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Process Industries

Kaneka Corp.

Business Summary

Kaneka Corp. engages in the manufacture and sale of chemicals, synthetic resins, and plastics. It operates through the following segments: Material Solutions, Quality of Life Solutions, Health Care Solutions, Nutrition Solutions and Others. The Material Solutions segment covers biodegradable polymers, materials that support the development of social infrastructure and mobility which includes the weight reduction and fuel efficiency improvement. The Quality of Life Solutions segment handles energy saving needs such as housing and living infrastructure, and development of Internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI). The Health Care Solutions segment offers solutions through the fusion of devices and medicines, and develops healthcare business based on biopharmaceuticals and regenerative and cellular medicines. The Nutrition Solutions segment provides materials and supplement solutions to food production support in livestock and fishery industries. The Others segment provides agency services for property and life insurance. The company was founded on September 1, 1949 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2023 JPYUSD
Gross Profit197,779M1,459.43M
Operating income33,941M250.45M
Income before tax32,373M238.88M
Net income23,008M169.77M
Diluted EPS348.652.57
Dividends Per Share1100.81
Total Assets782,640M5,880.53M
Total liabilities346,214M2,601.35M
Total equity417,995M3,140.69M
Operating cash flow28,710M211.85M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021Mar 2022Mar 2023
Revenue 621,043M 601,514M 577,426M 691,530M 755,821M
Gross Profit 169,419M 162,222M 160,907M 190,432M 197,779M
Operating income 36,042M 24,972M 27,545M 43,564M 33,941M
Income before tax 31,909M 19,797M 22,201M 36,405M 32,373M
Net income 22,239M 14,004M 15,831M 26,488M 23,008M
EBITDA 68,646M 59,856M 64,351M 82,074M 73,397M
Diluted EPS 338.60 214.28 242.13 404.96 348.65
Dividends Per Share 100 100 100 110 110
Total Assets 659,587M 653,262M 667,429M 726,959M 782,640M
Total liabilities 298,859M 299,164M 286,387M 314,752M 346,214M
Total equity 337,424M 331,966M 357,616M 387,769M 417,995M
Operating cash flow 41,113M 39,983M 74,040M 34,106M 28,710M
 Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021Mar 2022Mar 2023
Revenue 5,600.29M 5,532.39M 5,444.46M 6,153.89M 5,577.29M
Gross Profit 1,527.74M 1,492.02M 1,517.16M 1,694.64M 1,459.43M
Operating income 325.01M 229.67M 259.71M 387.67M 250.45M
Income before tax 287.74M 182.08M 209.33M 323.96M 238.88M
Net income 200.54M 128.80M 149.26M 235.71M 169.77M
EBITDA 619.01M 550.52M 606.75M 730.37M 541.60M
Diluted EPS 3.05 1.97 2.28 3.60 2.57
Dividends Per Share 0.90 0.91 0.94 0.97 0.81
Total Assets 5,959.13M 6,051.24M 6,040.08M 5,989.36M 5,880.53M
Total liabilities 2,700.08M 2,771.19M 2,591.73M 2,593.21M 2,601.35M
Total equity 3,048.50M 3,075.04M 3,236.34M 3,194.80M 3,140.69M
Operating cash flow 370.73M 367.74M 698.11M 303.50M 211.85M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2023
Operating margin4.49%
Profit margin3.04%

Key executives

  • President & Representative Director: Minoru Tanaka
  • Director, Head-Investor Relations & Finance: Shinobu Ishihara
  • Director, Senior Executive Officer & Head-Research: Mamoru Kadokura
  • Director, VP, Head-Raw Materials & Personnel: Shinichiro Kametaka
  • Director, VP & Head-New Business Development: Kazuhiko Fujii


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Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: Nakanoshima Festival Tower, 35/F, 2-3-18 Nakanoshima, Osaka, 530-8288, Japan
  • Phone: +81.6.6266.5050

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Last Updated on 8 Jun, 2023

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