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LINE Corp.

  • 4,105.00 JPY
  • +20.00
  • +0.49%
  • Japan
    Feb 18, 2019
  • Ticker
    TKS(3938)
  • Prev. close
    4,085
  • Market cap (JPY)
    982,543.18M
  • Market cap (USD)
    8,887.37M
  • Shares
    240.52M

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 2018 JPYUSD
Revenue207,182M1,875.92M
Gross Profit133,399M1,207.85M
Operating income16,110M145.86M
Income before tax3,354M30.36M
Net income-4,094M-37.06M
EBITDA27,245M246.68M
Diluted EPS-15.61-0.14
Dividends Per Share----
Total Assets486,587M4,435.00M
Total liabilities278,073M2,534.50M
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 133,399M
Operating income 6,119.39M -5,805.84M 14,004.69M 13,310M 16,110M
Income before tax 6,430.85M -11,828.31M 18,822.84M 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 27,245M
Diluted EPS 6.85 -34.91 31.47 34.01 -15.61
Dividends Per Share -- -- 0 0 --
Total Assets 87,425.94M 122,849.27M 257,047.83M 304,074M 486,587M
Total liabilities 74,914.97M 105,316.39M 96,025.04M 114,097M 278,073M
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 1,207.85M
Operating income 57.81M -47.95M 128.88M 118.69M 145.86M
Income before tax 60.75M -97.70M 173.22M 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 246.68M
Diluted EPS 0.06 -0.28 0.28 0.30 -0.14
Dividends Per Share -- -- 0 0 --
Total Assets 729.18M 1,021.23M 2,203.86M 2,699.28M 4,435.00M
Total liabilities 624.83M 875.48M 823.29M 1,012.84M 2,534.50M
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-1.03%
ROE-2.13%
Operating margin7.77%
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
  • Executive Officer & Office Manager-Finance: Kokan Ki
  • Director & Chief Service Officer: Jungho Shin

Shareholders

  • NAVER Corp. (72.7%)
  • SHIN JUNGHO /LINE/ (1.9%)
  • LEE HAE-JIN /NHN/ (1.9%)
  • Line Employee Incentive Plan (0.8%)
  • LEE JUNHO /LINE/ (0.6%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (0.5%)
  • Baillie Gifford & Co. (0.5%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (0.4%)
  • Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (0.4%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (0.4%)

Contact Details

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

Related Companies

  • Sellsuki Co. Ltd.
  • Aube 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.
  • Line C&I Corp.
  • LINE Pay Corp.
  • MixRadio
  • Line Ventures Corp.
  • Line Plus Corp.
  • Naver Japan Corp.
  • Livedoor Co., Ltd.

Competitors

  • Snap, Inc. Class A
  • BlackBerry Limited
  • Yahoo Japan Corporation
  • Twitter, Inc.
  • Tencent Holdings Ltd.
  • Alphabet Inc. Class A
  • Apple Inc.
  • Facebook, Inc. Class A
  • SINA Corp.
  • Netmarble Corp.
  • Gravity Co Ltd Sponsored ADR
  • Ooma Inc
  • KT Corporation
  • PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk Class B
  • PLDT, Inc.
  • Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd
  • migme Limited
  • Weibo Corp Sponsored ADR Class A
Last Updated on 18 Feb, 2019

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