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Electronic Technology

Brother Industries, Ltd.

Business Summary

Brother Industries, Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of communication, printing, and electronic products and instruments. It operates through the following segments: Printing and Solutions Business, Personal and Home Business, Machinery Business, Network and Contents Business, Domino Business and Others. The Printing and Solutions Business segment offers printers, all-in-ones, fax machines, and electronic stationeries. The Personal and Home Business segment composes of sewing products, which include home sewing and embroidery machines. The Machinery Business segment supplies industrial sewing machines, garment printers, reducers, gears, and machine tools. The Network and Contents Business segment provides karaoke systems, content-delivery systems, and content services. The Domino Business segment offers coding, marking, and digital printing equipment. The Others segment engages in the sale and leasing of real estate. The company was founded by Kanekichi Yasui in April 1908 and is headquartered in Nagoya, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2019 JPYUSD
Revenue683,972M6,167.76M
Gross Profit279,904M2,524.05M
Operating income71,973M649.02M
Income before tax72,274M651.73M
Net income53,903M486.07M
EBITDA105,647M952.67M
Diluted EPS206.901.86
Dividends Per Share600.54
Total Assets708,604M6,401.98M
Total liabilities267,005M2,412.29M
Total equity424,760M3,837.55M
Operating cash flow73,280M660.80M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019
Revenue 707,237M 682,119M 641,185M 712,997M 683,972M
Gross Profit 308,080M 271,177M 261,737M 288,716M 279,904M
Operating income 57,541M 54,397M 60,758M 77,229M 71,973M
Income before tax 65,399M 57,192M 61,257M 69,669M 72,274M
Net income 53,969M 41,238M 47,242M 50,021M 53,903M
EBITDA 87,064M 89,331M 94,569M 111,370M 105,647M
Diluted EPS 206.24 158.46 181.46 192.08 206.90
Dividends Per Share 30 36 42 54 60
Total Assets 567,230M 675,301M 674,107M 708,278M 708,604M
Total liabilities 199,946M 325,309M 312,392M 295,782M 267,005M
Total equity 350,779M 333,441M 345,062M 395,514M 424,760M
Operating cash flow 58,021M 51,304M 99,155M 81,817M 73,280M
 Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019
Revenue 6,437.82M 5,680.33M 5,921.13M 6,433.10M 6,167.76M
Gross Profit 2,804.38M 2,258.22M 2,417.05M 2,604.97M 2,524.05M
Operating income 523.78M 452.99M 561.08M 696.80M 649.02M
Income before tax 595.31M 476.26M 565.68M 628.59M 651.73M
Net income 491.26M 343.40M 436.26M 451.32M 486.07M
EBITDA 792.52M 743.90M 873.31M 1,004.85M 952.67M
Diluted EPS 1.87 1.31 1.67 1.73 1.86
Dividends Per Share 0.27 0.29 0.38 0.48 0.54
Total Assets 4,729.87M 6,008.28M 6,049.60M 6,659.87M 6,401.98M
Total liabilities 1,667.25M 2,894.33M 2,803.48M 2,781.21M 2,412.29M
Total equity 2,924.98M 2,966.68M 3,096.67M 3,718.98M 3,837.55M
Operating cash flow 528.15M 427.23M 915.66M 738.20M 660.80M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2019
PER9.86
ROA7.60%
ROE13.14%
Operating margin10.52%
Profit margin7.88%

Key executives

  • President & Representative Director: Toshikazu Koike
  • Executive Officer & Head-Finance: Toshihiro Ito
  • Director & Head-Strategy Technology: Tasuku Kawanabe
  • Representative Director: Ichiro Sasaki
  • Executive Officer & Head-Technology Development: Taizo Murakami

Shareholders

  • Nippon Life Insurance Co. (4.4%)
  • Dodge & Cox (3.9%)
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. (2.8%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (2.6%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (2.3%)
  • Sumitomo Life Insurance Co. (1.7%)
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (1.6%)
  • Brother Industries Employee Stock Ownership Plan (1.6%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (1.5%)
  • Schroder Investment Management (Japan) Ltd. (1.3%)

Contact Details

Related Companies

  • Brother Industries (UK) Ltd.
  • Brother Industries (Johor) Sdn. Bhd.
  • Brother Industrial Printing KK
  • Domino Asia Pte Ltd.
  • Brother Interamericana Maquinas e Acessorios Ltda.
  • Brother LLC
  • Brother Polska Sp zoo
  • Brother Machinery (Shanghai) Ltd.
  • Brother International del Peru SAC
  • Brother Nordic A/S
  • Brother International (Gulf) FZE
  • Brother Central & Eastern Europe GmbH
  • Brother Industries (Shenzhen) Ltd.
  • Brother Industries (Vietnam) Ltd.
  • Brother Machinery Xian Co. Ltd.
  • Brother International (NZ) Ltd.
  • Brother International Korea Co., Ltd.
  • Brother Industries Slovakia sro
  • Brother Industries (Philippines), Inc.
  • Brother Industries Saigon Ltd.
  • Brother Machinery Vietnam Co. Ltd.
  • Brother International CZ sro
  • Brother International (Vietnam) Co. Ltd.
  • Brother International SA (Pty) Ltd.
  • Bro. International (India) Pvt Ltd.
  • Brother Industries Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Brother Industries Trust
  • Taiwan Bros. Industries Ltd.
  • Brother Industrial Espana SA
  • Bro. International Hungary Kft

Competitors

  • Canon Inc.
  • HP Inc.
  • Dover Corporation
  • Kornit Digital Ltd.
  • Singer Thailand Public Co. Ltd.
  • Vuzix Corporation
Last Updated on 18 Oct, 2019

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