TDK at a Glance for Investors

TDK Advantages

Advantage 5Efficiency in both conservative and aggressive endeavorsSolid Finance

What is TDK's financial rating?

TDK is rated among the top Japanese companies by global rating agencies.

TDK has maintained its strong financial base through a strategy that values both stability and active enterprise. This secure approach has earned high ratings from both global and domestic agencies. The Japanese rating agency Rating & Investment Information, Inc. has awarded TDK a A+ rating, while Standard & Poor's has given an A-, and Moody's an Baa1 (as of February 2021). These ratings are higher reputation among electric and electronic components industries.

Corporate Ratings Grade High
Low
Rating and Investment Information*1 AAA AA A BBB BB B CCC CC D
Standard & Poor's*1 AAA AA A BBB BB B CCC CC  
Moody's*2 Aaa Aa A Ba B Caa Ca C  
  • *1 Ratings from AA to CC are sometimes followed by a + (plus) or - (minus) sign. A plus sign indicates the upper end of the rating, while a minus sign indicates the lower end.
  • *2 Ratings from Aa to Caa are sometimes followed by a number (1, 2, or 3). A "1" indicates the upper end of the rating, while a "2" indicates the middle, and a "3" the lower end.

On what points is TDK's financial strength rated?

The high rating is due to TDK's strategy of raising profits through efficient investment, in light of a balanced shareholders' equity ratio.

A company's shareholders' equity ratio is one index of its financial health. TDK's high figures in this regard indicate its stable financial condition. To achieve sustainable growth, TDK procures funds from the markets as necessary, with consideration given to the shareholders' equity ratio balance. This approach allows the company to aggressively pursue M&A opportunities. TDK will continue to carry out business with due attention paid to asset efficiency.

A good balance between aggressive (borrowing) and conservative (using equity capital) action.
A good balance between aggressive (borrowing) and conservative (using equity capital) action.

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