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Sojitz Corp.

Business Summary

Sojitz Corp. engages in the business of chemical products, energy, machinery, mining, and international trading services. Its operations are carried out through the following segments: Automobile, Aviation Industry and Information, Environment and Business Infrastructure, Energy, Coal and Metals, Chemicals, Food and Agribusiness, Retail and Lifestyle Business, Industrial Infrastructure and Urban Development, and Others. The Automobile segment handles the export, retail and wholesale of cars, manufacturing and sale of field assembly, sells tires, two wheels and four wheels parts, and provides parts inspection. The Aviation Industry and Information segment deals with aviation, ship and information businesses. The Environment and Business Infrastructure segment handles the environment infrastructure, power projects, plant projects, traffic and society infrastructures, industrial machineries, bearings, and medical infrastructure businesses. The Energy segment provides petroleum, gas, petroleum products, LNG, nuclear fuel, nuclear power-related facilities and equipment, offshore oil production facilities and equipment, and LNG-related businesses. The Coal and Metal segment includes coal, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, industrial minerals, and steel products. The Chemicals segment engages in the import and sale of rare earths, lithium compounds, industrial salt, solvent, thinners, plastic resin, electronic materials, cellulose, and cosmetics. The Food and Agribusiness segment manufactures cereals, wheat flour, oils and fats, feeds, fishery produce, processed fish products, confectionary raw materials, coffee beans, sugar, and chemical fertilizers. The Retail and Lifestyle Business segment includes clothing raw materials, construction materials, house building materials, various fresh and frozen food products, interior, beddings and other home fashion-related products, and child care products. The Industrial Infrastructure and Urban Development segment manages, leases, invests on overseas industrial parks and various real estate properties. The Others segment comprises of functional services, domestic and regional corporations, logistics and insurance services. The company was founded on April 1, 2003 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2019 JPYUSD
Gross Profit234,345M2,113.22M
Operating income67,524M608.90M
Income before tax94,882M855.60M
Net income70,420M635.01M
Diluted EPS56.340.50
Dividends Per Share170.15
Total Assets2,339.10B21,133.00M
Total liabilities1,677.49B15,155.57M
Total equity618,295M5,586.07M
Operating cash flow96,476M869.97M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019
Revenue 1,809.70B 1,658.07B 1,555.34B 1,816.45B 1,856.19B
Gross Profit 191,035M 174,201M 194,848M 225,786M 234,345M
Operating income 39,563M 19,963M 47,647M 69,719M 67,524M
Income before tax 52,584M 44,269M 57,955M 80,343M 94,882M
Net income 33,075M 36,526M 40,761M 56,842M 70,420M
EBITDA 71,943M 51,638M 71,089M 92,786M 88,821M
Diluted EPS 26.44 29.20 32.58 45.43 56.34
Dividends Per Share 6 8 8 11 17
Total Assets 2,297.35B 2,056.67B 2,175.86B 2,389.64B 2,339.10B
Total liabilities 1,706.70B 1,506.95B 1,597.88B 1,764.52B 1,677.49B
Total equity 550,984M 520,353M 550,513M 586,464M 618,295M
Operating cash flow 39,110M 99,939M 857M 98,812M 96,476M
 Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019
Revenue 16,473.31M 13,807.56M 14,363.14M 16,389.23M 16,738.31M
Gross Profit 1,738.95M 1,450.65M 1,799.35M 2,037.18M 2,113.22M
Operating income 360.13M 166.24M 440.00M 629.04M 608.90M
Income before tax 478.66M 368.64M 535.19M 724.90M 855.60M
Net income 301.07M 304.16M 376.41M 512.86M 635.01M
EBITDA 654.88M 430.01M 656.48M 837.17M 800.94M
Diluted EPS 0.24 0.24 0.30 0.40 0.50
Dividends Per Share 0.05 0.06 0.07 0.09 0.15
Total Assets 19,156.62M 18,298.58M 19,526.69M 22,469.65M 21,133.00M
Total liabilities 14,231.41M 13,407.66M 14,339.80M 16,591.62M 15,155.57M
Total equity 4,594.40M 4,629.68M 4,940.43M 5,514.46M 5,586.07M
Operating cash flow 356.00M 832.24M 7.91M 891.54M 869.97M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2019
Operating margin3.63%
Profit margin3.79%

Key executives

  • President, CEO & Representative Director: Masayoshi Fujimoto
  • CFO, Representative Director, Head-IR & Accounting: Seiichi Tanaka
  • GM-Personnel & Information Technology Operations: Masaaki Kushibiki
  • Representative Director & Chief Compliance Officer: Shigeru Nishihara
  • Executive Officer, GM-Retail & Lifestyle Business: Naoki Yokoyama


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  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (2.7%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (2.6%)
  • Sojitz Corp. (1.9%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (1.6%)
  • Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd. (1.1%)
  • Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. LLC (1.1%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (1.0%)
  • Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (1.0%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: Iino Building, 2-1-1 Uchisaiwai-cho, Tokyo, 100-8691, Japan
  • Phone: +81.3.6871.5000

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