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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 2019 JPYUSD
Gross Profit1,610.03B14,769.47M
Operating income174,667M1,602.29M
Income before tax195,740M1,795.60M
Net income125,105M1,147.63M
Diluted EPS116.901.07
Dividends Per Share1601.46
Total Assets4,768.35B43,877.16M
Total liabilities1,876.43B17,266.46M
Total equity2,692.59B24,776.58M
Operating cash flow358,461M3,288.30M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019
Revenue 3,800.27B 3,401.48B 4,080.01B 3,951.93B 3,593.29B
Gross Profit 1,934.38B 1,673.83B 1,990.55B 1,835.55B 1,610.03B
Operating income 355,210M 228,866M 355,517M 342,952M 174,667M
Income before tax 347,438M 244,651M 353,884M 362,892M 195,740M
Net income 220,209M 150,650M 241,923M 252,755M 125,105M
EBITDA 628,537M 478,962M 617,398M 594,506M 411,994M
Diluted EPS 201.65 137.95 222.88 234.07 116.90
Dividends Per Share 150 150 160 160 160
Total Assets 4,427.77B 5,138.52B 5,198.29B 4,899.46B 4,768.35B
Total liabilities 1,243.31B 2,143.90B 2,102.11B 1,881.55B 1,876.43B
Total equity 2,966.41B 2,783.12B 2,870.63B 2,827.60B 2,692.59B
Operating cash flow 474,724M 500,283M 590,557M 365,293M 358,461M
 Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019
Revenue 31,390.38M 31,304.26M 36,385.27M 35,782.65M 32,962.77M
Gross Profit 15,978.08M 15,404.47M 17,751.61M 16,619.94M 14,769.47M
Operating income 2,934.04M 2,106.27M 3,170.47M 3,105.24M 1,602.29M
Income before tax 2,869.85M 2,251.55M 3,155.91M 3,285.79M 1,795.60M
Net income 1,818.93M 1,386.44M 2,157.45M 2,288.55M 1,147.63M
EBITDA 5,191.73M 4,407.94M 5,505.91M 5,382.93M 3,779.38M
Diluted EPS 1.66 1.26 1.98 2.11 1.07
Dividends Per Share 1.23 1.38 1.42 1.44 1.46
Total Assets 36,807.62M 44,056.49M 46,145.50M 44,656.29M 43,877.16M
Total liabilities 10,335.50M 18,381.33M 18,660.59M 17,149.45M 17,266.46M
Total equity 24,659.50M 23,861.86M 25,482.73M 25,772.24M 24,776.58M
Operating cash flow 3,921.23M 4,604.16M 5,266.54M 3,307.53M 3,288.30M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2019
Operating margin4.86%
Profit margin3.48%

Key executives

  • Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer: Fujio Mitarai
  • CFO, Representative Director & Vice President: Toshizo Tanaka
  • Representative Director & Chief Technology Officer: Toshio Homma
  • Executive Vice President: Yoroku Adachi
  • Executive Officer & Deputy GM-Medical Business: Nobutoshi Mizusawa


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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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