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Ajinomoto Co Inc AJINF

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$36.66 −0.53 (1.43%)
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Price vs Fair Value

AJINF is trading at a 15% premium.
Price
$36.73
Fair Value
$27.17
Uncertainty
High
1-Star Price
$49.50
5-Star Price
$29.42
Economic Moat
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Capital Allocation
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Trading Information

Previous Close Price
$37.19
Day Range
$36.6437.57
52-Week Range
$34.9742.78
Bid/Ask
$34.81 / $38.03
Market Cap
$18.86 Bil
Volume/Avg
1,889 / 1,325

Key Statistics

Price/Earnings (Normalized)
29.89
Price/Sales
1.93
Dividend Yield (Trailing)
1.36%
Dividend Yield (Forward)
< 0.01%
Total Yield
3.99%

Company Profile

Ajinomoto is Japan’s leading food company specializing in amino acids and seasonings derived from amino acid fermentation technologies. It also produces processed foods including dry soup mixes, frozen foods, and beverage products. Apart from the consumer business, it is a key supplier of MSG and nucleotides to global food manufacturers including Nestle. The food business represents nearly three fourths of group sales and 80%-plus of profits with nearly two thirds generated overseas. Healthcare and function materials (mainly Ajinomoto build-up film, or ABF), the key growth drivers through 2030, make up the balance of its business portfolio. The nonfood businesses are expected to contribute half of the group profits by 2030, boosted by ABF and CDMO growth.
Sector
Consumer Defensive
Industry
Packaged Foods
Stock Style Box
Large Growth
Total Number of Employees
43,318

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Valuation

Metric
AJINF
2503
MKC
Price/Earnings (Normalized)
29.8911.3127.70
Price/Book Value
3.331.543.88
Price/Sales
1.930.823.05
Price/Cash Flow
16.447.7320.44
Price/Earnings
AJINF
2503
MKC

Financial Strength

Metric
AJINF
2503
MKC
Quick Ratio
0.800.870.25
Current Ratio
1.371.420.68
Interest Coverage
11.5518.874.91
Quick Ratio
AJINF
2503
MKC

Profitability

Metric
AJINF
2503
MKC
Return on Assets (Normalized)
5.79%5.92%5.67%
Return on Equity (Normalized)
12.00%15.10%14.63%
Return on Invested Capital (Normalized)
7.93%8.24%8.97%
Return on Assets
AJINF
2503
MKC
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