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Sony Corp.

  • 4,765.00 JPY
  • +56.00
  • +1.19%
  • Japan
    Mar 22, 2019
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Business Summary

Sony Corp. engages in the development, design, manufacture, and sale of electronic equipment, instruments, devices, game consoles, and software for consumers, professionals and industrial markets. It operates through the following segments: Game and Network Services, Music, Pictures, Home Entertainment and Sound, Imaging Products and Solutions, Mobile Communications, Semiconductors, Financial Services, and All Others. The Game and Network Services segment deals with gaming machines, software and network services. The Music segment produces and publishes music and provides image media platforms. The Pictures segment handles film production, television program creation, and media networks. The Home Entertainment and Sound segment offers LCD televisions, home audio, Blu-ray Disc players and recorders, and memory-based portable audio devices. The Imaging Products and Solutions segment provides digital imaging products, professional solutions, and medical goods. The Mobile Communications segment deals with mobile phones and internet services businesses. The Semiconductors segment provides image sensors and camera modules. The Financial Services segment manages the life insurance and non-life insurance operations and banking business. The All Other segment includes personal computer (PC) business, overseas Blu-ray Disc, DVD and CD manufacturing, and battery business. The company was founded by Akio Morita and Masaru Ibuka on May 7, 1946 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2018 JPYUSD
Gross Profit2,776.35B25,050.01M
Operating income757,044M6,830.52M
Income before tax699,049M6,307.26M
Net income490,794M4,428.25M
Diluted EPS379.753.42
Dividends Per Share27.500.24
Total Assets19,065.53B179,271.59M
Total liabilities15,409.17B144,891.09M
Total equity2,967.36B27,901.88M
Operating cash flow1,344.76B12,133.35M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2014Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018
Revenue 7,750.89B 8,235.12B 8,134.38B 7,630.67B 8,549.36B
Gross Profit 2,260.71B 2,541.31B 2,531.02B 2,435.92B 2,776.35B
Operating income 146,755M 363,569M 409,166M 542,730M 757,044M
Income before tax 25,741M 39,729M 304,504M 251,619M 699,049M
Net income -128,369M -125,980M 147,791M 73,289M 490,794M
EBITDA 809,123M 991,134M 1,105.84B 1,167.28B 1,477.76B
Diluted EPS -124.99 -113.04 117.49 56.89 379.75
Dividends Per Share 25 0 20 20 27.50
Total Assets 15,333.72B 15,834.33B 16,673.39B 17,660.55B 19,065.53B
Total liabilities 12,546.46B 12,900.61B 13,541.50B 14,513.07B 15,409.17B
Total equity 2,258.13B 2,317.07B 2,463.34B 2,497.24B 2,967.36B
Operating cash flow 697,919M 806,205M 856,522M 890,718M 1,344.76B
 Mar 2014Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018
Revenue 77,376.26M 74,962.59M 67,738.96M 70,466.83M 77,137.79M
Gross Profit 22,568.45M 23,133.03M 21,077.02M 22,494.99M 25,050.01M
Operating income 1,465.03M 3,309.49M 3,407.32M 5,011.93M 6,830.52M
Income before tax 256.96M 361.64M 2,535.75M 2,323.61M 6,307.26M
Net income -1,281.49M -1,146.76M 1,230.72M 676.80M 4,428.25M
EBITDA 8,077.37M 9,022.07M 9,208.89M 10,779.48M 13,333.30M
Diluted EPS -1.24 -1.02 0.97 0.52 3.42
Dividends Per Share 0.24 0 0.16 0.18 0.24
Total Assets 148,892.74M 132,035.27M 148,346.36M 158,490.13M 179,271.59M
Total liabilities 121,828.06M 107,572.34M 120,481.35M 130,243.88M 144,891.09M
Total equity 21,926.85M 19,321.04M 21,916.81M 22,410.89M 27,901.88M
Operating cash flow 6,967.24M 7,338.71M 7,132.67M 8,225.49M 12,133.35M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2018
Operating margin8.85%
Profit margin5.74%

Key executives

  • President, Chief Executive Officer & Director: Kenichiro Yoshida
  • Chief Financial Officer: Hiroki Totoki
  • Senior General Manager-Legal Affairs & Compliance: Natsuko Takei
  • Executive Officer: Kazuhiko Takeda
  • Executive Officer & Head-AI Robotics Business: Kawanishi Izumi


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  • Norges Bank Investment Management (1.3%)
  • Capital Research & Management Co. (Global Investors) (1.2%)
  • Fidelity Management & Research Co. (0.8%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-Ku, Tokyo, 108-0075, Japan
  • Phone: +81.3.6748.2111

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