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Retail Trade

H2O Retailing Corp.

Business Summary

H2O Retailing Corp. engages in the management of department stores and supermarkets. It operates through the following segments: Department Store, Supermarket, Shopping Center, and Other Business. The Department Store segment sells clothing, accessories, home furnishings, and grocery items. The Supermarket segment deals with food manufacturing and supermarket operations. The Shopping Center segment provides commercial real estate rental management and building maintenance services. The Other Business segment includes interior work, dispatching, restaurants, and information processing services. The company was founded by Ichizo Kobayashi on March 7, 1947 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2022 JPYUSD
Gross Profit218,681M1,946.03M
Operating income13M0.11M
Income before tax15,586M138.69M
Net income9,872M87.85M
Diluted EPS79.250.70
Dividends Per Share250.22
Total Assets654,558M5,392.85M
Total liabilities393,615M3,242.96M
Total equity238,014M1,960.98M
Operating cash flow6,465M57.53M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021Mar 2022
Revenue 921,871M 926,872M 897,289M 739,198M 518,447M
Gross Profit 266,225M 266,236M 256,036M 211,904M 218,681M
Operating income 21,853M 19,357M 10,115M -5,506M 13M
Income before tax 23,219M 8,050M -9,337M -24,030M 15,586M
Net income 14,636M 2,162M -13,150M -24,791M 9,872M
EBITDA 38,646M 37,326M 29,215M 13,181M 18,422M
Diluted EPS 117.89 17.39 -106.37 -200.44 79.25
Dividends Per Share 40 40 40 25 25
Total Assets 659,582M 663,335M 586,904M 625,945M 654,558M
Total liabilities 378,771M 383,732M 342,264M 396,662M 393,615M
Total equity 280,804M 279,599M 244,630M 229,273M 238,014M
Operating cash flow 32,739M 15,392M 9,871M 12,755M 6,465M
 Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021Mar 2022
Revenue 8,317.70M 8,358.12M 8,252.77M 6,969.79M 4,613.63M
Gross Profit 2,402.04M 2,400.80M 2,354.87M 1,998.01M 1,946.03M
Operating income 197.17M 174.55M 93.03M -51.91M 0.11M
Income before tax 209.49M 72.59M -85.87M -226.57M 138.69M
Net income 132.05M 19.49M -120.94M -233.75M 87.85M
EBITDA 348.68M 336.58M 268.70M 124.28M 163.93M
Diluted EPS 1.06 0.15 -0.97 -1.89 0.70
Dividends Per Share 0.36 0.36 0.36 0.23 0.22
Total Assets 6,201.99M 5,992.99M 5,436.56M 5,664.66M 5,392.85M
Total liabilities 3,561.55M 3,466.88M 3,170.43M 3,589.70M 3,242.96M
Total equity 2,640.37M 2,526.07M 2,266.03M 2,074.86M 1,960.98M
Operating cash flow 295.39M 138.79M 90.78M 120.26M 57.53M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2022
Operating margin0.00%
Profit margin1.90%

Key executives

  • President & Representative Director: Naoya Araki
  • Managing Executive Officer & Head-Finance: Gaku Watanabe
  • Representative Director, VP & Head-Personnel: Katsuhiro Hayashi
  • Representative Director & Head-Department Store: Toshihiko Yamaguchi


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  • H2o Retailing Employee Stock Ownership (1.5%)
  • Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (1.1%)

Contact Details

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