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Asahi Kasei (旭化成株式会社) is a chemical company providing products and services to assist in manufacturing processes. It focuses on three business segments: materials (basic materials, performance products, specialty solutions, and electronics), homes (unit homes and apartment buildings, remodeling, and real estate-related operations), and healthcare (prescription drugs and diagnostic reagents).

TypePublic
Founded1931
HQTokyo, JP
Websiteasahi-kasei.com
Employee Ratings3.7

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Employees (est.) (Mar 2019)34,670(+3%)
Revenue (FY, 2019)¥2.2 T(+7%)
Share Price (Jan 2021)¥1.2 K(-2%)
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

Key People/Management at Asahi Kasei

Hideki Kobori

Hideki Kobori

President, Representative Director, Presidential Executive Officer
Shigeki Takayama

Shigeki Takayama

Representative Director, Vice-Presidential Executive Officer
Yutaka Shibata

Yutaka Shibata

Director, Vice-Presidential Executive Officer
Shuichi Sakamoto

Shuichi Sakamoto

Director, Primary Executive Officer
Hiroshi Yoshida

Hiroshi Yoshida

Director
Soichiro Hashizume

Soichiro Hashizume

Executive Officer for HR
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Asahi Kasei Office Locations

Asahi Kasei has offices in Tokyo, Chiyoda City, New York, Evere and in 11 other locations
Tokyo, JP (HQ)
Hibiya Mitsui Tower 1-1-2 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku
Chiyoda City, JP
1-105 Kanda Jinbocho
Evere, BE
Kolonel Bourgstraat 122
Beijing, CN
Room 1407, Xinhua Insurance Building, No. 12A Jianguomenwai Street, Chaoyang District
Dormagen, DE
Neusser Landstraße 831
Düsseldorf, DE
Fringsstraße 17
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Asahi Kasei Financials and Metrics

Asahi Kasei Revenue

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Asahi Kasei's revenue was reported to be ¥2.17 t in FY, 2019 which is a 6.3% increase from the previous period.
JPY

Revenue (H1, 2020)

1.1t

Gross profit (H1, 2020)

346.0b

Gross profit margin (H1, 2020), %

32.4%

Net income (H1, 2020)

78.8b

EBIT (H1, 2020)

101.7b

Market capitalization (26-Jan-2021)

1.6t

Closing stock price (26-Jan-2021)

1.2k

Cash (30-Sept-2019)

186.6b

EV

1.8t
Asahi Kasei's current market capitalization is ¥1.6 t.
Annual
JPYFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

1.9t1.9t2.0t2.2t

Revenue growth, %

(3%)8%6%

Cost of goods sold

1.4t1.3t1.4t1.5t

Gross profit

586.2b586.7b649.1b688.5b
Half Year
JPYH1, 2017H1, 2018H1, 2019H1, 2020

Revenue

890.7b964.7b1.0t1.1t

Cost of goods sold

610.9b651.5b705.0b722.6b

Gross profit

279.8b313.2b336.5b346.0b

Gross profit Margin, %

31%32%32%32%
Annual
JPYFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

146.1b145.3b156.3b193.9b

Accounts Receivable

280.1b302.8b341.4b350.7b

Inventories

336.7b346.7b359.7b427.3b

Current Assets

856.0b894.5b959.0b1.1t
Quarterly
Annual
JPYFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Depreciation and Amortization

93.8b91.4b95.4b84.6b

Inventories

12.9b(9.8b)(11.8b)(58.0b)

Accounts Payable

(24.1b)18.6b23.0b(776.0m)

Cash From Operating Activities

216.2b169.0b249.9b212.1b
Quarterly
JPYQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020

Depreciation and Amortization

22.5b45.8b70.4b19.6b39.8b61.5b21.6b45.9k

Inventories

(11.9b)(15.2b)(33.6b)(26.1b)(41.6b)(72.4b)(15.1b)(25.4k)

Accounts Payable

(22.0b)12.5b20.2b731.0m9.2b2.4b(21.5b)(28.9k)

