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Process Industries

Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd.

Business Summary

Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of chemicals. It operates through the following segments: Functional Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Safety Systems, and Others. The Functional Chemicals segment provides products in the environment and energy conservation fields based on dye and resin technology. The Pharmaceuticals segment centers on anti-cancer drugs and cancer related fields. The Safety Systems segment handles the improvement of automobile safety through applied explosive technologies that includes airbag inflators and gas generators. The Others segment deals with agrochemicals and real estate leasing. The company was founded by Jotaro Yamamoto, Naokichi Kaneko, and Soubei Mogi on June 5, 1916 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2022 JPYUSD
Gross Profit62,881M559.57M
Operating income21,052M187.34M
Income before tax23,700M210.90M
Net income17,181M152.89M
Diluted EPS101.650.90
Dividends Per Share400.35
Total Assets315,459M2,599.04M
Total liabilities69,031M568.74M
Total equity245,480M2,022.49M
Operating cash flow23,141M205.93M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021Mar 2022
Revenue 167,882M 172,640M 175,133M 173,384M 184,805M
Gross Profit 64,591M 62,756M 57,477M 55,474M 62,881M
Operating income 22,201M 19,941M 17,487M 15,193M 21,052M
Income before tax 22,061M 21,283M 18,141M 17,523M 23,700M
Net income 15,489M 14,852M 12,816M 12,574M 17,181M
EBITDA 34,409M 32,130M 30,071M 28,666M 35,151M
Diluted EPS 89.43 85.75 74.22 73.61 101.65
Dividends Per Share 30 30 30 30 40
Total Assets 285,600M 293,571M 278,496M 294,535M 315,459M
Total liabilities 64,977M 64,525M 68,474M 66,257M 69,031M
Total equity 208,335M 216,041M 209,344M 227,506M 245,480M
Operating cash flow 20,121M 26,803M 27,281M 24,408M 23,141M
 Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021Mar 2022
Revenue 1,514.73M 1,556.79M 1,610.77M 1,634.81M 1,644.57M
Gross Profit 582.78M 565.90M 528.64M 523.05M 559.57M
Operating income 200.31M 179.81M 160.83M 143.25M 187.34M
Income before tax 199.04M 191.92M 166.85M 165.22M 210.90M
Net income 139.75M 133.92M 117.87M 118.55M 152.89M
EBITDA 310.45M 289.73M 276.57M 270.28M 312.80M
Diluted EPS 0.80 0.77 0.68 0.69 0.90
Dividends Per Share 0.27 0.27 0.27 0.28 0.35
Total Assets 2,685.47M 2,652.31M 2,579.74M 2,665.47M 2,599.04M
Total liabilities 610.97M 582.96M 634.28M 599.61M 568.74M
Total equity 1,958.95M 1,951.85M 1,939.17M 2,058.87M 2,022.49M
Operating cash flow 181.54M 241.69M 250.91M 230.13M 205.93M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2022
Operating margin11.39%
Profit margin9.29%

Key executives

  • President & Representative Director: Atsuhiro Wakumoto
  • Managing Executive Officer, General Manager-R&D: Yoshimi Inoue
  • Executive Officer & Manager-Legal Affairs: Hitoshi Kawamura
  • Managing Director, GM-Administration & Personnel: Hiroshi Mikami
  • Representative Director & GM-Corporate Strategy: Tomoo Shibuya


  • Silchester International Investors LLP (7.9%)
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (3.9%)
  • Nippon Kayaku Kayabe Star Club Business Association (3.5%)
  • National Mutual Insurance Fed. of Agricultural Cooperatives (3.0%)
  • Mebuki Financial Group, Inc. (2.9%)
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management Co., Ltd. (2.9%)
  • Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co. (2.8%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (2.7%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (2.4%)
  • Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (1.3%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: Meiji Yasuda Seimei Bldg 19th-20th/F, 2-1-1 Marunouchi, Tokyo, 100-0005, Japan
  • Phone: +81.3.6731.5200

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Last Updated on 26 Sep, 2022

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