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Retail Trade

Bic Camera, Inc.

Business Summary

Bic Camera Inc. engages in the sale of goods such as audio-visual devices, consumer electronics, and communications equipment. It operates through the following segments: Product Sales, Broadcast Satellite (BS) Digital Broadcasting, and Other. The Product Sales segment offers home appliances, cameras, television sets, recorders, personal computers and its peripherals, video games, watches, cellular phones, sporting goods, eye wear, and leisure items. The BS Digital Broadcasting segment carries out TV broadcasting services. The Other segment includes TV cable business. The company was founded by Ryuji Arai in May 1978 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Aug 2022 JPYUSD
Gross Profit203,464M1,670.73M
Operating income17,863M146.68M
Income before tax14,649M120.28M
Net income5,766M47.34M
Diluted EPS33.200.27
Dividends Per Share150.12
Total Assets456,466M3,292.81M
Total liabilities287,333M2,072.73M
Total equity131,559M949.02M
Operating cash flow25,317M207.88M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Aug 2018Aug 2019Aug 2020Aug 2021Aug 2022
Revenue 844,029M 894,021M 847,905M 834,060M 792,368M
Gross Profit 229,325M 235,724M 222,154M 228,603M 203,464M
Operating income 27,057M 22,945M 12,067M 18,219M 17,863M
Income before tax 28,085M 22,673M 12,629M 19,540M 14,649M
Net income 17,123M 14,048M 5,450M 8,761M 5,766M
EBITDA 34,275M 31,101M 21,372M 29,062M 28,909M
Diluted EPS 92.41 79.07 30.96 49.75 33.20
Dividends Per Share 20 20 13 15 15
Total Assets 365,598M 400,451M 472,074M 454,466M 456,466M
Total liabilities 209,827M 237,106M 302,279M 274,938M 287,333M
Total equity 129,944M 133,956M 137,167M 143,883M 131,559M
Operating cash flow 26,102M 13,192M 52,004M 7,763M 25,317M
 Aug 2018Aug 2019Aug 2020Aug 2021Aug 2022
Revenue 7,647.64M 8,098.12M 7,851.73M 7,784.51M 6,506.48M
Gross Profit 2,077.88M 2,135.21M 2,057.18M 2,133.61M 1,670.73M
Operating income 245.16M 207.83M 111.74M 170.04M 146.68M
Income before tax 254.47M 205.37M 116.94M 182.37M 120.28M
Net income 155.14M 127.24M 50.46M 81.76M 47.34M
EBITDA 310.56M 281.71M 197.90M 271.24M 237.38M
Diluted EPS 0.83 0.71 0.28 0.46 0.27
Dividends Per Share 0.18 0.18 0.12 0.13 0.12
Total Assets 3,297.09M 3,772.67M 4,451.63M 4,136.77M 3,292.81M
Total liabilities 1,892.29M 2,233.79M 2,850.47M 2,502.62M 2,072.73M
Total equity 1,171.88M 1,262.00M 1,293.47M 1,309.69M 949.02M
Operating cash flow 236.50M 119.49M 481.56M 72.45M 207.88M

Valuation Measures

Aug 2022
Operating margin2.25%
Profit margin0.72%

Key executives

  • President & Representative Director: Toru Akiho
  • Director, Manager-Finance & Accounting: Toru Abe
  • Director, EVP & GM-Internal Control: Hitoshi Kawamura
  • Director & Executive Officer: Nachika Nemoto
  • Executive Officer & Manager-HR Development: Shinichiro Iwami


  • ARAI RYUJI (39.8%)
  • Bic Camera, Inc. (9.0%)
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  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (2.2%)
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  • Norges Bank Investment Management (1.1%)
  • Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd. (1.0%)
  • Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (0.8%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (0.7%)
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.6%)

Contact Details

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