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- Who is the player?
Created in 1910, Hitachi is a diversified manufacturing conglomerate serving a variety of industries. Its portfolio comprises electrical and electronic products, from servers, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, and medical equipment to elevators, rolling stock equipment and power equipment as well as transmission and distribution systems. [...]
- What are the player's strategies?
As business needs are increasingly shaped by digital technologies, with imperatives to provide value rather than mere products and services, Hitachi has been gearing up to “become an innovation partner for the IoT”, a market “in which there is no clear winner yet”. That is why it has established Hitachi Vantara, an entity leveraging analytics technologies in the cloud (data centre) and at the edge (factory floors), and launched Lumada, an open-source IoT platform which builds on AI, machine learning and advanced analytics capabilities. […]
- What are the player's strengths and weaknesses?
Differentiation through a focus on environmentally-friendly products
Leading positions in key markets (e.g. elevators and semiconductor equipment), with products and services further supported by digital solutions (IoT) […]
Significant reliance on the Japanese market for revenue (51.9% of FY2016 turnover) […]
- What is the player's financial position?
The financial indicators included in the report include: Consolidated net revenues, Consolidated operating income and margin, Consolidated net profit and margin, R&D spending and ratio, Sales by segment, Sales performance by segment, Sales by region, Sales performance by region, Profitability ratios, Liquidity ratios, Solvency ratios and Free cash flow and capital expenditure.