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Japan Tobacco Inc. (2914) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.The profile contains critical company information including:- Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.- Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.- SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.- Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.- Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.- Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.- Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company.- Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.- Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.- Important locations and subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.- Detailed financial ratios for the past five years – The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.- Interim ratios for the last five interim periods – The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.HighlightsJapan Tobacco Inc. (JT Group) is a tobacco company that manufactures and sells tobacco products, primarily cigarettes. It also manufactures, markets and sells varied products such as frozen cooked rice and noodles, instant noodles, bread and frozen bread, mineral water, and seasoning, prescription drugs and generic drugs. The company supplies the products to supermarkets, convenience stores, street and train station kiosks, small independent retailers and vending machines. JT Group caters to retail, industrial and commercial customers in Japan, Europe, CIS, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Americas and other regions. The company manufactures its products in its own facilities in Japan and other countries and markets them through print, billboards, electronic media, promotional events, and brand sponsorship. JT Group is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.Japan Tobacco Inc. Key Recent DevelopmentsSep 18, 2015: JT’s New Executive AppointmentsAug 03, 2015: JT’s Consolidated Financial Results For FY 2015 Second QuarterApr 30, 2015: JT’s Consolidated Financial Results for FY2015 First QuarterFeb 05, 2015: JT’s Consolidated Financial Results for FY 2014Oct 31, 2013: JT’s Consolidated Financial Results for FY2013 Second QuarterKey benefits of buying this profile include:You get detailed information about the company and its operations to identify potential customers and suppliers.- The profile analyzes the company’s business structure, operations, major products and services, prospects, locations and subsidiaries, key executives and their biographies and key competitors.Understand and respond to your competitors’ business structure and strategies, and capitalize on their weaknesses. Stay up to date on the major developments affecting the company.- The company’s core strengths and weaknesses and areas of development or decline are analyzed and presented in the profile objectively. Recent developments in the company covered in the profile help you track important events.Equip yourself with information that enables you to sharpen your strategies and transform your operations profitably.- Opportunities that the company can explore and exploit are sized up and its growth potential assessed in the profile. Competitive and/or technological threats are highlighted.Scout for potential investments and acquisition targets, with detailed insight into the companies’ strategic, financial and operational performance.- Financial ratio presented for major public companies in the profile include the revenue trends, profitability, growth, margins and returns, liquidity and leverage, financial position and efficiency ratios.Gain key insights into the company for academic or business research.- Key elements such as SWOT analysis, corporate strategy and financial ratios and charts are incorporated in the profile to assist your academic or business research needs.Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company
Table of ContentsTable of Contents 2List of Tables 4List of Figures 5Section 1 - About the Company 6Japan Tobacco Inc. - Key Facts 6Japan Tobacco Inc. - Key Employees 7Japan Tobacco Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 9Japan Tobacco Inc. - Major Products and Services 10Japan Tobacco Inc. - History 12Japan Tobacco Inc. - Company Statement 19Japan Tobacco Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 21Head Office 21Other Locations & Subsidiaries 21Section 2 – Company Analysis 23Japan Tobacco Inc. - Business Description 23Japan Tobacco Inc. - Corporate Strategy 24Japan Tobacco Inc. - SWOT Analysis 25SWOT Analysis - Overview 25Japan Tobacco Inc. - Strengths 25Strength - Strong Operating Performance 25Strength - Recognized Brand 25Strength - Strong R&D Activities: Pharmaceutical Business 25Japan Tobacco Inc. - Weaknesses 26Weakness - Litigation Claims 26Weakness - Concentration on Customers 26Japan Tobacco Inc. - Opportunities 27Opportunity - New Product Launches 27Opportunity - Promising Product Pipeline: Pharmaceutical Busines 27Opportunity - Expansion through Acquisitions 27Japan Tobacco Inc. - Threats 28Threat - Intense Competition 28Threat - Stringent Regulations 28Threat - Aging Population in Japan 28Japan Tobacco Inc. - Key Competitors 29Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 30Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 30Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 31Performance Chart 33Financial Performance 33Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 34Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 35Japan Tobacco Inc., Recent Deals Summary 36Section 4 – Company’s Recent Developments 37Sep 18, 2015: JT’s New Executive Appointments 37Aug 03, 2015: JT’s Consolidated Financial Results For FY 2015 Second Quarter 38Apr 30, 2015: JT’s Consolidated Financial Results for FY2015 First Quarter 40Feb 05, 2015: JT’s Consolidated Financial Results for FY 2014 42Nov 27, 2014: JT’s New Executive Appointments 45Oct 30, 2014: JT’s Consolidated Financial Results for FY2014 Second Quarter 46Jul 30, 2014: JT’s Consolidated Financial Results for FY2014 First Quarter 48Apr 24, 2014: JT’s Consolidated Financial Results for FY2013 50Apr 24, 2014: JT’s New Executive Appointments 53Jan 30, 2014: JT’s Consolidated Financial Results for FY2013 Third Quarter 54Section 5 – Appendix 56Methodology 56Ratio Definitions 56About GlobalData 60Contact Us 60Disclaimer 60List of TablesJapan Tobacco Inc., Key Facts 6Japan Tobacco Inc., Key Employees 7Japan Tobacco Inc., Key Employee Biographies 9Japan Tobacco Inc., Major Products and Services 10Japan Tobacco Inc., History 12Japan Tobacco Inc., Subsidiaries 21Japan Tobacco Inc., Key Competitors 29Japan Tobacco Inc., Ratios based on current share price 30Japan Tobacco Inc., Annual Ratios 31Japan Tobacco Inc., Interim Ratios 34Japan Tobacco Inc., Recent Deals Summary 36Currency Codes 56Capital Market Ratios 56Equity Ratios 57Profitability Ratios 57Cost Ratios 58Liquidity Ratios 58Leverage Ratios 59Efficiency Ratios 59List of FiguresJapan Tobacco Inc., Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 33Japan Tobacco Inc., Ratio Charts 35