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Nikon Corp.

Business Summary

Nikon Corp. engages in the manufacture and sale of optical instruments. It operates through the following segments: Imaging Products, Precision Equipment, Healthcare, and Industrial Metrology and Others. The Imaging Products segment deals with the manufacture and sale of imaging products and peripherals such as digital single-lens reflex cameras, compact digital cameras, and interchangeable camera lenses. The Precision Equipment segment provides products and services for flat display panel (FPD) and semiconductor equipment. The Healthcare segment offers microscopes, cell culture observation devices, and scanning laser ophthalmoscopes. The Industrial Metrology and Others segment includes industrial equipment, glass, and custom products businesses. The company was founded by Koyata Iwasaki on July 25, 1917 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2021 JPYUSD
Gross Profit145,244M1,369.48M
Operating income-25,434M-239.81M
Income before tax-47,311M-446.08M
Net income-34,496M-325.25M
Diluted EPS-93.96-0.88
Dividends Per Share200.18
Total Assets989,737M8,956.89M
Total liabilities451,010M4,081.53M
Total equity537,585M4,865.02M
Operating cash flow4,966M46.82M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021
Revenue 749,273M 717,078M 708,660M 591,012M 451,223M
Gross Profit 296,003M 301,555M 293,311M 209,086M 145,244M
Operating income 58,572M 64,225M 64,849M 16,336M -25,434M
Income before tax 3,068M 56,257M 87,915M 11,864M -47,311M
Net income 3,966M 34,772M 66,513M 7,693M -34,496M
EBITDA 92,544M 95,931M 92,654M 50,441M 2,593M
Diluted EPS 9.98 87.49 167.30 19.85 -93.96
Dividends Per Share 16 36 60 40 20
Total Assets 1,018.35B 1,098.34B 1,134.98B 1,005.88B 989,737M
Total liabilities 480,202M 524,802M 518,259M 464,121M 451,010M
Total equity 537,524M 572,908M 615,920M 540,652M 537,585M
Operating cash flow 97,342M 125,082M 68,901M 16,419M 4,966M
 Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021
Revenue 6,919.29M 6,469.93M 6,390.38M 5,435.80M 4,254.51M
Gross Profit 2,733.49M 2,720.81M 2,644.95M 1,923.05M 1,369.48M
Operating income 540.89M 579.47M 584.78M 150.24M -239.81M
Income before tax 28.33M 507.58M 792.77M 109.11M -446.08M
Net income 36.62M 313.73M 599.78M 70.75M -325.25M
EBITDA 854.61M 865.54M 835.51M 463.92M 24.44M
Diluted EPS 0.09 0.78 1.50 0.18 -0.88
Dividends Per Share 0.14 0.32 0.54 0.36 0.18
Total Assets 9,138.93M 10,327.62M 10,254.19M 9,317.59M 8,956.89M
Total liabilities 4,309.44M 4,934.66M 4,682.28M 4,299.20M 4,081.53M
Total equity 4,823.87M 5,387.00M 5,564.62M 5,008.12M 4,865.02M
Operating cash flow 898.92M 1,128.56M 621.31M 151.01M 46.82M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2021
Operating margin-5.63%
Profit margin-7.64%

Key executives

  • President, CEO, Representative Director & CTO: Toshikazu Umatate
  • CFO, Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer: Muneaki Tokunari
  • Vice President: Hamid Zarringhalam
  • Executive Officer & Deputy GM-Production: Jun Nagatsuka
  • Executive Officer & Manager-Industrial Equipment: Tadashi Nakayama


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Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: Shinagawa Intercity Tower C, 2-15-3 Konan, Tokyo, 108-6290, Japan
  • Phone: +81.3.6433.3600

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Last Updated on 21 Jan, 2022

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