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Consumer Non-Durables

Unicharm Corp.

Business Summary

Unicharm Corp. engages in the manufacture and sale of baby, feminine, pet, and health care products. It operates through the following segments: Personal Care, Pet Care and Others. The Personal Care segment handles baby care, feminine care, health care, and clean-and-fresh products, which include the brands moony, Natural moony, MamyPoko, Center-in, Kiyora, Sofy, Lifree, Charm Nap, and Silcot. The Pet Care segment deals with the production of pet food and pet toiletries, which include the brands Aiken Genki, Neko Genki, Gin no Spoon, Deo-Sheet, Deo-Manner-Wear, Deo-Sand, and Deo-Toilet. The Others segment manages commercial products that used in nonwoven fabric. It also offers industrial and food packaging materials. The company was founded by Keiichiro Takahara on February 10, 1961 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2021 JPYUSD
Gross Profit303,113M2,758.75M
Operating income122,483M1,114.76M
Income before tax121,977M1,110.16M
Net income72,745M662.08M
Diluted EPS121.691.10
Dividends Per Share360.32
Total Assets987,655M8,576.74M
Total liabilities352,216M3,058.62M
Total equity557,639M4,842.50M
Operating cash flow105,253M957.94M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019Dec 2020Dec 2021
Revenue 641,647M 688,290M 714,233M 727,475M 782,723M
Gross Profit 243,471M 259,432M 256,957M 281,939M 303,113M
Operating income 86,839M 95,107M 89,779M 114,744M 122,483M
Income before tax 92,926M 91,561M 69,538M 95,849M 121,977M
Net income 52,771M 61,352M 46,117M 52,343M 72,745M
EBITDA 116,184M 125,460M 128,455M 150,909M 160,409M
Diluted EPS 87.05 101.43 77.04 87.45 121.69
Dividends Per Share 20 24 28 32 36
Total Assets 736,644M 795,483M 864,003M 893,413M 987,655M
Total liabilities 283,615M 291,813M 321,103M 330,760M 352,216M
Total equity 387,568M 441,456M 473,073M 493,002M 557,639M
Operating cash flow 98,086M 110,867M 84,936M 150,254M 105,253M
 Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019Dec 2020Dec 2021
Revenue 5,722.16M 6,232.09M 6,551.94M 6,813.57M 7,123.87M
Gross Profit 2,171.25M 2,349.01M 2,357.16M 2,640.65M 2,758.75M
Operating income 774.42M 861.14M 823.57M 1,074.69M 1,114.76M
Income before tax 828.70M 829.03M 637.90M 897.72M 1,110.16M
Net income 470.60M 555.50M 423.04M 490.24M 662.08M
EBITDA 1,036.12M 1,135.97M 1,178.36M 1,413.42M 1,459.94M
Diluted EPS 0.77 0.91 0.70 0.81 1.10
Dividends Per Share 0.17 0.21 0.25 0.29 0.32
Total Assets 6,539.22M 7,250.44M 7,950.33M 8,653.32M 8,576.74M
Total liabilities 2,517.66M 2,659.73M 2,954.70M 3,203.64M 3,058.62M
Total equity 3,440.46M 4,023.66M 4,353.09M 4,775.06M 4,842.50M
Operating cash flow 874.72M 1,003.84M 779.15M 1,407.28M 957.94M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2021
Operating margin15.64%
Profit margin9.29%

Key executives

  • Executive President & Representative Director: Takahisa Takahara
  • General Manager-Finance & Accounting: Hirotatsu Shimada
  • Director, Vice President & Head-Sales: Shinji Mori
  • Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer: Toshifumi Hikosaka
  • Senior Managing Executive Officer: Shite Tetsuya


  • Unicharm Corp. (3.9%)
  • The Iyo Bank Ltd. (2.4%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (2.4%)
  • First Sentier Investors (Australia) IM Ltd. (2.2%)
  • Nippon Life Insurance Co. (1.9%)
  • Hiroshima Bank Pension Fund (1.9%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (1.6%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (1.1%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: Sumitomo Fudosan Mita Twin Bldg West, 3-5-27 Mita, Tokyo, 108-0073, Japan
  • Phone: +81.3.3451.5111

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Last Updated on 5 Aug, 2022

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