( million yen)
2016/03 2017/03 2018/03 2019/03 2020/03
Sales 1,149,4271,091,1951,114,7841,114,3081,100,039
Business profit 98,14496,85295,67293,23799,236
Profit before income taxes 98,77886,68480,81954,69848,795
Profit 80,93164,96668,17439,00428,969
Profit attributable to owners of the parent company 71,29253,06560,12429,69818,837
Basic earnings per share( yen) 121.2392.81105.7653.6234.37
Total assets 1,273,8931,350,1051,426,2301,393,8691,353,616
Total equity 680,727690,673720,613685,960592,070
Equity attributable to owners of the parent company 609,486616,315640,833610,543538,975
Ownership ratio attributable to owners of the parent company(%) 47.845.644.943.839.8

* Business profit:
A profit indicator defined by Ajinomoto for administrative purposes
Sales -Cost of sales -Selling expenses, Research & development expenses and General & administrative expenses + Share of profit of associates and joint ventures