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About the company

Sony Corporation (Sony) is engaged in the development, design, manufacture and sale of various kinds of electronic equipment, instruments and devices for consumer, professional and industrial markets, as well as game consoles and software. The Company's segments include Mobile Communications, Game & Network Services, Imaging Products & Solutions, Home Entertainment & Sound, Devices, Pictures, Music, Financial Services and All Other. It is engaged in the production, acquisition and distribution of motion pictures and television programming and the operation of television and digital networks. It is also engaged in the development, production, manufacture and distribution of recorded music and the management and licensing of the words and music of songs. It is also engaged in various financial services businesses, including life and non-life insurance operations, through its Japanese insurance subsidiaries and banking operations through a Japanese Internet-based banking subsidiary.

  • Revenue in JPY (TTM)7.91tn
  • Net income in JPY86.52bn
  • Incorporated1946
  • Employees125.30k
  • Location
    Sony Corp1-7-1, KonanMINATO-KU 108-0075JapanJPN
  • Phone+81 367482111Fax+81 367482244
  • Website
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Mergers & acquisitions

Acquired companyDeal statusDateDate /
Deal status
6758:TYO since
Altair Semiconductor LtdDeal completed26 Jan 201626 Jan 2016Deal completed31.25%212.00m
Sony Financial Holdings IncRumoured18 Nov 201518 Nov 2015Rumoured1.55%--
Softkinetic Systems SADeal completed08 Oct 201508 Oct 2015Deal completed3.93%--
Data delayed at least 20 minutes, as of Aug 26 2016 07:00 BST.

Peer analysis

CompanyRevenue (TTM)Net income (TTM)Market capEmployeesMarket Cap /
Toshiba Corp5.53tn-815.55bn1.30tn187.81k1.30tn187.81k
Sony Corp7.91tn86.52bn4.26tn125.30k4.26tn125.30k
Data as of Aug 26 2016. Currency figures normalised to Sony Corp's reporting currency: Japanese Yen JPY

Institutional shareholders

23.50%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors)as of 13 May 201686.52m6.85%
Government Pension Investment Fundas of 31 Mar 201586.16m6.82%
Nomura Asset Management Co., of 29 Jul 201627.36m2.17%
The Vanguard Group, of 31 Jul 201623.84m1.89%
Norges Bank Investment Managementas of 31 Dec 201515.93m1.26%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 04 Aug 201615.57m1.23%
Daiwa Asset Management Co. of 30 Jun 201610.61m0.84%
Invesco Advisers, of 30 Jun 201610.58m0.84%
Nikko Asset Management Co., of 29 Jul 201610.42m0.83%
TIAA-CREF Investment Management LLCas of 30 Jun 20169.68m0.77%
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Data from 31 Mar 2015 - 30 Jun 2016Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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