: Rakuten to open flagship store on JD Worldwide
December 16, 2015 Rakuten, Inc.
Rakuten to open flagship store on JD Worldwide
Rakuten, Japan?s e-commerce market leader, and JD.com, China?s largest direct online sales company, today announced the signing of an agreement to establish a Rakuten online flagship store on JD Worldwide, JD.com?s cross-border platform.
With the goal of bringing the best Japanese products to Chinese consumers, Rakuten launched a beta version of a new online marketplace on JD Worldwide this month. Plans are underway to expand the merchandise range over time, with an initial focus on categories such as cosmetics, snacks and health food products.
Masato Takahashi, Managing Executive Officer of Rakuten, said, ?The new partnership between Rakuten and JD.com will promote cross-border trade by connecting Chinese consumers with authentic and popular Japanese products from a top selection of Rakuten?s merchants from around Japan, both small and large. Rakuten will continue to work to expand our offering to Chinese consumers.?
?This cooperation with Rakuten continues to expand our offer of authentic and high-quality imported Japanese products, which have proven very popular,? said Haoyu Shen, CEO of JD Mall. ?Our focus remains on partnering with the most trusted retailers in key overseas markets to meet the growing demand for premium imported products.?
Expansion of the product line-up will continue over the coming months.
The following information was originally prepared and published by the Company in Japanese as it contains timely disclosure materials to be submitted to the Tokyo Stock Exchange. This English summary translation is for your convenience only. To the extent there is any discrepancy between this English translation and the original Japanese version, please refer to the Japanese version. The following financial information was prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (?IFRS?). Consolidated Results for the Fiscal Year ended December 31, 2015
(%, YoY)Revenue Operating income Income before income tax Net income Millions of yen % Millions of yen % Millions of yen % Millions of yen % Fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 713,555 19.2 94,689 (11.0) 91,987 (11.8) 44,280 (37.7) Fiscal year ended December 31, 2014 598,565 15.4 106,397 17.9 104,245 17.6 71,103 63.5
Allerdings traue ich Rakuten eher zu, das wieder zu korrigieren, weil ich den Kursverlauf von Rakuten fundamental nicht nachvollziehen kann - es sein, dass die vorherige Bewertung zu hoch war, was schwierig zu beurteilen ist.
Rakuten investiert in lateinamerikanische App für Mitfahrgelegenheiten
Donnerstag, 21. April 2016 12:37
TOKIO (IT-Times) - Nachdem die japanischen Rakuten bereits im vergangenen Jahr in die App Cabify investiert hatte, erhöht das E-Commerce Unternehmen nun seinen Anteil.
Rakuten pumpt noch einmal 92 Mio. US-Dollar in Cabify, einer App für Mitfahrgelegenheiten in Lateinamerika. In 2015 hatte Rakuten rund drei Mio. Dollar investiert.
Cabify ist derzeit in Spanien, Mexiko, Chile, Kolumbien und Peru aktiv. Weitere lateinamerikanische Großstädte sowie einige europäische Metropolen sollen bald folgen.
In der Finanzierungsrunde konnte Cabify insgesamt 120 Mio. Dollar erzielen, womit sich die Bewertung der App nun auf 320 Mio. Dollar belaufe, so das Wall Street Journal mit Verweis auf Cabifys CEO Juan de Antonio. (lim/rem)
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