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Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.

Business Summary

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. engages in the provision of marine transportation services. It operates through the following segments: Dry Bulk, Energy Resource Transport, Product Logistics, and Others. The Dry Bulk segment offers bulk cargo services. The Energy Resource Transport segment includes energy transportation and offshore energy exploration and production support. The Product Logistics segment deals with car carrier, logistics, short sea and coastal, and containership businesses. The Others segment consists of ship management, travel agency, and real estate leasing. The company was founded on April 5, 1919 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2022 JPYUSD
Gross Profit73,869M657.35M
Operating income17,664M157.19M
Income before tax659,093M5,865.24M
Net income642,424M5,716.90M
Diluted EPS2,295.8520.43
Dividends Per Share199.991.77
Total Assets1,574.96B12,975.98M
Total liabilities590,071M4,861.55M
Total equity884,634M7,288.43M
Operating cash flow226,460M2,015.25M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021Mar 2022
Revenue 1,162.02B 836,731M 735,284M 625,486M 756,983M
Gross Profit 77,066M 34,732M 61,624M 33,538M 73,869M
Operating income 7,220M -24,737M 6,840M -21,286M 17,664M
Income before tax 17,188M -99,422M 11,315M 113,854M 659,093M
Net income 10,385M -111,187M 5,270M 108,696M 642,424M
EBITDA 50,630M 16,052M 51,093M 22,583M 60,485M
Diluted EPS 31.52 -397.36 18.83 388.44 2,295.85
Dividends Per Share 0 0 0 0 199.99
Total Assets 1,036.88B 951,261M 896,081M 974,608M 1,574.96B
Total liabilities 793,788M 770,023M 695,847M 658,440M 590,071M
Total equity 217,011M 103,576M 101,096M 218,194M 884,634M
Operating cash flow 1,167M -6,808M -21,797M 33,397M 226,460M
 Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021Mar 2022
Revenue 10,484.52M 7,545.27M 6,762.73M 5,897.61M 6,736.36M
Gross Profit 695.33M 313.19M 566.78M 316.22M 657.35M
Operating income 65.14M -223.06M 62.91M -200.70M 157.19M
Income before tax 155.08M -896.54M 104.06M 1,073.51M 5,865.24M
Net income 93.70M -1,002.63M 48.47M 1,024.87M 5,716.90M
EBITDA 456.81M 144.74M 469.92M 212.93M 538.25M
Diluted EPS 0.28 -3.58 0.17 3.66 20.43
Dividends Per Share 0 0 0 0 1.77
Total Assets 9,749.74M 8,594.30M 8,300.50M 8,819.98M 12,975.98M
Total liabilities 7,463.91M 6,956.88M 6,445.71M 5,958.73M 4,861.55M
Total equity 2,040.53M 935.77M 936.46M 1,974.60M 7,288.43M
Operating cash flow 10.52M -61.39M -200.47M 314.89M 2,015.25M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2022
Operating margin2.33%
Profit margin84.86%

Key executives

  • President, CEO & Representative Director: Yukikazu Myochin
  • Chief Information Officer: Shuzo Kawano
  • Representative Director & Chief Compliance Officer: Yukio Toriyama
  • Executive Officer, Head-Public Relations & IR: Yuji Asano
  • Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer: Yasunari Sonobe


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Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: Iino Building, 2-1-1 Uchisaiwai-cho, Tokyo, 100-8540, Japan
  • Phone: +81.3.3595.5000

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Last Updated on 2 Dec, 2022

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