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Announcement of Selected Competitive IT Strategy Companies and Noteworthy IT Strategy Companies for 2018 METI and TSE's selection of listed companies implementing competitive IT strategies to enhance corporate value

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) have jointly been conducting the selection of outstanding companies for their efforts for IT utilization since FY2014.

METI hereby announces that 32 Competitive IT Strategy Companies and 22 Noteworthy IT Strategy Companies were selected for 2018, the fourth year of this program.

1. Competitive IT Strategy Companies

The program targets TSE-listed companies proactively engaging in efforts for IT utilization to improve management innovations, earnings and productivity from the perspective of improving mid- to long-term corporate value and fortifying competitiveness. METI and the TSE select such companies among all TSE-listed companies as Competitive IT Strategy Company Stocks by industry and introduce them to the public.

In particular, in the 2018 program, METI and the TSE focused on the assessment of companies based on the efforts for utilizing cutting-edge technologies, e.g., IoT, big data, AI and robots, which will contribute to the realization of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, so as to create new business models and corporate value. Additionally, efforts for renovating legacy systems were highly evaluated from the standpoint of future prospects and possibilities.

To assess companies' current efforts for IT utilization, METI conducted a survey titled "2018 Survey of Competitive IT Strategies," targeting all TSE-listed companies. In screening candidate companies, METI assigned scores to the responses concerning the following five areas and financial situation, and finally selected 32 companies screened by the final examination of the examination committee.

  1. Utilization of IT to increase corporate value in terms of management policies and plans
  2. Strategic utilization of IT to increase corporate value
  3. Systems and personnel for promoting the Competitive IT Strategy
  4. Fundamental initiatives supporting the Competitive IT Strategy
  5. Initiatives focused on evaluating and improving IT investment to increase corporate value

< Selection criteria >

  1. Score of the questionnaire responses and ROE should be above a specified level.
  2. Assessment score by the examination committee should be above a specified level.
  3. Companies should be committing no violations of law and regulations.

2. List of the 2018 Competitive IT Strategy Companies (32 companies, in the order of industry category and securities code)

Securities
code
Company name Industry category Reference
Selected
in 2017
Selected
in 2016
Selected
in 2015
1435 TATERU, Inc. Construction      
1925 Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. Construction  
2501 Sapporo Holdings, Ltd. Foods      
2502 Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. Foods
3401 TEIJIN LIMITED Textiles and Apparels      
4005 Sumitomo Chemical Company, Ltd. Chemicals    
4901 FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation Chemicals    
5108 Bridgestone Corporation Rubber Products
5411 JFE Holdings, Inc. Iron and Steel
6301 Komatsu, Ltd. Machinery    
7013 IHI Corporation Machinery    
6501 Hitachi, Ltd. Electric Appliances  
6702 Fujitsu, Ltd. Electric Appliances    
7201 Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Transportation Equipment
7911 Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. Other Products      
9503 The Kansai Electric Power Company, Incorporated Electric Power and Gas      
9020 East Japan Railway Company Land Transportation
9202 ANA Holdings, Inc. Air Transportation      
4689 Yahoo Japan Corporation Information and Communication  
4739 ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation Information and Communication    
8031 Mitsui & Co., Ltd. Wholesale Trade
3134 Hamee Corp. Retail Trade  
8174 Nippon Gas Co., Ltd. Retail Trade  
8306 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. Banks    
8411 Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. Banks  
8601 Daiwa Securities Group, Inc. Securities and Commodity Futures Trade      
8766 Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. Insurance    
8439 Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation Other Financing Business
8840 DAIKYO INCORPORATED Real Estate      
8848 Leopalace21 Corporation Real Estate    
2120 LIFULL Co., Ltd. Service Industry    
2432 DeNA Co., Ltd. Service Industry      
 

3. List of the 2018 Noteworthy IT Strategy Companies (22 companies, in the order of industry category and securities code)

In this new category, METI and the TSE selected companies that marked high scores in the comprehensive evaluation or those engaging in noteworthy IT efforts, excluding those selected as the 2018 Competitive IT Strategy Companies. METI and the TSE publicize the selected companies in this category aiming to expand the base of the program, in light of outstanding efforts for IT utilization being made by many other companies.

Securities
code
Company name Industry category Reference
Selected
in 2017
Selected
in 2016
Selected
in 2015
1802 Obayashi Corporation Construction      
1928 Sekisui House, Ltd. Construction  
4188 Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation Chemicals      
4911 Shiseido Company, Limited Chemicals      
5101 The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. Rubber Products      
5966 KYOTO TOOL CO., LTD. Metal Products      
6367 Daikin Industries, Ltd. Machinery      
6701 NEC Corporation Electric Appliances    
6768 TAMURA CORPORATION Electric Appliances      
7912 Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. Other Products      
9504 Chugoku Electric Power Co., Inc. Electric Power and Gas    
9201 Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. Air Transportation  
3677 System Information Co., Ltd. Information and Communication      
3762 TECHMATRIX CORPORATION Information and Communication      
3963 Synchro Food Co., Ltd. Information and Communication      
4687 TDC SOFT, Inc. Information and Communication      
8251 PARCO Co., Ltd. Retail Trade      
8354 Fukuoka Financial Group, Inc. Banks      
8703 Kabu.com Securities Co., Ltd. Securities and Commodity Futures Trade      
8725 MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings, Inc. Insurance      
8586 Hitachi Capital Corporation Other Financing Business      
2378 RENAISSANCE, INCORPORATED Service Industry      
 

Release date

May 30, 2018

Division in Charge

IT Innovation Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau

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