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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 2022 JPYUSD
Gross Profit418,811M3,756.15M
Operating income47,096M422.38M
Income before tax28,098M252.00M
Net income17,901M160.54M
Diluted EPS178.711.60
Dividends Per Share1501.34
Total Assets1,337.24B11,610.54M
Total liabilities1,058.76B9,192.68M
Total equity273,260M2,372.56M
Operating cash flow146,644M1,315.19M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Feb 2018Feb 2019Feb 2020Feb 2021Feb 2022
Revenue 657,323M 700,646M 730,236M 666,001M 698,371M
Gross Profit 417,450M 435,871M 445,421M 396,917M 418,811M
Operating income 65,820M 60,781M 62,943M 40,878M 47,096M
Income before tax 43,590M 39,876M 30,319M 18,230M 28,098M
Net income 26,829M 25,584M 20,107M 8,689M 17,901M
EBITDA 124,421M 127,625M 142,126M 125,827M 127,038M
Diluted EPS 268.02 255.58 200.84 86.77 178.71
Dividends Per Share 255 255 150 150 150
Total Assets 900,256M 1,342.32B 1,357.73B 1,365.43B 1,337.24B
Total liabilities 618,805M 1,060.34B 1,082.38B 1,092.49B 1,058.76B
Total equity 275,853M 276,731M 271,133M 267,966M 273,260M
Operating cash flow 113,938M 128,594M 202,703M 227,954M 146,644M
 Feb 2018Feb 2019Feb 2020Feb 2021Feb 2022
Revenue 5,900.25M 6,341.86M 6,698.80M 6,285.34M 6,263.42M
Gross Profit 3,747.10M 3,945.26M 4,086.06M 3,745.87M 3,756.15M
Operating income 590.81M 550.15M 577.40M 385.78M 422.38M
Income before tax 391.27M 360.93M 278.13M 172.04M 252.00M
Net income 240.82M 231.57M 184.45M 82.00M 160.54M
EBITDA 1,116.82M 1,155.19M 1,303.79M 1,187.48M 1,139.35M
Diluted EPS 2.40 2.31 1.84 0.81 1.60
Dividends Per Share 2.28 2.30 1.37 1.41 1.34
Total Assets 8,436.86M 12,058.29M 12,587.32M 12,816.12M 11,610.54M
Total liabilities 5,799.21M 9,525.17M 10,034.58M 10,254.31M 9,192.68M
Total equity 2,585.19M 2,485.90M 2,513.63M 2,515.16M 2,372.56M
Operating cash flow 1,022.72M 1,163.96M 1,859.49M 2,151.30M 1,315.19M

Valuation Measures

Feb 2022
Operating margin6.74%
Profit margin2.56%

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%)
  • KDDI Corp. (2.1%)
  • Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp. (2.0%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (1.5%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (1.2%)
  • Lawson Employee Stock Ownership Plan (0.8%)
  • Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (0.7%)
  • Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd. (0.7%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (0.6%)
  • GLG Partners LP (0.6%)

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/
  • 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 17 Aug, 2022

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