Kobe Steel, Ltd.


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Mar 20, 2018
Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 364.36M

Currency in JPY

Company profile

Market(Ticker): TKS(5406)
Non-Energy Minerals
Full time employees: 36,951

Business summary

Kobe Steel, Ltd. engages in the manufacture, production, and sale of iron and steel. It operates through the following segments: Iron and Steel, Welding, Aluminum and Copper, Machinery, Engineering, Kobelco Eco-Solutions, Kobelco Construction Machinery, Kobelco Cranes, and Other Businesses. The Iron and Steel Business segment includes steel wire rods and bars, steel sheets, steel billets, steel castings and forgings, titanium and titanium alloys, foundry pig iron, slag products, stainless steel tube, construction materials, and other specialty steel products. The Welding Business segment provides welding materials, welding systems, high functional materials and related services. The Aluminum and Copper Business segment covers aluminum sheets and plates, aluminum extrusions and fabricated products, aluminum castings and forgings, copper sheets and strips and copper tubes. The Machinery Business segment provides tire and rubber machinery, plastic processing machinery, advanced technology equipment, metalworking machinery, nonstandard compressors, standard compressors, chemical and energy equipment, nuclear power equipment and related services. The Engineering Business segment includes ironmaking processes, iron ore-pelletizing system, nuclear power products, chemical weapons destruction services, steel structures and sabo, urban transit systems and upgrading of low-rank coal. The Kobelco Eco Solutions Business segment provides water treatment products, cooling towers, waste treatment and recycling, process equipment and environmental analysis. The Kobelco Construction Machinery Business segment covers construction equipment, construction recycling machinery, metal recycling machinery, resource recycling machinery and forestry machinery. The Kobelco Cranes Business segment includes crawler cranes, wheel cranes, specialized base machines for engineering and foundation work, and work vessels. The Other Businesses segment provides real estate development, construction, sales, brokering and remodeling, material analysis and testing, structural assessment, manufacture and sale of sputtering targets. The company was founded on September 1, 1905 and is headquartered in Kobe, Japan.

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Financial highlights

Mar 2017

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 1,695.86B
Gross profit 225,891M
Operating income 9,750M
Income before tax -10,961M
Net income -23,044M
EBITDA 106,031M
Diluted EPS -63.54
Dividends per share 0
Total assets 2,310.43B
Total liabilities 1,581.02B
Total equity 673,928M
Operating cash flow 141,716M

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Revenue 15,660.75M
Gross profit 2,086.03M
Operating income 90.03M
Income before tax -101.22M
Net income -212.80M
EBITDA 979.16M
Diluted EPS -0.58
Dividends per share 0
Total assets 20,734.40M
Total liabilities 14,188.52M
Total equity 6,047.99M
Operating cash flow 1,308.70M

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Valuation measures

Mar 2017

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ROA -1.00%
ROE -3.37%
Operating margin 0.57%
Profit margin -1.35%

Key executive

  • Chief Executive Officer & Senior MD: Mitsugu Yamaguchi
  • Representative Director, SVP, Head-Audit & Finance: Naoto Umehara
  • Executive Technical Officer: Kimio Hashimoto
  • Representative Director, EVP, Head-Iron & Steel: Yoshinori Onoe
  • Representative Director, VP & Manager-Machinery: Kazuhide Naraki

Share holders

  • Asset Management One Co., Ltd.(3.8%)
  • Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp.(2.9%)
  • Nippon Life Insurance Co.(2.7%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd.(2.7%)
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.(2.6%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(2.4%)
  • Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.(2.3%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(1.9%)
  • BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.(1.7%)
  • Sojitz Corp.(1.2%)


  • Website: http://www.kobelco.co.jp
  • Address: Shinko Building, 2-4 Wakinohama Kaigandori 2-chome, Kobe, 651-8585, Japan
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