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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 Systems, Medical Systems and Others. The Office BU segment offers MFDs, printers, copying machines for personal and office use, and production print products for print professionals. The Imaging Systems segment manufactures and markets digital cameras and digital video camcorders, as well as lenses and various related accessories. The Medical Systems segment covers the diagnostic imaging equipment, from CT and MRI systems to ophthalmic and digital radiography equipment. The Others 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 2020 JPYUSD
Gross Profit1,375.86B12,886.45M
Operating income110,547M1,035.38M
Income before tax130,280M1,220.20M
Net income83,318M780.36M
Diluted EPS79.340.74
Dividends Per Share800.74
Total Assets4,625.61B44,802.30M
Total liabilities1,841.57B17,836.92M
Total equity2,575.03B24,940.97M
Operating cash flow333,805M3,126.43M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019Dec 2020
Revenue 3,401.48B 4,080.01B 3,951.93B 3,593.29B 3,160.24B
Gross Profit 1,673.83B 1,990.55B 1,835.55B 1,610.03B 1,375.86B
Operating income 228,866M 355,517M 342,952M 174,420M 110,547M
Income before tax 244,651M 353,884M 362,892M 195,493M 130,280M
Net income 150,650M 241,923M 252,755M 124,964M 83,318M
EBITDA 478,962M 617,398M 594,506M 411,747M 338,372M
Diluted EPS 137.95 222.88 234.07 116.77 79.34
Dividends Per Share 150 160 160 160 80
Total Assets 5,138.52B 5,198.29B 4,899.46B 4,771.91B 4,625.61B
Total liabilities 2,143.90B 2,102.11B 1,881.55B 1,887.93B 1,841.57B
Total equity 2,783.12B 2,870.63B 2,827.60B 2,685.49B 2,575.03B
Operating cash flow 500,283M 590,557M 365,293M 358,461M 333,805M
 Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019Dec 2020
Revenue 31,304.26M 36,385.27M 35,782.65M 32,962.77M 29,599.01M
Gross Profit 15,404.47M 17,751.61M 16,619.94M 14,769.47M 12,886.45M
Operating income 2,106.27M 3,170.47M 3,105.24M 1,600.02M 1,035.38M
Income before tax 2,251.55M 3,155.91M 3,285.79M 1,793.33M 1,220.20M
Net income 1,386.44M 2,157.45M 2,288.55M 1,146.34M 780.36M
EBITDA 4,407.94M 5,505.91M 5,382.93M 3,777.12M 3,169.21M
Diluted EPS 1.26 1.98 2.11 1.07 0.74
Dividends Per Share 1.38 1.42 1.44 1.46 0.74
Total Assets 44,056.49M 46,145.50M 44,656.29M 43,909.98M 44,802.30M
Total liabilities 18,381.33M 18,660.59M 17,149.45M 17,372.33M 17,836.92M
Total equity 23,861.86M 25,482.73M 25,772.24M 24,711.25M 24,940.97M
Operating cash flow 4,604.16M 5,266.54M 3,307.53M 3,288.30M 3,126.43M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2020
Operating margin3.49%
Profit margin2.63%

Key executives

  • Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer: Fujio Mitarai
  • CFO, Representative Director & Vice President: Toshizo Tanaka
  • Representative Director & Chief Technology Officer: Toshio Homma
  • General Manager-Research & Development: Shunsuke Inoue
  • GM-Information & Communication Systems: Yoichi Iwabuchi


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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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