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Process Industries

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.

Business Summary

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. manufactures and sells petrochemicals and industrial inorganic chemical products. It operates through the following segments: Mobility, Healthcare, Food and Packaging, Base Material, and Others. The Mobility segment covers the new product development support business (solution business) for elastomers, functional compounds, functional polymers, polypropylene compounds, automobiles and other industrial products. The Healthcare segment includes vision care material, non-woven fabric, dental material, and personal care material. The Food and Packaging segment handles the coating and functional materials, functional films and sheets, and agricultural chemicals. The Base Material segment covers the ethylene, propylene, polyethylene, polypropylene, catalysts, phenols, high-purity terephthalic acid, PET resins, polyurethane materials, and industrial chemicals. The Others segment comprises of other related businesses. The company was founded on July 1, 1955 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2020 JPYUSD
Gross Profit297,147M2,732.99M
Operating income68,929M633.97M
Income before tax68,460M629.65M
Net income37,944M348.98M
Diluted EPS194.931.79
Dividends Per Share1000.91
Total Assets1,480.06B13,710.03M
Total liabilities872,046M8,077.86M
Total equity527,589M4,887.11M
Operating cash flow114,974M1,057.46M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020
Revenue 1,343.89B 1,212.28B 1,328.52B 1,482.90B 1,338.98B
Gross Profit 274,447M 293,014M 309,366M 316,332M 297,147M
Operating income 70,926M 100,779M 103,491M 93,427M 68,929M
Income before tax 41,302M 85,772M 94,208M 105,297M 68,460M
Net income 22,963M 64,839M 71,585M 76,115M 37,944M
EBITDA 119,566M 144,836M 149,145M 142,931M 121,035M
Diluted EPS 114.75 324.05 358.37 385.59 194.93
Dividends Per Share 40 70 90 100 100
Total Assets 1,258.94B 1,325.52B 1,431.30B 1,501.07B 1,480.06B
Total liabilities 815,711M 810,890M 844,087M 869,335M 872,046M
Total equity 381,971M 449,692M 511,586M 551,915M 527,589M
Operating cash flow 145,913M 100,440M 82,660M 109,492M 114,974M
 Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020
Revenue 11,191.28M 11,195.03M 11,986.79M 13,372.23M 12,315.26M
Gross Profit 2,285.45M 2,705.88M 2,791.29M 2,852.54M 2,732.99M
Operating income 590.63M 930.66M 933.76M 842.48M 633.97M
Income before tax 343.94M 792.07M 850.00M 949.52M 629.65M
Net income 191.22M 598.76M 645.88M 686.37M 348.98M
EBITDA 995.68M 1,337.51M 1,345.68M 1,288.88M 1,113.21M
Diluted EPS 0.95 2.99 3.23 3.47 1.79
Dividends Per Share 0.33 0.64 0.81 0.90 0.91
Total Assets 11,201.10M 11,895.58M 13,458.47M 13,561.67M 13,710.03M
Total liabilities 7,257.53M 7,277.12M 7,936.87M 7,854.13M 8,077.86M
Total equity 3,398.46M 4,035.64M 4,810.39M 4,986.35M 4,887.11M
Operating cash flow 1,215.08M 927.53M 745.81M 987.35M 1,057.46M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2020
Operating margin5.14%
Profit margin2.83%

Key executives

  • Executive President, CEO & Representative Director: Osamu Hashimoto
  • Representative Director & Chief Technology Officer: Hideki Matsuo
  • Executive Officer: Yasunori Nishiyama
  • Executive Officer & Manager-Internal Control: Hiroshi Nishio
  • Director & Managing Executive Officer: Hajime Nakajima


  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (7.9%)
  • Asset Management One Co., Ltd. (5.4%)
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management Co., Ltd. (5.1%)
  • Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (4.2%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (2.6%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (2.0%)
  • Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (1.9%)
  • Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd. (1.7%)
  • Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (1.6%)
  • Mitsui & Co., Ltd. Pension Fund (1.6%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: Shiodome City Center, 1-5-2 Higashi-Shimbashi, Tokyo, 105-7122, Japan
  • Phone: +81.3.6253.2225

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Last Updated on 13 May, 2021

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