Aoyama Trading Co., Ltd.: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis by ICDResearch

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									Aoyama Trading Co., Ltd.

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Aoyama Trading Co., Ltd.                                                 Financial Snapshot

                                                                         Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                    1-3-5 Oji-cho, Fukuyama-shi, 721-    The company reported revenues of US$2,200.23
Headquarters Address
                                    8556,Japan                           million during 2011, with a CARC of 4.94% during
                                                                         2007–2011. Its revenue declined at an annual rate of
Telephone                           + 81 84 9200050
                                                                         0.70% over the previous fiscal year. In 2011, the
                                                                         company recorded an operating margin of 4.19%, as
Fax                                 N/A                                  against 5.90% in 2010.

Website                             www.aoyama-syouji.co.jp
                                                                         Revenue and Margins
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange       8219, Osaka Stock Exchange

Number of Employees                 4,533

Fiscal Year End                     March

Revenue (in US$ million)            2,200.23

Revenue (in JPY million)            193,246.00




SWOT Analysis                                                            Return on Equity

Strengths                           Weaknesses                           The company recorded a return on equity (ROE) of
                                                                         1.25% for 2011, as compared to its peers, Foschini
Diversified Business Interests      Geographic Concentration             Limited (Ticker: FOS), Aoki Holdings, Inc.    and
                                                                         Haruyama Trading Co., Ltd. (Ticker: 7416), which
                                                                         recorded ROEs of 23.83%, 3.60% and -1.61%
Multi-Format Stores                 Weak Financial Performance           respectively. The company reported a net profit
                                                                         margin of 4.19% in 2011.
Opportunities                       Threats
Establishment of New Distribution                                        Return on Equity
                                    Consolidation across Industry
Center
Government Measures to Boost        Declining Workforce Owing to Aging
Consumer Spending                   Population

Growth in Web-Based Retailing       High Influx of Foreign Brands

New Store Openings




                                                                         Liquidity Position

                                                                         The company reported a current ratio of 2.63 in 2011,
                                                                         as compared to its peers, Foschini Limited, Aoki
                                                                         Holdings, Inc. and Haruyama Trading Co., Ltd., which
                                                                         recorded current ratios of 2.44, 1.41 and 1.41
                                                                         respectively. As of March 2011, the company
                                                                         recorded cash and short-term investments of worth
                                                                         US$892.13 million, against US$61.94 million current
                                                                         debt. The company reported a debt to equity ratio of
                                                                         0.19 in 2011 as compared to its peers, Foschini
                                                                         Limited, Aoki Holdings, Inc. and Haruyama Trading
                                                                         Co., Ltd., which recorded debt to equity ratios of 0.47,
                                                                         0.34 and 0.17 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       Operational Efficiency ......................................................................................................................................12
      2.2.4       Solvency ..........................................................................................................................................................13
      2.2.5       Valuation ..........................................................................................................................................................14
    2.3       Competitive Benchmarking ..................................................................................................................................15
      2.3.1       Market Capitalization .......................................................................................................................................16
      2.3.2       Efficiency ........................................................................................................................................................
								
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