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Electronic Technology

Canon, Inc.

Business Summary

Canon, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of office multifunction devices, copying machines, printers, cameras, and lithography equipment. It operates through the following segments: Office Business Unit (BU), Imaging System BU, Medical System BU and Industry and Others BU. The Office BU segment offers MFDs, printers, copying machines for personal and office use, and production print products for print professionals. It also delivers added value to customers through software, services and solutions. The Imaging System BU segment manufactures and markets digital cameras and digital video camcorders, as well as lenses and various related accessories. The Medical System BU segment covers the diagnostic imaging equipment, from CT and MRI systems to ophthalmic and digital radiography equipment. The Industry and Others BU segment offers semiconductor and flat panel display lithography equipment, digital radiography systems, ophthalmic equipment, vacuum thin-film deposition equipment, organic light-emitting diode panel manufacturing equipment, micro motors, computers, handy terminals, and document scanners. The company was founded on August 10, 1937 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2018 JPYUSD
Gross Profit1,835.55B16,619.94M
Operating income342,952M3,105.24M
Income before tax362,892M3,285.79M
Net income252,755M2,288.55M
Diluted EPS234.072.11
Dividends Per Share1601.44
Total Assets4,899.46B44,656.29M
Total liabilities1,881.55B17,149.45M
Total equity2,827.60B25,772.24M
Operating cash flow365,293M3,307.53M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018
Revenue 3,727.25B 3,800.27B 3,401.48B 4,080.01B 3,951.93B
Gross Profit 1,861.47B 1,934.38B 1,673.83B 1,990.55B 1,835.55B
Operating income 363,489M 355,210M 228,866M 355,517M 342,952M
Income before tax 383,239M 347,438M 244,651M 353,884M 362,892M
Net income 254,797M 220,209M 150,650M 241,923M 252,755M
EBITDA 626,969M 628,537M 478,962M 617,398M 594,506M
Diluted EPS 229.03 201.65 137.95 222.88 234.07
Dividends Per Share 150 150 150 160 160
Total Assets 4,460.61B 4,427.77B 5,138.52B 5,198.29B 4,899.46B
Total liabilities 1,319.86B 1,243.31B 2,143.90B 2,102.11B 1,881.55B
Total equity 2,978.18B 2,966.41B 2,783.12B 2,870.63B 2,827.60B
Operating cash flow 583,927M 474,724M 500,283M 590,557M 365,293M
 Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018
Revenue 35,212.58M 31,390.38M 31,304.26M 36,385.27M 35,782.65M
Gross Profit 17,585.94M 15,978.08M 15,404.47M 17,751.61M 16,619.94M
Operating income 3,434.00M 2,934.04M 2,106.27M 3,170.47M 3,105.24M
Income before tax 3,620.58M 2,869.85M 2,251.55M 3,155.91M 3,285.79M
Net income 2,407.15M 1,818.93M 1,386.44M 2,157.45M 2,288.55M
EBITDA 5,923.18M 5,191.73M 4,407.94M 5,505.91M 5,382.93M
Diluted EPS 2.16 1.66 1.26 1.98 2.11
Dividends Per Share 1.41 1.23 1.38 1.42 1.44
Total Assets 37,204.37M 36,807.62M 44,056.49M 46,145.50M 44,656.29M
Total liabilities 11,008.46M 10,335.50M 18,381.33M 18,660.59M 17,149.45M
Total equity 24,839.93M 24,659.50M 23,861.86M 25,482.73M 25,772.24M
Operating cash flow 5,516.55M 3,921.23M 4,604.16M 5,266.54M 3,307.53M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2018
Operating margin8.67%
Profit margin6.39%

Key executives

  • Chairman & Chief Executive Officer: Fujio Mitarai
  • President, COO & Representative Director: Masaya Maeda
  • CFO, Representative Director & Vice President: Toshizo Tanaka
  • Representative Director & Chief Technology Officer: Toshio Homma
  • Executive Vice President: Yoroku Adachi


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Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: 3-30-2 Shimomaruko, Ohta-Ku, Tokyo, 146-8501, Japan
  • Phone: +81.3.3758.2111

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