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Nippon KayakuTSE:4272 Stock Report

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25 Sep, 2021


Company Financials
4272 fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance4/6
Financial Health6/6

4272 Overview

Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells functional chemicals, pharmaceuticals, safety systems, and agrochemicals and other products in Japan and internationally.

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Nippon Kayaku
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceJP¥1,289.00
52 Week HighJP¥891.00
52 Week LowJP¥1,322.00
1 Month Change6.18%
3 Month Change21.03%
1 Year Change26.87%
3 Year Change-4.59%
5 Year Change18.80%
Change since IPO53.64%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

4272JP ChemicalsJP Market

Return vs Industry: 4272 exceeded the JP Chemicals industry which returned 22.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: 4272 exceeded the JP Market which returned 25.7% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is 4272's price volatile compared to industry and market?
4272 volatility
4272 Beta0.62
Industry Beta0.95
Market Beta1

Stable Share Price: 4272 is not significantly more volatile than the rest of JP stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: 4272's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

19165,664Atsuhiro Wakumoto

Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells functional chemicals, pharmaceuticals, safety systems, and agrochemicals and other products in Japan and internationally. The company’s Functional Chemicals Business segment offers functional materials, such as epoxy resins, UV-curable resins, sealants for LCD and LED, touch panel adhesives, and microelectromechanical systems. This segment also provides color materials, including inkjet colorants, dyes for textiles and papers, and materials for thermal paper; catalysts for the production of acrylic and methacrylic acid; and polarizing films, inorganic polarizing plates, LCD projector parts, x-ray analytical equipment, and application products.

Nippon Kayaku Fundamentals Summary

How do Nippon Kayaku's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
4272 fundamental statistics
Market CapJP¥217.28b
Earnings (TTM)JP¥16.12b
Revenue (TTM)JP¥183.00b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
4272 income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueJP¥122.71b
Gross ProfitJP¥60.30b

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date

Nov 08, 2021

Earnings per share (EPS)95.64
Gross Margin32.95%
Net Profit Margin8.81%
Debt/Equity Ratio8.4%

How did 4272 perform over the long term?

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Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio

Does 4272 pay a reliable dividends?

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When do you need to buy 4272 by to receive an upcoming dividend?
Nippon Kayaku dividend dates
Ex Dividend DateSep 29 2021
Dividend Pay DateDec 01 2021
Days until Ex dividend4 days
Days until Dividend pay date67 days

Does 4272 pay a reliable dividends?

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Is Nippon Kayaku undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Price to Earnings (PE) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: 4272 (¥1289) is trading above our estimate of fair value (¥1159.15)

Significantly Below Fair Value: 4272 is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: 4272 is poor value based on its PE Ratio (13.5x) compared to the JP Chemicals industry average (12.9x).

PE vs Market: 4272 is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.5x) compared to the JP market (15x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate 4272's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: 4272's PB Ratio (0.9x) is in line with the JP Chemicals industry average.

Future Growth

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


Forecasted Materials 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 Nippon Kayaku 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.

Past Performance

How has Nippon Kayaku performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: 4272 has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: 4272's current net profit margins (8.8%) are higher than last year (6.8%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: 4272's earnings have declined by 5.1% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: 4272's earnings growth over the past year (40.9%) exceeds its 5-year average (-5.1% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: 4272 earnings growth over the past year (40.9%) exceeded the Chemicals industry 31.2%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: 4272's Return on Equity (7%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Nippon Kayaku's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: 4272's short term assets (¥159.2B) exceed its short term liabilities (¥37.3B).

Long Term Liabilities: 4272's short term assets (¥159.2B) exceed its long term liabilities (¥29.5B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: 4272's debt to equity ratio (8.4%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: 4272's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 11.3% to 8.4% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: 4272's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (125.3%).

Interest Coverage: 4272 earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.

Balance Sheet


What is Nippon Kayaku current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

TodaySep 25 2021Ex Dividend DateSep 29 2021Dividend Pay DateDec 01 202163 days from Ex DividendBuy in the next 4 days to receive the upcoming dividend

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: 4272's dividend (2.33%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the JP market (1.28%).

High Dividend: 4272's dividend (2.33%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the JP market (2.96%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: 4272's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: 4272's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (31.8%), 4272's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.

Next Steps


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


Average management tenure


Atsuhiro Wakumoto (64 yo)



Mr. Atsuhiro Wakumoto has been President and Representative Director of Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd. since June 2019. He served as General Manager of Marketing and Sales Division – Safety Systems Group at Nippo...

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: 4272's management team is not considered experienced ( 0.7 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.

Board Members

Experienced Board: 4272's board of directors are considered experienced (4.2 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.

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd.
  • Ticker: 4272
  • Exchange: TSE
  • Founded: 1916
  • Industry: Specialty Chemicals
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: JP¥217.276b
  • Shares outstanding: 168.56m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd.
  • Meiji Yasuda Seimei Building
  • 19th and 20th Floors
  • Tokyo
  • 100-0005
  • Japan


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/09/25 08:02
End of Day Share Price2021/09/24 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/03/31

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.