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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 2021 JPYUSD
Gross Profit811,465M7,651.18M
Operating income205,042M1,933.31M
Income before tax450,202M4,244.88M
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 6,885.03B 8,010.23B
Gross Profit 692,469M 756,519M 820,519M 817,809M 811,465M
Operating income 166,894M 199,216M 265,476M 233,343M 205,042M
Income before tax 460,791M 544,384M 584,338M 534,320M 450,202M
Net income 306,136M 418,479M 414,215M 391,513M 335,458M
EBITDA 360,223M 398,393M 455,736M 501,246M 478,681M
Diluted EPS 171.10 237.50 238.14 225.97 199.18
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 63,324.75M 75,527.34M
Gross Profit 6,394.72M 6,825.79M 7,399.08M 7,521.75M 7,651.18M
Operating income 1,541.21M 1,797.45M 2,393.94M 2,146.16M 1,933.31M
Income before tax 4,255.25M 4,911.77M 5,269.30M 4,914.38M 4,244.88M
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 4,513.41M
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 margin2.55%
Profit margin4.18%

Key executives

  • President, CEO & Representative Director: Kenichi Hori
  • COO-Healthcare & Service Business: Masato Sugahara
  • CFO, Representative Director & Executive VP: Takakazu Uchida
  • Chief Compliance & Human Resources Officer: Yoshiaki Takemasu
  • Representative Director, EVP, Head-Energy I & II: Hirotatsu Fujiwara


  • Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. (Investment Management) (5.1%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (4.7%)
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management Co., Ltd. (3.6%)
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  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (2.8%)
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  • Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd. (1.7%)

Contact Details

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

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