Ajinomoto Co., Inc.


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Feb 23, 2018
Prev close: 1,943
Feb 23, 2018
Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 571.86M

Currency in JPY

Company profile

Market(Ticker): TKS(2802)
Consumer Non-Durables
Food: Specialty/Candy
Full time employees: 32,734

Business summary

Ajinomoto Co., Inc. engages in the manufacture, distribution, and sale of food products, amino acids, and pharmaceuticals. It operates through the following segments: Domestic Food Products, Overseas Food Products, Life Support, Healthcare and Others. The Domestic Food Products segment includes seasonings and processed foods, and frozen foods. The Overseas Food Products segment provides consumer foods, which include flavor seasonings and instant noodles; and umami seasonings for processed food manufacturers. The Life Support segment offers feed-use amino acids, amino acids for pharmaceuticals and foods, sweeteners, pharmaceutical fine chemicals, and specialty chemicals. The Healthcare segment handles medical foods and pharmaceuticals. The Others segment covers the packaging materials business, healthcare business, partnership business, logistics, and other services. The company was founded by Saburosuke Suzuki II on May 20, 1909 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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Financial highlights

Mar 2017

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 1,091.19B
Gross profit 374,415M
Operating income 87,133M
Income before tax 84,147M
Net income 53,065M
EBITDA 133,782M
Diluted EPS 92.81
Dividends per share 30
Total assets 1,350.10B
Total liabilities 659,428M
Total equity 616,315M
Operating cash flow 108,907M

Currency in JPY

Revenue 10,076.83M
Gross profit 3,457.60M
Operating income 804.64M
Income before tax 777.07M
Net income 490.03M
EBITDA 1,235.43M
Diluted EPS 0.85
Dividends per share 0.27
Total assets 12,116.17M
Total liabilities 5,917.86M
Total equity 5,530.96M
Operating cash flow 1,005.72M

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Valuation measures

Mar 2017

PER 23.66
ROA 4.04%
ROE 8.65%
Operating margin 7.98%
Profit margin 4.86%

Key executive

  • President, CEO & Representative Director: Takaaki Nishii
  • Manager-Research & Development Planning: Kazuya Onomichi
  • Representative Director & Executive Vice President: Tamotsu Iwamoto
  • Executive Officer: Chiaki Nosaka
  • Executive Officer & Manager-Human Resources: Yoshimasa Yoshimiya

Share holders

  • Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.(5.5%)
  • Dai-ichi Life Holdings, Inc.(4.5%)
  • Nippon Life Insurance Co.(4.4%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd.(3.7%)
  • Asset Management One Co., Ltd.(3.7%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(3.0%)
  • Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co.(2.2%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(2.1%)
  • Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd.(1.9%)
  • BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.(1.9%)


  • Website: http://www.ajinomoto.co.jp
  • Address: 1-15-1 Kyobashi, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo, 104-8315, Japan
  • Phone: +81.3.5250.8111

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