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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 handles trade and related business operations in power generation, water, transportation, and other necessary infrastructure. It also manufactures lithium-ion batteries for vehicles and electricity storage. 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 explores, develops and produces natural gas, crude oil, petroleum products, petroleum coke, coal coke, carbon products, and liquefied petroleum gas. It also develop and invests in oil and gas projects. The Metals segment supplies steel products, non-ferrous metals, and ferrous raw materials. It also undertakes ventures in precious metals like platinum and palladium. The Machinery segment handles industrial machinery, shipping, defense and aerospace, motor vehicles and Isuzu business. It also includes machine tools, agricultural machinery, construction and mining equipment, elevators and escalators, ships, space-related equipment, and automobiles. The Chemicals segment supplies chemical products that includes 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. This includes food, textile, daily necessities, healthcare, distribution and retail. 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 2019 JPYUSD
Gross Profit1,989.34B17,939.01M
Operating income586,019M5,284.46M
Income before tax851,813M7,681.28M
Net income590,737M5,327.01M
Diluted EPS371.543.35
Dividends Per Share1251.12
Total Assets16,532.80B149,368.03M
Total liabilities9,895.88B89,405.79M
Total equity5,696.24B51,463.58M
Operating cash flow652,681M5,885.59M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019
Revenue 7,669.48B 6,925.58B 6,425.76B 7,567.26B 16,103.76B
Gross Profit 1,210.32B 1,099.14B 1,328.63B 1,886.50B 1,989.34B
Operating income 211,569M 83,179M 396,031M 499,241M 586,019M
Income before tax 574,722M -92,823M 601,440M 812,722M 851,813M
Net income 400,574M -149,395M 440,293M 560,173M 590,737M
EBITDA 415,560M 301,161M 597,222M 753,429M 836,524M
Diluted EPS 245.83 -93.68 277.16 352.44 371.54
Dividends Per Share 60 50 80 110 125
Total Assets 16,774.36B 14,916.25B 15,753.55B 16,036.98B 16,532.80B
Total liabilities 10,718.81B 9,898.73B 9,964.54B 9,771.77B 9,895.88B
Total equity 5,570.47B 4,592.51B 4,917.24B 5,332.42B 5,696.24B
Operating cash flow 798,264M 700,105M 583,004M 742,482M 652,681M
 Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019
Revenue 69,813.70M 57,672.67M 59,339.82M 68,276.60M 145,216.74M
Gross Profit 11,017.28M 9,153.12M 12,269.54M 17,021.25M 17,939.01M
Operating income 1,925.86M 692.67M 3,657.21M 4,504.46M 5,284.46M
Income before tax 5,231.57M -772.98M 5,554.10M 7,332.89M 7,681.28M
Net income 3,646.33M -1,244.08M 4,065.96M 5,054.23M 5,327.01M
EBITDA 3,782.75M 2,507.91M 5,515.15M 6,797.91M 7,543.41M
Diluted EPS 2.23 -0.78 2.55 3.17 3.35
Dividends Per Share 0.54 0.41 0.73 0.99 1.12
Total Assets 139,873.79M 132,712.80M 141,376.26M 150,794.41M 149,368.03M
Total liabilities 89,379.28M 88,070.94M 89,424.26M 91,883.17M 89,405.79M
Total equity 46,449.67M 40,860.50M 44,128.57M 50,140.34M 51,463.58M
Operating cash flow 7,266.42M 5,830.11M 5,383.85M 6,699.14M 5,885.59M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2019
Operating margin3.63%
Profit margin3.66%

Key executives

  • President, CEO & Representative Director: Takehiko Kakiuchi
  • Operations Manager & Executive Officer: Mitsuyuki Takada
  • Chief Financial Officer & Representative Director: Kazuyuki Masu
  • Director, Chief Compliance Officer & Head-Legal: Masakazu Sakakida
  • Representative Director & Executive Vice President: Shinya Yoshida


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