Japan Communications Inc., a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), provides mobile services in Japan.
No risks detected for 04J from our risk checks.
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.
7 Day Return
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1 Year Return
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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.
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
Is Japan Communications undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
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).
How is Japan Communications forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
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.
- Examine Japan Communications's financial health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial stress by looking at its level of debt over time and how much cash it has left.
- Japan Communications competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
- Explore growth companies in the Telecom industry.
How has Japan Communications performed over the past 5 years?
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.
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.
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.
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.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Frank Seiji Sanda (71 yo)
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.
|Founder||no data||JP¥172.22m||7.99% |
|VP, CFO & Member of Management Board||2.17yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & Member of Management Board||no data||JP¥24.20m||0.011% |
|VP & Member of Management Board||4.33yrs||no data||0.00061% |
|VP & Member of Management Board||2.17yrs||no data||0.0079% |
|VP & Member of Management Board||2.17yrs||no data||no data|
|VP of Legal & Member of Management Board||no data||no data||0.092% |
|Senior Managing Executive Officer||no data||JP¥20.19m||no data|
|Consultant||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: 04J's management team is considered experienced (2.2 years average tenure).
|Founder||no data||JP¥172.22m||7.99% |
|Independent External Director||4.17yrs||no data||no data|
|Independent External Director||19.83yrs||no data||no data|
|Independent External Director||14.17yrs||no data||0.0073% |
|Independent External Director||7.17yrs||no data||0.0076% |
|External Auditor||5.17yrs||no data||no data|
|Independent External Director||5.17yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Board: 04J's board of directors are considered experienced (6.2 years average tenure).
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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Japan Communications Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- 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
- Japan Communications Inc.
- 4-1-28 Toranomon
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|9424||TSE (The Tokyo Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||JP||JPY||Apr 2005|
|04J||BST (Boerse-Stuttgart)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Apr 2005|
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
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/08/11 21:27|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/08/11 00:00|
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