Sony

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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 such as 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
Employee Ratings4.1
Overall CultureB-

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Mar 2021)109,700(-1%)
Revenue (FY, 2021)¥9 T(+9%)
Share Price (May 2022)¥11.1 K(+2%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore
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Key People/Management at Sony

Kenichiro Yoshida

Kenichiro Yoshida

President and CEO
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 51 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

Sony's revenue was reported to be ¥9 t in FY, 2021
JPY

Revenue (Q3, 2022)

3.0t

Gross profit (Q3, 2022)

1.5t

Net income (Q3, 2022)

347.9b

EBITDA (Q3, 2022)

701.4b

EBIT (Q3, 2022)

465.2b

Market capitalization (6-May-2022)

13.7t

Closing stock price (6-May-2022)

11.1k

Cash (31-Dec-2021)

1.8t

EV

14.8t
Sony's current market capitalization is ¥13.7 t.
Annual
JPYFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020FY, 2021

Revenue

8.5t8.7t8.3t9.0t

Cost of goods sold

(5.1t)(5.1t)(4.7t)(5.4t)

Gross profit

3.5t3.7t3.6t3.6t

R&D expense

(458.5b)(481.2b)(499.3b)(525.2b)
Quarterly
JPYQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021Q3, 2021Q1, 2022Q2, 2022Q3, 2022

Revenue

2.0t2.2t2.4t1.9t2.1t2.5t2.0t2.1t2.7t2.3t2.4t3.0t

Cost of goods sold

(1.0t)(1.2t)(1.5t)(1.0t)(1.1t)(1.3t)(962.6b)(1.0t)(1.5t)(1.1t)(1.2t)(1.6t)

Gross profit

927.4b1.0t918.7b921.2b1.1t1.2t1.0t1.1t1.2t1.2t1.2t1.5t

R&D expense

(107.5b)(116.5b)(121.0b)(113.6b)(122.1b)(121.3b)(121.3b)(127.6b)248.9b
Annual
JPYFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020FY, 2021

Cash

1.6t1.5t1.5t1.8t

Accounts Receivable

1.0t1.1t1.0t1.1t

Inventories

692.9b653.3b590.0b637.4b
Quarterly
JPYQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021Q3, 2021Q1, 2022Q2, 2022Q3, 2022

Cash

1.5t1.5t1.5t1.2t1.3t1.4t1.4t1.9t1.9t1.7t1.5t1.8t

Accounts Receivable

1.1t1.3t1.4t1.1t1.2t1.3t979.4b1.0t1.3t1.4t1.5t1.8t

Inventories

692.6b814.6b676.1b693.6b779.5b607.4b588.8b681.7b605.4b758.0b848.0b788.4b
Annual
JPYFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020FY, 2021

Net Income

547.3b966.6b622.3b1.2t

Depreciation and Amortization

720.7b722.5b746.5b663.7b

Inventories

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

Accounts Payable

(87.9b)18.5b(91.4b)211.9b
Quarterly
JPYQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021Q3, 2021Q1, 2022Q2, 2022Q3, 2022

Net Income

236.9b424.0b865.2b166.0b366.2b606.5b247.0b710.5b1.1t566.3b1.0t

Depreciation and Amortization

144.2b305.7b278.4b150.0b328.3b494.1b147.0b305.6b484.4b418.2b666.7b

Inventories

(7.2b)(118.3b)7.3b(52.0b)(144.1b)34.9b(26.3b)(121.8b)(41.0b)(207.1b)(135.0b)

Accounts Payable

303.0b124.0b55.8b128.8b(12.6b)10.5b290.7b277.3b91.2b140.9b
JPYFY, 2018

Revenue/Employee

72.8m
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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

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
Sony Semiconductor IsraelJanuary 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: 10.4% from MUSIC, 8.4% from PICTURES, 18.5% from FINANCIAL SERVICES, 11.3% from IMAGING PRODUCTS & SOLUTIONS, 29.5% from GAME & NETWORK SERVICES, 21.3% from ELECTRONICS PRODUCTS & SOLUTIONS and 0.5% from Other

Sony revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 32.9% from JAPAN, 23.9% from UNITED STATES, 20.2% from EUROPE, 9.6% from ASIA PACIFIC, 8.5% from CHINA (PEOPLES REPUBLIC) and 4.9% from Other

Human Capital Metrics

Sony's employees are reported to be approximately 35% female and 65% male.
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Sony Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

84/100

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Sony Online and Social Media Presence

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Sony Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    B-

    69/100

  • CEO Rating

    B+

    74/100

  • Compensation

    B

    73/100

  • Diversity

    B-

    69/100

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Sony News and Updates

Sony Group Corporation Quarterly Financial Statements for the Third Quarter Ended December 31, 2021

Sony Group Corporation today announced its Quarterly Financial Statements for the Third Quarter Ended December 31, 2021 (April 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021).

Sony Introduces New Closed Cell Isolation System CGX10 for use in Production of Advanced Cell Therapy Products

Sony Corporation ("Sony") today introduced a new Cell Isolation System, CGX10, which sorts cells at high speed and high purity in a closed system. The CGX10's design enables sorting of cells in a manner that is designed to be closed off from the outside environment, making it possible to analyze and…

Sony Develops World’s First*1 Stacked CMOS Image Sensor Technology with 2-Layer Transistor Pixel

Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation (“Sony”) has succeeded in developing the world’s first*1 stacked CMOS image sensor technology with 2-Layer Transistor Pixel. Whereas conventional CMOS image sensors’ photodiodes and pixel transistors occupy the same substrate, Sony’s new technology separates …

Shimizu and Sony Start Joint Demonstration Experiments toward Practical Applications for Patrol and Monitoring Robots at Construction Site

Shimizu Corporation ("Shimizu") and Sony Group Corporation ("Sony") announced today that they have started demonstration experiments to develop practical applications for using robots to streamline construction management tasks such as patrols and monitoring at construction sites.

Sony Develops Robot Capable of Stable, High-Efficiency Locomotion Across Uneven Terrain

Sony Group Corporation ("Sony") announced today that it has developed a robot capable of stable and high-efficiency locomotion across uneven terrain.

Sony announces new PS5 faceplates in a range of colours

Sony has finally announced custom covers and new controller variants for the PlayStation 5. The accessories will be available in new galaxy-inspired colours and are scheduled to launch in select territories in January 2022.
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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 109,700 employees.

  • What is Sony revenue?

    Latest Sony annual revenue is ¥9 t.

  • What is Sony revenue per employee?

    Latest Sony revenue per employee is ¥82 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 51 other locations.

  • How many offices does Sony have?

    Sony has 61 offices.