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Business Summary

WOWOW, Inc. engages in the provision of broadcasting and related services. It operates through the Broadcasting and Telemarketing segments. The Broadcasting segment acquires and produces programs to be aired through satellite, cable television, communications satellite, and Internet protocol television. The Telemarketing segment includes customer management and telemarketing operations. The company was founded on December 25, 1984 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2021 JPYUSD
Gross Profit34,362M323.99M
Operating income6,437M60.69M
Income before tax4,553M42.92M
Net income2,942M27.73M
Diluted EPS108.861.02
Dividends Per Share800.75
Total Assets90,593M819.84M
Total liabilities28,836M260.95M
Total equity61,756M558.87M
Operating cash flow5,961M56.20M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021
Revenue 78,253M 81,574M 82,623M 82,450M 79,165M
Gross Profit 35,762M 36,350M 33,007M 35,647M 34,362M
Operating income 10,142M 9,876M 6,780M 8,489M 6,437M
Income before tax 9,761M 10,630M 7,467M 7,996M 4,553M
Net income 6,800M 7,360M 5,182M 5,072M 2,942M
EBITDA 13,652M 12,988M 9,560M 11,281M 9,818M
Diluted EPS 251.93 272.68 191.98 187.91 108.86
Dividends Per Share 80 80 80 80 80
Total Assets 81,461M 87,083M 92,555M 90,024M 90,593M
Total liabilities 31,728M 32,087M 34,522M 29,466M 28,836M
Total equity 49,731M 54,994M 58,030M 60,555M 61,756M
Operating cash flow 12,202M 9,421M 5,017M 9,982M 5,961M
 Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021
Revenue 722.64M 736.01M 745.05M 758.32M 746.43M
Gross Profit 330.25M 327.97M 297.64M 327.86M 323.99M
Operating income 93.65M 89.10M 61.13M 78.07M 60.69M
Income before tax 90.13M 95.91M 67.33M 73.54M 42.92M
Net income 62.79M 66.40M 46.72M 46.64M 27.73M
EBITDA 126.07M 117.18M 86.20M 103.75M 92.57M
Diluted EPS 2.32 2.46 1.73 1.72 1.02
Dividends Per Share 0.73 0.72 0.72 0.73 0.75
Total Assets 731.05M 818.83M 836.20M 833.90M 819.84M
Total liabilities 284.73M 301.71M 311.89M 272.94M 260.95M
Total equity 446.29M 517.10M 524.28M 560.92M 558.87M
Operating cash flow 112.68M 85.00M 45.24M 91.80M 56.20M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2021
Operating margin8.13%
Profit margin3.71%

Key executives

  • President & Representative Director: Akira Tanaka
  • Director & Head-Operations: Masahiko Mizuguchi
  • Director & Head-Technology: Kenji Noshi
  • Senior Managing Director, Head-Marketing & Sales: Ichiro Yamazaki
  • Director: Noriaki Kuromizu


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  • Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp. (2.0%)
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Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: Akasaka Park Building, 21/F, 5-2-20 Akasaka, Tokyo, 107-6121, Japan
  • Phone: +81.3.4330.8111

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