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Sony Corp.

  • 5,347.00 JPY
  • -38.00
  • -0.71%
  • Japan
    Apr 20, 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 2017 JPYUSD
Gross Profit2,435.92B22,494.99M
Operating income542,730M5,011.93M
Income before tax251,619M2,323.61M
Net income73,289M676.80M
Diluted EPS56.890.52
Dividends Per Share200.18
Total Assets17,660.55B158,490.13M
Total liabilities14,513.07B130,243.88M
Total equity2,497.24B22,410.89M
Operating cash flow890,718M8,225.49M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2013Mar 2014Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017
Revenue 6,802.35B 7,750.89B 8,235.12B 8,134.38B 7,630.67B
Gross Profit 1,940.85B 2,260.71B 2,541.31B 2,531.02B 2,435.92B
Operating income 9,616M 146,755M 363,569M 409,166M 542,730M
Income before tax 242,084M 25,741M 39,729M 304,504M 251,619M
Net income 41,540M -128,369M -125,980M 147,791M 73,289M
EBITDA 594,402M 809,123M 991,134M 1,105.84B 1,167.28B
Diluted EPS 38.79 -124.99 -113.04 117.49 56.89
Dividends Per Share 25 25 0 20 20
Total Assets 14,211.03B 15,333.72B 15,834.33B 16,673.39B 17,660.55B
Total liabilities 11,536.03B 12,546.46B 12,900.61B 13,541.50B 14,513.07B
Total equity 2,192.26B 2,258.13B 2,317.07B 2,463.34B 2,497.24B
Operating cash flow 476,165M 697,919M 806,205M 856,522M 890,718M
 Mar 2013Mar 2014Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017
Revenue 82,047.93M 77,376.26M 74,962.59M 67,738.96M 70,466.83M
Gross Profit 23,409.95M 22,568.45M 23,133.03M 21,077.02M 22,494.99M
Operating income 115.98M 1,465.03M 3,309.49M 3,407.32M 5,011.93M
Income before tax 2,919.94M 256.96M 361.64M 2,535.75M 2,323.61M
Net income 501.04M -1,281.49M -1,146.76M 1,230.72M 676.80M
EBITDA 7,169.49M 8,077.37M 9,022.07M 9,208.89M 10,779.48M
Diluted EPS 0.46 -1.24 -1.02 0.97 0.52
Dividends Per Share 0.30 0.24 0 0.16 0.18
Total Assets 151,149.07M 148,892.74M 132,035.27M 148,346.36M 158,490.13M
Total liabilities 122,697.66M 121,828.06M 107,572.34M 120,481.35M 130,243.88M
Total equity 23,316.98M 21,926.85M 19,321.04M 21,916.81M 22,410.89M
Operating cash flow 5,743.35M 6,967.24M 7,338.71M 7,132.67M 8,225.49M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2017
Operating margin7.11%
Profit margin0.96%

Key executives

  • Chief Executive Officer & Representative Director: Kenichiro Yoshida
  • Executive VP, Head-Research & Development Platform: Tomoyuki Suzuki
  • Chief Information Officer & Head-Accounting: Kazuhiko Takeda
  • Executive Officer & Head-Information Systems: Fumiaki Sakai
  • EVP, Head-Legal Affairs & Public Relations: Shiro Kambe


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  • Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors) (4.6%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (2.7%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (2.7%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (2.3%)
  • Capital Research & Management Co. (Global Investors) (2.1%)
  • UBS Asset Management (UK) Ltd. (2.0%)
  • BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. (2.0%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (1.4%)
  • Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd. (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 20 Apr, 2018

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