Sojitz Corporation


Latest Financial Results and Full Year Forecast

Consolidated Financial Results for the Third Quarter Ended December 31, 2022

In the nine-month period ended December 31, 2022, increasingly strong downward pressure was placed on the global economy by factors including Russia’s ongoing military invasion of Ukraine, the economic sanctions placed on Russia in response to this act, and the opaque outlook for the Chinese economy. Accordingly, there is a need to carefully monitor factors with the potential to trigger future economic recession, such as high inflation and the monetary tightening measures instituted on a global scale to address this inflation. This need is present despite the dissipation of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is being seen in various countries, with the exception of countries like China.

Revenue in the nine-month period ended December 31, 2022, was up year on year following increases in revenue in the Metals, Mineral Resources & Recycling Division, a result of higher prices for coal; in the Chemicals Division, a result of growth in plastic resin transactions; and in the Retail & Consumer Service Division, a result of the new acquisition of an aquaculture food prouct manufacturing company.

Profit for the period (attributable to owners of the Company) was up year on year, despite a rise in SG&A expenses associated with the acquisition of new consolidated subsidiaries, following higher gross profit.

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FY2021 Q3 FY2022 Q3 Difference
Revenue 1,548.6 1,925.3 +376.7
Gross profit 190.7 263.4 +72.7
Profit for the period attributable to owners of the Company 62.0 108.7 +46.7

Changes of Yearly Financial Results (Cumulative)

Gross Profit

Profit attributable to owners of the Company

Trends in Financial Data(EXCEL)

Segment Performance (Profit for the Period attributable to owners of the Company) (Cumulative)

Segment Performance


FY2021 Q3 FY2022 Q3 Difference
Automotive 5.9 6.9 +1.0
Aerospace & Transportation Project 2.3 4.4 +2.1
Infrastructure & Healthcare 2.8 12.2 +9.4
Metals, Mineral Resources & Recycling 28.3 48.3 +20.0
Chemicals 11.2 15.1 +3.9
Consumer Industry & Agriculture Business 6.6 7.4 +0.8
Retail & Consumer Service 3.3 7.5 +4.2
Others 1.6 6.9 +5.3

Main factors behind the difference

Automotive ¥6.9 billion (up ¥1.0 bn YoY)
Increased due to yen depreciation in overseas automobile businesses
Aerospace & Transportation Project ¥4.4 billion (up ¥2.1 bn YoY)
Increased due to earnings from aircraft-related businesses
Infrastructure & Healthcare ¥12.2 billion (up ¥9.4 bn YoY)
Increased due to gain on partial sale of equity in overseas telecommunications tower operating business as well as earnings contributions projected from domestic and overseas power generation and LNG businesses
Metals, Mineral Resources & Recycling ¥48.3 billion (up ¥20.0 bn YoY)
Increased due to higher selling prices in coal businesses
Chemicals ¥15.1 billion (up ¥3.9 bn YoY)
Increased due to higher prices of various chemical products and improved profitability
Consumer Industry & Agriculture Business ¥7.4 billion (up ¥0.8 bn YoY)
Unchanged year on year
Retail & Consumer Service ¥7.5 billion (up ¥4.2 bn YoY)
Increased due to impacts of asset replacement
Others ¥6.9 billion (up ¥5.3 bn YoY)

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Commodity Prices and Exchange Rates

(Apr.-Dec. avg.)
FY2022 Results
Latest Data
(As of Jan. 27, 2023)
Coking coal
US$ 278.0 / t US$ 322.8 / t US$ 329.5 / t
Thermal coal
US$ 163.9 / t US$ 394.5 / t US$ 301.0 / t
Crude oil (Brent) US$ 74.0 /bbl US$ 99.4 / bbl US$ 86.7 / bbl
rate *2
¥111.5 / US$ ¥136.9 / US$ ¥129.6 / US$
*1 :
Coal prices are based on standard market prices and therefore differ from the Company’s selling prices.
*2 :
Impact of fluctuations in the exchange rate on earnings: ¥1/US$ change alters gross profit by approx. ¥0.75
billion annually, profit for the year (attributable to owners of the Company) by approx. ¥2.0 billion annually,
and total equity by approx. ¥0.3 billion annually.

Full Year Forecast of Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2023


Revised Forecast
(Feb. 2,2023)
Gross profit 271.3  345.0  +73.7 
Profit for the Year (attributable to owners of the Company)
82.3  110.0  +27.7 

FY2022 Profit for the Year Forecast by Segment

Caution regarding Forward-looking Statements
This document contains forward-looking statements based on information available to the Company at the time of disclosure and certain assumptions that management believes to be reasonable. Actual results may differ materially based on various factors including the timing at which the changes in economic conditions in key markets, both in and outside of Japan, and exchange rate movements. The Company will provide timely disclosure of any material changes, events, or other relevant issues.

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