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									POPLAR.CO., LTD.

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POPLAR.CO., LTD.                                                        Financial Snapshot

                                                                        Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                665-1 Ooazakuchi, Hiroshima-shi, 731-   The company reported revenue of US$656.63 million
Headquarters Address
                                3395,Japan                              during the fiscal year 2011 (2011). The company's
                                                                        revenue grew at a CAGR of 5.61% during 2007–
Telephone                       + 81 82 8373500
                                                                        2011, with an annual growth of 0.79% over 2010. In
                                                                        2011, the company recorded an operating margin of
Fax                             + 81 82 8373540                         0.22%, as against 0.52% in 2010.

Website                         www.poplar-cvs.co.jp
                                                                        Revenue and Margins
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange   N/A

Number of Employees             661

Fiscal Year End                 February

Revenue (in US$ million)        656.63

Revenue (in JPY million)        57,671.47




                                                                        Return on Equity

                                                                        The company recorded a return on equity (ROE) of -
                                                                        6.86% for 2011, as compared to its peers, Lawson,
                                                                        Inc. (Ticker: 2651), FamilyMart Co., Ltd. (Ticker:
                                                                        8028) and CVS Bay Area Inc. (Ticker: 2687), which
                                                                        recorded ROEs of 12.46%, 8.60% and 5.65%
                                                                        respectively. The company reported an operating
                                                                        margin of 0.22% in 2011.


                                                                        Return on Equity




                                                                        Liquidity Position

                                                                        The company reported a current ratio of 0.78 in 2011,
                                                                        as compared to its peers, Lawson, Inc., FamilyMart
                                                                        Co., Ltd. and CVS Bay Area Inc., which recorded
                                                                        current ratios of 0.75, 1.16 and 0.91 respectively. As
                                                                        of February 2011, the company recorded cash and
                                                                        short-term investments of worth US$28.64 million,
                                                                        against US$0.70 million current debt. The company
                                                                        reported a debt to equity ratio of 0.04 in 2011 as
                                                                        compared to its peers, Lawson, Inc., FamilyMart Co.,
                                                                        Ltd. and CVS Bay Area Inc., which recorded debt to
                                                                        equity ratios of 0.19, 0.11 and 0.93 respectively.




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