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Consumer Non-Durables

Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd.

Business Summary

Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of food and beverage products, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. It operates through the following segments: Food and Beverages in Japan, the Americas, Asia and Oceania, and Europe; Pharmaceuticals, and Others. The Food and Beverages segment produces and merchandises milk drinks, noodles, juices, and soft drinks. The Pharmaceuticals segment manufactures and sells anti-cancer drugs and other pharmaceutical products. The Others segment includes cosmetics and professional baseball team management. The company was founded by Minoru Shirota in 1935 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2022 JPYUSD
Gross Profit243,892M2,170.38M
Operating income53,204M473.46M
Income before tax69,479M618.29M
Net income44,917M399.71M
Diluted EPS280.352.49
Dividends Per Share720.64
Total Assets672,855M5,543.60M
Total liabilities187,917M1,548.23M
Total equity446,068M3,675.12M
Operating cash flow73,390M653.09M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021Mar 2022
Revenue 401,569M 407,017M 406,004M 385,706M 415,116M
Gross Profit 225,387M 231,095M 229,697M 222,334M 243,892M
Operating income 43,464M 45,846M 45,676M 43,694M 53,204M
Income before tax 53,481M 55,801M 58,728M 59,336M 69,479M
Net income 34,065M 34,935M 39,735M 39,268M 44,917M
EBITDA 64,996M 67,083M 68,000M 65,807M 76,973M
Diluted EPS 207.01 217.89 248.03 244.84 280.35
Dividends Per Share 34 44 46 52 72
Total Assets 627,031M 618,532M 627,871M 635,102M 672,855M
Total liabilities 240,353M 226,251M 215,783M 195,338M 187,917M
Total equity 352,179M 357,272M 373,380M 404,951M 446,068M
Operating cash flow 61,989M 62,125M 62,791M 55,820M 73,390M
 Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021Mar 2022
Revenue 3,623.20M 3,670.30M 3,734.20M 3,636.76M 3,694.10M
Gross Profit 2,033.58M 2,083.91M 2,112.62M 2,096.35M 2,170.38M
Operating income 392.15M 413.41M 420.10M 411.98M 473.46M
Income before tax 482.53M 503.18M 540.14M 559.47M 618.29M
Net income 307.35M 315.02M 365.46M 370.25M 399.71M
EBITDA 586.43M 604.92M 625.42M 620.48M 684.97M
Diluted EPS 1.86 1.96 2.28 2.30 2.49
Dividends Per Share 0.30 0.39 0.42 0.49 0.64
Total Assets 5,895.91M 5,588.21M 5,816.04M 5,747.52M 5,543.60M
Total liabilities 2,260.01M 2,044.09M 1,998.82M 1,767.76M 1,548.23M
Total equity 3,311.50M 3,227.82M 3,458.66M 3,664.71M 3,675.12M
Operating cash flow 559.30M 560.21M 577.51M 526.31M 653.09M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2022
Operating margin12.81%
Profit margin10.82%

Key executives

  • President & Representative Director: Hiroshi Narita
  • Director, General Manager-Research & Development: Fumiyasu Ishikawa
  • Executive Officer & Head-Direct Sales: Akira Kishimoto
  • Executive Officer & Head-Information Systems: Hidekazu Watanabe
  • Executive Officer & Head-Pharmaceutical Sales: Masahiko Satomi


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Contact Details

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