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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, 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 2020 JPYUSD
Gross Profit2,700.05B24,833.58M
Operating income572,937M5,269.56M
Income before tax35,492M326.43M
Net income-960,975M-8,838.52M
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
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


  • SON MASAYOSHI (26.8%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (5.3%)
  • SoftBank Group Corp. (4.2%)
  • Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (2.7%)
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management Co., Ltd. (2.6%)
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  • 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:
  • Address: 1-9-1 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-Ku, Tokyo, 105-7303, Japan
  • Phone: +81.3.6889.2000

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