Japanese stock report - Marubeni


Marubeni falls for a third consecutive day, a three-day fall of 1.1% July 25, 2017 15:00 JST


Marubeni Corporation (TO:8002), the 5th largest Wholesale trade company by market cap in Japan, has fallen 20.0 sen (0.03%) for a third consecutive day on Tuesday. This brought its three-day fall to JPY8.20 (1.1%), compared with the Nikkei 225 Index which fell 189.4 points (0.9%) in the three days for a relative price change of -0.2%. Cumulative volume in the 3 days was 0.4 times the average 3-day volume of 8.6 million shares. The stock last traded at JPY729.40.



1.1 Fundamentals:

+ Total Liabilities/EBITDA of 22.1 which compares unfavourably with the Joseph Piotroski benchmark of 5.

+ Net profit margin has averaged 1.5% in the last 3 years. This suggests the company is less profitable with a low margin of safety.

1.2 Overvaluation [compared with sector average]:

+ Year-on-Year Earnings Growth of 145.4% [164.9%].

+ Return on Assets 2.3% [2.8%].

+ Return on Capital Employed 5.5% [6.8%].

1.3 Technicals:

+ The price decreased 0.9% in the last week.

+ Compared with the Nikkei 225 Index which fell 0.2% for the week, this represented a relative price decrease for Marubeni stock of 0.6% for the week.

1.4 Low Performance Indicators:

DescriptionValueRank In Market
EBITDA Margin %3.3In Bottom Quartile
Interest Cover7In Bottom Quartile
Total Debt to Equity1.6In Bottom Quartile



2.1 Fundamentals:

+ The P/E of 8.3 multiplied by the P/NTA of 0.9 is 7.2. Being less than the Benjamin Graham benchmark of 22.5 the stock appears undervalued.

+ The earnings yield of 12.1% has a spread of 12.0% vs the 10-year treasury yield of 0.1%. This is the widest and most attractive spread in the past month.

+ The relative yield of the stock, defined by its yield of 3.1%, divided by average yield of dividend yielding stocks in the Nikkei 225 Index of 1.9% is 162.4%. This suggests the stock is undervalued in dividend yield terms.

+ Tobin's Q Ratio, defined as MCap divided by Total Assets, is 0.2. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is undervalued and ranks in the top 5% of stock by value of Q Ratio.

+ The company is cash rich with Cash to Market Capitalisation at 56.3%.

+ Interest cover defined by EBIT/I is 7 times. This indicates it is less leveraged.

+ Brandirectory have estimated Marubeni brand value at JPY524.3 billion (US$4.6 billion). The Brand Value represents an impressive 15.6% of the estimated Enterprise Value of JPY3,370.3 billion (US$29.8 billion).

+ As per the Du Pont analysis, Return on Equity of 9.0% is better than sector average of 8.0%. This is computed as net profit margin of 2.2% times asset turnover [sales/assets] of 1.0 times leverage factor [total assets/shareholders' equity] of 4.0.

2.2 Undervaluation [compared with sector average]:

+ Price/Earnings of 8.3 [11.7]. We estimate Marubeni stock is trading at a current year P/E of 5.3 and a forward year P/E of 3.4.

+ Price/Sales of 0.2 [0.3]. We estimate Marubeni stock is trading at a current year Price/Sales of 0.2 and a forward year Price/Sales of 0.2.

+ Price to Book of 0.9 [1.0]. We estimate Marubeni stock is trading at a current year Price to Book of 0.8 and a forward year Price to Book of 0.7.

+ Return on Equity 9.0% [8.0%].

+ Dividend yield of 3.1% [2.5%].

+ Price to EBITDA of 5.4 [7.2].

2.3 Technicals:

+ The 2.5% discount to 12-month high of JPY748.0 against the 60.2% premium to 12-month low of JPY455.18 suggests the stock continues to push for new highs.

+ In the last three months the stock has hit a new 52-week high twice.

+ The present value of JPY1,000 (PV1000) invested one year ago in Marubeni is JPY1,554, comprising a capital gain of JPY496 and dividend reinvested of JPY58.

Nikkei 225 Index9989961,201

+ The present value of JPY1,000 (PV1000) invested thirty years ago in Marubeni is JPY2,468, including a capital gain of JPY1,001 and dividend reinvested of JPY467.

+ 30 years Multiplier in JPY = 2.468x

+ Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) in JPY = 3.0%

Jul 25, 2017: USD 1 equals JPY 113.2

2.4 Oversold/Bullish/Support Signals:

+ The stock is oversold according to the Williams % R indicator of -84.9, suggesting the price is close to its 14-day low of JPY726.10.

2.5 High Performance Indicators:

DescriptionValueRank In Market
EPS Growth %145.4In Top 3%
Today's TurnoverJPY2.8 billion (US$24.5 million)In Top 4%
Price to Sales0.2In Top 6%
P/E * P/NTA7.2In Top Quartile
Volatility %0.6In Top Quartile



3.1 Momentum:

+ Volume: there were 3,810,000 shares worth JPY2.8 billion (US$24.5 million) traded today. In the past week, volume was 0.5 times average and the shares were down 0.9%. The volume was 0.4 times the average daily trading volume of 8.6 million shares.

