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Sony is a company that develops, designs, produces, and sells electronic equipment, instruments, and devices for consumer, professional and industrial markets, as well as game hardware and software. It is also engaged in the production and acquisition, development, manufacture, marketing, distribution, and broadcasting of image-based software, including motion picture, home entertainment, and television products as well as distribution of recorded music. Moreover, Sony provides financial services, including life and non-life insurance operations. The company is also engaged in a network services business and an advertising agency business.

TypePublic
Founded1946
HQTokyo, JP
Websitesony.net
Overall CultureB

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Mar 2020)111,700(-2%)
Revenue (FY, 2020)¥9 T(+9%)
Share Price (Jul 2021)¥10.9 K(+3%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at Sony

Kenichiro Yoshida

Kenichiro Yoshida

President and Chief Executive Officer
Hiroki Totoki

Hiroki Totoki

Member of the Board, Executive Deputy President and Chief Financial Officer
Toru Katsumoto

Toru Katsumoto

Executive Deputy President and CTO
Terushi Shimizu

Terushi Shimizu

Senior Executive Vice President, Officer in charge of Imaging & Sensing Solutions Business
Rob Stringer

Rob Stringer

Senior Executive Vice President , Officer in charge of Music Business (Global) CEO, Sony Music Entertainment
Anthony Vinciquerra

Anthony Vinciquerra

Senior Executive Vice President, Officer in charge of Pictures Business, Chairman and CEO, Sony Pictures Entertainment
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Sony Office Locations

Sony has offices in Tokyo, Atsugi, Fujisawa, Tagajo and in 50 other locations
Tokyo, JP (HQ)
1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku
Atsugi, JP
4-14-1 Asahi-cho
Atsugi, JP
4-16-1 Okata
Fujisawa, JP
3-3-1 Tsujido-shinmachi
Tagajo, JP
3-4-1 Sakuragi
Tokyo, JP
2-10-1 Osaki, Shinagawa-ku
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Sony Financials and Metrics

Sony Revenue

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Sony's revenue was reported to be ¥9 t in FY, 2020 which is a 9% increase from the previous period.
JPY

Revenue (FY, 2020)

9.0t

Revenue growth (FY, 2020 - FY, 2020), %

9%

Gross profit (FY, 2020)

3.9t

Gross profit margin (FY, 2020), %

43.6%

Net income (FY, 2020)

1.2t

EBIT (FY, 2020)

971.9b

Market capitalization (21-Jul-2021)

13.5t

Closing stock price (21-Jul-2021)

10.9k

Cash (31-Mar-2021)

1.8t

EV

14.2t
Sony's current market capitalization is ¥13.5 t.
Annual
JPYFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

7.6t8.5t8.7t8.3t9.0t

Revenue growth, %

(6%)12%1%(5%)9%

Cost of goods sold

4.8t5.2t5.2t4.8t5.1t

Gross profit

2.9t3.4t3.5t3.5t3.9t
Quarterly
JPYQ1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Revenue

1.9t2.1t2.7t2.0t2.2t2.4t1.9t2.1t2.5t2.0t2.1t2.7t

Cost of goods sold

1.1t1.2t1.6t1.1t1.2t1.6t1.1t1.2t1.4t1.1t1.1t1.6t

Gross profit

743.0b827.9b1.1t841.1b960.0b820.4b864.7b965.3b1.1t916.2b967.5b1.1t

Gross profit Margin, %

40%40%40%43%44%34%45%45%43%47%46%42%
Annual
JPYFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

960.1b1.6t1.5t1.5t1.8t

Accounts Receivable

1.0t1.1t1.1t1.0t1.1t

Prepaid Expenses

525.9b516.7b509.3b594.0b538.5b

Inventories

640.8b692.9b653.3b590.0b637.4b
Annual
JPYFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

127.6b547.3b966.6b622.3b1.2t

Depreciation and Amortization

327.0b361.4b374.0b416.6b663.7b

Inventories

11.2b(51.5b)30.5b40.3b(57.0b)

Accounts Payable

(1.4b)(87.9b)18.5b(91.4b)211.9b
JPYFY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

59.2m

Debt/Equity

0.4 x

Debt/Assets

0.1 x

Financial Leverage

5.6 x
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Sony Operating Metrics

FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017FY, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018FY, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019FY, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020FY, 2020

