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Process Industries

Nippon Soda Co., Ltd.

  • 3,150.00 JPY
  • -20.00
  • -0.63%
  • Japan
    Oct 19, 2018
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Business Summary

Nippon Soda Co., Ltd. engages in the chemical business. It operates through the following segments: Chemicals, Agro Products, Trading, Transportation and Warehousing, Construction, and Others. The Chemicals segment deals with the manufacture and sale of industrial chemicals, chemical products, functional materials, eco care, pharmaceuticals and intermediates, and industrial fungicides. The Agro Products segment manufactures and sells sanitizing agents, insecticides, pesticides, and industrial sanitizers. The Trading Segment covers the domestic sale, import, and export of chemicals, functional products, synthetic resin, industrial machineries, and building products. The Transportation and Warehousing segment provides transportation and warehousing services. The Construction segment handles plant construction and civil engineering works. The Others segment deals with non-ferrous metal and environmental development businesses. The company was founded by Tomonori Nakano on February 1, 1920 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2018 JPYUSD
Gross Profit35,702M322.12M
Operating income6,392M57.67M
Income before tax8,611M77.69M
Net income6,379M57.55M
Diluted EPS211.311.90
Dividends Per Share600.54
Total Assets220,898M2,077.08M
Total liabilities76,094M715.50M
Total equity141,810M1,333.42M
Operating cash flow12,085M109.03M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2014Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018
Revenue 140,649M 148,062M 142,711M 128,647M 141,230M
Gross Profit 34,230M 35,343M 36,166M 32,178M 35,702M
Operating income 6,399M 7,285M 7,415M 4,442M 6,392M
Income before tax 8,196M 13,070M 18,992M 10,506M 8,611M
Net income 5,833M 10,945M 14,313M 8,785M 6,379M
EBITDA 13,113M 13,955M 13,891M 11,997M 13,158M
Diluted EPS 191.75 360 464 287.05 211.31
Dividends Per Share 40 50 60 60 60
Total Assets 204,297M 221,285M 220,587M 217,302M 220,898M
Total liabilities 96,073M 94,104M 89,098M 79,230M 76,094M
Total equity 102,225M 120,825M 128,984M 135,371M 141,810M
Operating cash flow 11,260M 9,588M 10,639M 41,236M 12,085M
 Mar 2014Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018
Revenue 1,404.08M 1,347.77M 1,188.42M 1,188.01M 1,274.26M
Gross Profit 341.71M 321.71M 301.17M 297.15M 322.12M
Operating income 63.88M 66.31M 61.74M 41.02M 57.67M
Income before tax 81.81M 118.97M 158.15M 97.01M 77.69M
Net income 58.23M 99.62M 119.19M 81.12M 57.55M
EBITDA 130.90M 127.02M 115.67M 110.78M 118.71M
Diluted EPS 1.91 3.27 3.86 2.65 1.90
Dividends Per Share 0.39 0.45 0.49 0.55 0.54
Total Assets 1,983.75M 1,845.19M 1,962.60M 1,950.12M 2,077.08M
Total liabilities 932.88M 784.69M 792.72M 711.02M 715.50M
Total equity 992.62M 1,007.50M 1,147.59M 1,214.85M 1,333.42M
Operating cash flow 112.40M 87.27M 88.59M 380.80M 109.03M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2018
Operating margin4.52%
Profit margin4.51%

Key executives

  • President & Representative Director: Akira Ishii
  • General Manager-Research & Development: Izumi Takano
  • Executive Officer & Manager-Personnel: Kiyotaka Machii
  • Representative Director & Manager-Trade Management: Hiroyuki Adachi
  • Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer: Noriyuki Haketa


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Contact Details

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Last Updated on 19 Oct, 2018

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