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Last ¥144.00 JPY
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Showa Denko K.K. operates as a chemical company worldwide. 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.; and organic chemicals, such as vinyl acetate monomer, vinyl and ethyl acetate, and allyl alcohol, as well as acetaldehyde, acetic acid, and allyl ester resins. The Chemicals segment provides industrial gases comprising oxygen, nitrogen, argon, fusing ethylene, hydrogen, mixed gases, and xenon; basic chemicals, such as acrylonitril, ammonia, amino acid, chelate agents, caustic soda, hydrochloric acid, and other industrial chemicals, as well as chloroprene rubber and chlorinated polyethylene; electronic chemicals consisting of purity gases/chemicals and equipment for use in LCP, LED and solar cell manufacturing processes; and functional chemicals, such as unsaturated polyesters, starch compounds, resins for heat shield coating, adhesives, biodegradable plastics, functional monomers, hydrophilic polymers, and HPLC columns, as well as raw materials for cosmetics. The Electronics segment offers hard disks, epitaxial wafers, and LED chips, as well as rare earth magnetic alloys; and aluminum substrates for hard disks. The Inorganics segment offers ceramics products, such as aluminum hydroxide, alumina, polish, abrasives, refractories, and titanium oxide; and graphite electrodes for electric steelmaking furnaces. The Aluminum segment provides aluminum capacitor foils and aluminum sheets; extruded and forged products, aluminum cylinders, cast rods of aluminum alloys and blanks, compressors, heat exchangers, and power semiconductor cooling devices; and aluminum beverage cans. The Others segment offers lithium ion batteries materials and building products. It is also involved in general trading activities. 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 K.K. to Launch Two Series of Columns as New Products of ShodexTM

Showa Denko K.K. announced that it will launch two series of columns as new products of ShodexTM, which is SDK's business producing separation/analysis columns for high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). One series consists of polymer-based columns for hydrophilic interaction chromatography (HILIC) which are suitable for separation of anionic biochemicals. The other series consists of columns for aqueous size exclusion chromatography (SEC) which are compatible with multi-angle light scattering (MALS) detector. SDK will introduce these two product lines at Japan Analytical & Scientific Instruments Show 2015 (JASIS 2015) to be held at Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan, from September 2nd to the 4th. SDK will continue expanding lineup of high-functioning columns, with focus on use in fields of pharmaceuticals and functional chemicals. HILICpak VT-50: Columns which can analyze phosphorylated saccharides. SDK newly developed another subseries "HILICpak VT-50." This subseries can perform high-sensitivity analysis of anionic samples including phosphorylated saccharides, organic acids, and other medical substances. This product is suitable for measurement of metabolites in organisms. Thus it expect this product to be applied to development of pharmaceuticals and functional foods. SDK started to market HILICpak VT-50 this August. OHpak LB-800 series: Columns for aqueous SEC, compatible with MALS. SDK's "OHpak" series, which consists of columns for aqueous SEC, uses hydrophilic polymer base as packing material, has lineup of various particle sizes, and responds to wide range of molecular weight. "OHpak LB-800" column series, which is a subseries of OHpak SDK newly developed this time, is compatible with high-sensitivity MALS detector. By minimizing noise level, this new series enables MALS detectors to detect low molecule samples which are difficult to be detected by conventional columns. Thus, OHpak LB-800 series makes it easy to analyze additives to pharmaceuticals and conjugate vaccines which comprise bound proteins and polysaccharides. SDK will market OHpak LB-800 series in the coming September.

Showa Denko K.K. Provides Dividend Guidance for the Year 2015

Showa Denko K.K. provided dividend guidance for the year 2015. For the period, the company expects to pay a dividend of JPY 3.00 per share.

Showa Denko K.K. Reports Consolidated Earnings Results for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2015; Revised Consolidated Earnings Guidance for the Year Ending December 31, 2015

Showa Denko K.K. reported consolidated earnings results for the six months ended June 30, 2015. Net sales were JPY 396,980 million against JPY 413,384 million last year. Operating income was JPY 16,109 million against JPY 10,533 million last year. Ordinary income was JPY 15,500 million against JPY 7,201 million last year. Net income was JPY 1,280 million against net loss of JPY 3,436 million last year. Net income per basic share was JPY 0.90 against net loss per basic share of JPY 2.30 last year. Net cash provided by operating activities amounted to JPY 21,310 million against JPY 11,298 million from the same period of the previous year, due mainly to the decrease in accounts receivable. Purchase of property, plant and equipment was JPY 19,790 million against JPY 26,365 million last year. Loss before income taxes and minority interests was JPY 103 million against income before income taxes and minority interests of JPY 2,515 million last year. Capital expenditures were JPY 20.3 billion against JPY 25.1 billion last year. The company revised consolidated earnings guidance for the year ending December 31, 2015. The company expects net sales of JPY 825,000 million, operating income of JPY 40,000 million, ordinary income of JPY 37,000 million, net income of JPY 10,000 million and net income per share of JPY 7.00 against previous guidance for net sales of JPY 900,000 million, operating income of JPY 40,000 million, ordinary income of JPY 34,500 million, net income of JPY 15,000 million and net income per share of JPY 10.50. As for the full-year performance forecast, net sales will decrease. Sales in the Petrochemicals segment will decrease due to the lower-than-earlier-forecast tendencies in sales prices of products, reflecting the fall in raw naphtha prices. Sales in the Electronics segment will be lower than the earlier forecast due to lower-than-expected shipment volumes of HD media. Sales in the Others segment will be lower than the earlier forecast due to the lower sales in Shoko Co. Ltd.'s steel related transactions in China. Operating income will be at the same level as that of the earlier forecast. Operating income from the Petrochemicals segment will be increased due to the improved profitability of exports of main products, in addition to the full capacity operation of ethylene plant in order to respond to the improvement in the relation between supply and demand in the East Asian market. On the other hand, operating income from the Electronics segment will be lower than the earlier forecast due to the decrease in shipment volumes of HD media during the first half of the year and loss on write-down of the inventory of rare earth magnetic alloys, both of which the company will not be able to recover with its efforts in the second half of 2015. Operating income from the Inorganics segment will also be lower than the earlier forecast due to the lower-than-expected performance of its graphite electrode business. Ordinary income is expected to increase due to improvements in the equity in earnings of affiliates and other financial income. Net income will decrease due mainly to the posting of provision of allowance for doubtful accounts, which was posted in the first quarter of 2015 in relation to Shoko Co. Ltd.'s steel related transactions in China, and it is expected that it will not be able to recover their influence through efforts in the remaining period of 2015.


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