ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronEye IconIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintSite TitleTitle ChevronIcon Twitter
Communications

SoftBank Group 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 Vision Fund, SoftBank, Arm, Brightstar, and others. The SoftBank Vision Fund segment engages in the investment business. The SoftBank segment provides mobile communication, broadband, and telecom services in Japan. The Arm segment designs microprocessors and develops software technologies. The Brightstar segment engages in the distribution of mobile devices overseas. The Other segment includes Smartphone payments business, Alternative investment business, Fund business in Latin America and operation of the baseball team. The company was founded by Masayoshi Son on September 3, 1981 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2020 JPYUSD
Revenue6,185.09B56,887.09M
Gross Profit2,700.05B24,833.58M
Operating income572,937M5,269.56M
Income before tax35,492M326.43M
Net income-960,975M-8,838.52M
EBITDA1,404.95B12,921.99M
Diluted EPS-478.50-4.40
Dividends Per Share440.40
Total Assets37,257.29B345,118.71M
Total liabilities30,381.25B281,425.13M
Total equity5,416.73B50,175.87M
Operating cash flow1,086.80B9,995.86M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020
Revenue 8,881.77B 8,901.00B 9,158.76B 6,093.54B 6,185.09B
Gross Profit 3,363.67B 3,399.38B 3,582.07B 2,526.36B 2,700.05B
Operating income 967,465M 1,140.85B 1,015.65B 659,691M 572,937M
Income before tax 919,161M 712,526M 384,630M 1,682.67B 35,492M
Net income 435,957M 877,902M 1,017.06B 1,370.74B -960,975M
EBITDA 2,368.79B 2,613.52B 2,601.52B 2,353.87B 1,404.95B
Diluted EPS 194.16 400.47 454.19 314.13 -478.50
Dividends Per Share 20.50 22 22 22 44
Total Assets 20,707.19B 24,634.21B 31,180.46B 36,096.47B 37,257.29B
Total liabilities 17,201.92B 20,164.48B 25,404.32B 27,584.14B 30,381.25B
Total equity 2,613.61B 3,586.35B 4,687.30B 7,124.60B 5,416.73B
Operating cash flow 940,186M 1,500.72B 1,072.77B 1,140.12B 1,086.80B
 Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020
Revenue 73,962.85M 82,197.88M 82,636.15M 54,948.97M 56,887.09M
Gross Profit 28,010.93M 31,392.23M 32,319.73M 22,781.64M 24,833.58M
Operating income 8,056.54M 10,535.42M 9,163.88M 5,948.80M 5,269.56M
Income before tax 7,654.29M 6,579.94M 3,470.37M 15,173.61M 326.43M
Net income 3,630.42M 8,107.14M 9,176.58M 12,360.81M -8,838.52M
EBITDA 19,726.09M 24,135.04M 23,472.63M 21,226.25M 12,921.99M
Diluted EPS 1.61 3.69 4.09 2.83 -4.40
Dividends Per Share 0.17 0.20 0.19 0.19 0.40
Total Assets 184,235.87M 221,073.42M 293,187.21M 326,118.97M 345,118.71M
Total liabilities 153,048.80M 180,960.97M 238,874.61M 249,213.08M 281,425.13M
Total equity 23,253.81M 32,184.79M 44,074.27M 64,368.30M 50,175.87M
Operating cash flow 7,829.38M 13,858.73M 9,679.21M 10,281.17M 9,995.86M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2020
PER--
ROA-2.62%
ROE-15.32%
Operating margin9.26%
Profit margin-15.53%

Key executives

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

Shareholders

  • SON MASAYOSHI (26.8%)
  • SoftBank Group Corp. (6.8%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (5.3%)
  • Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (2.7%)
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management Co., Ltd. (2.6%)
  • Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd. (2.4%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (2.2%)
  • Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors) (2.0%)
  • Baillie Gifford & Co. (1.2%)
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co., Ltd. (1.2%)

Contact Details

  • Website:http://group.softbank
  • Address: 1-9-1 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-Ku, Tokyo, 105-7303, Japan
  • Phone: +81.3.6889.2290

Related Companies

  • Delaware Project 6 LLC
  • SB Northstar GP
  • SB Northstar LP
  • SB Fast Holdings (Cayman) Ltd.
  • Hayate Corp.
  • STARFISH I Pte Ltd.
  • Arm PIPD Holdings Two LLC
  • Arm PIPD Holdings One LLC
  • SVF Victory (Cayman) Ltd.
  • SBE Five A Holdings Ltd.
  • SBWW Investments Asia Ltd.
  • SSIP Waterloo (Cayman) Ltd.
  • La Bi Holdco LLC
  • West Raptor Holdings LLC
  • SVF Electra (Cayman) Ltd.
  • SVF Endurance (Cayman) Ltd.
  • Brightstar Mobility UK Ltd.
  • Softbank Latin America Local Hub
  • SoftBank Group Capital Ltd.
  • SVF Ping Subco (Singapore) Pte Ltd.
  • Interactive Marketing, Inc.
  • Softbank Group US, Inc.
  • Skywalk Finance GK
  • SoftBank Group Japan KK
  • Softbank Group International
  • SB Investment Advisers (UK) Ltd.
  • SBI Energy KK
  • SB Drive Corp.
  • SoftBank Telecom China (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
  • PT Softbank Telecom Indonesia

Competitors

  • Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
  • Andes Technology Corp.
  • Internet Initiative Japan Inc.
  • Synthesis Electronic Technology Co., Ltd. Class A
  • TESSCO Technologies Incorporated
  • ASIA CEMENT Co., Ltd.
  • CEVA, Inc.
  • Network-1 Technologies, Inc.
  • Pixelworks, Inc.
  • TAC Co., Ltd.
  • Teradata Corporation
  • Tiptree Inc.
Last Updated on 15 Jul, 2020

You have {{numberArticlesLeft}} free article{{numberArticlesLeft-plural}} left this monthThis is your last free article this month

Stay ahead with our exclusives on Asia;
the most dynamic market in the world.

Stay ahead with our exclusives on Asia

Get trusted insights from experts within Asia itself.

Get trusted insights from experts
within Asia itself.

Get Unlimited access

You have {{numberArticlesLeft}} free article{{numberArticlesLeft-plural}} left this month

This is your last free article this month

Stay ahead with our exclusives on Asia; the most
dynamic market in the world
.

Get trusted insights from experts
within Asia itself.

Try 3 months for $9

Offer ends July 31st

Your trial period has expired

You need a subscription to...

  • Read all stories with unlimited access
  • Use our mobile and tablet apps
See all offers and subscribe

Your full access to the Nikkei Asian Review has expired

You need a subscription to:

  • Read all stories with unlimited access
  • Use our mobile and tablet apps
See all offers
NAR on print phone, device, and tablet media