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Commercial Services

Dentsu Group, Inc.

Business Summary

Dentsu Group, Inc. engages in the advertising and communication-related solution services. It operates through the following business segments: Domestic, Overseas, and Others. The Domestic segment offers marketing design, creative sphere, digital and social media content, communication design, promotions, data solutions, and social solutions. It also offers consulting services, software products, comprehensive network services, real estate management and sale, and non-life insurance agencies. The Overseas segment provides advertising and marketing services. The Others segment includes building leasing management, real estate sales and brokerage and non-life insurance agency. The company was founded by Hoshiro Mitsunaga on July 1, 1901 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2020 JPYUSD
Gross Profit747,375M6,999.95M
Operating income81,632M764.56M
Income before tax-142,813M-1,337.59M
Net income-159,595M-1,494.77M
Diluted EPS-571.19-5.34
Dividends Per Share71.250.66
Total Assets3,380.41B32,741.65M
Total liabilities2,560.48B24,800.11M
Total equity756,870M7,330.81M
Operating cash flow88,313M827.14M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019Dec 2020
Revenue 838,359M 928,841M 1,018.51B 1,047.88B 939,243M
Gross Profit 741,783M 820,333M 870,916M 847,457M 747,375M
Operating income 127,000M 121,342M 105,832M 86,630M 81,632M
Income before tax 129,556M 149,662M 148,751M -42,769M -142,813M
Net income 83,501M 105,479M 90,316M -80,892M -159,595M
EBITDA 176,544M 180,430M 169,602M 181,174M 172,255M
Diluted EPS 292.84 373.10 320.38 -287.92 -571.19
Dividends Per Share 85 90 90 95 71.25
Total Assets 3,155.23B 3,562.85B 3,638.48B 3,795.72B 3,380.41B
Total liabilities 2,173.26B 2,412.72B 2,527.73B 2,743.19B 2,560.48B
Total equity 932,742M 1,093.21B 1,047.61B 974,977M 756,870M
Operating cash flow 143,585M 141,557M 133,049M 79,957M 88,313M
 Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019Dec 2020
Revenue 7,715.51M 8,283.33M 9,222.07M 9,612.63M 8,797.00M
Gross Profit 6,826.71M 7,315.67M 7,885.67M 7,774.06M 6,999.95M
Operating income 1,168.79M 1,082.11M 958.25M 794.69M 764.56M
Income before tax 1,192.31M 1,334.67M 1,346.85M -392.33M -1,337.59M
Net income 768.46M 940.65M 817.76M -742.05M -1,494.77M
EBITDA 1,624.75M 1,609.06M 1,535.65M 1,661.98M 1,613.35M
Diluted EPS 2.69 3.32 2.90 -2.64 -5.34
Dividends Per Share 0.78 0.80 0.81 0.87 0.66
Total Assets 27,052.17M 31,627.67M 33,163.08M 34,927.34M 32,741.65M
Total liabilities 18,633.04M 21,417.84M 23,039.10M 25,242.16M 24,800.11M
Total equity 7,997.10M 9,704.49M 9,548.54M 8,971.49M 7,330.81M
Operating cash flow 1,321.42M 1,262.39M 1,204.68M 733.47M 827.14M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2020
Operating margin8.69%
Profit margin-16.99%

Key executives

  • President & Representative Director: Toshihiro Yamamoto
  • Chief Financial Officer & Director: Yushin Soga
  • Representative Director & Executive Vice President: Timothy Paul Andree
  • Representative Director & Executive Vice President: Shun Sakurai
  • Director & Executive Officer: Hiroshi Igarashi


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  • Dentsu Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (2.0%)
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