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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)7.85tn
  • Net income in JPY132.99bn
  • Incorporated1946
  • Employees128.40k
  • 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
Belive SASRumoured14 Jul 201714 Jul 2017Rumoured-5.38%--
Data delayed at least 20 minutes, as of Oct 20 2017 07:00 BST.

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)
Capital expenditure
(5 yr growth rate)
(5 yr growth rate)
Toshiba Corp4.81tn361.71bn1.45tn153.49k3.99--4.400.300685.44-235.041,135.37-,317,550.003.81-1.1110.50-2.4828.1222.903.56-1.130.7178--1.25---5.51-4.40153.3234.53-11.41--
Sharp Corporation2.13tn13.47bn1.80tn41.90k313,368.1015.6621.750.84310.01150.01153,600.31623.781.328.536.8750,925,320.001.08-10.292.21-40.2718.8814.150.8132-8.101.2433.320.6602---16.69-3.5488.44---8.11--
Sony Corp7.85tn132.99bn5.34tn128.40k40.962.0610.640.6808103.14103.146,088.912,051.940.45478.078.2861,122,770.001.070.41421.610.628225.6425.322.360.83430.709816.910.29221,229.25-6.203.21-50.41---2.71-4.36
Data as of Oct 20 2017. Currency figures normalised to Sony Corp's reporting currency: Japanese Yen JPY

Institutional shareholders

25.95%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors)as of 30 Jun 201771.94m5.69%
Asset Management One Co., Ltd.as of 15 May 201759.67m4.72%
Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd.as of 31 Aug 201734.75m2.75%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 15 Mar 201734.70m2.74%
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 31 Aug 201728.75m2.27%
Capital Research & Management Co. (Global Investors)as of 31 Jul 201726.28m2.08%
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.as of 15 Mar 201725.42m2.01%
Norges Bank Investment Managementas of 31 Dec 201616.53m1.31%
Fidelity Management & Research Co.as of 31 Aug 201715.10m1.19%
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd.as of 31 Aug 201715.03m1.19%
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Data from 31 Dec 2016 - 30 Jun 2017Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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