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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 2022 JPYUSD
Gross Profit1,083.34B9,640.59M
Operating income522,023M4,645.46M
Income before tax733,217M6,524.86M
Net income914,722M8,140.07M
Diluted EPS561.384.99
Dividends Per Share1050.93
Total Assets14,923.29B122,951.93M
Total liabilities9,127.87B75,203.90M
Total equity5,605.20B46,180.88M
Operating cash flow806,896M7,180.53M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021Mar 2022
Revenue 4,892.14B 6,957.52B 8,484.13B 8,010.23B 11,757.55B
Gross Profit 756,519M 820,519M 788,085M 750,445M 1,083.34B
Operating income 199,216M 265,476M 245,121M 180,696M 522,023M
Income before tax 544,384M 584,338M 265,088M 222,292M 733,217M
Net income 418,479M 414,215M 391,513M 335,458M 914,722M
EBITDA 398,393M 455,736M 501,246M 460,328M 822,822M
Diluted EPS 237.50 238.14 225.99 199.18 561.38
Dividends Per Share 70 80 80 85 105
Total Assets 11,306.66B 11,945.77B 11,806.29B 12,515.84B 14,923.29B
Total liabilities 7,088.53B 7,415.47B 7,745.36B 7,692.95B 9,127.87B
Total equity 3,974.71B 4,263.16B 3,817.67B 4,570.42B 5,605.20B
Operating cash flow 553,645M 410,670M 526,376M 772,696M 806,896M
 Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021Mar 2022
Revenue 44,140.05M 62,739.93M 78,032.37M 75,527.34M 104,630.05M
Gross Profit 6,825.79M 7,399.08M 7,248.37M 7,075.83M 9,640.59M
Operating income 1,797.45M 2,393.94M 2,254.48M 1,703.75M 4,645.46M
Income before tax 4,911.77M 5,269.30M 2,438.13M 2,095.95M 6,524.86M
Net income 3,775.78M 3,735.21M 3,600.92M 3,162.98M 8,140.07M
EBITDA 3,594.55M 4,109.62M 4,610.18M 4,340.36M 7,322.26M
Diluted EPS 2.14 2.14 2.07 1.87 4.99
Dividends Per Share 0.63 0.72 0.73 0.80 0.93
Total Assets 106,315.54M 107,925.91M 109,363.08M 113,265.57M 122,951.93M
Total liabilities 66,652.89M 66,996.17M 71,746.18M 69,619.53M 75,203.90M
Total equity 37,373.89M 38,516.20M 35,363.59M 41,361.26M 46,180.88M
Operating cash flow 4,995.33M 3,703.24M 4,841.31M 7,285.63M 7,180.53M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2022
Operating margin4.43%
Profit margin7.77%

Key executives

  • President, CEO & Representative Director: Kenichi Hori
  • Chief Executive Officer: Makoto Kan
  • CFO & Managing Executive Officer: Tetsuya Shigeta
  • Representative Director & Chief Compliance Officer: Yoshiaki Takemasu
  • 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%)
  • Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (2.8%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (2.4%)
  • Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (2.2%)
  • Nippon Life Insurance Co. (2.1%)
  • Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd. (1.7%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (1.6%)
  • 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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