Yahoo Japan

Yahoo Japan

Market Cap$20.6B
IndustrySoftware & Services
CEOManabu Miyasaka
As of May 29, 2018
Yahoo Japan Corporation. Yahoo Japan Corporation is a Japan-based provider of Internet search services. The Media segment provides banner advertising, text advertising, mail advertising and video advertising services, as well as listing advertising services, such as search advertising services. The Business Service (BS) segment provides services under the names Yahoo! Real Estate, Yahoo! Rikunabi, Yahoo! Autos, Yahoo! Web Hosting, Yahoo! Business Express and Yahoo! Travel, as well as listing advertising services through
Internet. This segment also offers data center services. The Consumer segment provides services under the names Yahoo! Auction, Yahoo! Shopping, Yahoo! Premium and Yahoo! BB. On December 17, 2012, it acquired 52.2% shares of Carview Corp from Softbank Corp. On January 31, 2013, it acquired 100% stake of a wholly owned subsidiary of Cyberagent Inc. On March 1, 2013, it took over mobile customer relationship management business from a Tokyo-based company.
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Fiscal Year 0
$5.3 B
$5.3 B
Sources: HOLT, a divison of Credit Suisse, in collaboration with Innovator's DNA LLC; FactSet; Bloomberg.
  • 1: Latest twelve-month data; not fiscal year end results.
  • 2: Market value of common plus debt, by operating income (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization).
  • 3: Total debt by total shareholder equity.
  • 4: Net income by total shareholder equity.
  • All figures are in U.S. dollars.
  • Data as of May 29, 2018
  • NA: Not available.
  • Sources: HOLT, a divison of Credit Suisse, in collaboration with Innovator's DNA LLC; FactSet; Bloomberg.

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Feb 2, 2018

Yahoo! Japan's Steady Revenue Growth Continues

Yahoo Japan recently reported its fiscal Q3 results, and the company’s revenues grew 4.3% year-over-year (y-o-y) to ¥230.77 billion ($2.1 billion). Furthermore, operating income grew by 2% y-o-y to ¥52.83 billion ($480 million).
Jul 10, 2017

How Mobile Will Drive Yahoo! Japan's Advertising Revenues

Yahoo! Japan Corporation (OTC: YAHOY) is an online advertising behemoth in Japan. The company generates ad revenues through search and display ads across its desktop website and mobile applications. In 2016, its online ad revenues declined by 4.1% due to lower revenues from desktop ads.
Dec 17, 2015

Yahoo! Japan Set To Acquire In A Bid To Strengthen Its Online Travel Business

Yahoo! Japan Corporation has been facing intense competition in the e-commerce industry from incumbents Amazon and Rakuten. It has been expanding its footprint in Yahoo's online industry by introducing some novel ideas such, as no listing fee for its auction and a shopping site for sellers to counter the popularity of its competitors. Additionally, in a bid to boost its topline, it is strengthening its presence in the online travel domain through organic and inorganic expansion.
Aug 5, 2015

Yahoo! Japan Earnings: Revenues From Mobile And E-Commerce Grows Yet Again

Yahoo! Japan Corporation reported its Q1 FY 2016 results on July 30th (fiscal year ends in March). In line with our expectation, Yahoo! Japan's revenues grew 10% year over year to ¥110.57 billion ($890 million) . Operating income was flat at ¥86.420 billion ($696 million). While the company reported 9.5% growth in advertising revenues to ¥63.32 billion ($509 million), the transaction value across shopping, auctions and listing services grew by 11% to ¥311 billion ($2.50 billion).
Feb 5, 2015

Yahoo! Japan Earnings: Mobile Bolsters Growth Yet Again

The company posted 4.7% year-over-year growth in revenues to ¥107.5 billion ($920 million). Operating income increased marginally by 0.3% to ¥49.9 billion ($420 million) as effects of the no fee strategy for its shopping division eased. While the company reported 5.4% growth in its advertising revenues to ¥62.1 billion ($530 million), its transaction value across shopping, auctions and listing services grew by 8.1% to ¥324.4 billion ($2.76 billion).
Dec 4, 2014

Revising Yahoo! Japan Share Price to $8.29

Due to the dilution of ADR, the stock price estimate has declined by 37%. We have also lowered our price estimate for Yahoo! JAPAN on a depreciating Yen versus the US dollar. We value Yahoo! Japan’s dollar denominated stock trading in the U.S., and a 15% decline in the Yen has made Yahoo! JAPAN’s earnings less valuable in dollar terms. This has resulted in 45% decline in our stock price estimate to $8.29 from $14.86. Despite this price revision, our stock price estimate is 10% higher than the current market price. Our overall valuation for the company is still $23 billion as Yahoo! Japan continues to focus on improving its market share in the Japanese e-commerce industry, and Mobile devices for growth. In this article, we will analyze Yahoo! Japan's strategy to grow its revenues.
Oct 29, 2014

Yahoo! Japan Earnings Preview: Mobile Ads And Transaction Revenue To Grow

Internet connected mobile devices, which includes smartphones and tablets, are expected to drive the next leg of growth at Yahoo! Japan, as it not only affects the mobile ads division, but also helps its display ads and search & listing ads divisions. Furthermore, we expect the company to make headway in the Japanese e-commerce industry as its no fee strategy gains traction. With this earnings report, we will continue to closely monitor the transaction value across the online shopping and auction division.
Jan 28, 2013

Yahoo! JAPAN Pre-Earnings: Mobile Revenues In Focus

During the earnings announcement, we will be closely watching the progress the firm has made in its mobile advertising and online shopping & auctions divisions, which are the two largest contributors to the firm’s value at approximately 18% each.
Dec 4, 2012

The Hidden Value Of Yahoo Japan For Yahoo

Two new research reports suggest that Yahoo Japan has the means to do a buyback of its 35% stake held by Yahoo on its own, without involving SoftBank. Doing so would significantly increase Yahoo Japan's stock.
Feb 22, 2011

Yahoo Japan Ups Video with Ooyala

Ooyala, Inc., an online video technology company specializing in broad-based analytics, has a deal with Yahoo! Japan to offer Ooyala to Yahoo Japan’s partners,and for its own 400 properties. “They see this as an opportunity to be a new type of Internet broadcaster,” said Jay Fulcher, Ooyala’s chief executive. “They can [...]