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Consumer Non-Durables

Lion Corp.

Business Summary

Lion Corp. engages in the manufacture and sale of dental and body care, laundry, household cleaners, pharmaceuticals, and health products. It operates through the following business segments: Consumer Products, Industrial Products, Overseas, and Other. The Consumer Products segment manufactures and sells daily necessities, over-the-counter drugs and function food. These include toothpaste, toothbrush, hand soap, antipyretic analgesic, eye drops, nutritional drink, laundry detergent, softener, and bleach. The Industrial Products segment provides chemical raw materials and business supplies. These include oil and fat activator, conductive carbon, and professional cleaning agent. The Overseas segment handles the operation of overseas subsidiaries that manufactures and sells daily commodities. The Other segment includes construction contracting, real estate management, transportation storage, and staffing. The company was founded by Tomijiro Kobayashi on October 30, 1891 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2021 JPYUSD
Gross Profit179,105M1,630.10M
Operating income30,682M279.24M
Income before tax31,860M289.97M
Net income23,760M216.24M
Diluted EPS81.580.74
Dividends Per Share240.21
Total Assets428,025M3,716.94M
Total liabilities163,007M1,415.54M
Total equity251,572M2,184.63M
Operating cash flow19,296M175.62M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019Dec 2020Dec 2021
Revenue 342,703M 349,403M 347,519M 355,352M 366,234M
Gross Profit 170,990M 171,730M 171,931M 179,873M 179,105M
Operating income 28,808M 28,377M 30,049M 35,539M 30,682M
Income before tax 31,998M 35,658M 31,402M 44,606M 31,860M
Net income 20,883M 25,607M 20,560M 29,871M 23,760M
EBITDA 36,583M 37,084M 40,553M 47,271M 44,934M
Diluted EPS 71.77 87.98 70.63 102.60 81.58
Dividends Per Share 17 20 21 23 24
Total Assets 338,855M 355,365M 380,701M 435,501M 428,025M
Total liabilities 150,060M 151,090M 159,497M 190,641M 163,007M
Total equity 178,439M 191,108M 208,421M 231,723M 251,572M
Operating cash flow 28,559M 31,879M 36,762M 40,729M 19,296M
 Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019Dec 2020Dec 2021
Revenue 3,056.20M 3,163.65M 3,187.93M 3,328.24M 3,333.24M
Gross Profit 1,524.87M 1,554.92M 1,577.19M 1,684.70M 1,630.10M
Operating income 256.90M 256.93M 275.65M 332.86M 279.24M
Income before tax 285.35M 322.86M 288.06M 417.78M 289.97M
Net income 186.23M 231.85M 188.60M 279.77M 216.24M
EBITDA 326.24M 335.77M 372.00M 442.74M 408.96M
Diluted EPS 0.64 0.79 0.64 0.96 0.74
Dividends Per Share 0.15 0.18 0.19 0.21 0.21
Total Assets 3,008.03M 3,238.98M 3,503.11M 4,218.13M 3,716.94M
Total liabilities 1,332.09M 1,377.11M 1,467.65M 1,846.49M 1,415.54M
Total equity 1,584.01M 1,741.85M 1,917.83M 2,244.39M 2,184.63M
Operating cash flow 254.68M 288.64M 337.23M 381.47M 175.62M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2021
Operating margin8.37%
Profit margin6.48%

Key executives

  • Chairman & Chief Executive Officer: Itsuo Hama
  • President, COO & Representative Director: Masazumi Kikukawa
  • Director, Executive Officer, General Manager-R&D: Fumitomo Noritake
  • Director, Executive Officer & Head-Special Sales: Yugo Kume
  • Director, Head-Legal Affairs & Accounting: Takeo Sakakibara


  • Government of Japan (4.5%)
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (3.6%)
  • Mizuho Bank Pension Fund (2.8%)
  • Lion Corp. (2.5%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (2.5%)
  • MFS International (UK) Ltd. (2.3%)
  • Asset Management One Co., Ltd. (2.2%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (2.2%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (1.7%)
  • Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd. (1.5%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: 1-3-7 Honjo, Sumida-Ku, Tokyo, 130-8644, Japan
  • Phone: +81.3.3621.6211

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