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Nippon Express Co., Ltd.

Business Summary

Nippon Express Co., Ltd. engages in the provision of logistic services. It operates through the following business segments: Japan, Americas, Europe, East Asia, South Asia & Oceania, Security Transportation, Heavy Haulage & Construction, and Logistics Support. The Japan segment covers businesses related to railway forwarding, motor cargo transportation, information asset management, and travel related business. The Americas segment handles the air freight forwarding, marine and harbor transportation, and warehousing businesses in various cities in the Americas. The Europe segment covers air freight forwarding, marine and harbor transportation, and warehousing businesses in various cities in Europe. The East Asia segment manages air freight forwarding, marine and harbor transportation, and warehousing businesses in various cities in East Asia. The South Asia & Oceania segment includes air freight forwarding, marine and harbor transportation, warehousing, and heavy haulage and construction businesses in various cities in South Asia and Oceania. The Security Transportation segment operates security guard and related businesses. The Heavy Haulage & Construction segment handles the transportation, erection and installation of heavy cargo and pursue related businesses. The Logistics Support segment covers the businesses related to the sale of distribution equipment, wrapping and packing materials, vehicles, petroleum, LP gas and other products; leasing; vehicle maintenance services and insurance sales. The company was founded on October 1, 1937 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2021 JPYUSD
Gross Profit183,997M1,734.88M
Operating income78,101M736.40M
Income before tax84,819M799.74M
Net income56,102M528.97M
Diluted EPS604.795.70
Dividends Per Share1851.74
Total Assets1,631.85B14,767.91M
Total liabilities1,031.14B9,331.62M
Total equity582,513M5,271.61M
Operating cash flow146,605M1,382.31M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021
Revenue 1,864.30B 1,995.31B 2,138.50B 2,080.35B 2,079.19B
Gross Profit 154,277M 170,107M 180,794M 160,516M 183,997M
Operating income 57,432M 70,270M 79,598M 59,225M 78,101M
Income before tax 60,834M 37,155M 77,850M 38,392M 84,819M
Net income 36,454M 6,534M 49,330M 17,409M 56,102M
EBITDA 115,207M 122,433M 133,031M 120,091M 141,693M
Diluted EPS 371.30 68.05 515.12 185.05 604.79
Dividends Per Share 110 120 155 155 185
Total Assets 1,521.80B 1,517.06B 1,536.67B 1,518.03B 1,631.85B
Total liabilities 968,812M 969,562M 976,230M 961,526M 1,031.14B
Total equity 536,379M 529,876M 543,617M 539,465M 582,513M
Operating cash flow 102,360M 91,865M 72,698M 98,206M 146,605M
 Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021
Revenue 17,216.21M 18,003.00M 19,284.07M 19,133.93M 19,604.42M
Gross Profit 1,424.69M 1,534.81M 1,630.32M 1,476.33M 1,734.88M
Operating income 530.36M 634.02M 717.78M 544.71M 736.40M
Income before tax 561.78M 335.23M 702.01M 353.10M 799.74M
Net income 336.64M 58.95M 444.83M 160.11M 528.97M
EBITDA 1,063.89M 1,104.66M 1,199.61M 1,104.53M 1,336.00M
Diluted EPS 3.42 0.61 4.64 1.70 5.70
Dividends Per Share 1.01 1.08 1.39 1.42 1.74
Total Assets 13,657.00M 14,264.78M 13,883.33M 14,061.75M 14,767.91M
Total liabilities 8,694.35M 9,116.70M 8,819.89M 8,906.72M 9,331.62M
Total equity 4,813.59M 4,982.37M 4,911.38M 4,997.12M 5,271.61M
Operating cash flow 945.26M 828.86M 655.55M 903.24M 1,382.31M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2021
Operating margin3.75%
Profit margin2.69%

Key executives

  • President, CEO & Representative Director: Mitsuru Saito
  • Head-Operations & Personnel Strategy: Kazutoshi Hamashima
  • Managing Executive Officer & Head-IT Promotions: Masato Nakagawa
  • Representative Director & Executive Vice President: Takaaki Ishii
  • Representative Director & Vice President: Susumu Akita


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Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: 1-9-3 Higashi-Shinbashi, Minato-Ku, Tokyo, 105-8322, Japan
  • Phone: +81.3.6251.1111

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Last Updated on 7 Dec, 2021

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