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Sony Corp.

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 2019 JPYUSD
Gross Profit2,902.06B26,169.59M
Operating income877,133M7,909.60M
Income before tax1,011.64B9,122.60M
Net income916,271M8,262.53M
Diluted EPS707.736.38
Dividends Per Share350.31
Total Assets20,981.58B189,561.25M
Total liabilities16,536.09B149,397.80M
Total equity3,746.37B33,847.19M
Operating cash flow1,322.77B11,928.18M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019
Revenue 8,235.12B 8,134.38B 7,630.67B 8,549.36B 8,685.15B
Gross Profit 2,541.31B 2,531.02B 2,435.92B 2,776.35B 2,902.06B
Operating income 363,569M 409,166M 542,730M 757,044M 877,133M
Income before tax 39,729M 304,504M 251,619M 699,049M 1,011.64B
Net income -125,980M 147,791M 73,289M 490,794M 916,271M
EBITDA 991,134M 1,105.84B 1,167.28B 1,477.76B 1,599.65B
Diluted EPS -113.04 117.49 56.89 379.75 707.73
Dividends Per Share 0 20 20 27.50 35
Total Assets 15,834.33B 16,673.39B 17,660.55B 19,065.53B 20,981.58B
Total liabilities 12,900.61B 13,541.50B 14,513.07B 15,409.17B 16,536.09B
Total equity 2,317.07B 2,463.34B 2,497.24B 2,967.36B 3,746.37B
Operating cash flow 806,205M 856,522M 890,718M 1,344.76B 1,322.77B
 Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019
Revenue 74,962.59M 67,738.96M 70,466.83M 77,137.79M 78,318.96M
Gross Profit 23,133.03M 21,077.02M 22,494.99M 25,050.01M 26,169.59M
Operating income 3,309.49M 3,407.32M 5,011.93M 6,830.52M 7,909.60M
Income before tax 361.64M 2,535.75M 2,323.61M 6,307.26M 9,122.60M
Net income -1,146.76M 1,230.72M 676.80M 4,428.25M 8,262.53M
EBITDA 9,022.07M 9,208.89M 10,779.48M 13,333.30M 14,424.96M
Diluted EPS -1.02 0.97 0.52 3.42 6.38
Dividends Per Share 0 0.16 0.18 0.24 0.31
Total Assets 132,035.27M 148,346.36M 158,490.13M 179,271.59M 189,561.25M
Total liabilities 107,572.34M 120,481.35M 130,243.88M 144,891.09M 149,397.80M
Total equity 19,321.04M 21,916.81M 22,410.89M 27,901.88M 33,847.19M
Operating cash flow 7,338.71M 7,132.67M 8,225.49M 12,133.35M 11,928.18M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2019
Operating margin10.09%
Profit margin10.54%

Key executives

  • President, Chief Executive Officer & Director: Kenichiro Yoshida
  • Chief Financial Officer & Director: Hiroki Totoki
  • Senior Managing Executive Officer, Head-R&D: Toru Katsumoto
  • Chief Information Officer & Executive Officer: Makoto Toyoda
  • Senior General Manager-Legal Affairs & Compliance: Natsuko Takei


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Contact Details

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

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