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Process Industries

Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd.

Business Summary

Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of chemicals. It operates through the following segments: Toiletries and Health Care; Petroleum and Automotives; Plastics and Textiles; Information and Electronics; and Environmental Protection, Construction, and Others. The Toiletries and Health Care segment manufactures and supplies surfactants for detergents, cleaning agents, and toiletries; pharmaceutical additives; and superabsorbent polymers. The Petroleum and Automotives segment develops and distributes thermoplastic polyurethane beads (TUB) for the interior parts of automobiles, raw materials for polyurethane foams, and lubricating oil additives. The Plastics and Textiles segment offers permanent antistatic agents, and carbon fiber and fiberglass agents. The Information and Electronics segment includes polymerization toners, toner binders, and electrolytes for aluminum electrolytic capacitors. The Environmental Protection, Construction, and Others segment manufactures and distributes polymer flocculants for wastewater treatment, and polyurethane insulation raw materials. The company was founded on November 1, 1949 and is headquartered in Kyoto, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2021 JPYUSD
Gross Profit33,020M311.34M
Operating income11,932M112.50M
Income before tax10,638M100.30M
Net income7,282M68.66M
Diluted EPS330.323.11
Dividends Per Share1501.41
Total Assets195,723M1,771.24M
Total liabilities52,769M477.54M
Total equity140,474M1,271.25M
Operating cash flow22,300M210.26M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021
Revenue 150,166M 161,692M 161,599M 155,503M 144,757M
Gross Profit 35,067M 33,669M 35,012M 34,354M 33,020M
Operating income 13,648M 11,999M 12,921M 12,439M 11,932M
Income before tax 13,854M 12,144M 7,541M 11,008M 10,638M
Net income 10,193M 9,273M 5,345M 7,669M 7,282M
EBITDA 21,276M 20,512M 22,222M 21,598M 21,610M
Diluted EPS 462.26 420.57 242.45 347.84 330.32
Dividends Per Share 100 110 125 140 150
Total Assets 186,863M 199,179M 193,630M 178,873M 195,723M
Total liabilities 59,210M 62,907M 61,006M 48,773M 52,769M
Total equity 121,604M 130,100M 129,372M 127,635M 140,474M
Operating cash flow 20,416M 15,710M 14,603M 17,232M 22,300M
 Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021
Revenue 1,386.73M 1,458.88M 1,457.22M 1,430.23M 1,364.89M
Gross Profit 323.83M 303.78M 315.72M 315.96M 311.34M
Operating income 126.03M 108.26M 116.51M 114.40M 112.50M
Income before tax 127.93M 109.57M 68.00M 101.24M 100.30M
Net income 94.12M 83.66M 48.19M 70.53M 68.66M
EBITDA 196.47M 185.07M 200.38M 198.64M 203.75M
Diluted EPS 4.26 3.79 2.18 3.19 3.11
Dividends Per Share 0.92 0.99 1.12 1.28 1.41
Total Assets 1,676.95M 1,872.86M 1,749.37M 1,656.92M 1,771.24M
Total liabilities 531.36M 591.50M 551.16M 451.79M 477.54M
Total equity 1,091.30M 1,223.31M 1,168.83M 1,182.29M 1,271.25M
Operating cash flow 188.53M 141.74M 131.68M 158.49M 210.26M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2021
Operating margin8.24%
Profit margin5.03%

Key executives

  • President & Representative Director: Akinori Higuchi
  • Director, Executive Officer & GM-Operations: Masaya Yamamoto
  • Director & Executive Officer: Hiroyuki Shimominami
  • Executive Officer: Keiji Tanaka
  • Director, GM-Biomedical Business & Head-Sales I: Hideya Narutaki


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Contact Details

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Last Updated on 14 Jan, 2022

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