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.

Type
Public
HQ
Minato-ku, JP
Founded
1981
Size (employees)
68,402 (est)
SoftBank was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Minato-ku, JP
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Key People/Management at SoftBank

Rajeev Misra

Rajeev Misra

CEO
Masayoshi Son

Masayoshi Son

Chairman
Alok Sama

Alok Sama

President & CFO, SoftBank Group International
Kazuhiko Fujihara

Kazuhiko Fujihara

Executive Corporate Officer Head of Business Unit
Ronald Fisher

Ronald Fisher

Director
Ken Miyauchi

Ken Miyauchi

Representative Director, President & COO
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SoftBank Office Locations

SoftBank has an office in Minato-ku
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SoftBank Financials and Metrics

SoftBank Financials

SoftBank's revenue was reported to be ¥9.15 t in FY, 2015 which is a 7.6% increase from the previous period.
JPY

Revenue (FY, 2015)

9.2 t

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

7.6%

Gross profit (FY, 2015)

9.1 t

Gross profit margin (FY, 2015), %

99.5%

Net income (FY, 2015)

6.4 b

Market capitalization (31-Oct-2017)

96.8 b

Closing share price (31-Oct-2017)

44.7
SoftBank's current market capitalization is $96.8 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
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SoftBank Operating Metrics

FY, 2014FY, 2015Q2, 2016

Cumulative Subscribers

31.55 m32.04 m32.30 m
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SoftBank Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Boston Dynamics (81)June 08, 2017
Fortress Investment Group February 14, 2017$3.30 b
ARM July 18, 2016$32 b
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SoftBank News and Updates

Jared Kushner's real estate startup is seeking a $100 million investment from a Saudi-backed fund

Cadre, a real estate startup partly-owned by presidential senior adviser Jared Kushner, is seeking an investment of at least $100 million from a private fund backed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Cadre was reportedly approached by SoftBank Vision Fund, a Japanese conglomerate which …

SoftBank says selling its entire Flipkart stake to Walmart

TOKYO, May 23 (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp said on Wednesday it is selling its roughly 20 percent stake in Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart to Walmart Inc .

China’s Didi removes social features from carpooling service after passenger murder

(Reuters) — China’s biggest ride-sharing company, Didi Chuxing, will disable features such as profile pictures, ratings and public tags from its carpooling service, as it looks to win back trust following the killing of a passenger that sparked questions about safety. The 21-year-old female passenge…

Japan's SoftBank to open Saudi Arabian office -sources

RIYADH/DUBAI, May 15 (Reuters) - SoftBank is planning to open a Saudi Arabian office, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday, further strengthening its ties with the kingdom.

SoftBank's Son says new Vision Fund to be set up in 'near future'

TOKYO (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp Chief Executive Masayoshi Son said on Tuesday a second Vision Fund would be set up in the near future, adding that investment for the new fund could come from investors in the first fund or from institutional investors.
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