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Retail Trade

Kobe Bussan Co., Ltd.

Business Summary

Kobe Bussan Co., Ltd. engages in the supermarket business. It operates through the following business segments: Gyomu Supermarket, Kobe Cook, Cook Innoventure, Eco Renewable Energy and Others. The Gyomu Supermarket segment handles franchise contracting, private and national brand products, and sale of food products for overseas and domestic areas. The Kobe Cook segment operates buffet restaurant and small-sized shops providing ready-made meals. The Cook Innoventure segment manages sushi and izakaya shops, and English conversation and tutorial schools. The Eco Renewable Energy segment includes solar power project and provides electric power. The Others segment deals with equipment rental, tourism, and Galleon businesses. The company was founded by Shoji Numata in April 1981 and is headquartered in Kako, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Oct 2021 JPYUSD
Gross Profit42,625M393.99M
Operating income27,296M252.30M
Income before tax28,738M265.63M
Net income19,592M181.09M
Diluted EPS88.510.81
Dividends Per Share200.18
Total Assets156,737M1,374.58M
Total liabilities78,514M688.56M
Total equity78,218M685.97M
Operating cash flow21,261M196.52M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Oct 2017Oct 2018Oct 2019Oct 2020Oct 2021
Revenue 251,503M 267,175M 299,616M 340,870M 362,064M
Gross Profit 39,522M 38,942M 46,087M 44,414M 42,625M
Operating income 14,444M 15,678M 19,157M 23,409M 27,296M
Income before tax 13,086M 16,011M 18,095M 22,231M 28,738M
Net income 8,346M 10,364M 12,055M 15,047M 19,592M
EBITDA 17,408M 18,738M 22,742M 27,041M 31,452M
Diluted EPS 38.88 47.97 55.44 68.24 88.51
Dividends Per Share 6.25 8.12 10 15 20
Total Assets 144,484M 144,267M 150,154M 148,175M 156,737M
Total liabilities 114,413M 104,491M 99,581M 88,902M 78,514M
Total equity 24,509M 33,991M 45,061M 59,268M 78,218M
Operating cash flow 13,661M 13,693M 19,217M 19,543M 21,261M
 Oct 2017Oct 2018Oct 2019Oct 2020Oct 2021
Revenue 2,244.96M 2,418.76M 2,733.09M 3,168.65M 3,346.66M
Gross Profit 352.78M 352.54M 420.40M 412.86M 393.99M
Operating income 128.93M 141.93M 174.75M 217.60M 252.30M
Income before tax 116.80M 144.94M 165.06M 206.65M 265.63M
Net income 74.49M 93.82M 109.96M 139.87M 181.09M
EBITDA 155.38M 169.63M 207.45M 251.36M 290.72M
Diluted EPS 0.34 0.43 0.50 0.63 0.81
Dividends Per Share 0.05 0.07 0.09 0.13 0.18
Total Assets 1,271.53M 1,278.33M 1,388.96M 1,417.40M 1,374.58M
Total liabilities 1,006.89M 925.88M 921.15M 850.41M 688.56M
Total equity 215.69M 301.19M 416.82M 566.94M 685.97M
Operating cash flow 121.94M 123.96M 175.29M 181.66M 196.52M

Valuation Measures

Oct 2021
Operating margin7.53%
Profit margin5.41%

Key executives

  • President & Representative Director: Hirokazu Numata
  • Representative Director, VP & Head-HR Development: Yasuhiro Tanaka
  • Executive Officer & Manager-West Japan Products MD: Yasuhito Tanaka
  • Director & Manager-Overseas Business: Satoshi Nishida
  • Director & Manager-Yokohama Sales Office: Akihito Watanabe


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  • Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors) (2.4%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (1.8%)
  • M&U Asset Management (1.8%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (1.3%)
  • Invesco Advisers, Inc. (1.1%)
  • Comgest SA (0.9%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (0.9%)

Contact Details

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