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Company Overview of Suntory Holdings Limited

Company Overview

Suntory Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells beverages and food products in Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia, the Oceania, and the Americas. It operates through Beverages and Foods, and Beer and Spirits segments. The company offers various non-alcoholic beverages and food products comprising Iyemon green tea, Suntory Oolong Tea, BOSS coffee, Pepsi Nex, Suntory Natural Mineral Water, Orangina, Flavan Tea, Kuro Oolong Tea, Goma Mugicha sesame barley tea, BRAND’S Essence of Chicken health foods, processed coffee and sauces, Tipco fruit juices, and V carbonated energy drinks. It also produces various alcoholic beverages, which include beers under The Premium Mal...

2-1-40 Dojimahama

Kita-ku

Osaka,  530-8203

Japan

Founded in 1899

Key Executives for Suntory Holdings Limited

President and Representative Director
Age: 55
Managing Executive Officer and President of Suntory Wine International Ltd
Age: 57
Managing Executive Officer and President of Suntory Wellness Ltd
Executive Officer and President of Suntory (China) Holding Co., Ltd
Executive Officer and President of Suntory (China) Holding Co Ltd
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Suntory Holdings Limited Key Developments

Suntory Holdings Ltd. Announces Consolidated Earnings Results for the Full Year Ended December 31, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year Ending December 31, 2015

Suntory Holdings Ltd. announced consolidated earnings results for the full year ended December 31, 2014. The company's consolidated sales increased 20.3% from the previous year to a record JPY 2,455.2 billion. Net income was JPY 38.36 billion, or JPY 56.2 per basic share, compared to JPY 195.57 billion, or JPY 286.67 per basic share, for the year ended December 31, 2013. Net sales for the year ended December 31, 2014 were JPY 2.45 trillion, compared to JPY 2.04 trillion for the year ended December 31, 2013. Operating income for the year ended December 31, 2014 was JPY 164.75 billion, compared to JPY 126.56 billion for the year ended December 31, 2013. Ordinary income was JPY 153.84 billion, compared to JPY 120.55 billion for the year ended December 31, 2013. For the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015, the company expects net income to be JPY 50 billion and net income per share to be JPY 73.17. The company expects net sales to be JPY 2.65 trillion, operating income to be JPY 193 billion and ordinary income to be JPY 167 billion.

Suntory May Acquire Japan Tobacco's Vending Operations

Japan Tobacco Inc. (TSE:2914) said on February 4, 2015 it would exit the drinks business and may consider selling its beverage vending operations. President Takeshi Niinami of Suntory Holdings Limited said he left the issue of whether to pursue an acquisition of vending machine operations with the soft drinks division. At home, the company’s soft drinks unit is looking into whether to purchase Japan Tobacco Inc.’s vending machine business, the executive said, adding he will leave the decision with the subsidiary. “They’re looking into it but I can’t make any comment because I left the matter with them,” he said.

Suntory Holdings Limited Announces Consolidated Earnings Results for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year Ending December 31, 2014

Suntory Holdings Limited announced consolidated earnings results for the nine months ended September 30, 2014. For the period, the company reported net sales of JPY 1,782,444 million against JPY 1,504,183 million a year ago. Operating income was JPY 116,880 million against JPY 89,422 million a year ago. Ordinary income was JPY 110,002 million against JPY 84,855 million a year ago. Net income was JPY 29,428 million against JPY 183,626 million a year ago, due to reasons including the consequences of declaring extraordinary profits that accompanied Suntory Beverage & Food Limited's market listing in the same period the year before as well as onetime costs associated with the acquisition of Beam Inc. during the reported period. Basic net earnings per share were JPY 43.13 against JPY 269.15 a year ago. Income before income taxes and minority interests 89,285 million against JPY 257,886 million a year ago. The company provided earnings guidance for the full year ending December 31, 2014. For the year, the company expects net sales of JPY 2,440,000 million, Operating income of JPY 167,000 million, Ordinary income of JPY 143,000 million, net income of JPY 37,000 million and basic net earnings per share of JPY 54.23.

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