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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)7.71tn
  • Net income in JPY57.81bn
  • Incorporated1946
  • Employees125.30k
  • Location
    Sony Corp1-7-1, KonanMINATO-KU 108-0075JapanJPN
  • Phone+81 367482111
  • Fax+81 367482244
  • Websitehttp://www.sony.net/
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Mergers & acquisitions

Acquired companyDeal statusDateDate /
Deal status
6758:TYO since
Altair Semiconductor LtdDeal completed26 Jan 201626 Jan 2016Deal completed34.67%212.00m
Data delayed at least 20 minutes, as of Jan 24 2017 06:00 GMT.

Peer analysis

Key Information
CompanyRevenue (TTM)Net income (TTM)Market capEmployeesPrice/earnings (TTM)Price/book value (MRQ)Price/cash flow (TTM)Price/sales (TTM)EPS (excl. extraordinary items, TTM)EPS (incl. extraordinary items, TTM)Revenue per share (TTM)Book value per share (MRQ)Asset turnover (TTM)Inventory turnover (TTM)Receivables turnover (TTM)Revenues per employee (TTM)Return on avg assets (TTM)Return on avg assets (5 yr avg)Return on investment (TTM)Return on investment (5 yr avg)Gross margin (TTM)Gross margin
(5 yr avg)
Net profit margin (TTM)Net Profit margin
(5 yr avg)
Quick ratio (MRQ)Interest coverage (TTM)Total debt to capital (MRQ)Payout ratio
(5 yr avg)
(YOY change %)
(5 yr growth rate)
Net income
(YOY change %)
Net income
(5 yr growth rate)
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(5 yr growth rate)
(5 yr growth rate)
Harman International Industries Inc7.04bn377.75m7.72bn26.00k21.203.0912.931.105.225.2297.3135.881.185.836.37270,781.206.316.749.5210.4830.5028.275.375.221.1416.710.347424.0012.2912.875.5621.6312.8794.73
Toshiba Corp5.27tn-834.14bn1.14tn187.81k--3.13--0.216-197.01-90.221,245.8585.790.95654.914.6628,086,850.00-15.62-2.02-36.09-4.3216.5322.49-16.33-2.000.8977-5.930.6283---7.29-1.98-15,844.56--2.30--
Sharp Corporation2.10tn-224.11bn1.52tn43.51k--6.53--0.7232-126.34-126.34946.3951.251.227.787.1848,300,220.00-12.45-12.44-33.63-40.6110.8813.92-10.24-10.511.23-5.230.714---11.65-4.02-17.59---25.00--
Sony Corp7.71tn57.81bn4.34tn125.30k78.931.888.500.562643.4843.486,016.041,830.320.45835.387.9061,508,860.000.69-0.27891.04-0.427236.8234.581.51-0.54810.651613.540.2663---1.342.45217.31--8.15-4.36
Data as of Jan 24 2017. Currency figures normalised to Sony Corp's reporting currency: Japanese Yen JPY

Institutional shareholders

20.70%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Asset Management One Co., Ltd.as of 14 Oct 201662.29m4.93%
Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors)as of 31 Dec 201659.24m4.69%
Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd.as of 30 Dec 201629.10m2.30%
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 31 Dec 201625.14m1.99%
Capital Research & Management Co. (Global Investors)as of 31 Dec 201618.23m1.44%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 04 Jan 201716.28m1.29%
Norges Bank Investment Managementas of 31 Dec 201515.93m1.26%
Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd.as of 30 Nov 201612.19m0.97%
Fidelity Management & Research Co.as of 30 Nov 201611.67m0.92%
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd.as of 30 Dec 201611.37m0.90%
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Data from 31 Dec 2015 - 30 Sep 2016Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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