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Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

Business Summary

Mitsui & Co., Ltd. engages in the general trading business. It operates through the following segments: Iron & Steel Products, Mineral & Metal Resources, Machinery & Infrastructure, Chemicals, Energy, Lifestyle, Innovation & Corporate Development, and Others. The Iron & Steel Products segment manages the sourcing and supply of iron and steel products; investment in steel service centers; electric furnace steel mills, rolling mills, component manufacturers; and the iron & steel distribution industry. The Mineral & Metal Resources segment handles investment in resource development, production, processing, and trading business; and the environmental recycling business. The Machinery & Infrastructure segment upgrades and maintains infrastructure to facilitate social and economic development through projects in fields such as power generation, energy & mineral resources, marine energy, water supply, and logistics. The Chemicals segment manufactures, trades and sells chemical products in Japan and overseas. The Energy segment explores, develops, produces, and trades energy resources. The Lifestyle segment deals with global sales of food resources and products. The Innovation & Corporate Development segment undertakes information technology, financial technology, and logistics technology services. The Others segment includes corporate staff department performing financial business services. The company was founded on July 25, 1947 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2021 JPYUSD
Gross Profit750,445M7,075.83M
Operating income180,696M1,703.75M
Income before tax222,292M2,095.95M
Net income335,458M3,162.98M
Diluted EPS199.181.87
Dividends Per Share850.80
Total Assets12,515.84B113,265.57M
Total liabilities7,692.95B69,619.53M
Total equity4,570.42B41,361.26M
Operating cash flow772,696M7,285.63M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021
Revenue 4,363.96B 4,892.14B 6,957.52B 8,484.13B 8,010.23B
Gross Profit 692,469M 756,519M 820,519M 788,085M 750,445M
Operating income 166,894M 199,216M 265,476M 245,121M 180,696M
Income before tax 460,791M 544,384M 584,338M 265,088M 222,292M
Net income 306,136M 418,479M 414,215M 391,513M 335,458M
EBITDA 360,223M 398,393M 455,736M 501,246M 460,328M
Diluted EPS 171.10 237.50 238.14 225.99 199.18
Dividends Per Share 55 70 80 80 85
Total Assets 11,501.01B 11,306.66B 11,945.77B 11,806.29B 12,515.84B
Total liabilities 7,510.85B 7,088.53B 7,415.47B 7,745.36B 7,692.95B
Total equity 3,732.17B 3,974.71B 4,263.16B 3,817.67B 4,570.42B
Operating cash flow 404,171M 553,645M 410,670M 526,376M 772,696M
 Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021
Revenue 40,299.84M 44,140.05M 62,739.93M 78,032.37M 75,527.34M
Gross Profit 6,394.72M 6,825.79M 7,399.08M 7,248.37M 7,075.83M
Operating income 1,541.21M 1,797.45M 2,393.94M 2,254.48M 1,703.75M
Income before tax 4,255.25M 4,911.77M 5,269.30M 2,438.13M 2,095.95M
Net income 2,827.06M 3,775.78M 3,735.21M 3,600.92M 3,162.98M
EBITDA 3,326.54M 3,594.55M 4,109.62M 4,610.18M 4,340.36M
Diluted EPS 1.58 2.14 2.14 2.07 1.87
Dividends Per Share 0.50 0.63 0.72 0.73 0.80
Total Assets 103,212.89M 106,315.54M 107,925.91M 109,363.08M 113,265.57M
Total liabilities 67,404.20M 66,652.89M 66,996.17M 71,746.18M 69,619.53M
Total equity 33,493.48M 37,373.89M 38,516.20M 35,363.59M 41,361.26M
Operating cash flow 3,732.38M 4,995.33M 3,703.24M 4,841.31M 7,285.63M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2021
Operating margin2.25%
Profit margin4.18%

Key executives

  • President, CEO & Representative Director: Kenichi Hori
  • CFO, Representative Director & Executive VP: Takakazu Uchida
  • Representative Director & Chief Compliance Officer: Yoshiaki Takemasu
  • Representative Director, EVP, Head-Energy I & II: Hirotatsu Fujiwara
  • Senior VP & GM-Infrastructure Projects Division: Hideo Matsumoto


  • Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. (Investment Management) (5.2%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (4.8%)
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management Co., Ltd. (3.7%)
  • Asset Management One Co., Ltd. (3.6%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (2.9%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (2.4%)
  • Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (2.2%)
  • Nippon Life Insurance Co. (2.1%)
  • Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd. (1.8%)
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. (1.5%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: 1-2-1 Ote-machi, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo, 100-8631, Japan
  • Phone: +81.3.3285.1111

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