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Retail Trade

Life Corp.

Business Summary

Life Corp. owns and operates supermarkets that retail food products and clothing. It operates through the retail and others segments. The Retail segment sells food, daily commodities and cloth. The Others segment engages in the credit card business. The company was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Feb 2022 JPYUSD
Gross Profit239,917M2,151.72M
Operating income22,932M205.66M
Income before tax22,312M200.10M
Net income15,208M136.39M
Diluted EPS324.482.91
Dividends Per Share700.62
Total Assets271,619M2,358.31M
Total liabilities161,316M1,400.61M
Total equity110,299M957.66M
Operating cash flow-7,926M-71.08M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Feb 2018Feb 2019Feb 2020Feb 2021Feb 2022
Revenue 677,746M 698,693M 714,683M 759,146M 768,334M
Gross Profit 192,423M 203,028M 213,049M 235,355M 239,917M
Operating income 12,095M 12,285M 13,879M 27,390M 22,932M
Income before tax 9,612M 10,917M 10,984M 24,867M 22,312M
Net income 6,555M 7,401M 7,834M 17,824M 15,208M
EBITDA 24,257M 25,043M 26,713M 40,615M 37,111M
Diluted EPS 140.01 157.90 167.14 380.30 324.48
Dividends Per Share 30 30 40 50 70
Total Assets 228,885M 248,200M 263,433M 269,756M 271,619M
Total liabilities 159,610M 172,856M 182,069M 172,191M 161,316M
Total equity 69,271M 75,340M 81,360M 97,560M 110,299M
Operating cash flow 16,952M 18,235M 54,898M 41,747M -7,926M
 Feb 2018Feb 2019Feb 2020Feb 2021Feb 2022
Revenue 6,083.57M 6,324.18M 6,556.13M 7,164.39M 6,890.89M
Gross Profit 1,727.22M 1,837.69M 1,954.40M 2,221.14M 2,151.72M
Operating income 108.56M 111.19M 127.31M 258.49M 205.66M
Income before tax 86.27M 98.81M 100.76M 234.68M 200.10M
Net income 58.83M 66.98M 71.86M 168.21M 136.39M
EBITDA 217.73M 226.67M 245.05M 383.30M 332.83M
Diluted EPS 1.25 1.42 1.53 3.58 2.91
Dividends Per Share 0.26 0.27 0.36 0.47 0.62
Total Assets 2,145.02M 2,229.60M 2,442.24M 2,531.96M 2,358.31M
Total liabilities 1,495.80M 1,552.78M 1,687.93M 1,616.20M 1,400.61M
Total equity 649.18M 676.78M 754.27M 915.71M 957.66M
Operating cash flow 152.16M 165.05M 503.60M 393.98M -71.08M

Valuation Measures

Feb 2022
Operating margin2.98%
Profit margin1.97%

Key executives

  • President, COO & Representative Director: Takaharu Iwasaki
  • Director, Senior Executive Officer & GM-Finance: Nobuyuki Kawai
  • Director & Managing Executive Officer: Takashi Sumino
  • Director & Managing Executive Officer: Tametoshi Morishita
  • Director & Manager-Secretariat: Toshiaki Namiki


  • Mitsubishi Corp. (21.3%)
  • Life Sports Promotion Foundation (6.5%)
  • Life Corp. (5.0%)
  • Life Employee Stock Ownership Plan (4.6%)
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc. (4.5%)
  • Japan Agricultural Cooperatives Group (4.2%)
  • Sumitomo Life Insurance Co. (1.4%)
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management Co., Ltd. (1.2%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (1.1%)

Contact Details

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Last Updated on 16 Aug, 2022

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