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									Kubota Corporation

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Kubota Corporation                                                               Financial Snapshot

                                                                                 Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                      1-2-47, Shikitsuhigashi, Osaka-shi, 556-   The company reported revenues of US$10,630.59
Headquarters Address
                                      8601,Japan                                 million during 2011, with a CAGR of 2.66% during
                                                                                 2007–2011. Its revenue grew at an annual rate of
Telephone                             + 81 6 66482622
                                                                                 0.33% over the previous fiscal year. In 2011, the
                                                                                 company recorded an operating margin of 9.03%, as
Fax                                   + 81 6 66483862                            against 7.47% in 2010.

Website                               www.kubota.co.jp
                                                                                 Revenue and Margins
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange         6326, The Tokyo Stock Exchange

Number of Employees                   25,409

Fiscal Year End                       March

Revenue (in US$ million)              10,630.59

Revenue (in JPY million)              933,685.00




SWOT Analysis                                                                    Return on Equity

Strengths                             Weaknesses                                 The company recorded a return on equity (ROE) of
                                                                                 8.63% for 2011, as compared to its peers, Komatsu
Strong focus on research and                                                     Ltd. (Ticker: 6301), Hitachi Construction Machinery
                                      Concentration of operations
development                                                                      Co. Ltd. (Ticker: 6305) and Sakai Heavy Industries,
                                                                                 Ltd. (Ticker: 6358), which recorded ROEs of 16.32%,
Strong operational network            Legal proceedings                          3.61% and 0.69% respectively. The company
                                                                                 reported a net profit margin of 9.03% in 2011.
Strong performance in Asian markets
                                                                                 Return on Equity
Opportunities                         Threats

Growing urbanization in China         Shortage of skilled personnel in Japan

Positive outlook for equipment
                                      Slow growth of Japanese economy
manufacturers

Reconstruction Initiatives




                                                                                 Liquidity Position

                                                                                 The company reported a current ratio of 1.79 in 2011,
                                                                                 as compared to its peers, Komatsu Ltd., Hitachi
                                                                                 Construction Machinery Co. Ltd. and Sakai Heavy
                                                                                 Industries, Ltd., which recorded current ratios of 1.56,
                                                                                 1.66 and 1.84 respectively. As of March 2011, the
                                                                                 company recorded cash and short-term investments
                                                                                 of worth US$1,198.83 million, against US$974.11
                                                                                 million current debt. The company reported a debt to
                                                                                 equity ratio of 0.58 in 2011 as compared to its peers,
                                                                                 Komatsu Ltd., Hitachi Construction Machinery Co.
                                                                                 Ltd. and Sakai Heavy Industries, Ltd., which recorded
                                                                                 debt to equity ratios of 0.59, 1.10 and 0.45
                                                                                 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 ............................................................................................... 7
    2.1     Five Year Snapshot: Overview of Financial and Operational Performance Indicators ...........................................7
    2.2     Key Financial Performance Indicators ...................................................................................................................10
      2.2.1        Revenue and Operating Profit .......................................................................................................................10
      2.2.2        Asset, Liabilities and Capex ..........................................................................................................................11
      2.2.3        Net Debt vs. Gearing Ratio ............................................................................................................................12
      2.2.4        Operational Efficiency ....................................................................................................................................13
      2.2.5        Solvency ........................................................................................................................................................14
      2.2.6        Valuation ........................................................................................................................................................15
    2.3     Competitive Benchmarking ....................................................................................................................................16
      2.3.1        Market Capitalization .....................................................................................................................................16
      2.3.2        Efficiency .......................................................................................................................................................17
      2.3.3        Capital Expenditure .......................................................................................................................................18
      2.3.4        Valuation .......................................................................
								
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