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Ajinomoto Co., Inc. provides various food products in Japan, Asia, the United States, and Europe. It operates through four segments: Domestic Food Products, Overseas Food Products, Bioscience Products and Fine Chemicals, and Pharmaceuticals. The Domestic Food Products segment offers seasonings and processed foods, including AJI-NO-MOTO umami seasonings, HON-DASHI, Ajinomoto KK Consommé, Cook Do flavor pastes Knorr cup soup, Pure Select mayonnaise, and Kellogg’s products, as well as savory seasonings, food enzyme ACTIVA, lunchboxes and prepared dish products, bakery products, etc.; and frozen foods comprising Gyoza, Yawaraka Wakadori Kara-Age, Puripuri-no-Ebi Shumai, Ebi-yose Fry, fried rice with various ingredients, etc. The Overseas Food Products segment provides consumer food products, such as flavor seasonings under the Ros Dee, Masako, Aji-ngon, and Sazon names, as well as YumYum instant noodles, VONO noodle soups, Birdy canned coffee beverages, Birdy3in1 powdered drink, etc.; and AJI-NO-MOTO umami seasonings for the food processing industry, and nucleotides. The Bioscience Products and Fine Chemicals segment offers feed use amino acids, which include lysine, threonine, and tryptophan; arginine, glutamine, valine, leucine, isoleucine, and other amino acids, as well as PAL SWEET, aspartame, Refresco MID powdered juice mix, pharmaceutical fine chemicals, etc.; and specialty chemicals, including Amisoft, Jino cosmetics, insulation films for wiring boards, etc. The Pharmaceuticals segment provides LIVACT amino acid formulas for the treatment of liver cirrhosis, ELENTAL elemental diet, FASTIC antidiabetes agents, ATELEC calcium channel blockers, ACTONEL for osteoporosis treatment, etc. The company is also involved wellness, packaging, logistics, and other service businesses. It has a business alliance with T.HASEGAWA CO., LTD. The company was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

31,312 Employees
Last Reported Date: 06/26/15
Founded in 1909

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Ajinomoto Seeks Overseas Acquisitions

Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (TSE:2802) could spend $1.2 billion more on overseas acquisitions. "For M&A funding, we can tolerate our debt-to-equity ratio rising temporarily to as high as 50%," says Takaaki Nishii, the new President.

Ajinomoto Co., Inc. and T.HASEGAWA CO., LTD. Form an Alliance in the Fermentation-derived Natural Flavors Business

Ajinomoto Co., Inc. and T.HASEGAWA CO., LTD. have reached an agreement on a business alliance regarding research, development and commercialization of natural flavors using biotechnologies and fermentation technologies and entered into a contract on August 18, 2015. For more than a century, Ajinomoto Co. has been pursuing "deliciousness" through taste and food texture technologies. The "deliciousness" of food is determined not by its taste and texture alone, but also by the flavors that enhance these characteristics. Through a business alliance with T.HASEGAWA, a flavor company with world-class materials and technologies, Ajinomoto Co. will develop more substantive technologies to freely control "deliciousness" with the aim of providing the comprehensive value of "deliciousness" to meet the needs of customers in every country.

Ajinomoto Co., Inc. Reports Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended June 30, 2015; Provides Interim Dividend and Year-End Dividend Guidance for the Year Ending March 31, 2016; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year Ending March 31, 2016

Ajinomoto Co., Inc. reported consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of JPY 292,265 million against JPY 227,583 million for the same period in the last year. Operating income was JPY 23,802 million against JPY 13,312 million for the same period in the last year. Ordinary income was JPY 25,882 million against JPY 15,477 million for the same period in the last year. Net income before taxes was JPY 43,306 million against JPY 15,684 million for the same period in the last year. Net income attributable to owners of parent was JPY 32,532 million against JPY 10,946 million for the same period in the last year. Net income per share was JPY 54.97 against JPY 18.48 for the same period in the last year. Book value per share was JPY 1,191.03 as of June 30, 2015 against JPY 1,131.41 as of March 31, 2015. For the year ending March 31, 2016, the company expects to pay an interim dividend of JPY 13.00 per share against JPY 10.00 per share for the same period in the last year. For the year ending March 31, 2016, the company expects to pay year-end dividend of JPY 13.00 per share against JPY 14.00 per share for the same period in the last year. Thus the total dividend would amount to JPY 24.00 per share against JPY 26.00 per share for the same period in the last year. The company provided earnings guidance for the year ending March 31, 2016. For the year, the company expects net sales of JPY 1,263,000 million, operating income of JPY 82,000 million, ordinary income of JPY 85,000, net income of JPY 50,000 and net income per share of JPY 84.49.


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