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Energy Minerals

Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd.

Business Summary

Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd. engages in the development, sale, production and exploration of oil, natural gas, and other energy resources. It operates through the following regional segments: Japan, North America, Europe, Middle East, and Others. The Japan segment deals with the exploration, development, production, purchase, sale, and transport of crude oil and natural gas; manufacture, purchase, sale, and transport of petroleum products; and contract operation of drilling wells. The North America segment handles the exploration, development, production, purchase, and sale of crude oil, natural gas, and bitumen. The Europe segment explores crude oil and natural gas exploration in Europe. The Middle East segment manages the development works of crude oil and natural gas in the middle east. The Others segment includes operations in Southeast Asia. It also conducts contract service-related operations such as drilling. The company was founded in December 1955 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2022 JPYUSD
Gross Profit45,382M403.85M
Operating income19,810M176.28M
Income before tax-18,501M-164.63M
Net income-30,988M-275.76M
Diluted EPS-545.62-4.85
Dividends Per Share500.44
Total Assets471,941M3,888.28M
Total liabilities69,169M569.87M
Total equity371,639M3,061.90M
Operating cash flow18,140M161.42M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021Mar 2022
Revenue 230,629M 267,980M 318,822M 240,078M 249,140M
Gross Profit 25,746M 32,647M 41,703M 31,213M 45,382M
Operating income 969M 5,609M 14,285M 4,194M 19,810M
Income before tax -69,403M 13,074M 31,903M -7,322M -18,501M
Net income -30,960M 14,769M 26,815M -2,726M -30,988M
EBITDA 24,339M 25,612M 39,475M 26,793M 37,531M
Diluted EPS -541.69 258.43 469.18 -47.71 -545.62
Dividends Per Share 20 40 50 50 50
Total Assets 699,536M 655,288M 627,132M 624,786M 471,941M
Total liabilities 240,278M 205,127M 186,973M 190,291M 69,169M
Total equity 425,115M 416,488M 402,707M 400,172M 371,639M
Operating cash flow 59,901M 43,252M 83,991M 50,713M 18,140M
 Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021Mar 2022
Revenue 2,080.88M 2,416.52M 2,932.34M 2,263.66M 2,217.08M
Gross Profit 232.29M 294.39M 383.56M 294.30M 403.85M
Operating income 8.74M 50.57M 131.38M 39.54M 176.28M
Income before tax -626.19M 117.89M 293.42M -69.03M -164.63M
Net income -279.34M 133.18M 246.62M -25.70M -275.76M
EBITDA 219.60M 230.95M 363.06M 252.62M 333.98M
Diluted EPS -4.88 2.33 4.31 -0.44 -4.85
Dividends Per Share 0.18 0.36 0.45 0.47 0.44
Total Assets 6,577.67M 5,920.29M 5,809.19M 5,654.17M 3,888.28M
Total liabilities 2,259.31M 1,853.25M 1,731.95M 1,722.09M 569.87M
Total equity 3,997.31M 3,762.82M 3,730.32M 3,621.46M 3,061.90M
Operating cash flow 540.46M 390.02M 772.50M 478.16M 161.42M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2022
Operating margin7.95%
Profit margin-12.43%

Key executives

  • President & Representative Director: Masahiro Fujita
  • Executive Officer, Head-Information System & Legal: Yoshihiko Motoyama
  • Managing Executive Officer & GM-Technology: Yasushi Hamada
  • Secretary, Representative Director, EVP & GM-Sales: Yosuke Higai
  • Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer: Kazuhiko Ozeki


  • Government of Japan (35.7%)
  • Orbis Investment Management Ltd. (7.3%)
  • INPEX Corp. (5.2%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (1.7%)
  • JFE Holdings, Inc. (1.7%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (1.4%)
  • Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (1.3%)
  • Kopernik Global Investors LLC (1.2%)
  • Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (0.8%)
  • Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd. (0.8%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: Sapia Tower, 1-7-12 Marunouchi, Tokyo, 100-0005, Japan
  • Phone: +81.3.6268.7000

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