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KITAMURA CO., LTD. - Company Capsule

Reference Code: BR0025CC
Published Date: April 2011




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KITAMURA CO., LTD. - Company Overview

Kitamura Co., Ltd. (Kitamura Group) is a Japan based company. The company is a technology and communications
sector based company engaged mainly in visual and information businesses in Japan. The company’s key business-line
is divided into two major segments. The Visual and Information segment is involved in the operation of stores that sell
visual and information products, the mail order of products through the Internet, the import and sale of products, as well as
the provision of repair services. The other segment is engaged in the provision of management consultation services, the
sale of X-ray films and medical equipment, the planning of new products, as well as the operation of call centers. Its main
products include visual equipment, such as cameras, digital cameras and video cameras; information equipment such as
personal computers and peripheral equipment; films such as negative films and reversible films; prints such as color prints
and postcards, and other equipment such as batteries. The company has 12 subsidiaries and 1, 200 sales offices across
the nation. The company is headquartered in Kochi, Japan.


Financial Performance

The company reported revenue of JPY 140,879 million during the fiscal year ended 2010. The company's revenue
declined at a compounded rate of 7.02% during the period 2008-2010 with a year on year decline of 8.51% over fiscal
year 2009. During the fiscal year 2010, its operating margin was -0.27% as against the operating margin of 0.12% in fiscal
year 2009. During the fiscal year 2010, the company registered a net margin of 0.03% as against the net margin of 0.59%
in the fiscal year 2009.




KITAMURA CO., LTD. - Key Facts

KITAMURA CO., LTD., Key Facts

                                  4-1-16 Honmachi, Kochi-shi, ,
                                                                    Ticker Symbol, Stock       2719 (The Tokyo Stock
Corporate Address:                780-8540, Japan                   Exchange                   Exchange)



Telephone                          + 81 88 8221646                  No. of Employees           2,012



Fax                               N/A                               Financial Year End         March



URL                               www.kitamura.jp                   Revenue (in JPY Million)   140,879.00


                                  Technology and
Industry                          Communications
                                                                    Revenue (in USD Million)   1,504.80



Locations                         Japan

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




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KITAMURA CO., LTD. - Major Products and Services

Kitamura Co., Ltd. is a Japan based company that provides visual equipment. The company’s key products and services
include the following:

KITAMURA CO., LTD. Major Products and Services
Products:

Batteries

Cameras

Color prints and postcards

Digital cameras

Negative films and reversible films

Peripheral equipment

Personal computers

Video cameras

X-ray films

Medical equipment

Services:

Management consultation services

Repair services

12 color variation

Online Photo-book ordering

Low cost operation

Image communication advice

Call center service

Character printing

T-shirts printing

Photo goods printing

Brands:

Mobile Photo-book [Chu-Me]

Pokemon Photo-book
Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research




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KITAMURA CO., LTD. - Key Competitors

The following companies are the major competitors of KITAMURA CO., LTD.:

Laox Co. Ltd.

Bic Camera Inc.

Yamada Denki Co., Ltd.

Keiozu Holdings Company

Yodobashi Camera Co., Ltd.




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KITAMURA CO., LTD. - Key Employees


KITAMURA CO., LTD., Key Employees


          Name                             Job Title                      Board Level     Since   Age


Fujio Naruoka              Director                                 Non Executive Board   2007    57


Hideyuki Wachigai          Director                                 Executive Board       2006    53


Hiroshi Sugimoto           Vice Chairman                            Non Executive Board   2009    64


                           Chief Operating Officer, Director,
Hiroyuki Hamada                                                     Executive Board       2010    52
                           President


Hitoshi Sakurai            Director                                 Non Executive Board   2010    42


Ichiro Okabayashi          Director                                 Non Executive Board   2007    47


Izumi Takegawa             Managing Director                        Senior Management     2010    54


Junji Kamachi              Director                                 Executive Board       2010    44


Keiichi Akiyama            Director                                 Non Executive Board   2009    52


Masao Kitamura             Vice President, Director - of Sales      Executive Board       2010    62


Masashi Kitamura           Chief Executive Officer, Chairman        Executive Board       2009    69


Mikio Matsui               Director                                 Executive Board       2005    53


Minoru Kanazawa            Director                                 Non Executive Board   2007    59


Mitsutaka Iwamoto          Director                                 Non Executive Board   2004    46


Nobuyuki Ogawa             Director                                 Non Executive Board   2010    51


Shinji Takagi              Director                                 Executive Board       2010    49


Takashi Matsuo             Director                                 Non Executive Board   2005    64


Takayuki Sugawara          Director                                 Non Executive Board   2005    53


Toshinari Mizuno           Director                                 Non Executive Board   2010    54

                           Director, Director of West Hiroshima
Yasutomi Wakida            Area Business, Manager of Hiroshima      Executive Board       2009    42
                           Office, Manager of Akebono Office
Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research




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KITAMURA CO., LTD. - Locations and Subsidiaries

Head Office

KITAMURA CO., LTD.
4-1-16 Honmachi
Kochi-shi
Zip: 780-8540
Japan
Tel: + 81 88 8221646



Other Locations & Subsidiaries

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