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Retail Trade

Lawson, Inc.

Business Summary

Lawson, Inc. engages in the management and operation of convenience stores. It operates through the following segments: Domestic Convenience Stores; Seijo Ishii, Entertainment and Others. The Domestic Convenience Stores segment includes Lawson, Natural Lawson, Lawson Store 100, and Lawson Mart chain stores. The Seijo Ishii segment manages supermarkets. The Entertainment segment sells concert tickets at Lawson stores, and music and video software at HMV stores. The Others segment handles financial services and overseas business. The company was founded on April 15, 1975 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Feb 2023 JPYUSD
Gross Profit318,365M2,372.75M
Operating income64,313M479.32M
Income before tax46,771M348.58M
Net income29,707M221.40M
Diluted EPS296.592.21
Dividends Per Share1501.11
Total Assets2,242.42B16,462.36M
Total liabilities1,988.56B14,598.68M
Total equity249,941M1,834.90M
Operating cash flow294,699M2,196.37M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Feb 2019Feb 2020Feb 2021Feb 2022Feb 2023
Revenue 700,646M 730,236M 666,001M 943,206M 1,000.38B
Gross Profit 435,871M 445,421M 396,917M 286,508M 318,365M
Operating income 60,781M 62,943M 40,878M 52,443M 64,313M
Income before tax 39,876M 30,319M 18,230M 32,677M 46,771M
Net income 25,584M 20,107M 8,689M 22,625M 29,707M
EBITDA 127,625M 142,126M 125,827M 256,307M 276,058M
Diluted EPS 255.58 200.84 86.77 225.89 296.59
Dividends Per Share 255 150 150 150 150
Total Assets 1,342.32B 1,357.73B 1,365.43B 2,144.77B 2,242.42B
Total liabilities 1,060.34B 1,082.38B 1,092.49B 1,909.08B 1,988.56B
Total equity 276,731M 271,133M 267,966M 231,853M 249,941M
Operating cash flow 128,594M 202,703M 227,954M 207,781M 294,699M
 Feb 2019Feb 2020Feb 2021Feb 2022Feb 2023
Revenue 6,341.86M 6,698.80M 6,285.34M 8,459.26M 7,455.81M
Gross Profit 3,945.26M 4,086.06M 3,745.87M 2,569.58M 2,372.75M
Operating income 550.15M 577.40M 385.78M 470.34M 479.32M
Income before tax 360.93M 278.13M 172.04M 293.06M 348.58M
Net income 231.57M 184.45M 82.00M 202.91M 221.40M
EBITDA 1,155.19M 1,303.79M 1,187.48M 2,298.72M 2,057.44M
Diluted EPS 2.31 1.84 0.81 2.02 2.21
Dividends Per Share 2.30 1.37 1.41 1.34 1.11
Total Assets 12,058.29M 12,587.32M 12,816.12M 18,621.90M 16,462.36M
Total liabilities 9,525.17M 10,034.58M 10,254.31M 16,575.48M 14,598.68M
Total equity 2,485.90M 2,513.63M 2,515.16M 2,013.04M 1,834.90M
Operating cash flow 1,163.96M 1,859.49M 2,151.30M 1,863.50M 2,196.37M

Valuation Measures

Feb 2023
Operating margin6.42%
Profit margin2.96%

Key executives

  • President & Representative Director: Sadanobu Takemasu
  • CFO, Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer: Satoshi Nakaniwa
  • Executive Officer: Yasuhiko Hirokane
  • Executive Officer: Hajime Kawamura
  • Executive Officer & General Manager-Administration: Tomoki Takanishi


  • Mitsubishi Corp. (50%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (2.3%)
  • KDDI Corp. (2.1%)
  • Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp. (2.0%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (1.7%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (1.4%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (1.2%)
  • BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. (1.0%)
  • Lawson Employee Stock Ownership Plan (0.9%)
  • Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (0.7%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: East Tower, Gate City Ohsaki, 3/F, 1-11-2 Osaki, Tokyo, 141-8643, Japan
  • Phone: +81.3.6635.3963

Related Companies

  • Lawson (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
  • Lawson Digital Innovation, Inc.
  • Lawson Entertainment, Inc.
  • Lawson Sanin KK
  • Lawson Travel, Inc.
  • Lawson Urban Works KK
  • Lawson Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Three F Co., Ltd. /281 Convenience Store Branches/
  • Three F Co., Ltd. /86 Convenience Store Branches/
  • SAVE ON KK /27 Convenience Stores/
  • Lawson (China) Holdings, Inc.
  • Lawson Mart, Inc.
  • Lawson Will KK
  • Lawson Minami-Kyushu KK
  • Lawson Toyama, Inc.
  • Saha Lawson Co., Ltd.
  • Lawson HMV Entertainment, Inc.
  • United Entertainment Holdings KK
  • Lawson Asia Pacific Holdings Pte Ltd.
  • BestPractice, Inc.
  • Eisai Seikaken Co., Ltd.
  • Ninety-nine Plus, Inc.
  • Tohoku Spar Co. Ltd. /Convenience Stores Ops/


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Last Updated on 31 May, 2023

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