LINE Corp.


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Feb 23, 2018
Prev close: 4,380
Feb 23, 2018
Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 238.52M

Currency in JPY

Company profile

Market(Ticker): TKS(3938)
Technology Services
Packaged Software
Full time employees: --

Business summary

LINE Corp. operates as a global platform for mobile messaging and communication services, content distribution and services related to daily life. Its mobile messaging application which operates on all major mobile operating systems enables users to communicate through free instant messaging, stickers and voice & video calls, and serves as a smart portal to its other applications and services. LINE was founded on September 4, 2000 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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Financial highlights

Dec 2017

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 167,147M
Gross profit 130,409M
Operating income 25,078M
Income before tax 24,466M
Net income 8,091M
EBITDA 32,227M
Diluted EPS 34.01
Dividends per share --
Total assets 303,439M
Total liabilities 113,462M
Total equity 185,075M
Operating cash flow 10,965M

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Revenue 1,490.60M
Gross profit 1,162.97M
Operating income 223.64M
Income before tax 218.18M
Net income 72.15M
EBITDA 287.39M
Diluted EPS 0.30
Dividends per share --
Total assets 2,693.64M
Total liabilities 1,007.20M
Total equity 1,642.92M
Operating cash flow 97.78M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Dec 2017

PER 125.68
ROA 2.88%
ROE 4.67%
Operating margin 15.00%
Profit margin 4.84%

Key executive

  • President, CEO & Representative Director: Takeshi Idezawa
  • Chief Financial Officer & Director: In-Joon Hwang
  • Chief Technology Officer: Eui-Bin Park
  • Director & Chief Global Officer: Joongho Shin
  • Director, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer: Jun Masuda

Share holders

  • NAVER Corp.(73.3%)
  • Baillie Gifford & Co.(0.5%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management(0.4%)
  • Line Employee Incentive Plan(0.4%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(0.3%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd.(0.2%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(0.2%)
  • Henderson Global Investors (Singapore) Ltd.(0.2%)
  • BlackRock Advisors (UK) Ltd.(0.2%)
  • Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd.(0.1%)


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  • Address: JR Shinjuku Miraina Tower, 4-1-6 Shinjuku, Tokyo, 160-0022, Japan
  • Phone: +81.3.4316.2050

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