Cash From Operating Activities

37.0b115.0b154.0b35.3b73.7b102.4b15.9b77.8k
JPYFY, 2016

Debt/Equity

0.4 x

Debt/Assets

0.2 x

Financial Leverage

2.1 x
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Asahi Kasei Operating Metrics

Y, 2015Y, 2016Y, 2017

Patents (Domestic)

2.82 k7.08 k7.22 k

Patents (Foreign)

6.19 k6.57 k6.84 k

Patents (US)

1.15 k1.18 k1.15 k

Patents (Europe)

1.75 k1.92 k2.09 k
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Asahi Kasei Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Sage Automotive InteriorsJuly 19, 2018
Polypore International, LPAugust 26, 2015
ZOLL MedicalMarch 12, 2012$2.20 b
Crystal IS, Inc.January 11, 2012
AJEX Corp.
AJS Inc.
AKM Semiconductor
AKM Technology Corp.
AR Construction Corp.
Asahi Chemitech Co., Ltd.
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Asahi Kasei Revenue Breakdown

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Asahi Kasei revenue breakdown by business segment: 54.2% from Material, 14.6% from Health Care, 30.4% from Homes and 0.8% from Other

Asahi Kasei revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 9.7% from China, 10.5% from United States, 60.4% from Japan and 19.3% from Other

Asahi Kasei Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

C

70/100

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Asahi Kasei Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

50-59

out of 100

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Asahi Kasei Online and Social Media Presence

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Asahi Kasei News and Updates

Insights on the Worldwide Nanocellulose Industry to 2030 - Featuring Asahi Kasei, Borregaard and CelluComp Among Others

Dublin, Oct. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "The Nanocellulose Market, Production and Pricing Report 2020" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Insights on the Spandex Global Market to 2027 - Featuring Asahi Kasei, Hyosung & INVISTA Among Others

Dublin, Oct. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Spandex - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The publisher brings years of research experience to the 8th edition of this report. The 371-page report presents concise insights into how…

Expansion and reinforcement of technology development project for practical storage and use of energy using hydrogen

Extension of term and expansion of consigned companies for NEDO renewable energy system technology development project in Namie town, Fukushima Prefecture.

Asahi Kasei posts Q1 FY20 sales of ¥455 bn

Asahi Kasei Corporation, a global Japanese chemical company, has reported 9.3 per cent sales decline to ¥455.1 billion (Japanese yen) during first quarter (Q1) FY20 ended on June 30, 2020 compared to sales of ¥502.0 million in same period last year.

NDA Partners in Conjunction with RJR Consulting and Intrinsik Supports Successful CTA Approval by Health Canada for First-in-Human Clinical Study

NDA Partners Chief Executive Officer Earle Martin announced today that its client, Asahi Kasei Pharma, has successfully received approval of their Clinical Trial Application (CTA) from Health Canada to conduct a first-in-human clinical study for a new therapy for patients undergoing posterolateral f…
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Asahi Kasei Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Asahi Kasei founded?

    Asahi Kasei was founded in 1931.

  • Who are Asahi Kasei key executives?

    Asahi Kasei's key executives are Hideki Kobori, Shigeki Takayama and Yutaka Shibata.

  • How many employees does Asahi Kasei have?

    Asahi Kasei has 34,670 employees.

  • What is Asahi Kasei revenue?

    Latest Asahi Kasei annual revenue is ¥2.2 t.

  • What is Asahi Kasei revenue per employee?

    Latest Asahi Kasei revenue per employee is ¥62.6 m.

  • Who are Asahi Kasei competitors?

    Competitors of Asahi Kasei include Nisshinbo, JSR and Tosoh.

  • Where is Asahi Kasei headquarters?

    Asahi Kasei headquarters is located at Hibiya Mitsui Tower 1-1-2 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.

  • Where are Asahi Kasei offices?

    Asahi Kasei has offices in Tokyo, Chiyoda City, New York, Evere and in 11 other locations.

  • How many offices does Asahi Kasei have?

    Asahi Kasei has 15 offices.