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SoftBank Group Corp.

  • 8,706.00 JPY
  • +210.00
  • +2.47%
  • Japan
    Dec 14, 2018
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Business Summary

SoftBank Group Corp. is a holding company that engages in the management of its group companies which provides information technology and telecommunication services. It operates through the following segments: Domestic Telecommunications, Sprint, Yahoo Japan, Distribution, Arm, SoftBank Vision Fund (SFV), and Others. The Domestic Telecommunications segment provides mobile communication, broadband, and telecom services in Japan. The Sprint segment provides mobile communication services in the United States. It also sells and leases mobile devices. The Yahoo Japan segment engages internet advertising, e-commerce, and membership services. The Distribution segment distributes mobile devices overseas. It also sells personal computer (PC) software, peripherals, and mobile devices accessories in Japan. The Arm segment designs microprocessors, physical intellectual property and related technology and software. The SFV segment manages investment activities through the SoftBank Vision Fund. The Others segment includes robotics and the Fukuoka SoftBank HAWKS related business. The company was founded by Masayoshi Son on September 3, 1981 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2018 JPYUSD
Gross Profit3,582.07B32,319.73M
Operating income1,015.65B9,163.88M
Income before tax384,630M3,470.37M
Net income1,017.06B9,176.58M
Diluted EPS908.388.19
Dividends Per Share440.39
Total Assets31,180.46B293,187.21M
Total liabilities25,404.32B238,874.61M
Total equity4,687.30B44,074.27M
Operating cash flow1,072.77B9,679.21M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2014Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018
Revenue 6,666.65B 8,504.13B 8,881.77B 8,901.00B 9,158.76B
Gross Profit 2,705.15B 3,256.15B 3,363.67B 3,399.38B 3,582.07B
Operating income 878,588M 924,862M 967,465M 1,140.85B 1,015.65B
Income before tax 849,647M 1,136.42B 543,764M 390,976M 384,630M
Net income 520,250M 668,936M 435,957M 877,902M 1,017.06B
EBITDA 1,778.49B 2,047.39B 2,368.79B 2,613.52B 2,601.52B
Diluted EPS 434.68 558.75 388.32 800.94 908.38
Dividends Per Share 40 40 41 44 44
Total Assets 16,690.12B 21,034.16B 20,707.19B 24,634.21B 31,180.46B
Total liabilities 13,859.74B 17,180.99B 17,201.92B 20,164.48B 25,404.32B
Total equity 1,930.44B 2,846.30B 2,613.61B 3,586.35B 4,687.30B
Operating cash flow 860,245M 1,155.17B 940,186M 1,500.72B 1,072.77B
 Mar 2014Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018
Revenue 66,552.36M 77,411.31M 73,962.85M 82,197.88M 82,636.15M
Gross Profit 27,005.23M 29,640.10M 28,010.93M 31,392.23M 32,319.73M
Operating income 8,770.83M 8,418.81M 8,056.54M 10,535.42M 9,163.88M
Income before tax 8,481.92M 10,344.59M 4,528.18M 3,610.53M 3,470.37M
Net income 5,193.59M 6,089.18M 3,630.42M 8,107.14M 9,176.58M
EBITDA 17,754.46M 18,636.97M 19,726.09M 24,135.04M 23,472.63M
Diluted EPS 4.33 5.08 3.23 7.39 8.19
Dividends Per Share 0.39 0.36 0.34 0.40 0.39
Total Assets 162,063.66M 175,394.35M 184,235.87M 221,073.42M 293,187.21M
Total liabilities 134,580.22M 143,264.46M 153,048.80M 180,960.97M 238,874.61M
Total equity 18,744.87M 23,734.04M 23,253.81M 32,184.79M 44,074.27M
Operating cash flow 8,587.72M 10,515.30M 7,829.38M 13,858.73M 9,679.21M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2018
Operating margin11.08%
Profit margin11.10%

Key executives

  • Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer: Masayoshi Son
  • Chief Operating Officer & Director: Raul Marcelo Claure
  • Manager-Finance & Planning: Norikazu Oba
  • Director & Executive Vice President: Rajeev Misra
  • Director, Chief Strategy Officer & Executive VP: Katsunori Sago


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  • Norges Bank Investment Management (1.5%)
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  • Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co., Ltd. (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 14 Dec, 2018

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