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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.71
AJINY's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
57% of the 1509 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. AJINY: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
AJINY' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.98 Max: N/A
Current: 0.71
Equity to Asset 0.54
AJINY's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
54% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. AJINY: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
AJINY' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 0.56 Max: 0.59
Current: 0.54
0.53
0.59
Interest Coverage 43.05
AJINY's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
61% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 16.98 vs. AJINY: 43.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AJINY' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.55  Med: 23.45 Max: 36.89
Current: 43.05
8.55
36.89
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.86
WACC vs ROIC
4.35%
9.43%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 8.33
AJINY's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1502 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.84 vs. AJINY: 8.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
AJINY' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.43  Med: 5.63 Max: 7.4
Current: 8.33
3.43
7.4
Net-margin (%) 6.47
AJINY's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1506 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. AJINY: 6.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
AJINY' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.86  Med: 3.06 Max: 5.5
Current: 6.47
-0.86
5.5
ROE (%) 10.21
AJINY's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1479 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 6.35 vs. AJINY: 10.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
AJINY' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.69  Med: 6.21 Max: 7.8
Current: 10.21
-1.69
7.8
ROA (%) 5.88
AJINY's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1536 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.16 vs. AJINY: 5.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AJINY' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.95  Med: 3.50 Max: 5.03
Current: 5.88
-0.95
5.03
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 17.94
AJINY's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1524 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 11.46 vs. AJINY: 17.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
AJINY' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.29  Med: 12.47 Max: 18.78
Current: 17.94
1.29
18.78
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -1.10
AJINY's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. AJINY: -1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AJINY' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -1.10 Max: 3.7
Current: -1.1
0
3.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 6.00
AJINY's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. AJINY: 6.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AJINY' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -1.50 Max: 22.2
Current: 6
0
22.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 8.60
AJINY's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 999 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. AJINY: 8.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AJINY' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 1.30 Max: 46.1
Current: 8.6
0
46.1
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 25.66
AJINY's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
61% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 20.40 vs. AJINY: 25.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
AJINY' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.62  Med: 22.63 Max: 54.34
Current: 25.66
12.62
54.34
PE(NRI) 25.66
AJINY's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
61% of the 1112 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 20.20 vs. AJINY: 25.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
AJINY' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.62  Med: 22.63 Max: 54.29
Current: 25.66
12.62
54.29
P/B 2.60
AJINY's P/B is ranked lower than
69% of the 1429 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. AJINY: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
AJINY' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 1.29 Max: 2.58
Current: 2.6
0.77
2.58
P/S 1.55
AJINY's P/S is ranked lower than
66% of the 1505 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. AJINY: 1.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
AJINY' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 0.67 Max: 2.25
Current: 1.55
0.42
2.25
PFCF 28.82
AJINY's PFCF is ranked lower than
61% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 21.33 vs. AJINY: 28.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
AJINY' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.71  Med: 23.43 Max: 196.14
Current: 28.82
7.71
196.14
POCF 15.48
AJINY's POCF is ranked lower than
57% of the 938 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 13.25 vs. AJINY: 15.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
AJINY' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.82  Med: 8.68 Max: 15.96
Current: 15.48
4.82
15.96
EV-to-EBIT 17.19
AJINY's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
54% of the 1180 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 15.79 vs. AJINY: 17.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AJINY' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -233.8  Med: 13.70 Max: 77.7
Current: 17.19
-233.8
77.7
EV-to-EBITDA 11.60
AJINY's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
54% of the 1239 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 12.37 vs. AJINY: 11.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
AJINY' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -233.8  Med: 6.70 Max: 32.6
Current: 11.6
-233.8
32.6
PEG 3.23
AJINY's PEG is ranked lower than
59% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. AJINY: 3.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
AJINY' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.96  Med: 2.37 Max: 4.55
Current: 3.23
0.96
4.55
Current Ratio 2.30
AJINY's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. AJINY: 2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AJINY' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.7  Med: 2.26 Max: 2.41
Current: 2.3
1.7
2.41
Quick Ratio 1.53
AJINY's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 1473 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. AJINY: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AJINY' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.18  Med: 1.53 Max: 1.78
Current: 1.53
1.18
1.78
Days Inventory 94.81
AJINY's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
68% of the 1426 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 66.21 vs. AJINY: 94.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
AJINY' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 47.24  Med: 64.53 Max: 96.07
Current: 94.81
47.24
96.07
Days Payable 47.90
AJINY's Days Payable is ranked higher than
54% of the 1062 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 43.24 vs. AJINY: 47.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
AJINY' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.3  Med: 46.49 Max: 63.36
Current: 47.9
29.3
63.36

