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Process Industries

Showa Denko K.K.

Business Summary

Showa Denko K.K. engages in the manufacture and sale of chemical products. It operates through the following segments: Petrochemicals, Chemicals, Electronics, Inorganics, Aluminum, and Others. The Petrochemicals segment produces and merchandises olefins, organic chemicals, and synthetic resin products. The Chemicals segment manufactures and sells functional polymers, industrial gases, basic chemicals, information electronic chemicals, and coating materials. The Electronics segment covers hard disks, silicon carbide epitaxial wafer, compound semiconductors, and lithium ion battery materials. The Inorganics segment deals with graphite electrodes and ceramics. The Aluminum segment manufactures and sells high-purity aluminum foil for capacitors, cylinders for laser beam printers, extruded and forged products, heat exchanger, and beverage cans. The Others segment deals with wholesale and building materials. The company was founded by Nobuteru Mori on June 1, 1939 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2019 JPYUSD
Gross Profit235,311M2,158.60M
Operating income120,798M1,108.12M
Income before tax97,883M897.92M
Net income73,088M670.46M
Diluted EPS501.034.59
Dividends Per Share1301.19
Total Assets1,076.38B9,904.58M
Total liabilities556,949M5,124.90M
Total equity499,366M4,595.04M
Operating cash flow78,554M720.60M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019
Revenue 775,732M 671,159M 780,387M 992,136M 906,454M
Gross Profit 121,827M 126,174M 177,619M 287,245M 235,311M
Operating income 33,509M 42,054M 77,709M 180,003M 120,798M
Income before tax 6,064M 17,529M 50,531M 145,509M 97,883M
Net income 921M 12,305M 37,404M 111,503M 73,088M
EBITDA 77,428M 81,226M 116,696M 219,866M 158,998M
Diluted EPS 6.40 86.27 262.44 758.14 501.03
Dividends Per Share 30 0 80 120 130
Total Assets 940,494M 932,698M 1,026.99B 1,074.98B 1,076.38B
Total liabilities 632,351M 621,466M 658,004M 609,643M 556,949M
Total equity 296,513M 296,560M 352,470M 445,963M 499,366M
Operating cash flow 61,170M 68,949M 67,235M 149,782M 78,554M
 Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019
Revenue 6,407.57M 6,176.75M 6,959.43M 8,983.25M 8,315.26M
Gross Profit 1,006.29M 1,161.19M 1,583.99M 2,600.84M 2,158.60M
Operating income 276.78M 387.02M 693.00M 1,629.82M 1,108.12M
Income before tax 50.08M 161.32M 450.63M 1,317.50M 897.92M
Net income 7.60M 113.24M 333.56M 1,009.59M 670.46M
EBITDA 639.55M 747.53M 1,040.68M 1,990.76M 1,458.55M
Diluted EPS 0.05 0.79 2.34 6.86 4.59
Dividends Per Share 0.24 0 0.71 1.08 1.19
Total Assets 7,818.23M 7,996.72M 9,116.72M 9,797.95M 9,904.58M
Total liabilities 5,256.66M 5,328.29M 5,841.13M 5,556.60M 5,124.90M
Total equity 2,464.88M 2,542.63M 3,128.89M 4,064.74M 4,595.04M
Operating cash flow 505.26M 634.54M 599.59M 1,356.19M 720.60M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2019
Operating margin13.32%
Profit margin8.06%

Key executives

  • President, CEO & Representative Director: Kohei Morikawa
  • CFO, Representative Director & Head-Accounting: Motohiro Takeuchi
  • Director & Chief Technology Officer: Hiroshi Sakai
  • Executive Officer: Taichi Nagai
  • Director & Chief Strategy Officer: Hidehito Takahashi


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  • Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co. (1.7%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: 1-13-9 Shiba Daimon, Minato-Ku, Tokyo, 105-8518, Japan
  • Phone: +81.3.5470.3235

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