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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 2020 JPYUSD
Gross Profit817,809M7,521.75M
Operating income233,343M2,146.16M
Income before tax534,320M4,914.38M
Net income391,513M3,600.92M
Diluted EPS225.972.07
Dividends Per Share800.73
Total Assets11,806.29B109,363.08M
Total liabilities7,745.36B71,746.18M
Total equity3,817.67B35,363.59M
Operating cash flow526,376M4,841.31M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020
Revenue 4,759.69B 4,363.96B 4,892.14B 6,957.52B 6,885.03B
Gross Profit 685,481M 692,469M 756,519M 820,519M 817,809M
Operating income 134,267M 166,894M 199,216M 265,476M 233,343M
Income before tax 24,329M 460,791M 544,384M 584,338M 534,320M
Net income -83,410M 306,136M 418,479M 414,215M 391,513M
EBITDA 387,435M 360,223M 398,393M 455,736M 501,246M
Diluted EPS -46.53 171.10 237.50 238.14 225.97
Dividends Per Share 64 55 70 80 80
Total Assets 10,910.51B 11,501.01B 11,306.66B 11,945.77B 11,806.29B
Total liabilities 7,243.97B 7,510.85B 7,088.53B 7,415.47B 7,745.36B
Total equity 3,379.72B 3,732.17B 3,974.71B 4,263.16B 3,817.67B
Operating cash flow 586,991M 404,171M 553,645M 410,670M 526,376M
 Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020
Revenue 39,636.27M 40,299.84M 44,140.05M 62,739.93M 63,324.75M
Gross Profit 5,708.33M 6,394.72M 6,825.79M 7,399.08M 7,521.75M
Operating income 1,118.10M 1,541.21M 1,797.45M 2,393.94M 2,146.16M
Income before tax 202.59M 4,255.25M 4,911.77M 5,269.30M 4,914.38M
Net income -694.59M 2,827.06M 3,775.78M 3,735.21M 3,600.92M
EBITDA 3,226.35M 3,326.54M 3,594.55M 4,109.62M 4,610.18M
Diluted EPS -0.38 1.58 2.14 2.14 2.07
Dividends Per Share 0.53 0.50 0.63 0.72 0.73
Total Assets 97,072.91M 103,212.89M 106,315.54M 107,925.91M 109,363.08M
Total liabilities 64,451.04M 67,404.20M 66,652.89M 66,996.17M 71,746.18M
Total equity 30,070.06M 33,493.48M 37,373.89M 38,516.20M 35,363.59M
Operating cash flow 4,888.15M 3,732.38M 4,995.33M 3,703.24M 4,841.31M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2020
Operating margin3.38%
Profit margin5.68%

Key executives

  • President, CEO & Representative Director: Kenichi Hori
  • CFO, Representative Director & Executive VP: Takakazu Uchida
  • Chief Compliance & Human Resources Officer: Yoshiaki Takemasu
  • Representative Director, EVP, Head-Energy I & II: Hirotatsu Fujiwara
  • Executive Vice President, GM-Asia & Oceania: Taku Morimoto


  • Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. (Investment Management) (5.0%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (4.6%)
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management Co., Ltd. (3.6%)
  • Asset Management One Co., Ltd. (3.5%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (2.8%)
  • Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (2.6%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (2.2%)
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  • Nippon Life Insurance Co. (2.0%)
  • 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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