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 0.88
AJINY's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
81% of the 1773 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. AJINY: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
AJINY' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 1.26 Max: 2.49
Current: 0.88
0.77
2.49
Dividend Payout 0.23
AJINY's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
77% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. AJINY: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
AJINY' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.58 Max: 1.25
Current: 0.23
0.17
1.25
Dividend Growth (3y) 14.50
AJINY's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
78% of the 646 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. AJINY: 14.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
AJINY' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 7.20 Max: 31
Current: 14.5
0
31
Forward Dividend Yield 0.85
AJINY's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
84% of the 1541 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. AJINY: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.88
AJINY's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
82% of the 1780 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. AJINY: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
AJINY' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 1.26 Max: 2.49
Current: 0.88
0.77
2.49
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 4.60
AJINY's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 763 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. AJINY: 4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
AJINY' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.4  Med: 0.80 Max: 0
Current: 4.6
-2.4
0

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 185.13
AJINY's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
98% of the 668 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.37 vs. AJINY: 185.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
AJINY' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.69  Med: 16.31 Max: 235.22
Current: 185.13
5.69
235.22
Price/Tangible Book 3.31
AJINY's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
72% of the 1356 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. AJINY: 3.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
AJINY' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: 1.35 Max: 2.85
Current: 3.31
0.93
2.85
Price/Projected FCF 1.55
AJINY's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
57% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. AJINY: 1.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
AJINY' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.20 Max: 1.6
Current: 1.55
0.89
1.6
Price/Median PS Value 2.30
AJINY's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
91% of the 1349 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. AJINY: 2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
AJINY' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 0.96 Max: 3.21
Current: 2.3
0.68
3.21
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.53
AJINY's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
68% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. AJINY: 2.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
AJINY' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82  Med: 1.58 Max: 4.15
Current: 2.53
0.82
4.15
Price/Graham Number 1.94
AJINY's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
68% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. AJINY: 1.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
AJINY' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.91  Med: 1.30 Max: 2.06
Current: 1.94
0.91
2.06
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.87
AJINY's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1482 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. AJINY: 5.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
AJINY' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 7.20 Max: 14.9
Current: 5.87
1.3
14.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 12.44
AJINY's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 698 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.69 vs. AJINY: 12.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
AJINY' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3  Med: 10.80 Max: 31
Current: 12.44
3
31

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $9344
EPS $ 0.95
Beta0.25
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $18.40 - 26.00
Shares Outstanding(Mil)591.81

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Packaged Foods
Compare:TSE:2897, TSE:2269, TSE:2002, TSE:2801, TSE:2875 » details
Traded in other countries:AJI.Germany, 2802.Japan,
Ajinomoto Co Inc was incorporated in Japan on December 17, 1925. The Company is engaged in manufacturing, distributing & selling of food products, amino acids & pharmaceuticals. The Company operates in four segments including domestic food products, overseas food products, bioscience products and fine chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. The Domestic food products segment is engaged in the sale of seasonings and processed foods, & frozen foods for the retail market. Its seasonings and processed foods include Nabe Cube, Chinese seasoning paste Cook Do flavor paste, Cook Do Kyo-no Ohzara, Japanese and western-style menu seasoning, and mayonnaise products. Its frozen foods include Gyoza, Yawaraka Wakadori Kara-Age, Puripuri-no-Ebi Shumai, and beverages including CALPIS & CALPIS Water. The Overseas food products segment includes distribution of consumer foods, and umami seasonings for processed food manufacturers. Its consumer foods include AJI-NO-MOTO, Ros Dee, Masako, YumYum, & VONO. Its umami seasonings for processed food manufacturers include AJI-NO-MOTO for the food processing industry, nucleotides. The Bioscience products and fine chemicals is engaged in the sales of amino acids for pharmaceuticals and foods, and specialty chemicals. Its feed-use amino acids products include feed-use Lysine, feed-use Threonine, & feed-use Tryptophan; Amino Acids products include Arginine, glutamine, valine, leucine, isoleucine, and other amino acids; and specialty chemicals including insulation film for build-up printed wiring board, Amisoft and Jino. The Pharmaceuticals segment is engaged in the sale of pharmaceuticals products including LIVACT, ELENTAL, and ACTONEL.

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