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Consumer Durables

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 2020 JPYUSD
Revenue8,238.17B75,770.24M
Gross Profit2,829.39B26,023.24M
Operating income852,448M7,840.34M
Income before tax799,450M7,352.90M
Net income582,191M5,354.67M
EBITDA1,598.89B14,705.79M
Diluted EPS461.234.24
Dividends Per Share450.41
Total Assets23,039.34B213,416.16M
Total liabilities18,242.04B168,978.19M
Total equity4,125.30B38,213.19M
Operating cash flow1,474.01B13,557.18M
Currency in JPYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020
Revenue 8,134.38B 7,630.67B 8,549.36B 8,685.15B 8,238.17B
Gross Profit 2,531.02B 2,435.92B 2,776.35B 2,902.06B 2,829.39B
Operating income 409,166M 542,730M 757,044M 877,133M 852,448M
Income before tax 304,504M 251,619M 699,049M 1,011.64B 799,450M
Net income 147,791M 73,289M 490,794M 916,271M 582,191M
EBITDA 1,105.84B 1,167.28B 1,477.76B 1,599.65B 1,598.89B
Diluted EPS 117.49 56.89 379.75 707.73 461.23
Dividends Per Share 20 20 27.50 35 45
Total Assets 16,673.39B 17,660.55B 19,065.53B 20,981.58B 23,039.34B
Total liabilities 13,541.50B 14,513.07B 15,409.17B 16,536.09B 18,242.04B
Total equity 2,463.34B 2,497.24B 2,967.36B 3,746.37B 4,125.30B
Operating cash flow 856,522M 890,718M 1,344.76B 1,322.77B 1,474.01B
 Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020
Revenue 67,738.96M 70,466.83M 77,137.79M 78,318.96M 75,770.24M
Gross Profit 21,077.02M 22,494.99M 25,050.01M 26,169.59M 26,023.24M
Operating income 3,407.32M 5,011.93M 6,830.52M 7,909.60M 7,840.34M
Income before tax 2,535.75M 2,323.61M 6,307.26M 9,122.60M 7,352.90M
Net income 1,230.72M 676.80M 4,428.25M 8,262.53M 5,354.67M
EBITDA 9,208.89M 10,779.48M 13,333.30M 14,424.96M 14,705.79M
Diluted EPS 0.97 0.52 3.42 6.38 4.24
Dividends Per Share 0.16 0.18 0.24 0.31 0.41
Total Assets 148,346.36M 158,490.13M 179,271.59M 189,561.25M 213,416.16M
Total liabilities 120,481.35M 130,243.88M 144,891.09M 149,397.80M 168,978.19M
Total equity 21,916.81M 22,410.89M 27,901.88M 33,847.19M 38,213.19M
Operating cash flow 7,132.67M 8,225.49M 12,133.35M 11,928.18M 13,557.18M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2020
PER13.61
ROA2.64%
ROE14.79%
Operating margin10.34%
Profit margin7.06%

Key executives

  • Co-Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer: Kenichiro Yoshida
  • Chief Financial Officer, Director & Vice President: 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

Shareholders

  • Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (3.8%)
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management Co., Ltd. (3.6%)
  • Sony Corp. (3.2%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (2.8%)
  • Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (2.1%)
  • Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd. (1.8%)
  • Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors) (1.7%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (1.6%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (1.4%)
  • GIC Pte Ltd. (Investment Management) (1.4%)

Contact Details

  • Website:http://www.sony.co.jp
  • Address: 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-Ku, Tokyo, 108-0075, Japan
  • Phone: +81.3.6748.2111

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