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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 & Construction Systems, Infrastructure, Media & Digital, Living Related & Real Estate, and Mineral Resources, Energy, Chemical & 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 & Construction Systems segment deals with the automobile, ship, aircraft, rail, other transportation equipment, and construction equipment businesses. The Infrastructure segment includes the social infrastructure, global power infrastructure, and logistics infrastructure businesses. The Media & Digital segment handles the digital, media, and smart communications platform businesses. The Living Related & Real Estate segment manages the lifestyle and retail, food and agriculture, materials, supplies, and real estate businesses. The Mineral Resources, Energy, Chemical & 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 2021 JPYUSD
Gross Profit700,640M6,606.23M
Operating income41,061M387.15M
Income before tax-52,848M-498.29M
Net income-153,067M-1,443.24M
Diluted EPS-122.46-1.15
Dividends Per Share700.66
Total Assets8,079.98B73,122.03M
Total liabilities5,384.43B48,727.91M
Total equity2,527.95B22,877.38M
Operating cash flow467,097M4,404.18M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021
Revenue 3,996.97B 4,827.32B 5,301.61B 5,267.31B 4,635.59B
Gross Profit 822,398M 937,320M 867,986M 820,903M 700,640M
Operating income 148,939M 224,857M 238,018M 163,730M 41,061M
Income before tax 213,101M 412,295M 404,017M 251,922M -52,848M
Net income 170,889M 308,521M 320,523M 171,359M -153,067M
EBITDA 257,481M 343,764M 349,856M 329,070M 211,967M
Diluted EPS 136.81 246.91 256.40 137.03 -122.46
Dividends Per Share 50 62 75 80 70
Total Assets 7,761.79B 7,770.63B 7,916.52B 8,128.59B 8,079.98B
Total liabilities 5,274.83B 5,076.31B 5,010.32B 5,436.00B 5,384.43B
Total equity 2,366.48B 2,558.16B 2,771.48B 2,544.13B 2,527.95B
Operating cash flow 345,788M 295,264M 268,883M 326,618M 467,097M
 Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021
Revenue 36,910.76M 43,555.15M 47,807.67M 48,445.83M 43,708.34M
Gross Profit 7,594.57M 8,457.09M 7,827.12M 7,550.21M 6,606.23M
Operating income 1,375.40M 2,028.80M 2,146.34M 1,505.89M 387.15M
Income before tax 1,967.91M 3,719.98M 3,643.25M 2,317.04M -498.29M
Net income 1,578.10M 2,783.67M 2,890.33M 1,576.06M -1,443.24M
EBITDA 2,377.75M 3,101.65M 3,154.84M 3,026.60M 1,998.60M
Diluted EPS 1.26 2.22 2.31 1.26 -1.15
Dividends Per Share 0.46 0.55 0.67 0.73 0.66
Total Assets 69,656.23M 73,066.57M 71,523.00M 75,296.14M 73,122.03M
Total liabilities 47,337.69M 47,732.11M 45,266.51M 50,354.39M 48,727.91M
Total equity 21,237.41M 24,054.15M 25,039.37M 23,566.60M 22,877.38M
Operating cash flow 3,193.24M 2,664.05M 2,424.67M 3,004.05M 4,404.18M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2021
Operating margin0.88%
Profit margin-3.30%

Key executives

  • Executive President, CEO & Representative Director: Masayuki Hyodo
  • CFO, Representative Director & Head-Accounting: Masaru Shiomi
  • Representative Director & Chief Strategy Officer: Hideki Yamano
  • Representative Director & Chief Compliance Officer: Takayuki Seishima
  • Executive Vice President & GM-Metal Products: Shingo Ueno


  • Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. (Investment Management) (5.0%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (4.6%)
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management Co., Ltd. (4.3%)
  • Sumitomo Life Insurance Co. (2.4%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (2.2%)
  • Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (1.9%)
  • Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd. (1.9%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (1.4%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (1.4%)
  • MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings, Inc. (1.4%)

Contact Details

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