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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 2019 JPYUSD
Revenue227,485M2,086.81M
Gross Profit119,222M1,093.67M
Operating income-42,112M-386.31M
Income before tax-51,616M-473.49M
Net income-47,472M-435.47M
EBITDA-19,375M-177.73M
Diluted EPS-196.06-1.79
Dividends Per Share00
Total Assets558,436M5,138.58M
Total liabilities383,773M3,531.38M
Total equity158,133M1,455.10M
Operating cash flow-3,105M-28.48M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019
Revenue 120,669.83M 140,704.30M 167,147M 207,182M 227,485M
Gross Profit 86,914.43M 102,304.07M 125,973M 126,053M 119,222M
Operating income -5,805.84M 14,004.69M 13,310M -11,777M -42,112M
Income before tax -12,033.21M 17,989.86M 18,145M 3,354M -51,616M
Net income -7,581.80M 8,744.42M 8,091M -4,094M -47,472M
EBITDA -1,748.63M 19,104.27M 20,459M -642M -19,375M
Diluted EPS -34.91 31.47 34.01 -15.61 -196.06
Dividends Per Share -- 0 0 0 0
Total Assets 122,849.27M 257,047.83M 304,074M 492,166M 558,436M
Total liabilities 105,316.39M 96,025.04M 114,097M 283,652M 383,773M
Total equity 17,743.29M 160,833.62M 185,075M 198,916M 158,133M
Operating cash flow 6,979.47M 28,753.22M 10,965M 9,122M -3,105M
 Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019
Revenue 996.73M 1,294.91M 1,490.60M 1,875.92M 2,086.81M
Gross Profit 717.91M 941.51M 1,123.41M 1,141.34M 1,093.67M
Operating income -47.95M 128.88M 118.69M -106.63M -386.31M
Income before tax -99.39M 165.56M 161.81M 30.36M -473.49M
Net income -62.62M 80.47M 72.15M -37.06M -435.47M
EBITDA -14.44M 175.81M 182.45M -5.81M -177.73M
Diluted EPS -0.28 0.28 0.30 -0.14 -1.79
Dividends Per Share -- 0 0 0 0
Total Assets 1,021.23M 2,203.86M 2,699.28M 4,485.85M 5,138.58M
Total liabilities 875.48M 823.29M 1,012.84M 2,585.35M 3,531.38M
Total equity 147.49M 1,378.94M 1,642.92M 1,813.02M 1,455.10M
Operating cash flow 57.65M 264.61M 97.78M 82.59M -28.48M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2019
PER--
ROA-9.03%
ROE-26.59%
Operating margin-18.51%
Profit margin-20.86%

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. (72.5%)
  • 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. (0.6%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (0.4%)
  • Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (0.4%)
  • Comgest SA (0.3%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (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 Corp. /Mobile Applications Business/
  • 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 Technology 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.
  • Alphabet Inc. Class A
  • Z Holdings Corporation
  • Tencent Holdings Ltd.
  • Apple Inc.
  • Facebook, Inc. Class A
  • SINA Corp.
  • Ooma Inc
  • Snap, Inc. Class A
  • Synchronoss Technologies, 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 8 Apr, 2020

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