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Technology Services

NEXON Co., Ltd.

Business Summary

NEXON Co., Ltd. engages in the development of free to play online and mobile games. It develops graphics based massively multiplayer online games and uses the concept of micro transactions and the free to play business model. It operates through the PC Online and Mobile business divisions. The PC Online business division handles the production, development and distribution of PC online games. It also provides consulting business related to PC online game distribution, game advertisement business, merchandising business. The Mobile business division covers the development and distribution of mobile games that play on terminals such as smartphones and tablets. The company was founded on December 18, 2002 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2020 JPYUSD
Gross Profit218,763M2,048.94M
Operating income120,304M1,126.77M
Income before tax107,406M1,005.97M
Net income56,220M526.55M
Diluted EPS61.890.57
Dividends Per Share50.04
Total Assets862,161M8,350.63M
Total liabilities141,716M1,372.61M
Total equity709,882M6,875.70M
Operating cash flow137,603M1,288.79M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019Dec 2020
Revenue 183,128M 234,929M 253,721M 248,542M 293,024M
Gross Profit 131,434M 175,139M 192,779M 184,988M 218,763M
Operating income 68,787M 103,317M 106,368M 103,839M 120,304M
Income before tax 47,022M 69,995M 117,444M 121,968M 107,406M
Net income 20,133M 56,750M 107,672M 115,664M 56,220M
EBITDA 74,980M 108,522M 112,384M 110,948M 128,878M
Diluted EPS 22.70 31.73 119.64 128.03 61.89
Dividends Per Share 2.50 0 0 2.50 5
Total Assets 441,832M 543,231M 649,998M 719,088M 862,161M
Total liabilities 64,138M 73,013M 84,521M 87,957M 141,716M
Total equity 372,924M 465,207M 555,268M 619,985M 709,882M
Operating cash flow 73,293M 80,718M 118,018M 105,073M 137,603M
 Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019Dec 2020
Revenue 1,685.34M 2,095.07M 2,297.30M 2,279.97M 2,744.47M
Gross Profit 1,209.60M 1,561.87M 1,745.50M 1,696.96M 2,048.94M
Operating income 633.05M 921.37M 963.10M 952.55M 1,126.77M
Income before tax 432.74M 624.21M 1,063.39M 1,118.86M 1,005.97M
Net income 185.28M 506.09M 974.91M 1,061.03M 526.55M
EBITDA 690.04M 967.79M 1,017.57M 1,017.77M 1,207.07M
Diluted EPS 0.20 0.28 1.08 1.17 0.57
Dividends Per Share 0.02 0 0 0.02 0.04
Total Assets 3,788.15M 4,822.29M 5,924.42M 6,616.86M 8,350.63M
Total liabilities 549.90M 648.14M 770.36M 809.35M 1,372.61M
Total equity 3,197.35M 4,129.66M 5,061.00M 5,704.94M 6,875.70M
Operating cash flow 674.52M 719.83M 1,068.58M 963.87M 1,288.79M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2020
Operating margin41.05%
Profit margin19.18%

Key executives

  • President & Representative Director: Owen Mahoney
  • CFO, Representative Director & GM-Administration: Shiro Uemura
  • Head-Corporate PR & Corporate Branding: Yuki Hayakawa


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Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: 1-4-5 Roppongi, Minato-Ku, Tokyo, 106-0032, Japan
  • Phone: +81.3.6629.5318

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Last Updated on 28 Jan, 2022

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