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Retail Trade

USS Co., Ltd.

Business Summary

USS Co., Ltd. engages in the automobile auction business. It operates through the following segments: Auto Auction, Used Car Purchasing and Selling, and Others. The Auto Auction segment operates auto auction connection services through satellite television line and internet; provides used car information services; transportation of display and bid car; and offers financing services for the auto auction members. The Used Car Purchasing and Selling segment deals with the buy and sell of used cars and accident-damaged cars. The Others segment includes the recycling of end-of-life vehicles and waste rubber, and services of used automobiles export processing. The company was founded on October 29, 1980 and is headquartered in Tokai, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2022 JPYUSD
Gross Profit49,861M443.71M
Operating income41,575M369.97M
Income before tax43,874M390.43M
Net income29,745M264.69M
Diluted EPS119.581.06
Dividends Per Share66.200.58
Total Assets230,759M1,901.20M
Total liabilities48,278M397.75M
Total equity180,337M1,485.78M
Operating cash flow36,630M325.96M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021Mar 2022
Revenue 75,153M 79,908M 78,143M 74,874M 81,482M
Gross Profit 44,473M 45,852M 44,548M 44,146M 49,861M
Operating income 36,072M 37,124M 36,010M 36,227M 41,575M
Income before tax 36,657M 38,330M 32,736M 15,220M 43,874M
Net income 24,286M 25,543M 20,634M 4,023M 29,745M
EBITDA 42,171M 44,479M 43,092M 43,340M 47,204M
Diluted EPS 95.42 100.35 82.27 16.10 119.58
Dividends Per Share 47.79 50.39 55.39 55.50 66.20
Total Assets 222,662M 233,026M 219,366M 210,976M 230,759M
Total liabilities 50,469M 49,488M 35,383M 37,449M 48,278M
Total equity 171,132M 182,123M 182,434M 171,827M 180,337M
Operating cash flow 32,505M 32,894M 27,245M 38,407M 36,630M
 Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021Mar 2022
Revenue 678.07M 720.57M 718.71M 705.97M 725.10M
Gross Profit 401.26M 413.47M 409.72M 416.24M 443.71M
Operating income 325.46M 334.76M 331.20M 341.57M 369.97M
Income before tax 330.74M 345.64M 301.08M 143.50M 390.43M
Net income 219.12M 230.33M 189.78M 37.93M 264.69M
EBITDA 380.49M 401.09M 396.33M 408.64M 420.06M
Diluted EPS 0.86 0.90 0.75 0.15 1.06
Dividends Per Share 0.43 0.45 0.50 0.52 0.58
Total Assets 2,093.67M 2,105.30M 2,032.01M 1,909.28M 1,901.20M
Total liabilities 474.55M 447.10M 327.75M 338.90M 397.75M
Total equity 1,609.13M 1,645.41M 1,689.90M 1,554.99M 1,485.78M
Operating cash flow 293.28M 296.62M 250.58M 362.13M 325.96M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2022
Operating margin51.02%
Profit margin36.50%

Key executives

  • Chairman & Chief Executive Officer: Yukihiro Ando
  • President, COO & Representative Director: Dai Seta
  • Director, VP & Manager-Tokyo Auction Site: Motohiro Masuda
  • Director, Vice President & Senior General Manager: Masafumi Yamanaka
  • Executive Officer & Manager-Fukuoka Auction Site: Yasuhisa Koga


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Contact Details

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