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Kadokawa Corp.

Business Summary

Kadokawa Corp. engages in the management of its group companies that are involved in the publishing, film, publishing rights, and digital content businesses. It operates through the following segments: Books and IP Business, Information Media Business, Video and IP (Intellectual Property) Business, Portal Business, Live Business, Mobile Business, Game Business, and Others. The Books and IP Business segment includes the sale and publishing of books and e-books. The Information Media Business segment covers publication and sale of magazines, and web advertising. The Video and IP Business segment deals with the sale of DVD (Digital Versatile Disc) packaged software, and movie planning, production and distribution services. The Portal Business segment manages video community services. The Live Business segment handles the planning and management of events and rental of event venues. The Mobile Business segment includes mobile content delivery services. The Game Business segment plans, develops and sells software and networking games. The Others segment covers sales of goods. It also handles the planning, development and operation of network entertainment service and content; and video sharing websites. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2023 JPYUSD
Gross Profit90,856M670.43M
Operating income25,931M191.34M
Income before tax21,352M157.55M
Net income12,679M93.55M
Diluted EPS90.880.67
Dividends Per Share300.22
Total Assets382,898M2,876.98M
Total liabilities159,724M1,200.12M
Total equity202,549M1,521.89M
Operating cash flow17,516M129.25M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021Mar 2022Mar 2023
Revenue 208,605M 204,653M 209,947M 221,208M 255,429M
Gross Profit 57,015M 64,860M 73,691M 75,587M 90,856M
Operating income 2,708M 8,088M 13,626M 18,520M 25,931M
Income before tax -379M 9,499M 14,256M 19,458M 21,352M
Net income -4,086M 8,097M 9,584M 14,078M 12,679M
EBITDA 9,255M 12,948M 18,155M 24,622M 32,059M
Diluted EPS -31.96 65.05 77.41 105.95 90.88
Dividends Per Share 10 15 25 25 30
Total Assets 240,072M 242,995M 269,648M 325,319M 382,898M
Total liabilities 136,658M 135,619M 140,122M 149,577M 159,724M
Total equity 101,341M 105,303M 127,342M 171,900M 202,549M
Operating cash flow 6,019M 16,706M 15,586M 21,708M 17,516M
 Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021Mar 2022Mar 2023
Revenue 1,881.10M 1,882.28M 1,979.55M 1,968.52M 1,884.84M
Gross Profit 514.13M 596.54M 694.82M 672.64M 670.43M
Operating income 24.41M 74.38M 128.47M 164.80M 191.34M
Income before tax -3.41M 87.36M 134.41M 173.15M 157.55M
Net income -36.84M 74.47M 90.36M 125.27M 93.55M
EBITDA 83.45M 119.08M 171.18M 219.11M 236.56M
Diluted EPS -0.28 0.59 0.72 0.94 0.67
Dividends Per Share 0.09 0.13 0.23 0.22 0.22
Total Assets 2,168.96M 2,250.89M 2,440.25M 2,680.28M 2,876.98M
Total liabilities 1,234.65M 1,256.25M 1,268.07M 1,232.35M 1,200.12M
Total equity 915.58M 975.43M 1,152.41M 1,416.27M 1,521.89M
Operating cash flow 54.27M 153.65M 146.95M 193.17M 129.25M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2023
Operating margin10.15%
Profit margin4.96%

Key executives

  • President & Representative Director: Takeshi Natsuno
  • Executive Officer & GM-Group Corporate Planning: Soshi Okino
  • Senior Manager-Media Incubation Bureau: Seiichi Kuranishi


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Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: KADOKAWA Annex Building, 2-13-3 Fujimi, Tokyo, 102-8177, Japan
  • Phone: +81.3.3549.6370

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Last Updated on 26 May, 2023

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