SoftBank

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

Key People 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

Director
Ken Miyauchi

Ken Miyauchi

Representative Director, President & COO

SoftBank Office Locations

SoftBank has an office in Minato-ku

SoftBank Data and Metrics

SoftBank Financial Metrics

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

Revenue (FY, 2015)

9.2 t

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

8%

Gross profit (FY, 2015)

9.1 t

Gross profit margin (FY, 2015), %

100%

Net income (FY, 2015)

6.4 b

Market capitalization (25-Jul-2017)

92.6 b

Closing share price (25-Jul-2017)

41.7
SoftBank's current market capitalization is $92.6 b.
JPYFY, 2014FY, 2015

Revenue

8.5 t9.2 t

Revenue growth, %

8%

Cost of goods sold

38.4 b44.3 b

Gross profit

8.5 t9.1 t

Gross profit Margin, %

100%100%

Operating expense total

17.7 b19.4 b

Net Income

5.7 b6.4 b

SoftBank Operating Metrics

FY, 2014FY, 2015Q2, 2016

Cumulative Subscribers

31.55 m32.04 m32.3 m

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

Gaming firm Improbable raises whopping $502 million from Softbank, at $1 billion valuation

Japanese giant Softbank has led an investment of $502 million into UK gaming company Improbable, making it one of the largest VC rounds in a private UK company. The sizeable deal puts the company at a reported valuation of over $1 billion. Existing investors Andreessen Horowitz and Horizons Ventures…

Improbable draws $502 million from SoftBank and others for dream of giant online game worlds

How’s this for improbable? Online gaming world enabler Improbable has raised $502 million in a second round of investors, including SoftBank. Improbable has created an operating system, SpatialOS, that marshals the power of cloud computing and distributed platforms to enable even small studios to de…

Improbable grabs $502M led by Softbank at a $1B+ valuation for its virtual world Spatial OS

 Improbable, the London startup that has developed a platform for third parties to build vast virtual and simulated worlds, has landed a stratospheric round of funding to double down on its product and expand its ecosystem of developers. The company, which also has offices in San Francisco, has rais…

SoftBank confirms it’s putting $5BN into Didi Chuxing, the ‘Uber of China’

 Japanese telco giant Softbank has confirmed the size of its investment into Didi Chuxing, aka the Uber of China, and the figure is $5 billion (~¥550,000M). Read More

How Softbank became tech’s phantom buyer

 This week, Softbank is reportedly in discussions to pour $1.4 billion into the India-based digital payments company Paytm. Last week, it was reported to be close to an investment in Improbable Worlds, a London-based virtual reality startup backed by Andreessen Horowitz. Last month, the reports cent…

SoftBank makes it easier to customize Pepper the robot’s greeting skills

 Until now, Pepper the robot has required programming knowledge to control, a fact that’s proven a pain point toward wider adoption (well, that and the fact that it hasn’t started shipping widely here in the U.S.). This morning, the company debuted Promoter, a browser-based solution that lets anyone…
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