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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 2020 JPYUSD
Gross Profit203,879M1,875.16M
Operating income47,252M434.59M
Income before tax75,528M694.66M
Net income60,821M559.39M
Diluted EPS48.900.44
Dividends Per Share170.15
Total Assets2,277.84B21,099.94M
Total liabilities1,655.94B15,339.19M
Total equity579,123M5,364.48M
Operating cash flow40,510M372.58M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020
Revenue 1,658.07B 1,555.34B 1,816.45B 1,856.19B 1,754.82B
Gross Profit 174,201M 194,848M 225,786M 234,345M 203,879M
Operating income 19,963M 47,647M 69,719M 67,524M 47,252M
Income before tax 44,269M 57,955M 80,343M 94,882M 75,528M
Net income 36,526M 40,761M 56,842M 70,420M 60,821M
EBITDA 51,638M 71,089M 92,786M 88,821M 80,358M
Diluted EPS 29.20 32.58 45.43 56.34 48.90
Dividends Per Share 8 8 11 17 17
Total Assets 2,056.67B 2,175.86B 2,389.64B 2,339.10B 2,277.84B
Total liabilities 1,506.95B 1,597.88B 1,764.52B 1,677.49B 1,655.94B
Total equity 520,353M 550,513M 586,464M 618,295M 579,123M
Operating cash flow 99,939M 857M 98,812M 96,476M 40,510M
 Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020
Revenue 13,807.56M 14,363.14M 16,389.23M 16,738.31M 16,139.91M
Gross Profit 1,450.65M 1,799.35M 2,037.18M 2,113.22M 1,875.16M
Operating income 166.24M 440.00M 629.04M 608.90M 434.59M
Income before tax 368.64M 535.19M 724.90M 855.60M 694.66M
Net income 304.16M 376.41M 512.86M 635.01M 559.39M
EBITDA 430.01M 656.48M 837.17M 800.94M 739.08M
Diluted EPS 0.24 0.30 0.40 0.50 0.44
Dividends Per Share 0.06 0.07 0.09 0.15 0.15
Total Assets 18,298.58M 19,526.69M 22,469.65M 21,133.00M 21,099.94M
Total liabilities 13,407.66M 14,339.80M 16,591.62M 15,155.57M 15,339.19M
Total equity 4,629.68M 4,940.43M 5,514.46M 5,586.07M 5,364.48M
Operating cash flow 832.24M 7.91M 891.54M 869.97M 372.58M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2020
Operating margin2.69%
Profit margin3.46%

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 & Executive Vice President: Ryutaro Hirai
  • Executive Officer, GM-Retail & Lifestyle Business: Naoki Yokoyama


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  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (3.0%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (2.4%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (1.6%)
  • Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd. (1.3%)
  • Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (1.3%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (1.3%)
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.8%)
  • DWS Investments (UK) Ltd. (0.6%)

Contact Details

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

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