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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 Unit, Quality of Life Solutions Unit, Health Care Solutions Unit, Nutrition Solutions Unit and Others. The Material Solutions Unit segment covers biodegradable polymers, materials that support the development of social infrastructure and mobility that includes weight reduction and fuel efficiency improvement. The Quality of Life Solutions Unit 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 Unit segment offers solutions through the fusion of devices and medicines, and develops healthcare business based on biopharmaceuticals and regenerative and cellular medicine. The Nutrition Solutions Unit 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 2020 JPYUSD
Gross Profit162,222M1,492.02M
Operating income24,972M229.67M
Income before tax19,797M182.08M
Net income14,004M128.80M
Diluted EPS214.281.97
Dividends Per Share1000.91
Total Assets653,262M6,051.24M
Total liabilities299,164M2,771.19M
Total equity331,966M3,075.04M
Operating cash flow39,983M367.74M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020
Revenue 555,227M 548,222M 596,142M 621,043M 601,514M
Gross Profit 156,955M 157,992M 163,939M 169,419M 162,222M
Operating income 38,220M 33,165M 36,252M 36,042M 24,972M
Income before tax 30,601M 28,692M 31,085M 31,909M 19,797M
Net income 20,985M 20,484M 21,572M 22,239M 14,004M
EBITDA 65,163M 61,492M 67,104M 68,646M 59,856M
Diluted EPS 314.60 308.25 328.05 338.60 214.28
Dividends Per Share 90 90 90 100 100
Total Assets 577,251M 592,900M 639,780M 659,587M 653,262M
Total liabilities 268,529M 271,346M 293,178M 298,859M 299,164M
Total equity 292,437M 305,421M 326,487M 337,424M 331,966M
Operating cash flow 59,704M 48,119M 49,750M 41,113M 39,983M
 Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020
Revenue 4,623.64M 5,062.65M 5,378.76M 5,600.29M 5,532.39M
Gross Profit 1,307.04M 1,459.00M 1,479.16M 1,527.74M 1,492.02M
Operating income 318.27M 306.26M 327.08M 325.01M 229.67M
Income before tax 254.82M 264.96M 280.46M 287.74M 182.08M
Net income 174.75M 189.16M 194.63M 200.54M 128.80M
EBITDA 542.64M 567.85M 605.45M 619.01M 550.52M
Diluted EPS 2.61 2.84 2.96 3.05 1.97
Dividends Per Share 0.74 0.83 0.81 0.90 0.91
Total Assets 5,135.91M 5,320.82M 6,015.79M 5,959.13M 6,051.24M
Total liabilities 2,389.15M 2,435.12M 2,756.72M 2,700.08M 2,771.19M
Total equity 2,601.86M 2,740.92M 3,069.92M 3,048.50M 3,075.04M
Operating cash flow 497.18M 444.36M 448.87M 370.73M 367.74M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2020
Operating margin4.15%
Profit margin2.32%

Key executives

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


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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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  • Eurogentec Deutschland GmbH
  • Kaneka Medical Tech Corp.
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  • Kaneka Pension Fund
  • Showa Global (Thailand) Co., Ltd
  • Kaneka Employee Incentive Plan
  • Kaneka Europe Holding Co. NV
  • Vienex Corp.
  • Kaneka Pharma Vietnam Co., Ltd.
  • Kaneka Taiwan Corp.


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Last Updated on 13 May, 2021

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