Kobe Steel, Ltd. operates in the Blast furnaces and steel mills sector.
In addition to historical fundamental analyses, the complete report available to purchase compares Kobe Steel, Ltd. with three other
companies in this sector in Japan:
Daido Steel Company Limited
sales of 445.12 billion Japanese Yen [US$4.01 billion]
of which 37%
was Special Steel Business),
Okaya & Co., Ltd.
(753.31 billion Japanese Yen [US$6.79 billion]
of which 40%
was Steel), and
Nisshin Steel Co Ltd
(525.56 billion Japanese Yen [US$4.74 billion]
of which 94%
was Steel Business).
Kobe Steel, Ltd. reported sales of ¥1.70 trillion (US$15.28 billion)
March of 2017.
decrease of 7.0%
versus 2016, when the company's sales were ¥1.82 trillion.
The sales level in 2017 was fairly close to the level five years ago: in 2012, Kobe Steel, Ltd. had sales
of ¥1.86 trillion.
Contributing to the drop in overall sales was the 16.7% decline
in Iron and Steel, from ¥713.54 billion to ¥594.62 billion.
There were also decreases in sales in
Aluminum and Copper (down 6.4% to ¥322.45 billion)
Machinery Division (down 5.8% to ¥139.63 billion)
Welding (down 10.7% to ¥81.68 billion)
Kobelco Eco-Solutions (down 13.0% to ¥70.61 billion)
However, these declines were partially offset by the increase in sales of
Kobelco Construction Machinery (up 14.5% to ¥310.36 billion)
Engineering Division (up 147.8% to ¥117.44 billion)