SoftBank Group Corp., together with its subsidiaries, operates in the information industry in Japan and internationally. The company operates through four segments: Domestic Telecommunications, Sprint, Yahoo Japan, and Distribution segment. Its Domestic Telecommunications segment provides mobile communications and broadband services; sells mobile devices and terminals; and provision of fixed-line telecommunications services. Its Yahoo Japan segment is involved in Internet advertising, e-commerce, and membership services businesses. The Distribution segment engages in the distribution of mobile devices to telecommunication service providers and retailers worldwide.

Company Growth (employees)
Minato Ku, JP
Size (employees)
68,402 (est)+4%
SoftBank was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Minato-ku, JP

Key People/Management at SoftBank

Masayoshi  Son

Masayoshi Son

Chairman & CEO
Alok Sama

Alok Sama

President & CFO, SoftBank Group International
Yoshimitsu Goto

Yoshimitsu Goto

Executive Corporate Officer Head of Finance Unit General Manager, Finance
Kazuhiko Fujihara

Kazuhiko Fujihara

Executive Corporate Officer Head of Business Unit
Ronald Fisher

Ronald Fisher

Ken Miyauchi

Ken Miyauchi

Representative Director, President & COO

SoftBank Office Locations

SoftBank has an office in Minato-ku

SoftBank Financials and Metrics

SoftBank Financials

SoftBank's revenue was reported to be ¥9.2 t in FY, 2015 which is a 8% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2015)

9.2 t

Revenue growth (FY, 2014 - FY, 2015), %


Gross profit (FY, 2015)

9.1 t

Gross profit margin (FY, 2015), %


Net income (FY, 2015)

6.4 b

Market capitalization (19-Oct-2017)

95.5 b

Closing share price (19-Oct-2017)

SoftBank's current market capitalization is $95.5 b.
JPYFY, 2014FY, 2015


8.5 t9.2 t

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

38.4 b44.3 b

Gross profit

8.5 t9.1 t
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SoftBank Operating Metrics

FY, 2014FY, 2015Q2, 2016

Cumulative Subscribers

31.55 m32.04 m32.3 m
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SoftBank Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Boston DynamicsJune 08, 2017
Fortress Investment GroupFebruary 14, 2017$3.3 b
ARMJuly 18, 2016$32 b

SoftBank Market Value History

Traffic Overview of SoftBank

SoftBank Online and Social Media Presence

SoftBank News and Updates

SoftBank launches U.S. tower venture

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UPDATE 1-Uber board votes in favor of SoftBank deal, governance changes

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc directors on Tuesday voted to allow Japan's SoftBank Group to invest in the ride services company and approved a series of governance changes that increases the independence of the board and decreases the influence of former Chief Executive Offi…

India’s Ola said to raise $2 billion from SoftBank, Tencent: Bloomberg

India’s ride-hailing company Ola on Monday secured $2 billion in new funding from a group of investors, including SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) and Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK), Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.

ZTE, SoftBank hit 1 Gbps peak data rate in massive MIMO test

Massive MIMO trial was carried out on a commercial network in Nagasaki Chinese vendor ZTE Corporation, together with Japanese telco SoftBank and Wireless City Planning, successfully verified the 24-stream space division multiplexing technology by using pre-standard 5G TDD massive MIMO technology on …

Roivant receives bad news — and so does SoftBank

 Last month, SoftBank, through its massive Vision Fund, led the single biggest private financing round for a healthcare company ever — funneling $1.1 billion into the drug holding outfit Roivant Sciences. Today, the Japanese conglomerate might be regretting that decision. Read More
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