Fact Sheet

Lawson, Inc.

  • Market: Tokyo
  • Symbol: 2651
  • Sector: Retail Trade
  • ISIN: JP3982100004

Company Profile

Lawson, Inc. is one of the largest convenience store operators in Japan. As manufacturing retailer based on small commercial areas, the Company had aprox. 14,000 stores in Japan and aprox.1,600 overseas stores, as of Feb. 28, 2018. The Company has expanded its customer base from young male customers to female and senior citizens in accordance with the nation's demographic trends. Lawson has utilized some formats such as LAWSON, NATURAL LAWSON, LAWSON STORE 100 and SEIJO ISHII to meet the polarized demand of consumers. From the perspective of medium-and-long-term management, Lawson focuses on providing shareholder returns through stable dividend and optimal utilization of shareholders’ equity. Lawson became a consolidated subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation in February 2017.

Sales by merchandise category of all stores(As of 2/28/2018)

Processed foods : Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, cigarettes, processed foods, confectioneries, etc.
Fast foods : Rice, noodles, bread, delicatessen items, over-the-counter fast foods, etc
Daily delivered foods : Bakery items, desserts, ice creams, perishable foods (vegetable, fruits and meat), etc
Non-food products : Daily necessities, books, magazines, etc.

Key Figures

Fiscal year: (millions of yen) 2016/2 2017/2 2018/2
Net sales of convenience stores 2,049,554 2,157,951 2,283,621
Gross operating revenue 583,452 631,288 657,324
Operating income 72,541 73,772 65,820
Profit before income taxes 55,402 58,456 43,590
Profit(Profit attirbutable to owners of parent) 31,381 36,400 26,828
Per share data: (yen)
Profit per share 313.81 363.96 268.16
Cash dividends per share 245 250 255
At fiscal year-end: (millions of yen)
Total assets 803,212 866,577 900,256
Net assets 272,997 285,995 281,446
Financial data: (%)
Return on equity 12.0 13.5 9.7
Payout ratio 78.1 68.7 95.1
Total number of stores in Japan (store) 12,395 13,111 13,992

Major Shareholders (As of 2/28/2018)

Name Number of shares held (thousands)* Percentage of total shares held
Mitsubishi Corporation 50,150 50.0
The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd.
(Trust account)
3,338 3.3
Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd.
(Trust account)
2,994 3.0
NTT DOCOMO, INC. 2,092 2.1
STATE STREET BANK WEST CLIENT
- TREATY 505234
1,567 1.6
THE BANK OF NEW YORK 133972 1,250 1.2
JP MORGAN CHASE BANK 380655 1,204 1.2
National Mutual Insurance Federation of
Agricultural Cooperatives
1,001 1.0
Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd.
(Trust account 5)
952 0.9
Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd. 923 0.9

* Shareholdings above are based on the shareholders' register.

Distribution of Shareholders by Type (As of 2/28/2018)

Name Number of shares (thousands)
Financial Institutions 18,102 18.1
Securities companies 2,098 2.1
Other domestic entities 53,247 53.1
Foreign entities 16,078 16.0
Individuals, others 10,526 10.5
JASDEC 0 0.0
Treasury Stock 244 0.2
Shares issued and outstanding 100,300 100.0

* The number of unit (tangen) shares is 100 shares.

Lawson, Inc.

East Tower, Gate City Ohsaki, 11-2, Osaki 1-chome, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-8643 Japan

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