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									            Hokuto Corporation (1379) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis
                                          Review
        Reference Code: GDAGF30048FSA                                                                                         Publication Date: OCT 2012

          138-1, Minamibori                                  Phone              +81 26 2433111                  Revenue          51,497 (million JPY)
          Nagano-shi, NGN                                    Fax                +81 26 2433118                  Net Profit       4,408 (million JPY)
          381-8533                                           Website            www.hokto-kinoko.co.jp          Employees        981
                                                                                1379   [Tokyo        Stock
          Japan                                              Exchange                                           Industry         Agriculture and Forestry
                                                                                Exchange]

       Company Overview
       Hokuto Corporation (Hokuto) is agro based company. It undertakes cultivation, production and sale of mushrooms in Japan. The
       company offers four types of mushrooms, namely, Eryngii (King trumpet), Maitake, Bunashimeji, and Bunapi. Other products
       offered by Hokuto include planting pots, seeds, fungus, agricultural materials, and packaging materials.The company is also into
       the molding of synthetic resin and sale of resin products; proccessing of agricultural products materials and machines. Hokuto
       also provides advisory services on production activities. The company operates 19 mushroom centers in Japan. Hokuto is
       headquartered at Nagano, Japan.
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                      Name                                 Title                      Hokuto Corporation, SWOT Analysis
         Masayoshi Mizuno                    Chief Executive Officer                  Strengths                              Weaknesses
         Shigeki Komatsu                     Senior Managing Director
                                                                                      Increasing Liquidity                   Limited Access to International
                                             Mushroom Sales
                                                                                                                             Markets
         Tomio Takafuji                      Senior Managing Director                 Well Established Player
                                             Administration Division
         Masahiro Mori                       Director                                 Opportunities                          Threats
         Toshiaki Tamaki                     Director,             Mushroom
                                             Production                               Expansion Initiatives                  Stringent Regulations
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary                 Increasing Health                      Market Dynamics
        Research, GlobalData
                                                                                      Consciousness
       Share Data
         Hokuto Corporation                                                          Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
                                                                                     GlobalData
        Share Price (JPY) as on 26-Oct-                                1,570
        2012
        EPS (JPY)                                                     133.49
        Market Cap (million JPY)                                      52,075
        Enterprise Value (million JPY)                                57,737
        Shares Outstanding (million)                                       33
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData

       Financial Performance




       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData



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       Table of Contents
       Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................................................................... 2
          List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
          List of Figures ................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
       Section 1 - About the Company.......................................................................................................................................................... 4
       Hokuto Corporation - Key Facts ......................................................................................................................................................... 4
       Hokuto Corporation - Key Employees ................................................................................................................................................ 5
       Hokuto Corporation - Key Employee Biographies .............................................................................................................................. 6
       Hokuto Corporation - Major Products and Services ........................................................................................................................... 7
       Hokuto Corporation - History .............................................................................................................................................................. 8
       Hokuto Corporation - Company Statement....................................................................................................................................... 10
       Hokuto Corporation - Locations And Subsidiaries ............................................................................................................................ 11
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 11
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 11
       Hokuto Corporation - Key Manufacturing Facilities .......................................................................................................................... 13
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 14
       Hokuto Corporation - Business Description ...................................................................................................................................... 14
       Hokuto Corporation - SWOT Analysis .............................................................................................................................................. 15
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 15
          Hokuto Corporation - Strengths .................................................................................................................................................... 15
             Strength - Increasing Liquidity ................................................................................................................................................... 15
             Strength - Well Established Player ............................................................................................................................................ 15
             Strength - Focused Research and Development Activities ....................................................................................................... 15
          Hokuto Corporation - Weaknesses ............................................................................................................................................... 15
             Weakness - Limited Access to International Markets ................................................................................................................ 15
          Hokuto Corporation - Opportunities .............................................................................................................................................. 16
             Opportunity - Expansion Initiatives ............................................................................................................................................ 16
             Opportunity - Increasing Health Consciousness ....................................................................................................................... 16
             Opportunity - Growing Demand for Agricultural Equipment....................................................................................................... 16
          Hokuto Corporation - Threats ....................................................................................................................................................... 16
             Threat - Stringent Regulations .................................................................................................................................................. 16
             Threat - Market Dynamics ..........................................................................................................................
								
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