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Commercial Services

MarkLines Co., Ltd.

Business Summary

MarkLines Co., Ltd. engages in the provision of online information service specializing in the automotive industry. It operates through the following business segments: Information Platform, Consulting, Recruitment, LMC Automotive Ltd. Products (Market Forecast Information) Sales, and Others. The Information Platform segment offers paid information services for automobiles and automobile parts. The Consulting segment pertains to research on technology and market trends related to the automotive industry, procurement status, technology consulting, and joint projects with business partners. The Recruitment segment covers recruiting business specialized in the automotive industry. The LMC Automotive Ltd. Products (Market Forecast Information) Sales segment handles the business tie up with LMC Automotive Ltd. for the exclusive sale of market forecast information. The Others segment includes promotional advertising and benchmarking-related business. The company was founded by Makoto Sakai on January 4, 2001 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2019 JPYUSD
Revenue2,380.65M21.83M
Gross Profit1,599.14M14.66M
Operating income874.46M8.02M
Income before tax884.91M8.11M
Net income611.94M5.61M
EBITDA918.69M8.42M
Diluted EPS46.280.42
Dividends Per Share180.16
Total Assets3,491.59M32.12M
Total liabilities982.11M9.03M
Total equity2,509.48M23.09M
Operating cash flow779.59M7.15M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019
Revenue 1,232.44M 1,432.14M 1,680.21M 2,043.47M 2,380.65M
Gross Profit 880.84M 1,021.94M 1,214.84M 1,407.86M 1,599.14M
Operating income 416.61M 518.69M 607.37M 734.16M 874.46M
Income before tax 423.74M 510.56M 621.16M 729.21M 884.91M
Net income 283.64M 358.48M 445.72M 508.95M 611.94M
EBITDA 687.62M 534.19M 634.13M 769.34M 918.69M
Diluted EPS 21.58 27.34 33.76 38.49 46.28
Dividends Per Share 8.75 10.50 12.50 15 18
Total Assets 1,775.32M 2,117.81M 2,579.59M 2,947.70M 3,491.59M
Total liabilities 596.55M 647.73M 781.74M 855.15M 982.11M
Total equity 1,178.76M 1,470.07M 1,797.85M 2,092.55M 2,509.48M
Operating cash flow 364.85M 435.90M 585.83M 560.22M 779.59M
 Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019
Revenue 10.18M 13.18M 14.98M 18.50M 21.83M
Gross Profit 7.27M 9.40M 10.83M 12.74M 14.66M
Operating income 3.44M 4.77M 5.41M 6.64M 8.02M
Income before tax 3.50M 4.69M 5.53M 6.60M 8.11M
Net income 2.34M 3.29M 3.97M 4.60M 5.61M
EBITDA 5.67M 4.91M 5.65M 6.96M 8.42M
Diluted EPS 0.17 0.25 0.30 0.34 0.42
Dividends Per Share 0.07 0.09 0.11 0.13 0.16
Total Assets 14.75M 18.15M 22.89M 26.86M 32.12M
Total liabilities 4.95M 5.55M 6.93M 7.79M 9.03M
Total equity 9.79M 12.60M 15.95M 19.07M 23.09M
Operating cash flow 3.01M 4.01M 5.22M 5.07M 7.15M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2019
PER42.46
ROA19.00%
ROE26.59%
Operating margin36.73%
Profit margin25.70%

Key executives

  • President & Representative Director: Makoto Sakai
  • Executive Officer & Head-Information Technology: Kazuyuki Kondo
  • Executive Officer & Manager-Nagoya Branch: Kazumi Yasueda
  • Director & Manager-Administration: Kenichi Sakai
  • Director & Manager-Global Information: Kaoru Yukishima

Shareholders

  • SAKAI MAKOTO (14.5%)
  • Asset Management One Co., Ltd. (9.1%)
  • Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC (7.2%)
  • Rheos Capital Works, Inc. (Investment Management) (6.3%)
  • SBI Asset Management Co., Ltd. (4.7%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (3.2%)
  • Weru Investment Co., Ltd. (2.2%)
  • Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd. (1.3%)
  • TAZAKI EIKO (1.2%)
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.0%)

Contact Details

  • Website:http://www.marklines.com
  • Address: Sanno Park Tower, 14/F, 2-11-1 Nagatacho, Tokyo, 100-6114, Japan
  • Phone: +81.3.4241.3901

Related Companies

  • Marklines Europe GmbH
  • Marklines (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
  • Marklines North America, Inc.
  • Marklines (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

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