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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 2021 JPYUSD
Gross Profit228,603M2,133.61M
Operating income18,219M170.04M
Income before tax19,540M182.37M
Net income8,761M81.76M
Diluted EPS49.750.46
Dividends Per Share150.13
Total Assets454,466M4,136.77M
Total liabilities274,938M2,502.62M
Total equity143,883M1,309.69M
Operating cash flow7,763M72.45M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Aug 2017Aug 2018Aug 2019Aug 2020Aug 2021
Revenue 790,639M 844,029M 894,021M 847,905M 834,060M
Gross Profit 212,998M 229,325M 235,724M 222,154M 228,603M
Operating income 21,855M 27,057M 22,945M 12,067M 18,219M
Income before tax 22,745M 28,085M 22,673M 12,629M 19,540M
Net income 13,505M 17,123M 14,048M 5,450M 8,761M
EBITDA 28,218M 34,275M 31,101M 21,372M 29,062M
Diluted EPS 72.02 92.41 79.07 30.96 49.75
Dividends Per Share 12 20 20 13 15
Total Assets 350,211M 365,598M 400,451M 472,074M 454,466M
Total liabilities 204,612M 209,827M 237,106M 302,279M 274,938M
Total equity 122,215M 129,944M 133,956M 137,167M 143,883M
Operating cash flow 19,629M 26,102M 13,192M 52,004M 7,763M
 Aug 2017Aug 2018Aug 2019Aug 2020Aug 2021
Revenue 7,153.12M 7,647.64M 8,098.12M 7,851.73M 7,784.51M
Gross Profit 1,927.04M 2,077.88M 2,135.21M 2,057.18M 2,133.61M
Operating income 197.72M 245.16M 207.83M 111.74M 170.04M
Income before tax 205.78M 254.47M 205.37M 116.94M 182.37M
Net income 122.18M 155.14M 127.24M 50.46M 81.76M
EBITDA 255.29M 310.56M 281.71M 197.90M 271.24M
Diluted EPS 0.65 0.83 0.71 0.28 0.46
Dividends Per Share 0.10 0.18 0.18 0.12 0.13
Total Assets 3,182.00M 3,297.09M 3,772.67M 4,451.63M 4,136.77M
Total liabilities 1,859.09M 1,892.29M 2,233.79M 2,850.47M 2,502.62M
Total equity 1,110.43M 1,171.88M 1,262.00M 1,293.47M 1,309.69M
Operating cash flow 177.58M 236.50M 119.49M 481.56M 72.45M

Valuation Measures

Aug 2021
Operating margin2.18%
Profit margin1.05%

Key executives

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


  • ARAI RYUJI (39.8%)
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  • Norges Bank Investment Management (0.9%)
  • Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd. (0.9%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (0.6%)
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.6%)

Contact Details

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