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Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (2802) - 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.


Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (Ajinomoto) is a manufacturer of seasonings, processed foods, beverages, amino acids, pharmaceuticals and specialty chemicals. The company also provides solution for improved food resources, human health and global sustainability. The company conducts its business through four segments, namely, Domestic Food Products; Overseas Food Products; Bio science Products and Fine Chemicals; and Pharmaceuticals. The company is also involved in wellness, packaging, logistics, and other services. Ajinomoto focuses on research and development in the area of foods, bioscience fine chemicals and Pharmaceuticals and health. The company has operations in Europe, Africa, Japan, Asia and Americas. Ajinomoto is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Ajinomoto Co., Inc. Key Recent Developments

May 08, 2013: Ajinomoto Reports Revenue Of JPY1.17 Trillion In Fiscal 2013
Mar 01, 2013: Ajinomoto To Double Production Capacity For Pharmaceutical- And Food-Use Amino Acids In China
Feb 04, 2013: Ajinomoto Genexine To Invest JPY2.8 Billion To Build New Cell Culture Media Plant In South Korea
Jan 31, 2013: Ajinomoto Reports Revenue Of JPY890.7 Billion For Nine Months Ended December 31, 2012

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Table Of Contents

Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (2802) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
Table of Contents
Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 4
List of Figures 5
Section 1 - About the Company 6
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Key Facts 6
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Key Employees 7
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 10
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Major Products and Services 11
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - History 12
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Company Statement 16
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 19
Head Office 19
Other Locations and Subsidiaries 19
Joint Venture 21
Section 2 - Company Analysis 22
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Business Description 22
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Corporate Strategy 23
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - SWOT Analysis 24
SWOT Analysis - Overview 24
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Strengths 24
Strength - Business Performance: Overseas Food Products Segment 24
Strength - Research and Development 24
Strength - Established Presence in Markets 24
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Weaknesses 25
Weakness - Debt Burden 25
Weakness - Declining Performance: Pharmaceuticals segment 25
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Opportunities 26
Opportunity - New Product Launches 26
Opportunity - Strategic Initiatives 26
Opportunity - Acquisition of Windsor Quality Holdings 26
Opportunity - Growing Global Frozen Food Market 26
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Threats 27
Threat - Stringent Regulations 27
Threat - Stiff Competition 27
Threat - Fluctuating Raw Material Costs 27
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Key Competitors 28
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 29
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 29
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 30
Performance Chart 32
Financial Performance 32
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 33
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 34
Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Recent Deals Summary 35
Section 4 - Appendix 36
Methodology 36
Ratio Definitions 36
About GlobalData 40
Contact Us 40
Disclaimer 40

List of Tables
Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Key Facts 6
Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Key Employees 7
Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Key Employee Biographies 10
Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Major Products and Services 11
Ajinomoto Co., Inc., History 12
Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Subsidiaries 19
Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Joint Venture 21
Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Key Competitors 28
Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Ratios based on current share price 29
Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Annual Ratios 30
Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Interim Ratios 33
Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Recent Deals Summary 35
Currency Codes 36
Capital Market Ratios 36
Equity Ratios 37
Profitability Ratios 37
Cost Ratios 38
Liquidity Ratios 38
Leverage Ratios 39
Efficiency Ratios 39

List of Figures
Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 32
Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Ratio Charts 34

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