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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 and Steel Products, Mineral and Metal Resources, Machinery and Infrastructure, Chemicals, Energy, Lifestyle, Innovation and Corporate Development, and Others. The Iron and 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 and steel distribution industry. The Mineral and Metal Resources segment handles investment in resource development, production, processing, and trading business; and the environmental recycling business. The Machinery and Infrastructure segment upgrades and maintains infrastructure to facilitate social and economic development through projects in fields such as power generation, energy and 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 and 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 2019 JPYUSD
Gross Profit820,519M7,399.08M
Operating income265,476M2,393.94M
Income before tax584,338M5,269.30M
Net income414,215M3,735.21M
Diluted EPS238.142.14
Dividends Per Share800.72
Total Assets11,945.77B107,925.91M
Total liabilities7,415.47B66,996.17M
Total equity4,263.16B38,516.20M
Operating cash flow410,670M3,703.24M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019
Revenue 5,404.93B 4,759.69B 4,363.96B 4,892.14B 6,957.52B
Gross Profit 783,641M 685,481M 692,469M 756,519M 820,519M
Operating income 244,417M 134,267M 166,894M 199,216M 265,476M
Income before tax 431,827M 24,329M 460,791M 544,384M 584,338M
Net income 306,490M -83,410M 306,136M 418,479M 414,215M
EBITDA 512,784M 387,435M 360,223M 398,393M 455,736M
Diluted EPS 170.95 -46.53 171.10 237.50 238.14
Dividends Per Share 64 64 55 70 80
Total Assets 12,202.92B 10,910.51B 11,501.01B 11,306.66B 11,945.77B
Total liabilities 7,805.54B 7,243.97B 7,510.85B 7,088.53B 7,415.47B
Total equity 4,099.79B 3,379.72B 3,732.17B 3,974.71B 4,263.16B
Operating cash flow 639,967M 586,991M 404,171M 553,645M 410,670M
 Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019
Revenue 49,199.91M 39,636.27M 40,299.84M 44,140.05M 62,739.93M
Gross Profit 7,133.31M 5,708.33M 6,394.72M 6,825.79M 7,399.08M
Operating income 2,224.87M 1,118.10M 1,541.21M 1,797.45M 2,393.94M
Income before tax 3,930.82M 202.59M 4,255.25M 4,911.77M 5,269.30M
Net income 2,789.91M -694.59M 2,827.06M 3,775.78M 3,735.21M
EBITDA 4,667.76M 3,226.35M 3,326.54M 3,594.55M 4,109.62M
Diluted EPS 1.55 -0.38 1.58 2.14 2.14
Dividends Per Share 0.58 0.53 0.50 0.63 0.72
Total Assets 101,754.60M 97,072.91M 103,212.89M 106,315.54M 107,925.91M
Total liabilities 65,086.90M 64,451.04M 67,404.20M 66,652.89M 66,996.17M
Total equity 34,186.32M 30,070.06M 33,493.48M 37,373.89M 38,516.20M
Operating cash flow 5,825.48M 4,888.15M 3,732.38M 4,995.33M 3,703.24M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2019
Operating margin3.81%
Profit margin5.95%

Key executives

  • President, CEO & Representative Director: Tatsuo Yasunaga
  • CFO, Representative Director & Head-Accounting: Takakazu Uchida
  • Representative Director, Executive VP & CAO: Shinsuke Fujii
  • Representative Director & Chief Compliance Officer: Hirotatsu Fujiwara
  • Representative Director, EVP, Head-Energy I & II: Yukio Takebe


  • Asset Management One Co., Ltd. (4.1%)
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management Co., Ltd. (3.0%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (3.0%)
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  • Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. (1.4%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (1.4%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: JA Building, 1-3-1 Otemachi, Tokyo, 100-8631, Japan
  • Phone: +81.3.3285.1111

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