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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 2022 JPYUSD
Gross Profit190,432M1,694.64M
Operating income43,564M387.67M
Income before tax36,405M323.96M
Net income26,488M235.71M
Diluted EPS404.963.60
Dividends Per Share1100.97
Total Assets726,959M5,989.36M
Total liabilities314,752M2,593.21M
Total equity387,769M3,194.80M
Operating cash flow34,106M303.50M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021Mar 2022
Revenue 596,142M 621,043M 601,514M 577,426M 691,530M
Gross Profit 163,939M 169,419M 162,222M 160,907M 190,432M
Operating income 36,252M 36,042M 24,972M 27,545M 43,564M
Income before tax 31,085M 31,909M 19,797M 22,201M 36,405M
Net income 21,572M 22,239M 14,004M 15,831M 26,488M
EBITDA 67,104M 68,646M 59,856M 64,351M 82,074M
Diluted EPS 328.05 338.60 214.28 242.13 404.96
Dividends Per Share 90 100 100 100 110
Total Assets 639,780M 659,587M 653,262M 667,429M 726,959M
Total liabilities 293,178M 298,859M 299,164M 286,387M 314,752M
Total equity 326,487M 337,424M 331,966M 357,616M 387,769M
Operating cash flow 49,750M 41,113M 39,983M 74,040M 34,106M
 Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021Mar 2022
Revenue 5,378.76M 5,600.29M 5,532.39M 5,444.46M 6,153.89M
Gross Profit 1,479.16M 1,527.74M 1,492.02M 1,517.16M 1,694.64M
Operating income 327.08M 325.01M 229.67M 259.71M 387.67M
Income before tax 280.46M 287.74M 182.08M 209.33M 323.96M
Net income 194.63M 200.54M 128.80M 149.26M 235.71M
EBITDA 605.45M 619.01M 550.52M 606.75M 730.37M
Diluted EPS 2.96 3.05 1.97 2.28 3.60
Dividends Per Share 0.81 0.90 0.91 0.94 0.97
Total Assets 6,015.79M 5,959.13M 6,051.24M 6,040.08M 5,989.36M
Total liabilities 2,756.72M 2,700.08M 2,771.19M 2,591.73M 2,593.21M
Total equity 3,069.92M 3,048.50M 3,075.04M 3,236.34M 3,194.80M
Operating cash flow 448.87M 370.73M 367.74M 698.11M 303.50M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2022
Operating margin6.29%
Profit margin3.83%

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 Aug, 2022

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