PS4 Hardware Sold

17.7 m3.5 m3.9 m9.7 m20 m3.3 m4.2 m9 m19 m3.2 m3.9 m8.1 m17.8 m3.2 m2.8 m6.1 m13.6 m1.9 m1.5 m1.4 m5.7 m

Subscribers, AXN Sci-Fi Italy

4.3 m4.3 m4.3 m

Subscribers, GEM

1.5 m900 k1.8 m1.8 m1.8 m1.9 m1.9 m1.9 m1.9 m1 m1 m1.5 m1.4 m

Subscribers, Sony Cocuk

18.5 m18.9 m18.1 m18.1 m18.1 m18.5 m18.5 m18.5 m18.5 m18.5 m
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Sony Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
nevionSeptember 30, 2020
Sony Financial Holdings Inc.July 15, 2020$3.7 b
MidokuraJune 07, 2019
CogitaiJanuary 01, 2019
truTVFebruary 17, 2017
Altair Semiconductor Altair SemiconductorJanuary 22, 2016$212 m
Toshiba - Image Sensor BusinessDecember 04, 2015$155 m
Softkinetic SoftkineticOctober 08, 2015
Optical ArchiveMay 27, 2015
OnLiveApril 04, 2015
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Sony Revenue Breakdown

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Sony revenue breakdown by business segment: 8.4% from Pictures, 10.3% from Music, 28.9% from Game & Network Services, 18.5% from Financial Services, 10.4% from Imaging Products & Solutions, 21.1% from Electronics Products and Solutions and 2.3% from Other

Human Capital Metrics

Sony's employees are reported to be approximately 36% female and 64% male.
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Sony Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

83/100

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Sony Online and Social Media Presence

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Sony Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    B

    69/100

  • CEO Rating

    A-

    74/100

  • Compensation

    A

    78/100

  • Diversity

    B

    69/100

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Sony News and Updates

Sony Electronics Expands Functionality of Camera Remote SDK and Increases Range of Compatible Models

Sony Electronics Inc. has launched an update (Version 1.04) to its Camera Remote Software Development Kit (SDK) which extends the list of supported cameras to include the Alpha 1 and RX0 II. The addition of these models opens many new opportunities for companies to utilize the industry leading techn…

Sony Electronics Announces New Mobile ES™ Series, Offering an Elevated Standard for Car Audio

Sony Electronics Inc. today introduced the Mobile ES car speaker and subwoofer lineup, including XS-162ES, XS-160ES, XS-690ES, XS-680ES and XS-W104ES, setting a new standard for superior in-car entertainment. Developed with various technical updates, the Mobile ES lineup helps customers experience t…

Komatsu, NTT DOCOMO, Sony Semiconductor Solutions and Nomura Research Institute to Launch “EARTHBRAIN”

Komatsu Ltd., NTT DOCOMO, INC., Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation and Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. jointly announced today that they have agreed to launch a new company, named EARTHBRAIN Ltd., that will support digital transformation in the construction industry for dramatically improved s…

Sony Group Donates $1 Million in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis in India

The Sony Group today announced a 1 million US dollar donation to support the COVID-19 crisis in India, where the recent surge in infections is leading to shortages of medical supplies and overwhelming the country’s health system.

Sony Electronics Upgrades the In-Car Audio Experience with Three AV Receivers, Featuring Impressive Sound and New Connectivity Options

Sony Electronics Inc. today announced new XAV-AX8100, XAV-AX5600 and XAV-AX150 car AV receivers, offering upgraded utility, powerful sound and smart features.
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Sony Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Sony founded?

    Sony was founded in 1946.

  • Who are Sony key executives?

    Sony's key executives are Kenichiro Yoshida, Hiroki Totoki and Toru Katsumoto.

  • How many employees does Sony have?

    Sony has 111,700 employees.

  • What is Sony revenue?

    Latest Sony annual revenue is ¥9 t.

  • What is Sony revenue per employee?

    Latest Sony revenue per employee is ¥80.6 m.

  • Who are Sony competitors?

    Competitors of Sony include GoPro, Sharp and Oculus.

  • Where is Sony headquarters?

    Sony headquarters is located at 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo.

  • Where are Sony offices?

    Sony has offices in Tokyo, Atsugi, Fujisawa, Tagajo and in 50 other locations.

  • How many offices does Sony have?

    Sony has 60 offices.