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Hitachi Limited operates in the Computer peripheral equipment sector. In addition to historical fundamental analyses, the complete report available to purchase compares Hitachi Limited with three other manufacturers of computers and peripheral equipment in Asia: Seiko Epson (2018 sales of 1.10 trillion Japanese Yen [US$9.83 billion] of which 67% was Printing solutions), Unisplendour Corporation Limited of China (48.31 billion Chinese Renmimbi [US$7.22 billion] of which 62% was IT Product distribution and Supply Chain), and TPV Technology Limited which is based in Hong Kong (71.70 billion Hong Kong Dollars [US$9.14 billion] of which 56% was LCD Monitors).

Sales Analysis. Hitachi Limited reported sales of ¥9.37 trillion (US$83.57 billion) for the fiscal year ending March of 2018. This represents an increase of 2.3% versus 2017, when the company's sales were ¥9.16 trillion. Despite this increase, sales are still below the level achieved in 2016, when Hitachi Limited reported sales of ¥10.03 trillion. The sales level in 2018 was fairly close to the level five years ago: in 2013, Hitachi Limited had sales of ¥9.04 trillion. Sales of Construction Machinery Business saw an increase that was more than double the company's growth rate: sales were up 28.3% in 2018, from ¥747.12 billion to ¥958.63 billion. Hitachi Limited also saw significant increases in sales in Social and Industrial System (up 4.0% to ¥2.14 trillion) and Information and Communication Systems Bu (up 4.0% to ¥1.89 trillion) and Highly Functional Materials Business (up 13.8% to ¥1.60 trillion) and Eliminations and Corporate (up 13.0% to ¥7.40 billion) . Not all segments of Hitachi Limited experienced an increase in sales in 2018: sales of Other fell 22.2% to ¥292.40 billion. (However, this segment's sales were only a very small portion of the company's overall sales). Hitachi Limited also experienced decreases in sales in Electronic Equipment and Systems (down 8.5% to ¥976.25 billion) and Life Ecosystem (down 3.6% to ¥509.44 billion) .
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  Stock Performance Chart for Hitachi Limited
  Stock Data: Recent Stock Performance:
  Current Price (4/19/2019): 3,645.00
(Figures in Japanese Yen)
1 Week 0.6%   13 Weeks 0.3%  
4 Weeks 4.9%   52 Weeks -7.7%  
Hitachi Limited Key Data:
  Ticker: 6501 Country: Japan
  Exchanges: NYSE NAS AMS FRA PAR TYO OTH Major Industry: Computers & Peripherals
    Sub Industry: Computer Peripheral Equipment
  2018 Sales 9,368,614,000,000
(Year Ending Jan 2019).
Employees: 307,275
  Currency: Japanese Yen Market Cap: 3,519,745,687,665
  Fiscal Yr Ends: March Shares Outstanding: 965,636,677
  Share Type: Common Closely Held Shares: 22,606,878
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