( million yen)
2017/03 2018/03 2019/03 2020/03 2021/03
Sales 1,091,1951,114,7841,114,3081,100,0391,071,453
Business profit 96,85295,67293,23799,236113,136
Profit before income taxes 86,68480,81954,69848,79598,320
Profit 64,96668,17439,00428,96966,280
Profit attributable to owners of the parent company 53,06560,12429,69818,83759,416
Basic earnings per share( yen) 92.81105.7653.6234.37108.36
Total assets 1,350,1051,426,2301,393,8691,353,6161,431,289
Total equity 690,673720,613685,960592,070667,846
Equity attributable to owners of the parent company 616,315640,833610,543538,975620,257
Ownership ratio attributable to owners of the parent company(%) 45.644.943.839.843.3

* 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