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Sharp Corp.

Business Summary

Sharp Corp. engages in the manufacture and sale of electronic components and consumer electronic products. It operates through the following segments: Smart Homes, Smart Business Solutions, Internet of Things (IoT) Electronics Devices and Advance Display Systems. The Smart Homes segment includes mobile phones, tablets, electronic dictionaries, calculators, facsimiles, telephones, and network control unit. The Smart Business Solutions segment covers the POS systems, electronic cash registers, commercial projectors, information displays, digital MFPs (multi-function printers), options and consumables, software, FA equipment, and ultrasonic cleaners. The IoT Electronics Devices segment handles the camera modules, camera module production facilities, sensor modules, proximity sensors, dust sensors, CCD/CMOS sensors, laser diodes, and automotive cameras. The Advance Display Systems segment comprises of LCD color televisions, Blu-ray Disc recorders, indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) LCD modules, continuous grain (CG) Silicon LCD modules, and amorphous silicon LCD modules. The company was founded by Tokuji Hayakawa on September 15, 1912 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2019 JPYUSD
Gross Profit500,791M4,515.91M
Operating income84,142M758.75M
Income before tax75,587M681.61M
Net income74,226M669.33M
Diluted EPS91.680.82
Dividends Per Share200.18
Total Assets1,866.34B16,861.80M
Total liabilities1,493.87B13,496.63M
Total equity350,866M3,169.95M
Operating cash flow79,043M712.77M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019
Revenue 2,786.25B 2,461.58B 2,050.63B 2,427.27B 2,400.07B
Gross Profit 492,842M 333,309M 465,305M 482,091M 500,791M
Operating income -48,065M -161,967M 62,455M 90,126M 84,142M
Income before tax -188,834M -231,122M -587M 89,416M 75,587M
Net income -222,347M -255,972M -24,876M 70,226M 74,226M
EBITDA 63,812M -83,436M 130,690M 166,242M 162,991M
Diluted EPS -1,315.10 -1,546.40 -68.60 85.59 91.68
Dividends Per Share 0 0 0 10 20
Total Assets 1,961.90B 1,570.67B 1,773.68B 1,908.46B 1,866.34B
Total liabilities 1,917.39B 1,601.88B 1,465.88B 1,506.47B 1,493.87B
Total equity 30,166M -43,050M 294,155M 378,448M 350,866M
Operating cash flow 17,339M -18,866M 127,231M 105,270M 79,043M
 Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019
Revenue 25,362.68M 20,498.84M 18,936.98M 21,900.36M 21,642.80M
Gross Profit 4,486.23M 2,775.62M 4,296.94M 4,349.72M 4,515.91M
Operating income -437.52M -1,348.77M 576.75M 813.17M 758.75M
Income before tax -1,718.91M -1,924.66M -5.42M 806.76M 681.61M
Net income -2,023.97M -2,131.60M -229.72M 633.62M 669.33M
EBITDA 580.86M -694.81M 1,206.87M 1,499.94M 1,469.78M
Diluted EPS -11.97 -12.87 -0.63 0.77 0.82
Dividends Per Share 0 0 0 0.09 0.18
Total Assets 16,359.46M 13,974.57M 15,917.45M 17,945.09M 16,861.80M
Total liabilities 15,988.27M 14,252.26M 13,155.16M 14,165.25M 13,496.63M
Total equity 251.54M -383.02M 2,639.81M 3,558.51M 3,169.95M
Operating cash flow 157.83M -157.10M 1,174.93M 949.81M 712.77M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2019
Operating margin3.50%
Profit margin3.09%

Key executives

  • Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer: Cheng Wu Tai
  • Director & Executive Vice President: Yoshihisa Ishida
  • Executive Officer: Hirokazu Nishiyama
  • Executive Officer & GM-Administration: Satoshi Sakakibara
  • Representative Director & Senior GM-Administration: Katsuaki Nomura


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Contact Details

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