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Showa Denko K.K. operates as a chemical company in Japan and internationally. The company operates through six segments: Petrochemicals, Chemicals, Electronics, Inorganics, Aluminum, and Others. The Petrochemicals segment offers olefins, including ethylene and propylene, C4 fraction, cracked fuel oils, etc.; organic chemicals, such as vinyl acetate monomer, ethyl acetate, and ester resins, as well as acetaldehyde, acetic acid, and allyl alcohol. The Chemicals segment provides industrial gases, including oxygen, nitrogen, argon, compressed hydrogen, carbonic acid, dry ice, and other gases; basic chemicals, such as acrylonitril, ammonia, amino acid, chelate agent, caustic soda, hydrochloric acid, chloroprene rubber, and chlorinated polyethylene; electronic chemicals; functional polymers comprising plastics and molding compounds for various applications; and specialty chemicals, including raw materials for cosmetics, functional monomers, hydrophilic polymers, and HPLC columns. The Electronics segment offers hard disks, compound semiconductors, and rare earth magnetic alloys. The Inorganics segment offers ceramics products, such as alumina, abrasive, refractory, and graphite electrodes for electric steel making furnaces; fine carbon products; and ceramics that include aluminum hydroxide and alumina. The Aluminum segment provides rolled products, such as high-purity foils for capacitors and aluminum sheets; specialty products, including cylinders for laser beam printers; cast rods of aluminum alloys; forged products; heat exchangers; and beverage cans. The Others segment offers lithium-ion battery (LIB) materials and building products, as well as is involved in general trading activities. Showa Denko K.K. provides its products to energy/environment and electronics markets. The company was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

10,577 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/27/15
Founded in 1908

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Showa Denko Expands High-Purity Hydrogen Bromide Plant

Showa Denko has expanded its capacity to produce high-purity hydrogen bromide (HBr), which is used in the manufacture of semiconductors, to 600 tons a year, 1.5 times as much as the previous level. SDK started operation of the expanded HBr plant in this March. High-purity HBr is a specialty gas mainly used for fine-etching of polysilicon in the manufacturing processes of semiconductors including NAND flash memories and DRAMs. In recent years, the demand for semiconductor memories is increasing very rapidly, centering on the use in portable terminals and data centers. The semiconductor memory market is expected to continue growing at an annual rate of 10% to 20% or more in the future.

Showa Denko Announces Completion of Expansion of Aluminum Foil Plant in China

Showa Denko announced that it has completed construction work to expand its capacity in China to produce aluminum foil for aluminum electrolytic capacitors. The expanded plant went into quantity production in April 2015. Aluminum electrolytic capacitors are used in wide areas such as electric appliances, IT devices, electric vehicles, hybrid cars and equipment for power generation utilizing renewable energy sources. Through the expansion work completion, SDAN's capacity to produce high-purity aluminum foil has been increased from 400 tons to 600 tons per month.

Showa Denko K.K. Announces Dividend for the Year Ended December 31, 2014; Provides Dividend Guidance for the Year Ending December 31, 2015; Reports Consolidated Earnings Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2014; Provides Consolidated Earnings Guidance for the First Half and Year Ending December 31, 2015

Showa Denko k.k. announced a dividend of JPY 3.00 per share for the year ended December 31, 2014. The company expects to pay a dividend of JPY 3.00 per share for the year 2015. The company reported consolidated earnings results for the year ended December 31, 2014. For the year, the company reported nets sales of JPY 876.6 billion compared to JPY 848.1 billion a year ago. Operating income was JPY 20.9 billion compared to JPY 26.0 billion a year ago. Income before income taxes and minority interests was JPY 9,964 million compared to JPY 24,033 million a year ago. Net income was JPY 3.5 billion or JPY 2.38 per share compared to JPY 9.1 billion or JPY 6.06 per share a year ago. Cash flow from operating activities was JPY 66 billion compared to JPY 63.6 billion a year ago. Capital expenditures were JPY 47.3 billion compared to JPY 44.4 billion a year ago. Free cash flow was JPY 18.8 billion against JPY 16.8 billion a year ago. For the first half of 2015, the company expects consolidated net sales of JPY 430,000 million, operating income of JPY 10,000 million, ordinary income of JPY 7,500 million and net income of JPY 2,000 million or JPY 1.40 per share. For the year ending December 31, 2015, the company expects consolidated net sales of JPY 900 billion, operating income of JPY 40 billion, net income of JPY 15 billion or JPY 10.50 per share. Cash flows from operating activities will slightly decrease. As for net cash used in investing activities, payment will increase. Thus, free cash flow for 2015 is expected to decrease by around JPY 3,800 million from JPY 18,771 million in 2014, to the proceeds of approximately JPY 15,000 million. Interest-bearing debt at the end of the year will be around JPY 385,000 million, up around JPY 1,900 million.


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