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									Lion Corporation

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Lion Corporation                                                        Financial Snapshot

                                                                        Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                  3-7, Honjo 1-chome, Sumida-ku, 130-   The company reported revenues of US$3,769.78
Headquarters Address
                                  8644,Japan                            million during 2010, with a CAGR of 7.33% during
                                                                        2006–2010. Its revenue grew at an annual rate of
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                                                                        9.62% over the previous fiscal year. In 2010, the
                                                                        company recorded an operating margin of 2.98%, as
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Website                           www.lion.co.jpen
                                                                        Revenue and Margins
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange     4912, The Tokyo Stock Exchange

Number of Employees               5,997

Fiscal Year End                   December

Revenue (in US$ million)          3,769.78

Revenue (in JPY million)          331,100.00




SWOT Analysis                                                           Return on Equity

Strengths                         Weaknesses                            The company recorded a return on equity (ROE) of
                                                                        5.89% for 2010, as compared to its peers, Kao
Research and Development          Geographical Concentration            Corporation (Ticker: 4452), Shionogi & Co., Ltd.
                                                                        (Ticker:   4507)    and    Takasago     International
                                  Weaker Operational Performance vis-   Corporation (Ticker: 4914), which recorded ROEs of
Strong Product Portfolio                                                100.00%, 100.00% and 4.47% respectively. The
                                  a-vis its Peers
                                                                        company reported an operating margin of 2.98% in
                                                                        2010.


Opportunities                     Threats                               Return on Equity

Launch of New Products            Increasing Raw Material Prices

Recovering Economy                Natural Disasters

                                  Rising Counterfeit Goods Market




                                                                        Liquidity Position

                                                                        The company reported a current ratio of 1.28 in 2010,
                                                                        as compared to its peers, Kao Corporation, Shionogi
                                                                        & Co., Ltd. and Takasago International Corporation,
                                                                        which recorded current ratios of 1.00, 1.00 and 1.39
                                                                        respectively. As of December 2010, the company
                                                                        recorded cash and short-term investments of worth
                                                                        US$510.08 million, against US$70.20 million current
                                                                        debt. The company reported a debt to equity ratio of
                                                                        0.40 in 2010 as compared to its peers, Kao
                                                                        Corporation, Shionogi & Co., Ltd. and Takasago
                                                                        International Corporation, which recorded debt to
                                                                        equity ratios of 1.00, 1.00 and 0.76 respectively.




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 5
    1.1       Company Overview ................................................................................................................................................5
    1.2       Business Description ..............................................................................................................................................5
    1.3       Major Products and Services .................................................................................................................................6
2     Analysis of Key Performance Indicators ............................................................................................. 10
    2.1       Five Year Snapshot: Overview of Financial and Operational Performance Indicators ........................................10
    2.2       Key Financial Performance Indicators .................................................................................................................13
      2.2.1       Revenue and Operating Profit .........................................................................................................................13
      2.2.2       Asset, Liabilities and Capex .............................................................................................................................14
      2.2.3       Net Debt vs. Gearing Ratio ..............................................................................................................................15
      2.2.4       Operational Efficiency ......................................................................................................................................16
      2.2.5       Solvency ..........................................................................................................................................................17
      2.2.6       Valuation ..........................................................................................................................................................18
    2.3       Competitive Benchmarking ..................................................................................................................................19
      2.3.1       Efficiency ..........................................................................................................................................................19
      2.3.2       Valuation ..........................................................................................................................................................20
      2.3.3       Turnover – Inventory and Asset .......................................................................................................................21
      2.3.4       Liquidity ............................................................................................................................................................22
3     Mergers & Acquisitions and Partnerships ........................................................................................... 23
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