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Mitsubishi Corp.

Business Summary

Mitsubishi Corp. engages in the provision of services utilizing the function of general trading. It operates through the following segments: Global Environmental and Infrastructure, Industrial Finance, Logistics and Development, Energy Business, Metals, Machinery, Chemicals, Living Essentials, and Others. The Global Environmental and Infrastructure segment handles trading and related business operations in power generation, water, transportation, and other necessary infrastructure. The Industrial Finance, Logistics and Development segment deals with asset management, infrastructure financing, corporate financing, and leasing. It also provides solutions in construction and real estate development focusing on commercial facilities and urban development, condominium development, and logistics. The Energy Business segment explores, develops and produces natural gas, crude oil, petroleum products, petroleum coke, coal coke, carbon products, and liquefied petroleum gas. The Metals segment supplies steel products, non-ferrous metals, and ferrous raw materials. The Machinery segment handles industrial machinery, shipping, defense and aerospace, motor vehicles and Isuzu business. The Chemicals segment supplies chemical products that include raw materials for synthetic resins and fibers, chemical fertilizers, inorganic raw materials, industrial salts, plastics, electronic materials, and life science products. The Living Essentials segment provides consumer necessities connected with clothing, food and housing, which includes food, textile, daily necessities, healthcare, distribution and retail services. The Others segment represents services and operational support of corporate staff departments to the company and its affiliates; income and expenses from financial and personnel-related activities; and cash and securities for financial and investment activities. The company was founded by Yataro Iwasaki on July 1, 1954 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2020 JPYUSD
Gross Profit1,789.13B16,455.44M
Operating income357,899M3,291.75M
Income before tax648,864M5,967.89M
Net income535,353M4,923.88M
Diluted EPS347.713.19
Dividends Per Share1321.21
Total Assets18,049.66B167,196.15M
Total liabilities11,832.76B109,608.32M
Total equity5,227.35B48,421.64M
Operating cash flow849,728M7,815.33M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020
Revenue 6,925.58B 6,425.76B 7,567.26B 16,103.76B 14,779.73B
Gross Profit 1,099.14B 1,328.63B 1,886.50B 1,989.34B 1,789.13B
Operating income 83,179M 396,031M 499,241M 586,019M 357,899M
Income before tax -92,823M 601,440M 812,722M 851,813M 648,864M
Net income -149,395M 440,293M 560,173M 590,737M 535,353M
EBITDA 301,161M 597,222M 753,429M 836,524M 806,312M
Diluted EPS -93.68 277.16 352.44 371.54 347.71
Dividends Per Share 50 80 110 125 132
Total Assets 14,916.25B 15,753.55B 16,036.98B 16,532.80B 18,049.66B
Total liabilities 9,898.73B 9,964.54B 9,771.77B 9,895.88B 11,832.76B
Total equity 4,592.51B 4,917.24B 5,332.42B 5,696.24B 5,227.35B
Operating cash flow 700,105M 583,004M 742,482M 652,681M 849,728M
 Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020
Revenue 57,672.67M 59,339.82M 68,276.60M 145,216.74M 135,935.88M
Gross Profit 9,153.12M 12,269.54M 17,021.25M 17,939.01M 16,455.44M
Operating income 692.67M 3,657.21M 4,504.46M 5,284.46M 3,291.75M
Income before tax -772.98M 5,554.10M 7,332.89M 7,681.28M 5,967.89M
Net income -1,244.08M 4,065.96M 5,054.23M 5,327.01M 4,923.88M
EBITDA 2,507.91M 5,515.15M 6,797.91M 7,543.41M 7,416.01M
Diluted EPS -0.78 2.55 3.17 3.35 3.19
Dividends Per Share 0.41 0.73 0.99 1.12 1.21
Total Assets 132,712.80M 141,376.26M 150,794.41M 149,368.03M 167,196.15M
Total liabilities 88,070.94M 89,424.26M 91,883.17M 89,405.79M 109,608.32M
Total equity 40,860.50M 44,128.57M 50,140.34M 51,463.58M 48,421.64M
Operating cash flow 5,830.11M 5,383.85M 6,699.14M 5,885.59M 7,815.33M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2020
Operating margin2.42%
Profit margin3.62%

Key executives

  • President & Representative Director: Takehiko Kakiuchi
  • CFO, Representative Director & Head-Corporate: Kazuyuki Masu
  • Executive Officer & General Manager-Healthcare: Nodoka Yamasaki
  • Executive Officer: Osami Takeuchi
  • Executive Officer & GM-Fresh Food Products: Yasumasa Kashiwagi


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