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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 2021 JPYUSD
Gross Profit901,128M8,201.52M
Operating income140,250M1,276.47M
Income before tax206,385M1,878.39M
Net income108,390M986.50M
Diluted EPS387.143.52
Dividends Per Share117.501.06
Total Assets3,720.53B32,308.94M
Total liabilities2,811.05B24,411.08M
Total equity845,034M7,338.23M
Operating cash flow139,715M1,271.60M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019Dec 2020Dec 2021
Revenue 928,841M 1,018.51B 1,047.88B 939,243M 1,085.59B
Gross Profit 820,333M 870,916M 847,457M 747,375M 901,128M
Operating income 121,342M 105,832M 86,630M 81,632M 140,250M
Income before tax 149,662M 148,751M -42,769M -142,813M 206,385M
Net income 105,479M 90,316M -80,892M -159,595M 108,390M
EBITDA 180,430M 169,602M 181,174M 172,255M 218,907M
Diluted EPS 373.10 320.38 -287.92 -571.19 387.14
Dividends Per Share 90 90 95 71.25 117.50
Total Assets 3,562.85B 3,638.48B 3,795.72B 3,364.36B 3,720.53B
Total liabilities 2,412.72B 2,527.73B 2,743.19B 2,560.48B 2,811.05B
Total equity 1,093.21B 1,047.61B 974,977M 740,821M 845,034M
Operating cash flow 141,557M 133,049M 79,957M 88,313M 139,715M
 Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019Dec 2020Dec 2021
Revenue 8,283.33M 9,222.07M 9,612.63M 8,797.00M 9,880.40M
Gross Profit 7,315.67M 7,885.67M 7,774.06M 6,999.95M 8,201.52M
Operating income 1,082.11M 958.25M 794.69M 764.56M 1,276.47M
Income before tax 1,334.67M 1,346.85M -392.33M -1,337.59M 1,878.39M
Net income 940.65M 817.76M -742.05M -1,494.77M 986.50M
EBITDA 1,609.06M 1,535.65M 1,661.98M 1,613.35M 1,992.35M
Diluted EPS 3.32 2.90 -2.64 -5.34 3.52
Dividends Per Share 0.80 0.81 0.87 0.66 1.06
Total Assets 31,627.67M 33,163.08M 34,927.34M 32,586.21M 32,308.94M
Total liabilities 21,417.84M 23,039.10M 25,242.16M 24,800.11M 24,411.08M
Total equity 9,704.49M 9,548.54M 8,971.49M 7,175.36M 7,338.23M
Operating cash flow 1,262.39M 1,204.68M 733.47M 827.14M 1,271.60M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2021
Operating margin12.91%
Profit margin9.98%

Key executives

  • President, CEO & Representative Director: Hiroshi Igarashi
  • CFO, Representative Director & Executive VP: Yushin Soga
  • Director & Deputy Chief Financial Officer: Nicholas Charles Priday
  • President-Isobar Public Sector: Larry Gillespie
  • Manager-Accounting I: Hideki Nagamori


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  • Dentsu Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (1.8%)

Contact Details

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