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Kobe Steel, Ltd. Company Snapshot
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: Nisshin Steel Co Ltd (2016 sales of 547.03 billion Japanese Yen [US$4.91 billion] of which 94% was Steel Business), Okaya & Co., Ltd. (785.44 billion Japanese Yen [US$7.05 billion] of which 41% was Steel), and Daido Steel Company Limited (460.58 billion Japanese Yen [US$4.14 billion] of which 37% was Special Steel Business).

Sales Analysis. Kobe Steel, Ltd. reported sales of ¥1.82 trillion (US$16.37 billion) for the fiscal year ending March of 2016. This represents a decrease of 3.4% versus 2015, when the company's sales were ¥1.89 trillion. The sales level in 2016 was fairly close to the level five years ago: in 2011, Kobe Steel, Ltd. had sales of ¥1.86 trillion. Contributing to the drop in overall sales was the 12.6% decline in Kobelco Construction Machinery, from ¥310.11 billion to ¥271.06 billion. There were also decreases in sales in Iron and Steel (down 6.3% to ¥713.54 billion) and Machinery Division (down 1.3% to ¥148.25 billion) and Welding (down 2.3% to ¥91.44 billion) and Engineering Division (down 1.6% to ¥47.39 billion) and Corporate and Other (down 1.9% to ¥60.22 billion) . However, these declines were partially offset by the increase in sales of Aluminum and Copper (up 4.5% to ¥344.62 billion) and Kobelco Eco-Solutions (up 21.1% to ¥81.18 billion) and Kobelco Cranes (up 0.6% to ¥65.10 billion) .
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  Stock Performance Chart for Kobe Steel, Ltd.
  Stock Data: Recent Stock Performance:
  Current Price (3/24/2017): 1,025.00
(Figures in Japanese Yen)
1 Week -4.1%   13 Weeks -7.5%  
4 Weeks -13.1%   52 Weeks -1.4%  
Kobe Steel, Ltd. Key Data:
  Ticker: 5406 Country: Japan
  Exchanges: TYO OTH Major Industry: Materials
    Sub Industry: Blast Furnaces & Steel Mills
  2016 Sales 1,822,805,000,000
(Year Ending Jan 2017).
Employees: 36,338
  Currency: Japanese Yen Market Cap: 371,314,346,475
  Fiscal Yr Ends: March Shares Outstanding: 362,257,899
  Share Type: Common Closely Held Shares: 41,371,793
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