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Technology Services

LINE Corp.

Business Summary

LINE Corp. engages in the mobile communication business. It operates through the Core and Strategy segments. The Core segment handles advertising, communication, and content business. The Strategy segment includes FinTech services such as Line Pay. It also deals with artificial intelligence and e-commerce. The company was founded on September 4, 2000 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2018 JPYUSD
Revenue207,182M1,875.92M
Gross Profit126,053M1,141.34M
Operating income-11,777M-106.63M
Income before tax3,354M30.36M
Net income-4,094M-37.06M
EBITDA-642M-5.81M
Diluted EPS-15.61-0.14
Dividends Per Share00
Total Assets492,166M4,485.85M
Total liabilities283,652M2,585.35M
Total equity198,916M1,813.02M
Operating cash flow9,122M82.59M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018
Revenue 86,366.26M 120,669.83M 140,704.30M 167,147M 207,182M
Gross Profit 63,398.71M 86,914.43M 102,304.07M 125,973M 126,053M
Operating income 6,119.39M -5,805.84M 14,004.69M 13,310M -11,777M
Income before tax 6,262.80M -12,033.21M 17,989.86M 18,145M 3,354M
Net income 1,315.15M -7,581.80M 8,744.42M 8,091M -4,094M
EBITDA 8,489.01M -1,748.63M 19,104.27M 20,459M -642M
Diluted EPS 6.85 -34.91 31.47 34.01 -15.61
Dividends Per Share -- -- 0 0 0
Total Assets 87,425.94M 122,849.27M 257,047.83M 304,074M 492,166M
Total liabilities 74,914.97M 105,316.39M 96,025.04M 114,097M 283,652M
Total equity 12,496.08M 17,743.29M 160,833.62M 185,075M 198,916M
Operating cash flow 12,455.97M 6,979.47M 28,753.22M 10,965M 9,122M
 Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018
Revenue 815.93M 996.73M 1,294.91M 1,490.60M 1,875.92M
Gross Profit 598.94M 717.91M 941.51M 1,123.41M 1,141.34M
Operating income 57.81M -47.95M 128.88M 118.69M -106.63M
Income before tax 59.16M -99.39M 165.56M 161.81M 30.36M
Net income 12.42M -62.62M 80.47M 72.15M -37.06M
EBITDA 80.19M -14.44M 175.81M 182.45M -5.81M
Diluted EPS 0.06 -0.28 0.28 0.30 -0.14
Dividends Per Share -- -- 0 0 0
Total Assets 729.18M 1,021.23M 2,203.86M 2,699.28M 4,485.85M
Total liabilities 624.83M 875.48M 823.29M 1,012.84M 2,585.35M
Total equity 104.22M 147.49M 1,378.94M 1,642.92M 1,813.02M
Operating cash flow 117.67M 57.65M 264.61M 97.78M 82.59M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2018
PER--
ROA-1.02%
ROE-2.13%
Operating margin-5.68%
Profit margin-1.97%

Key executives

  • President, CEO & Representative Director: Takeshi Idezawa
  • Chief Financial Officer & Director: In-Joon Hwang
  • Chief Technology Officer: Eui-Bin Park
  • Chief Privacy Officer, Head-Compliance & Legal: Tsuyoshi Nakayama
  • Executive Officer & Head-Investor Relations: Satoshi Yano

Shareholders

  • NAVER Corp. (72.6%)
  • SHIN JUNGHO /LINE/ (1.9%)
  • LEE HAE-JIN /NHN/ (1.9%)
  • LEE JUNHO /LINE/ (0.6%)
  • Line Employee Incentive Plan (0.6%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (0.5%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (0.4%)
  • Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (0.4%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (0.3%)
  • Nikko Asset Management Americas, Inc. (0.3%)

Contact Details

  • Website:http://linecorp.com/ja/
  • Address: JR Shinjuku Miraina Tower, 23/F, 4-1-6 Shinjuku, Tokyo, 160-0022, Japan
  • Phone: +81.3.4316.2050

Related Companies

  • Line Part Time Job Ltd.
  • Nhn Japan Corp. /Hosting Businesses 2/
  • Sellsuki Co. Ltd.
  • LINE Friends Corp.
  • Line Employee Incentive Plan
  • Dgm59 Co. Ltd.
  • LINE Vietnam Co., Ltd.
  • Line Corp. Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Line Bros Corp.
  • Mixradio Ltd.
  • Line Biz+ Pte. Ltd.
  • FIVE, Inc.
  • LINE Pay Corp.
  • MixRadio
  • Line Ventures Corp.
  • Line Plus Corp.
  • Naver Japan Corp.
  • Livedoor Co., Ltd.

Competitors

  • Twitter, Inc.
  • Z Holdings Corporation
  • Alphabet Inc. Class A
  • Tencent Holdings Ltd.
  • Apple Inc.
  • Facebook, Inc. Class A
  • SINA Corp.
  • Snap, Inc. Class A
  • BlackBerry Limited
  • Ooma Inc
  • Netmarble Corp.
  • Gravity Co Ltd Sponsored ADR
  • PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk. Class B
  • PLDT, Inc.
  • A.C.N. 059 457 279 Limited
  • Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd
  • Weibo Corp Sponsored ADR Class A
Last Updated on 23 Oct, 2019

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