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Sony Corp.

  • 5,677.00 JPY
  • -214.00
  • -3.63%
  • Japan
    Nov 19, 2018
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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. Its operations are carried out through the following segments: Mobile Communications, Game & Network Services, Imaging Products & Solutions, Home Entertainment & Sound, Semiconductors, Components, Pictures, Music, Financial Services and Others. The Mobile Communications and Game & Network Services segment provides the production, acquisition and distribution of motion pictures and television programming, and the operation of television and digital networks. The Imaging Products & Solutions, Home Entertainment & Sound, Semiconductors, Components, Pictures and Music segment provides the development, production, manufacture and distribution of recorded music, and the management and licensing of the words and music of songs. The Financial Services and Others segment is engaged in the various financial services businesses which includes life and non-life insurance operations, through its Japanese insurance subsidiaries and banking operations through a Japanese Internet-based banking subsidiary. 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, CEO & Representative Director: Kenichiro Yoshida
  • Chief Operating Officer: Kevin Kelleher
  • Chief Financial Officer & Senior Executive VP: Hiroki Totoki
  • Executive VP, Head-Research & Development Platform: Tomoyuki Suzuki
  • Chief Information Officer & Head-Accounting: Kazuhiko Takeda


  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management Co., Ltd. (3.5%)
  • Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors) (3.3%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (3.1%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (2.7%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (2.5%)
  • Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (2.0%)
  • BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. (2.0%)
  • Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd. (1.4%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (1.4%)
  • Capital Research & Management Co. (Global Investors) (1.2%)

Contact Details

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

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Last Updated on 19 Nov, 2018

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