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SoftBank Corp.

Business Summary

SoftBank Group Corp. operates as a holding company which engages in the management of its group companies. It operates through the following segments: SoftBank, Sprint, Yahoo Japan, Distribution, Arm, SoftBank Vision Fund and Delta Fund, and Brightstar. The SoftBank segment provides mobile communication, broadband, and telecom services in Japan. The Sprint segment provides mobile communication services in the United States. The Yahoo Japan segment engages in the business of Internet advertising, e-commerce, and membership services. The Distribution segment distributes mobile devices, and sells personal computer (PC) software, peripherals, and mobile accessories in Japan. The Arm segment designs microprocessors and develops software technologies. The SoftBank Vision Fund and Delta Fund segment provides mobile telecommunications services, sales of mobile handsets, and fixed-line telecommunications services. The The Brightstar segment provides, through Brightstar, distribution of mobile devices overseas. The company was founded by Masayoshi Son on September 3, 1981 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2019 JPYUSD
Gross Profit3,808.36B34,342.21M
Operating income1,021.69B9,213.19M
Income before tax1,691.30B15,251.42M
Net income1,379.19B12,436.95M
Diluted EPS628.265.66
Dividends Per Share220.19
Total Assets36,096.47B326,118.97M
Total liabilities27,584.14B249,213.08M
Total equity7,124.60B64,368.30M
Operating cash flow1,140.12B10,281.17M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019
Revenue 8,504.13B 8,881.77B 8,901.00B 9,158.76B 9,602.23B
Gross Profit 3,256.15B 3,363.67B 3,399.38B 3,582.07B 3,808.36B
Operating income 924,862M 967,465M 1,140.85B 1,015.65B 1,021.69B
Income before tax 1,136.42B 919,161M 712,526M 384,630M 1,691.30B
Net income 668,936M 435,957M 877,902M 1,017.06B 1,379.19B
EBITDA 2,047.39B 2,368.79B 2,613.52B 2,601.52B 2,715.88B
Diluted EPS 279.37 194.16 400.47 454.19 628.26
Dividends Per Share 20 20.50 22 22 22
Total Assets 21,034.16B 20,707.19B 24,634.21B 31,180.46B 36,096.47B
Total liabilities 17,180.99B 17,201.92B 20,164.48B 25,404.32B 27,584.14B
Total equity 2,846.30B 2,613.61B 3,586.35B 4,687.30B 7,124.60B
Operating cash flow 1,155.17B 940,186M 1,500.72B 1,072.77B 1,140.12B
 Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019
Revenue 77,411.31M 73,962.85M 82,197.88M 82,636.15M 86,588.79M
Gross Profit 29,640.10M 28,010.93M 31,392.23M 32,319.73M 34,342.21M
Operating income 8,418.81M 8,056.54M 10,535.42M 9,163.88M 9,213.19M
Income before tax 10,344.59M 7,654.29M 6,579.94M 3,470.37M 15,251.42M
Net income 6,089.18M 3,630.42M 8,107.14M 9,176.58M 12,436.95M
EBITDA 18,636.97M 19,726.09M 24,135.04M 23,472.63M 24,490.63M
Diluted EPS 2.54 1.61 3.69 4.09 5.66
Dividends Per Share 0.18 0.17 0.20 0.19 0.19
Total Assets 175,394.35M 184,235.87M 221,073.42M 293,187.21M 326,118.97M
Total liabilities 143,264.46M 153,048.80M 180,960.97M 238,874.61M 249,213.08M
Total equity 23,734.04M 23,253.81M 32,184.79M 44,074.27M 64,368.30M
Operating cash flow 10,515.30M 7,829.38M 13,858.73M 9,679.21M 10,281.17M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2019
Operating margin10.64%
Profit margin14.36%

Key executives

  • Chairman & Chief Executive Officer: Masayoshi Son
  • Chief Operating Officer, Director & Vice President: Raul Marcelo Claure
  • CFO & Senior Managing Executive Officer: Yoshimitsu Goto
  • Director & Executive Vice President: Rajeev Misra
  • Director, Chief Strategy Officer & Executive VP: Katsunori Sago


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  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (5.3%)
  • Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (2.7%)
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  • Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors) (2.1%)
  • Baillie Gifford & Co. (1.2%)
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co., Ltd. (1.2%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (1.1%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: 1-9-1 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-Ku, Tokyo, 105-7303, Japan
  • Phone: +81.3.6889.2000

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Last Updated on 8 Apr, 2020

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