Kuraray Co., Ltd.


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Sep 22, 2017
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Sep 22, 2017
Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 354.86M

Currency in JPY

Company profile

Market(Ticker): TKS(3405)
Process Industries
Chemicals: Specialty
Full time employees: 8,590

Business summary

Kuraray Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of functional resins, chemicals, textiles, medical products, and synthetic fibers. It operates through the following segments: Vinyl Acetate, Isoprene, Functional Materials, Fibers and Textiles, Trading, and Others. The Vinyl Acetate segment domestically produces polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) resin, optical PVA film, and EVAL gas barrier. The Isoprene segment manufactures isoprene, fine chemicals, GENESTAR, SEPTON, liquid rubber, KURARITY acrylic thermoplastic elastomer, and others. The Functional Materials segment offers methacrylic resin, CLARINO, and dental materials in medical business. The Fibers and Textiles segment sells KURALON, polyester staple, KURAFLEX, hook and loop fasteners, and others. The Trading segment includes importing and exporting as well as the wholesaling of fibers and textiles such as polyester filament and chemicals. The Others segment deals with activated carbon, aqua, and engineering business. The company was founded on June 24, 1926 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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Financial highlights

Dec 2016

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 485,192M
Gross profit 168,738M
Operating income 67,828M
Income before tax 60,512M
Net income 40,400M
EBITDA 109,383M
Diluted EPS 114.75
Dividends per share 41
Total assets 725,433M
Total liabilities 204,451M
Total equity 513,678M
Operating cash flow 93,923M

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Revenue 4,465.27M
Gross profit 1,552.91M
Operating income 624.22M
Income before tax 556.89M
Net income 371.80M
EBITDA 1,006.66M
Diluted EPS 1.05
Dividends per share 0.37
Total assets 6,219.68M
Total liabilities 1,752.91M
Total equity 4,404.14M
Operating cash flow 864.38M

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Valuation measures

Dec 2016

PER 15.27
ROA 5.66%
ROE 7.99%
Operating margin 13.97%
Profit margin 8.32%

Key executive

  • President & Representative Director: Masaaki Ito
  • General Manager-Medical Division: Keiji Taga
  • General Manager-Technology: Hirohide Hayashi
  • Executive Officer: George Avdey
  • Executive Officer: Paul Scott Bening

Share holders

  • Asset Management One Co., Ltd.(5.1%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd.(4.2%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(2.9%)
  • Nippon Life Insurance Co.(2.9%)
  • National Mutual Insurance Fed. of Agricultural Cooperatives(2.8%)
  • Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd.(2.4%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(2.0%)
  • BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.(2.0%)
  • Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd.(1.9%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management(1.7%)


  • Website: http://www.kuraray.co.jp
  • Address: Ote Center Building, 1-1-3 Ote-machi, Tokyo, 100-8115, Japan
  • Phone: +81.3.6701.1000

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