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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: Okaya & Co., Ltd. (2017 sales of 753.31 billion Japanese Yen [US$7.03 billion] of which 40% was Steel), Nisshin Steel Co Ltd (525.56 billion Japanese Yen [US$4.90 billion] of which 94% was Steel Business), and Daido Steel Company Limited (445.12 billion Japanese Yen [US$4.15 billion] of which 37% was Special Steel Business).

Sales Analysis. Kobe Steel, Ltd. reported sales of ¥1.70 trillion (US$15.82 billion) for the fiscal year ending March of 2017. This represents a 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) and Machinery Division (down 5.8% to ¥139.63 billion) and Welding (down 10.7% to ¥81.68 billion) and 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) and Engineering Division (up 147.8% to ¥117.44 billion) .
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  Stock Performance Chart for Kobe Steel, Ltd.
  Stock Data: Recent Stock Performance:
  Current Price (4/20/2018): 1,158.00
(Figures in Japanese Yen)
1 Week 5.8%   13 Weeks 15.1%  
4 Weeks 4.2%   52 Weeks 18.8%  
Kobe Steel, Ltd. Key Data:
  Ticker: 5406 Country: Japan
  Exchanges: TYO OTH Major Industry: Materials
    Sub Industry: Blast Furnaces & Steel Mills
  2017 Sales 1,695,864,000,000
(Year Ending Jan 2018).
Employees: 36,951
  Currency: Japanese Yen Market Cap: 419,483,321,802
  Fiscal Yr Ends: March Shares Outstanding: 362,248,119
  Share Type: Common Closely Held Shares: 40,429,084
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