Asahi Kasei Corp.


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Aug 21, 2017
Prev close: 1,254
Aug 21, 2017
Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 1,402.61M

Currency in JPY

Company profile

Market(Ticker): TKS(3407)
Process Industries
Chemicals: Major Diversified
Full time employees: 33,720

Business summary

Asahi Kasei Corp. is a holding company which provides monitoring, planning, and strategic management to its subsidiaries and affiliates. Its operations are carried out through the following segments: Chemicals, Fibers, Homes, Construction Materials, Electronics, Health Care, Critical Care, and Others. The Chemicals segment produces, processes, and sells chemicals and derivative products, polymers, and specialty products. The Fibers segment offers elastic polyurethane filament, cupro fiber, spunbond, artificial suede, nylon 66 filament, and other nonwoven fabrics. The Homes segment deals with order-built homes, real estate, remodeling, and mortgage financing operations. The Construction Materials segment consists of autoclaved aerated concrete panels, phenolic foam insulation panels, column base attachment systems, and other piling systems. The Electronics segment produces semiconductors, magnetic sensors, and electronic materials. The Health Care segment provides prescription drugs, diagnostic reagents, nutritional products, and medical devices. The Critical Care segment supplies defibrillators, automated cardiopulmonary resuscitation, temperature management system, and data solutions. The Others segment engages in plant and environmental engineering, research and analysis, and staffing operations. The company was founded on May 21, 1931 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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Financial highlights

Mar 2017

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 1,882.99B
Gross profit 606,826M
Operating income 159,230M
Income before tax 157,388M
Net income 115,000M
EBITDA 268,423M
Diluted EPS 82.34
Dividends per share 24
Total assets 2,254.5B
Total liabilities 1,086.38B
Total equity 1,151.34B
Operating cash flow 168,965M

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Revenue 17,388.81M
Gross profit 5,603.84M
Operating income 1,470.43M
Income before tax 1,453.42M
Net income 1,061.98M
EBITDA 2,478.79M
Diluted EPS 0.76
Dividends per share 0.22
Total assets 20,232.43M
Total liabilities 9,749.48M
Total equity 10,332.44M
Operating cash flow 1,560.33M

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Valuation measures

Mar 2017

PER 13.11
ROA 5.14%
ROE 10.48%
Operating margin 8.45%
Profit margin 6.10%

Key executive

  • President & Representative Director: Hideki Kobori
  • Executive Officer & GM-Production Technology: Naoki Okada
  • Executive Officer & Manager-Fuji Branch: Atsushi Nakamura
  • Representative Director: Yuji Kobayashi
  • Lead Executive Officer: Hiroshi Kobayashi

Share holders

  • Nippon Life Insurance Co.(5.1%)
  • Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors)(4.2%)
  • Asset Management One Co., Ltd.(3.8%)
  • Capital Research & Management Co. (Global Investors)(2.9%)
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.(2.5%)
  • Asahi Kasei Employee Stock Ownership Plan(2.4%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd.(2.2%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(1.9%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management(1.7%)
  • Capital International KK(1.7%)


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  • Address: Jinbocho Mitsui Building, 1-105 Kanda Jinbocho, Tokyo, 101-8101, Japan
  • Phone: +81.3.3296.3000

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