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Japan Communications

Executive Summary

Japan Communications Inc., a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), provides mobile services in Japan.

Risk Analysis

No risks detected for 04J from our risk checks.


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with weak fundamentals.

Share Price & News

How has Japan Communications's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: 04J has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

5.1%

04J

1.3%

DE Wireless Telecom

2.7%

DE Market


1 Year Return

-18.3%

04J

-13.8%

DE Wireless Telecom

10.3%

DE Market

Return vs Industry: 04J underperformed the German Wireless Telecom industry which returned -15% over the past year.

Return vs Market: 04J underperformed the German Market which returned 8.8% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

04JIndustryMarket
7 Day5.1%1.3%2.7%
30 Day-3.5%-0.7%1.9%
90 Day18.0%2.1%17.0%
1 Year-18.3%-18.3%-9.6%-13.8%12.8%10.3%
3 Year53.7%53.7%-23.5%-34.7%7.1%-1.4%
5 Year-37.2%-37.2%-21.0%-40.2%18.2%2.3%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Japan Communications's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

Is Japan Communications undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

106.28x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate 04J's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate 04J's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: 04J is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the XE Wireless Telecom industry average.

PE vs Market: 04J is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the German market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate 04J's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: 04J is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (106.3x) compared to the XE Wireless Telecom industry average (1.9x).


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Future Growth

How is Japan Communications forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

24.0%

Forecasted Telecom industry annual growth in earnings


In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Japan Communications has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.


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Past Performance

How has Japan Communications performed over the past 5 years?

9.6%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: 04J is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: 04J is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: 04J is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 9.6% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare 04J's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: 04J is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Wireless Telecom industry (-9.2%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: 04J has a negative Return on Equity (-234.44%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is Japan Communications's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: 04J's short term assets (¥1.4B) exceed its short term liabilities (¥1.2B).

Long Term Liabilities: 04J's short term assets (¥1.4B) exceed its long term liabilities (¥24.0M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: 04J's debt to equity ratio (15.2%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: 04J's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 47.8% to 15.2% over the past 5 years.


Balance Sheet


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: 04J has sufficient cash runway for more than a year based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: 04J has sufficient cash runway for 1.6 years if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of 5.5% each year.


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Dividend

What is Japan Communications's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate 04J's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate 04J's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if 04J's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if 04J's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of 04J's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the German market.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

2.2yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Frank Seiji Sanda (71 yo)

no data

Tenure

JP¥172,220,000

Compensation

Dr. Frank Seiji Sanda, D.Eng., founded Japan Communications Inc. in May 1996 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Sanda served as the President at Japan Communications Inc. since May 01, 1996 and ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Frank Seiji's total compensation ($USD1.63M) is above average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD994.00K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Frank Seiji's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Frank Seiji Sanda
Founderno dataJP¥172.22m7.99%
¥ 22.0m
Naohisa Fukuda
President16.17yrsJP¥86.90m0.0024%
¥ 6.7k
Mitsuru Kodaira
VP, CFO & Member of Management Board2.17yrsno datano data
Hiroaki Yokoyama
Senior VP & Member of Management Boardno dataJP¥24.20m0.011%
¥ 30.2k
Kenichi Goto
VP & Member of Management Board4.33yrsno data0.00061%
¥ 1.7k
Hiroshi Morishima
VP & Member of Management Board2.17yrsno data0.0079%
¥ 21.8k
Greg Deickman
VP & Member of Management Board2.17yrsno datano data
Akemi Kato
VP of Legal & Member of Management Boardno datano data0.092%
¥ 253.6k
Yasushi Kudo
Senior Managing Executive Officerno dataJP¥20.19mno data
Hifumi Mochizuki
Consultantno datano datano data

2.2yrs

Average Tenure

59.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: 04J's management team is considered experienced (2.2 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Frank Seiji Sanda
Founderno dataJP¥172.22m7.99%
¥ 22.0m
Naohisa Fukuda
President16.17yrsJP¥86.90m0.0024%
¥ 6.7k
Yoshihiko Yamada
Independent External Director4.17yrsno datano data
Takeo Tsukada
Independent External Director19.83yrsno datano data
Ichiro Ido
Independent External Director14.17yrsno data0.0073%
¥ 20.2k
Takashi Morota
Independent External Director7.17yrsno data0.0076%
¥ 21.0k
Kiyoshi Matsuo
External Auditor5.17yrsno datano data
Shinto Teramoto
Independent External Director5.17yrsno datano data

6.2yrs

Average Tenure

63.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: 04J's board of directors are considered experienced (6.2 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Japan Communications Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Japan Communications Inc.
  • Ticker: 04J
  • Exchange: BST
  • Founded: 1996
  • Industry: Wireless Telecommunication Services
  • Sector: Telecom
  • Market Cap: JP¥34.327b
  • Listing Market Cap: JP¥275.831m
  • Shares outstanding: 164.24m
  • Website: https://www.j-com.co.jp

Number of Employees


Location

  • Japan Communications Inc.
  • 4-1-28 Toranomon
  • Minato-ku
  • Tokyo
  • 105-0001
  • Japan

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
9424TSE (The Tokyo Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockJPJPYApr 2005
04JBST (Boerse-Stuttgart)YesCommon StockDEEURApr 2005

Biography

Japan Communications Inc., a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), provides mobile services in Japan. It develops and sells network security solutions and unauthorized access prevention technologies; and ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/08/11 21:27
End of Day Share Price2020/08/11 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
Annual Earnings2020/03/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.