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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 2021 JPYUSD
Gross Profit160,907M1,517.16M
Operating income27,545M259.71M
Income before tax22,201M209.33M
Net income15,831M149.26M
Diluted EPS242.132.28
Dividends Per Share1000.94
Total Assets667,429M6,040.08M
Total liabilities286,387M2,591.73M
Total equity357,616M3,236.34M
Operating cash flow74,040M698.11M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021
Revenue 548,222M 596,142M 621,043M 601,514M 577,426M
Gross Profit 157,992M 163,939M 169,419M 162,222M 160,907M
Operating income 33,165M 36,252M 36,042M 24,972M 27,545M
Income before tax 28,692M 31,085M 31,909M 19,797M 22,201M
Net income 20,484M 21,572M 22,239M 14,004M 15,831M
EBITDA 61,492M 67,104M 68,646M 59,856M 64,351M
Diluted EPS 308.25 328.05 338.60 214.28 242.13
Dividends Per Share 90 90 100 100 100
Total Assets 592,900M 639,780M 659,587M 653,262M 667,429M
Total liabilities 271,346M 293,178M 298,859M 299,164M 286,387M
Total equity 305,421M 326,487M 337,424M 331,966M 357,616M
Operating cash flow 48,119M 49,750M 41,113M 39,983M 74,040M
 Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021
Revenue 5,062.65M 5,378.76M 5,600.29M 5,532.39M 5,444.46M
Gross Profit 1,459.00M 1,479.16M 1,527.74M 1,492.02M 1,517.16M
Operating income 306.26M 327.08M 325.01M 229.67M 259.71M
Income before tax 264.96M 280.46M 287.74M 182.08M 209.33M
Net income 189.16M 194.63M 200.54M 128.80M 149.26M
EBITDA 567.85M 605.45M 619.01M 550.52M 606.75M
Diluted EPS 2.84 2.96 3.05 1.97 2.28
Dividends Per Share 0.83 0.81 0.90 0.91 0.94
Total Assets 5,320.82M 6,015.79M 5,959.13M 6,051.24M 6,040.08M
Total liabilities 2,435.12M 2,756.72M 2,700.08M 2,771.19M 2,591.73M
Total equity 2,740.92M 3,069.92M 3,048.50M 3,075.04M 3,236.34M
Operating cash flow 444.36M 448.87M 370.73M 367.74M 698.11M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2021
Operating margin4.77%
Profit margin2.74%

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-Corporate Staff & Personnel: Shinichiro Kametaka


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  • Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (4.2%)
  • Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co. (4.1%)
  • Kaneka Corp. (4.0%)
  • MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings, Inc. (3.0%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (2.2%)
  • Eastspring Investments (Singapore) Ltd. (2.0%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (1.9%)

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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  • 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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