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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 2020 JPYUSD
Gross Profit165,394M1,549.08M
Operating income-19,449M-182.16M
Income before tax-68,260M-639.32M
Net income-76,304M-714.66M
Diluted EPS-523.05-4.89
Dividends Per Share650.60
Total Assets2,203.60B21,343.46M
Total liabilities1,485.52B14,388.35M
Total equity405,961M3,932.01M
Operating cash flow109,286M1,023.57M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019Dec 2020
Revenue 671,159M 780,387M 992,136M 906,454M 973,700M
Gross Profit 126,174M 177,619M 287,245M 235,311M 165,394M
Operating income 42,054M 77,709M 180,003M 120,798M -19,449M
Income before tax 17,529M 50,531M 145,509M 97,883M -68,260M
Net income 12,305M 37,404M 111,503M 73,088M -76,304M
EBITDA 81,226M 116,696M 219,866M 158,998M 58,913M
Diluted EPS 86.27 262.44 758.14 501.03 -523.05
Dividends Per Share 0 80 120 130 65
Total Assets 932,698M 1,026.99B 1,074.98B 1,076.38B 2,203.60B
Total liabilities 621,466M 658,004M 609,643M 556,949M 1,485.52B
Total equity 296,560M 352,470M 445,963M 499,366M 405,961M
Operating cash flow 68,949M 67,235M 149,782M 78,554M 109,286M
 Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019Dec 2020
Revenue 6,176.75M 6,959.43M 8,983.25M 8,315.26M 9,119.72M
Gross Profit 1,161.19M 1,583.99M 2,600.84M 2,158.60M 1,549.08M
Operating income 387.02M 693.00M 1,629.82M 1,108.12M -182.16M
Income before tax 161.32M 450.63M 1,317.50M 897.92M -639.32M
Net income 113.24M 333.56M 1,009.59M 670.46M -714.66M
EBITDA 747.53M 1,040.68M 1,990.76M 1,458.55M 551.78M
Diluted EPS 0.79 2.34 6.86 4.59 -4.89
Dividends Per Share 0 0.71 1.08 1.19 0.60
Total Assets 7,996.72M 9,116.72M 9,797.95M 9,904.58M 21,343.46M
Total liabilities 5,328.29M 5,841.13M 5,556.60M 5,124.90M 14,388.35M
Total equity 2,542.63M 3,128.89M 4,064.74M 4,595.04M 3,932.01M
Operating cash flow 634.54M 599.59M 1,356.19M 720.60M 1,023.57M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2020
Operating margin-1.99%
Profit margin-7.83%

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


  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (4.1%)
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management Co., Ltd. (4.0%)
  • Asset Management One Co., Ltd. (2.9%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (2.8%)
  • Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Co. (Investment Portfolio) (2.4%)
  • Showa Denko K.K. (1.9%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (1.8%)
  • Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (1.6%)
  • Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd. (1.6%)
  • Dai-ichi Life Holdings, Inc. (1.4%)

Contact Details

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

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Last Updated on 15 Oct, 2021

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