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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 2021 JPYUSD
Gross Profit321,742M2,928.30M
Operating income87,197M793.61M
Income before tax22,926M208.65M
Net income-12,094M-110.07M
Diluted EPS-77.39-0.70
Dividends Per Share650.59
Total Assets2,142.39B18,604.40M
Total liabilities1,323.93B11,497.00M
Total equity513,989M4,463.45M
Operating cash flow115,283M1,049.23M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019Dec 2020Dec 2021
Revenue 780,387M 992,136M 906,454M 973,700M 1,419.63B
Gross Profit 177,619M 287,245M 235,311M 165,394M 321,742M
Operating income 77,709M 180,003M 120,798M -19,449M 87,197M
Income before tax 50,531M 145,509M 97,883M -68,260M 22,926M
Net income 37,404M 111,503M 73,088M -76,304M -12,094M
EBITDA 116,696M 219,866M 158,998M 58,913M 202,643M
Diluted EPS 262.44 758.14 501.03 -523.05 -77.39
Dividends Per Share 80 120 130 65 65
Total Assets 1,026.99B 1,074.98B 1,076.38B 2,203.60B 2,142.39B
Total liabilities 658,004M 609,643M 556,949M 1,485.52B 1,323.93B
Total equity 352,470M 445,963M 499,366M 405,961M 513,989M
Operating cash flow 67,235M 149,782M 78,554M 109,286M 115,283M
 Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019Dec 2020Dec 2021
Revenue 6,959.43M 8,983.25M 8,315.26M 9,119.72M 12,920.66M
Gross Profit 1,583.99M 2,600.84M 2,158.60M 1,549.08M 2,928.30M
Operating income 693.00M 1,629.82M 1,108.12M -182.16M 793.61M
Income before tax 450.63M 1,317.50M 897.92M -639.32M 208.65M
Net income 333.56M 1,009.59M 670.46M -714.66M -110.07M
EBITDA 1,040.68M 1,990.76M 1,458.55M 551.78M 1,844.33M
Diluted EPS 2.34 6.86 4.59 -4.89 -0.70
Dividends Per Share 0.71 1.08 1.19 0.60 0.59
Total Assets 9,116.72M 9,797.95M 9,904.58M 21,343.46M 18,604.40M
Total liabilities 5,841.13M 5,556.60M 5,124.90M 14,388.35M 11,497.00M
Total equity 3,128.89M 4,064.74M 4,595.04M 3,932.01M 4,463.45M
Operating cash flow 599.59M 1,356.19M 720.60M 1,023.57M 1,049.23M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2021
Operating margin6.14%
Profit margin-0.85%

Key executives

  • President, CEO & Representative Director: Hidehito Takahashi
  • CFO, Representative Director & Head-Accounting: Motohiro Takeuchi
  • Director & Chief Technology Officer: Hiroshi Sakai
  • Executive Officer: Taichi Nagai
  • Senior Managing Executive Officer: Jiro Ishikawa


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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 2 Dec, 2022

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