.82M
Net income3,123M29.44M
Diluted EPS32.390.30
Dividends Per Share500.47
Total Assets545,536M4,936.97M
Total liabilities370,494M3,352.88M
Total equity169,880M1,537.37M
Operating cash flow25,843M243.66M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021
Revenue 430,089M 434,439M 439,436M 448,594M 427,570M
Gross Profit 178,952M 184,803M 190,585M 198,848M 186,442M
Operating income 8,298M 12,688M 16,246M 21,268M 13,089M
Income before tax 8,800M 20,755M 12,084M 16,228M 6,557M
Net income 3,557M 12,397M 4,902M 6,289M 3,123M
EBITDA 31,051M 32,809M 36,260M 41,263M 33,670M
Diluted EPS 36.98 128.70 50.88 65.27 32.39
Dividends Per Share 95 95 50 50 50
Total Assets 485,808M 500,319M 509,276M 520,468M 545,536M
Total liabilities 310,639M 325,192M 334,173M 345,126M 370,494M
Total equity 168,384M 171,264M 169,483M 169,143M 169,880M
Operating cash flow 25,237M 26,449M 13,948M 41,978M 25,843M
 Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021
Revenue 3,971.73M 3,919.78M 3,962.64M 4,125.92M 4,031.49M
Gross Profit 1,652.56M 1,667.40M 1,718.61M 1,828.89M 1,757.93M
Operating income 76.62M 114.47M 146.49M 195.61M 123.41M
Income before tax 81.26M 187.26M 108.96M 149.25M 61.82M
Net income 32.84M 111.85M 44.20M 57.84M 29.44M
EBITDA 286.74M 296.02M 326.97M 379.51M 317.46M
Diluted EPS 0.34 1.16 0.45 0.60 0.30
Dividends Per Share 0.87 0.85 0.45 0.45 0.47
Total Assets 4,359.75M 4,704.45M 4,601.12M 4,821.15M 4,936.97M
Total liabilities 2,787.75M 3,057.75M 3,019.13M 3,196.94M 3,352.88M
Total equity 1,511.11M 1,610.38M 1,531.21M 1,566.79M 1,537.37M
Operating cash flow 233.05M 238.63M 125.77M 386.09M 243.66M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2021
Operating margin3.06%
Profit margin0.73%

Key executives

  • Chairman & Chief Executive Officer: Tamotsu Adachi
  • President, COO & Representative Director: Hitoshi Kobayashi
  • Executive Officer, GM-Compliance & Security: Chikara Matsumoto
  • Executive Officer: Kazunari Matoba
  • Executive Officer: Kotaro Ueda


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  • Chugoku Bank Pension Fund (1.5%)
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Contact Details

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Last Updated on 14 Jan, 2022

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