3.2 Moving Annual Return

8002Close (JPY)Dividends (JPY)Capital Gain / (Loss) %% YieldAnnual Return %
July 25729.42349.64.754.3
1 Yr ago487.4721(24.8)3.2(21.5)
2 Yrs ago647.9326(4.5)3.8(0.6)
3 Yrs ago678.29250.63.74.3
4 Yrs ago674.232451.75.457.1

3.3 Turnover Rate & Turnover Period:

+ The turnover rate in the 12 months to date was 101.9% (or a turnover period of 11 months). This average length of ownership of the stock at 0.9 times the average holding period of 1 year 22 days for stocks in the Nikkei 225 Index suggests a larger number of speculators on the share register, making it less safe for long-term investors.



4.1 Global Rank [out of 47,591 stocks] and Rank in the Asia Region [out of 22,099 stocks]

DescriptionValueGlobal RankIn Asia Region
MCap (US$)11.2B1,274371
Total Assets (US$)60.9B712203
Revenue (US$)63B14848
Net Profit (US$)1.4B741181
Return on Equity %9.014,2587,559
Net Profit Margin %2.222,70012,879
Price to Book0.98,8504,882
Yield %3.17,8023,036
PV$1000 (1Year) US$*1,4578,9224,260
US$* Change (1Year) %39.89,2844,430

* 1 year ago USD 1 = JPY 106.13

Jul 25, 2017: USD 1 equals JPY 113.2

4.2 Independent Ratings

Marubeni Corporation is the 103rd largest by revenue in the Forbes Global 2000.

It is placed 988/3415 in BSS News Bites' ranking of Japan performers in the past year, a percentile ranking of 71.



5.1 Financials Summary

Year endedMar 2017Mar 2016Mar 2015
Sales (USD B)6364.570.6
Pretax (USD)1.8B800M1.1B
Net (USD)1.4B550M932.9M
EPS (JPY)88.0635.8860.85

5.2 Annual Report for the year ended March 31, 2017 (year-on-year comparisons with previous corresponding period)-

Marubeni Net Profit up 150%

Favourable Changes:

+ EBIT Margin up from 1.7% to 3.3%.

+ Interest cover up 90% from 3.7 to 7.0.

+ EBIT to total assets up from 1.7% to 3.4%.

+ Sales and marketing expenses to Sales down from 7.8% to 7.3%.

+ Profit before tax to Sales up from 1.2% to 2.8%.

+ Debt to Equity down 32.4% from 2.4 to 1.6.

+ Retained earnings to total assets up from 10.4% to 12.4%.

+ Total current assets to Total Assets up from 44.4% to 45.9%.

+ Long-term investments to Total Assets up from 23.2% to 25.5%.

+ Net tangible assets per share up 34.6% from JPY622.31 ($US5.5) to JPY837.54 ($US7.5).

Unfavourable Changes:

+ Total non-current assets to Total Assets down from 55.6% to 54.1%.

+ Fixed Assets to Total Assets down from 16.9% to 14%.

+ Total Liabilities to EBITDA of 22.1 compares unfavourably with the Joseph Piotroski benchmark of <5. However, it has improved by 52% from the previous year's ratio of 45.9.


+ Total revenue to total assets steady at 1.0.

+ Tax expenses to Sales up from 0.3% to 0.6%.

+ Total liabilities to Total assets steady at 0.8.

+ Current ratio steady at 1.2.

+ Working capital to total assets steady at 7.9%.

+ Current Inventory to Total Assets up from 11% to 11.1%.

5.3 Trailing 12 Months Dividends

Trailing 12 Months ToValue (JPY)
25 Jul 201723
25 Jul 201621
25 Jul 201526
25 Jul 201425
25 Jul 201324



6.1 Activities

Marubeni is a Japan-based trading company. It has 13 business divisions: Food, which produces and sells grains, sugar and processed food; Textile, including the planning, proposal, sale and logistics of apparel products; Material and Paper Pulp, which sells rubber products, footwear and paper; Chemical Product, which offers electronic materials and agrochemicals; Energy, such as the development of petroleum and gases; Metal Material, including the manufacture and sale of nonferrous light metals; Transportation and Industrial Machines, including the wholesale and retail of transportation-related and manufacturing equipment; Plant, Infrastructure and Ship, including the delivery and engineering of industrial plants and infrastructure-related machines; Information, which sells computers and others; Development and Construction, which operates real estate; Finance, Logistics and Others, including the operation of funds, and Steel, such as the production of steel products.

6.2 Top Management

The chairman is Teruo Asada and the chief executive officer is Fumiya Kokubu.

6.3 Issued Capital

Based on 1,740,000,000 issued shares the market capitalisation is JPY1,269.2 billion (US$11.2 billion).



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May 09: Marubeni: Notice Regarding Revision of Dividend Forecasts for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2017

May 09: Marubeni: Consolidated Financial Results for FYE 3/2017 and Yearly Prospects for FYE 3/2018(IFRS Basis)

Contact: 81 33 28 22 31 3

Physical Address: 1-4-2 Otemachi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo, 100-8088 Japan

State/Province/Country: TKY, Japan

Country of Incorporation: Japan

Exchange: Tokyo Stock Exchange

ISIN: JP3877600001

TO:8002; TYO:8002; T:8002; JP:8002; 8002.T

Marubeni Corp

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