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Lawson, Inc.

  • 7,230.00 JPY
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  • Japan
    Dec 14, 2018
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Business Summary

Lawson, Inc. engages in the management and operation of convenience stores. It operates through the following segments: Domestic Convenience Store; Seijo Ishii, Entertainment and Others. The Domestic Convenience Store 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 sells 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 2018 JPYUSD
Gross Profit417,450M3,747.10M
Operating income65,820M590.81M
Income before tax43,590M391.27M
Net income26,829M240.82M
Diluted EPS268.022.40
Dividends Per Share2552.28
Total Assets900,256M8,436.86M
Total liabilities618,805M5,799.21M
Total equity275,853M2,585.19M
Operating cash flow113,938M1,022.72M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Feb 2014Feb 2015Feb 2016Feb 2017Feb 2018
Revenue 485,247M 497,913M 583,452M 631,288M 657,323M
Gross Profit 319,812M 328,009M 378,347M 401,517M 417,450M
Operating income 68,126M 70,482M 72,541M 73,773M 65,820M
Income before tax 59,785M 58,370M 55,402M 58,456M 43,590M
Net income 37,965M 32,686M 31,381M 36,400M 26,829M
EBITDA 116,014M 112,307M 121,834M 129,972M 124,421M
Diluted EPS 379.35 326.65 313.57 363.70 268.02
Dividends Per Share 220 240 245 250 255
Total Assets 620,992M 764,614M 803,212M 866,577M 900,256M
Total liabilities 370,495M 500,817M 530,215M 580,578M 618,805M
Total equity 245,847M 256,345M 264,701M 275,195M 275,853M
Operating cash flow 81,503M 110,567M 112,205M 99,864M 113,938M
 Feb 2014Feb 2015Feb 2016Feb 2017Feb 2018
Revenue 4,873.12M 4,595.84M 4,832.82M 5,830.71M 5,900.25M
Gross Profit 3,211.73M 3,027.59M 3,133.90M 3,708.49M 3,747.10M
Operating income 684.15M 650.56M 600.86M 681.38M 590.81M
Income before tax 600.39M 538.76M 458.90M 539.91M 391.27M
Net income 381.26M 301.69M 259.93M 336.19M 240.82M
EBITDA 1,165.07M 1,036.61M 1,009.17M 1,200.44M 1,116.82M
Diluted EPS 3.80 3.01 2.59 3.35 2.40
Dividends Per Share 2.20 2.21 2.02 2.30 2.28
Total Assets 6,084.27M 6,396.03M 7,115.94M 7,745.24M 8,436.86M
Total liabilities 3,629.99M 4,189.35M 4,697.36M 5,189.05M 5,799.21M
Total equity 2,408.72M 2,144.33M 2,345.08M 2,459.62M 2,585.19M
Operating cash flow 818.49M 1,020.55M 929.41M 922.36M 1,022.72M

Valuation Measures

Feb 2018
Operating margin10.01%
Profit margin4.08%

Key executives

  • President & Representative Director: Sadanobu Takemasu
  • CFO, Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer: Satoshi Nakaniwa
  • Senior Vice President: Norikazu Nishiguchi
  • Executive Officer: Atsushi Maeda
  • Executive Officer: Yasuhiko Hirokane


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  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (1.6%)
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  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (1.0%)
  • National Mutual Insurance Fed. of Agricultural Cooperatives (0.9%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (0.9%)
  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (0.6%)
  • ValueInvest Asset Management SA (0.4%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: Gate City Osaki East Tower, 3/F, 1-11-2 Osaki, Tokyo, 141-8643, Japan
  • Phone: +81.3.5435.2770

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  • Beijing Lawson, Inc.
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  • Lawson Minami Kyushu KK
  • Lawson Toyama, Inc.
  • Lawson HMV Entertainment, Inc.
  • United Entertainment Holdings KK
  • Lawson Asia Pacific Holdings Pte Ltd.
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  • Shanghai Hualian Lawson Co. Ltd.
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  • Tohoku Spar Co. Ltd. /Convenience Stores Ops/
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Last Updated on 14 Dec, 2018

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