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Sumitomo Corp.

Business Summary

Sumitomo Corp. engages in the business of trading services. It operates through the following segments: Metal Products, Transportation and Construction Systems, Infrastructure, Media and Digital, Living Related and Real Estate, and Mineral Resources, Energy, Chemical and Electronics. The Metal Products segment handles the trade of metal products, including steel sheets, tubular products, and other products, as well as non-ferrous metals such as aluminum and titanium. The Transportation and Construction Systems segment deals with the automobile, ship, aircraft, rail, other transportation equipment, and construction equipment businesses. The Infrastructure segment includes social infrastructure, global power infrastructure, and logistics infrastructure businesses. The Media and Digital segment handles the digital, media, and smart communications platform businesses. The Living Related and Real Estate segment manages the lifestyle and retail, food and agriculture, and materials, supplies, and real estate divisions. The Mineral Resources, Energy, Chemical and Electronics segment develops businesses in mineral resources, energy, basic chemicals and electronics, and life sciences. The company was founded on December 24, 1919 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2019 JPYUSD
Gross Profit867,986M7,827.12M
Operating income238,018M2,146.34M
Income before tax404,017M3,643.25M
Net income320,523M2,890.33M
Diluted EPS256.402.31
Dividends Per Share750.67
Total Assets7,916.52B71,523.00M
Total liabilities5,010.32B45,266.51M
Total equity2,771.48B25,039.37M
Operating cash flow268,883M2,424.67M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019
Revenue 3,762.23B 4,010.80B 3,996.97B 4,827.32B 5,301.61B
Gross Profit 936,407M 871,347M 822,398M 937,320M 867,986M
Operating income 197,751M 131,333M 148,939M 224,857M 238,018M
Income before tax -67,653M 193,931M 213,101M 412,295M 404,017M
Net income -73,170M 74,546M 170,889M 308,521M 320,523M
EBITDA 311,430M 251,792M 257,481M 343,764M 349,856M
Diluted EPS -58.64 59.69 136.81 246.91 256.40
Dividends Per Share 50 50 50 62 75
Total Assets 9,021.37B 7,817.81B 7,761.79B 7,770.63B 7,916.52B
Total liabilities 6,404.12B 5,425.87B 5,274.83B 5,076.31B 5,010.32B
Total equity 2,481.43B 2,251.50B 2,366.48B 2,558.16B 2,771.48B
Operating cash flow 243,695M 599,708M 345,788M 295,264M 268,883M
 Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019
Revenue 34,246.82M 33,399.93M 36,910.76M 43,555.15M 47,807.67M
Gross Profit 8,523.91M 7,256.12M 7,594.57M 8,457.09M 7,827.12M
Operating income 1,800.08M 1,093.67M 1,375.40M 2,028.80M 2,146.34M
Income before tax -615.83M 1,614.95M 1,967.91M 3,719.98M 3,643.25M
Net income -666.05M 620.78M 1,578.10M 2,783.67M 2,890.33M
EBITDA 2,834.88M 2,096.79M 2,377.75M 3,101.65M 3,154.84M
Diluted EPS -0.53 0.49 1.26 2.22 2.31
Dividends Per Share 0.45 0.41 0.46 0.55 0.67
Total Assets 75,225.09M 69,556.63M 69,656.23M 73,066.57M 71,523.00M
Total liabilities 53,401.03M 48,275.03M 47,337.69M 47,732.11M 45,266.51M
Total equity 20,691.53M 20,032.10M 21,237.41M 24,054.15M 25,039.37M
Operating cash flow 2,218.30M 4,994.05M 3,193.24M 2,664.05M 2,424.67M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2019
Operating margin4.48%
Profit margin6.04%

Key executives

  • Executive President, CEO & Representative Director: Masayuki Hyodo
  • CFO, Representative Director & Executive VP: Koichi Takahata
  • Representative Director & Chief Strategy Officer: Hideki Yamano
  • Representative Director & Chief Compliance Officer: Takayuki Seishima
  • Executive Officer, Manager-Accounting & Finance: Hiroyuki Sugai


  • Orbis Investment Management Ltd. (5.2%)
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management Co., Ltd. (3.5%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (3.2%)
  • Sumitomo Life Insurance Co. (2.4%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (2.4%)
  • Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd. (1.7%)
  • Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (1.7%)
  • MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings, Inc. (1.5%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (1.4%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (1.4%)

Contact Details

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