Lion at a Glance

Our Performance

Consolidated Performance

2018 Performance

In its domestic operations, Lion introduced such new products as toothpastes, toothbrushes, mouthwashes, body washes, laundry detergents, fabric softeners and eye drops and worked to cultivate markets for these products through aggressive marketing. At the same time, in the Living Care field, the Company launched new products that offer new living habits. In its overseas operations, the Group sought to develop its key brands and increase profitability, focusing mainly on the personal care field, including oral care and beauty care products.
Reflecting these efforts, consolidated results for fiscal 2018 are as follows. Net sales amounted to ¥349,403 million, a year-on-year increase of 2.0% (or an increase of 1.4% in terms of real net sales, which exclude the influence of exchange rate conversions). Core operating income came to ¥28,375 million, down 1.5% compared with the previous fiscal year, and operating profit to ¥34,196 million, up 12.2% year on year. Profit for the period attributable to owners of parent totaled ¥25,606 million, up 22.6% compared with the previous fiscal year.

Net sales
(Millions of yen)
Operating income /
Operating income ratio
(Millions of yen / %)
Net income / Net income ratio
(Millions of yen / %)

(Unit:millions of yen)

2017 2018 Y-o-Y change
Amount
Net Sales 342,703 349,403 6,699 2.0
Core operating income 28,807 28,375 (431) (1.5)
(% of net sales) 8.4 8.1
Operating profit 30,479 34,196 3,717 12.2
(% of net sales) 8.9 9.8
Profit for the period attributable to owners of parent 20,883 25,606 4,723 22.6
EPS(Yen) 71.87 88.11

Segment Information

Consumer Products

Net Sales / Operating Income
(Millions of yen)
 Net Sales   Operating Income

2018 Summary

Sales of the CLINICA brand series in Oral Care Products, and hadakara Body Soap in Beauty Care Products increased. However, due to intensifying competition of laundry detergents, sales of Fabric Car Products fell year on year. Segment net sales decreased 4.0% compared with the previous fiscal year. Segment profit decreased 5.8%.

Industrial Products

Net Sales / Operating Income
(Millions of yen)
 Net Sales   Operating Income

2018 Summary

In the Automotive category, sales of carbon for auto parts were favorable, and in the Electrical and Electronics category, sales of electro-conductive compounds for semiconductor carrier materials were strong. Segment net sales increased 5.3% compared with the previous fiscal year. Segment profit increased 1.7%.

Overseas

Net Sales / Operating Income
(Millions of yen)
 Net Sales   Operating Income

2018 Summary

Overseas business in Southeast Asia, including Thailand and Malaysia grew, and profitability improved in Northeast Asia due to progress in business structure reform in China. Segment net sales increased 2.4% year on year (or in terms of real net sales, which exclude the influence of exchange rate conversions, increased 0.5%). Segment profit increased significantly by 55.8% year on year.

(Unit:millions of yen)

Net Sales Segment profit
(Core operating income)
2017 2018 Y-o-Y change 2018 Y-o-Y change
Amount Amount
Consumer Products 241,203 231,594 (9,608) (4.0) 17,834 (1,100) (5.8)
Industrial Products 55,047 57,958 2,910 5.3 2,357 40 1.7
Overseas 102,567 105,043 2,475 2.4 6,875 2,462 55.8
Other 30,565 34,067 3,501 11.5 1,717 381 28.5
Subtotal 429,384 428,663 (720) (0.2) 28,785 1,784 6.6
Adjustment (86,680) (79,260) 7,420 - (409) (2,215) -
Consolidated Total 342,703 349,403 6,699 2.0 28,375 (431) (1.5)

2019 Financial Forecasts

In its domestic operations, the Lion Group will cultivate markets for high-value-added products and offer new value to customers.
In overseas, the Lion Group will continue its aggressive marketing activities, primarily in the area of personal care, and strengthen sales through e-commerce channels, seeking to expand its business.
The consolidated results forecasts for fiscal 2019 are as follows: net sales of ¥360,000 million (up 3.0%) year on year), core operating income of ¥31,500 million (up 11.0% year on year), operating profit of ¥31,000 million (down 9.3% year on year) and profit attributable to owners of parent of ¥21,000 billion (down 18.0% year on year).