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LINE Corp.

  • 4,970.00 JPY
  • +80.00
  • +1.64%
  • Japan
    Sep 21, 2018
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Business Summary

LINE Corp. operates as a global platform for mobile messaging and communication services, content distribution and services related to daily life. Its mobile messaging application which operates on all major mobile operating systems enables users to communicate through free instant messaging, stickers and voice & video calls, and serves as a smart portal to its other applications and services. LINE was founded on September 4, 2000 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2017 JPYUSD
Gross Profit125,973M1,123.41M
Operating income13,310M118.69M
Income before tax18,145M161.81M
Net income8,091M72.15M
Diluted EPS34.010.30
Dividends Per Share00
Total Assets304,074M2,699.28M
Total liabilities114,097M1,012.84M
Total equity185,075M1,642.92M
Operating cash flow10,965M97.78M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Sep 2018Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017
Revenue -- 86,366.26M 120,669.83M 140,704.30M 167,147M
Gross Profit -- 63,398.71M 86,914.43M 102,304.07M 125,973M
Operating income -- 6,119.39M -5,805.84M 14,004.69M 13,310M
Income before tax -- 6,430.85M -11,828.31M 18,822.84M 18,145M
Net income -- 1,315.15M -7,581.80M 8,744.42M 8,091M
EBITDA -- 8,489.01M -1,748.63M 19,104.27M 20,459M
Diluted EPS -- 6.85 -34.91 31.47 34.01
Dividends Per Share -- -- -- 0 0
Total Assets -- 87,425.94M 122,849.27M 257,047.83M 304,074M
Total liabilities -- 74,914.97M 105,316.39M 96,025.04M 114,097M
Total equity -- 12,496.08M 17,743.29M 160,833.62M 185,075M
Operating cash flow -- 12,455.97M 6,979.47M 28,753.22M 10,965M
 Sep 2018Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017
Revenue -- 815.93M 996.73M 1,294.91M 1,490.60M
Gross Profit -- 598.94M 717.91M 941.51M 1,123.41M
Operating income -- 57.81M -47.95M 128.88M 118.69M
Income before tax -- 60.75M -97.70M 173.22M 161.81M
Net income -- 12.42M -62.62M 80.47M 72.15M
EBITDA -- 80.19M -14.44M 175.81M 182.45M
Diluted EPS -- 0.06 -0.28 0.28 0.30
Dividends Per Share -- -- -- 0 0
Total Assets -- 729.18M 1,021.23M 2,203.86M 2,699.28M
Total liabilities -- 624.83M 875.48M 823.29M 1,012.84M
Total equity -- 104.22M 147.49M 1,378.94M 1,642.92M
Operating cash flow -- 117.67M 57.65M 264.61M 97.78M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2017
Operating margin7.96%
Profit margin4.84%

Key executives

  • President, CEO & Representative Director: Takeshi Idezawa
  • Chief Financial Officer & Director: In-Joon Hwang
  • Chief Technology Officer: Eui-Bin Park
  • Executive Officer & Office Manager-Finance: Kokan Ki
  • Director & Chief Service Officer: Jungho Shin


  • NAVER Corp. (72.8%)
  • SHIN JUNGHO /LINE/ (1.9%)
  • LEE HAE-JIN /NHN/ (1.9%)
  • Line Employee Incentive Plan (0.8%)
  • LEE JUNHO /LINE/ (0.6%)
  • Baillie Gifford & Co. (0.5%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (0.5%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (0.4%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (0.4%)
  • Fidelity Management & Research Co. (0.4%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: JR Shinjuku Miraina Tower, 4-1-6 Shinjuku, Tokyo, 160-0022, Japan
  • Phone: +81.3.4316.2050

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Last Updated on 21 Sep, 2018

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