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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 2020 JPYUSD
Revenue730,236M6,698.80M
Gross Profit445,421M4,086.06M
Operating income62,943M577.40M
Income before tax30,319M278.13M
Net income20,107M184.45M
EBITDA142,126M1,303.79M
Diluted EPS200.841.84
Dividends Per Share1501.37
Total Assets1,357.73B12,587.32M
Total liabilities1,082.38B10,034.58M
Total equity271,133M2,513.63M
Operating cash flow202,703M1,859.49M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Feb 2016Feb 2017Feb 2018Feb 2019Feb 2020
Revenue 583,452M 631,288M 657,323M 700,646M 730,236M
Gross Profit 378,347M 401,517M 417,450M 435,871M 445,421M
Operating income 72,541M 73,773M 65,820M 60,781M 62,943M
Income before tax 55,402M 58,456M 43,590M 39,876M 30,319M
Net income 31,381M 36,400M 26,829M 25,584M 20,107M
EBITDA 121,834M 129,972M 124,421M 127,625M 142,126M
Diluted EPS 313.57 363.70 268.02 255.58 200.84
Dividends Per Share 245 250 255 255 150
Total Assets 803,212M 866,577M 900,256M 1,342.32B 1,357.73B
Total liabilities 530,215M 580,578M 618,805M 1,060.34B 1,082.38B
Total equity 264,701M 275,195M 275,853M 276,731M 271,133M
Operating cash flow 112,205M 99,864M 113,938M 128,594M 202,703M
 Feb 2016Feb 2017Feb 2018Feb 2019Feb 2020
Revenue 4,832.82M 5,830.71M 5,900.25M 6,341.86M 6,698.80M
Gross Profit 3,133.90M 3,708.49M 3,747.10M 3,945.26M 4,086.06M
Operating income 600.86M 681.38M 590.81M 550.15M 577.40M
Income before tax 458.90M 539.91M 391.27M 360.93M 278.13M
Net income 259.93M 336.19M 240.82M 231.57M 184.45M
EBITDA 1,009.17M 1,200.44M 1,116.82M 1,155.19M 1,303.79M
Diluted EPS 2.59 3.35 2.40 2.31 1.84
Dividends Per Share 2.02 2.30 2.28 2.30 1.37
Total Assets 7,115.94M 7,745.24M 8,436.86M 12,058.29M 12,587.32M
Total liabilities 4,697.36M 5,189.05M 5,799.21M 9,525.17M 10,034.58M
Total equity 2,345.08M 2,459.62M 2,585.19M 2,485.90M 2,513.63M
Operating cash flow 929.41M 922.36M 1,022.72M 1,163.96M 1,859.49M

Valuation Measures

Feb 2020
PER28.51
ROA1.48%
ROE7.34%
Operating margin8.61%
Profit margin2.75%

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

Shareholders

  • Mitsubishi Corp. (50%)
  • KDDI Corp. (2.1%)
  • NTT DoCoMo, Inc. (2.0%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (1.5%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (1.5%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (1.4%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (1.2%)
  • Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (0.7%)
  • Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd. (0.6%)
  • Macquarie Investment Management Europe SA (0.6%)

Contact Details

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

Related Companies

  • 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/
  • Chongqing Lawson Co. Ltd.
  • SAVE ON KK /27 Convenience Stores/
  • Beijing Lawson, Inc.
  • Lawson (China) Holdings, Inc.
  • Lawson Mart, Inc.
  • Lawson Will KK
  • Lawson Minami Kyushu KK
  • Lawson Toyama, Inc.
  • Lawson HMV Entertainment, Inc.
  • United Entertainment Holdings KK
  • Lawson Asia Pacific Holdings Pte Ltd.
  • BestPractice, Inc.
  • Eisai Seikaken Co., Ltd.
  • Shanghai Hualian Lawson Co. Ltd.
  • Ninety-nine Plus, Inc.
  • Tohoku Spar Co. Ltd. /Convenience Stores Ops/
  • Seijo Ishii Co., Ltd.

Competitors

  • Seven & I Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Berli Jucker Public Co. Ltd.
  • PT Sumber Alfaria Trijaya
  • Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc.
  • Philippine Seven Corporation
  • FamilyMart Co., Ltd.
Last Updated on 20 Oct, 2020

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