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Sumitomo Corp.

  • 1,614.50 JPY
  • +11.00
  • +0.69%
  • Japan
    Apr 19, 2019
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Business Summary

Sumitomo Corp. engages in the provision of trade 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 2018 JPYUSD
Gross Profit937,320M8,457.09M
Operating income224,857M2,028.80M
Income before tax412,295M3,719.98M
Net income308,521M2,783.67M
Diluted EPS246.912.22
Dividends Per Share620.55
Total Assets7,770.63B73,066.57M
Total liabilities5,076.31B47,732.11M
Total equity2,558.16B24,054.15M
Operating cash flow295,264M2,664.05M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2014Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018
Revenue 3,317.40B 3,762.23B 4,010.80B 3,996.97B 4,827.32B
Gross Profit 875,458M 936,407M 871,347M 822,398M 937,320M
Operating income 188,063M 197,751M 131,333M 148,939M 224,857M
Income before tax 178,020M -67,653M 193,931M 213,101M 412,295M
Net income 223,064M -73,170M 74,546M 170,889M 308,521M
EBITDA 290,752M 311,430M 251,792M 257,481M 343,764M
Diluted EPS 178.46 -58.64 59.69 136.81 246.91
Dividends Per Share 47 50 50 50 62
Total Assets 8,668.73B 9,021.37B 7,817.81B 7,761.79B 7,770.63B
Total liabilities 6,128.55B 6,404.12B 5,425.87B 5,274.83B 5,076.31B
Total equity 2,404.67B 2,481.43B 2,251.50B 2,366.48B 2,558.16B
Operating cash flow 278,237M 243,695M 599,708M 345,788M 295,264M
 Mar 2014Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018
Revenue 33,117.26M 34,246.82M 33,399.93M 36,910.76M 43,555.15M
Gross Profit 8,739.59M 8,523.91M 7,256.12M 7,594.57M 8,457.09M
Operating income 1,877.41M 1,800.08M 1,093.67M 1,375.40M 2,028.80M
Income before tax 1,777.15M -615.83M 1,614.95M 1,967.91M 3,719.98M
Net income 2,226.82M -666.05M 620.78M 1,578.10M 2,783.67M
EBITDA 2,902.54M 2,834.88M 2,096.79M 2,377.75M 3,101.65M
Diluted EPS 1.78 -0.53 0.49 1.26 2.22
Dividends Per Share 0.46 0.45 0.41 0.46 0.55
Total Assets 84,174.76M 75,225.09M 69,556.63M 69,656.23M 73,066.57M
Total liabilities 59,509.18M 53,401.03M 48,275.03M 47,337.69M 47,732.11M
Total equity 23,349.71M 20,691.53M 20,032.10M 21,237.41M 24,054.15M
Operating cash flow 2,777.60M 2,218.30M 4,994.05M 3,193.24M 2,664.05M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2018
Operating margin4.65%
Profit margin6.39%

Key executives

  • President, CEO & Representative Director: Masayuki Hyodo
  • CFO, Representative Director & Head-Finance: Koichi Takahata
  • Representative Director & Chief Strategy Officer: Hideki Yamano
  • Representative Director, CAO, EVP & Head-Legal: Hideki Iwasawa
  • Representative Director, EVP & Manager-Chemicals: Masahiro Fujita


  • Orbis Investment Management Ltd. (5.0%)
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management Co., Ltd. (3.5%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (2.7%)
  • Sumitomo Life Insurance Co. (2.4%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (2.3%)
  • Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (1.7%)
  • MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings, Inc. (1.5%)
  • Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd. (1.5%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (1.4%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (1.4%)

Contact Details

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