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What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Japanese food?
I’m sure many people have thought of sushi.
The company I’m going to introduce here, Suzumo, is the first company in the world to develop a sushi robot, and is also strong in selling machines to overseas markets.
Let’s take a look at the business of a company that supports the restaurant industry behind the scenes.
The author has three years of investment experience and has experience in the securities industry.
By reading this article, you’ll learn about a company that’s helping the world eat Japanese food!
What is Suzumo Corporation?
The company was founded in 1961 and developed a sushi robot in 1981, followed by the development and sale of rice-related machinery.
The company has corporate partnerships in more than 20 countries around the world and has a reputation for prompt product delivery.
And they have the largest market share in the world.
Suzumo’s robots are used in many aspects of our daily lives.
We have four product businesses, each of which will be explained below.
1 Robots for stores and kitchens
We manufacture rice serving robots and sushi robots.
Since the machines can reproduce all the movements related to sushi making, they can be used in situations where there is little manpower.
These robots can also be used to save labor, so they can meet a variety of needs.
2 Robots for food factories
We manufacture machines for serving rice in lunch boxes.
We also manufacture machines for making the rice balls sold in convenience stores, which support our meals behind the scenes.
We also manufacture machines that make rice for sushi sold in supermarkets, and can make over 10,000 rice balls in an hour.
3 Overseas-specification machines
We manufacture machines that make sushi rolls, which are popular overseas.
In the case of thin sushi rolls, the machine can make 400 rolls in an hour.
We also offer rice robots that are available in seven languages and can produce 4,800 pieces of rice in one hour.
4 Materials and equipment
We manufacture materials related to rice machines.
We also sell vinegar, which is needed for sushi rice, and wasabi, which is needed for sushi.
The company also manufactures rice nets that can be washed and used repeatedly to make it easier to remove rice.
Suzumo Kikou’s corporate indices are as follows.
|PER||PBR||Dividend yield||Payout ratio||Equity ratio||Market capitalization|
|18.1 X||0.93 X||1.13%||Mar 2021 18.9 %||82.9 %||78th|
I think the PER and PBR are close to the average.
Among other things, the capital adequacy ratio is very high and the company has a lot of funds.
On the other half of the company’s ability to be the domestic and global leader in rice handling machinery, there are some points to consider, which I will discuss.
The company is strongly managed by its founder, and most of the company’s shares are held by three executives who are her relatives.
Despite its high capital adequacy ratio, the company has a non-aggressive approach to shareholder returns, and I do not recommend investing in the company for dividends.
The possibility of increasing dividends in the future is also unlikely unless the management team changes.
When should I buy?
This is a stock that is traded quite infrequently, but I think it is time to buy at the 1600 yen level.
The stock price dropped to 1,200 yen due to an infectious disease, but it has since recovered.
As the global situation improves, I believe that orders for machinery will increase, so we can expect good performance.
I don’t think there is any need to think too much about it since I think there will be little benefit to shareholders.
- Suzumo is the world leader in sushi robots.
- Equity ratio is over 80%.
- Expectations for shareholder returns in the future
I have explained about Suzumo Corporation!
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