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SONY CORP (6758)

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Business Summary
Logo Sony Corp
Manufactures and distributes consumer and industrial electronics, game consoles and related software, engages in music and cinema production and distribution and provides life insurance and related financial services

Sony Corp. is engaged in the development, design, manufacture, and sale of electronic equipment, instruments, devices, game consoles, and software for consumers, professionals, and industrial markets.

Its operations are carried out through the following segments: Consumer Products and Service; Professional, Device and Solutions; Pictures; Music; Financial Services; and Other.

The Consumer Products and Service segment includes Sony Computer Entertainment, Sony Network Entertainment, VAIO & Mobile Business Group, Personal Imaging and Sound Business Group, and Home Entertainment Business Group.

The Professional, Device and Solutions Group segment includes Professional Solutions Group, Device Solutions Business Group, and Semiconductor Business Group.

The Pictures segment includes planning, production, and distribution of films and television programs.

The Music segment includes planning, production, manufacture, and sale of music software; and production and sale of animation works.

The Financial Service segment includes life insurance, damage insurance, banking, and credit finance businesses.

The Other segment includes Blu-ray disc, DVD, and CD; Network Service-related Business, advertising agency business, and others.

The company was founded by Akio Morita and Masaru Ibuka on May 7, 1946 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
Sales per Businesses
20132014Delta
JPY (in Million)%JPY (in Million)%
Mobile Products & Communications1,220,01018%1,629,52021% +25.13%
Financial Services1,004,62014.8%988,94412.7% -1.59%
Home Entertainment & Sound993,82214.6%1,166,01015% +14.77%
Pictures732,12710.8%828,66810.7% +11.65%
Imaging Products & Solutions726,77410.7%737,4749.5% +1.45%
Devices583,9688.6%589,1947.6% +0.89%
All Other532,5587.8%532,9366.9% +0.07%
Game527,1107.8%750,4489.7% +29.76%
Music431,7196.4%492,0586.3% +12.26%
Corporate and Elimination48,1370.7%52,0120.7% +7.45%
Sales per Regions
20132014Delta
JPY (in Million)%JPY (in Million)%
Japan2,203,23032.4%2,199,10028.3% -0.19%
Europe1,362,49020.1%1,753,53022.6% +22.3%
United States1,064,76015.7%1,302,05016.8% +18.22%
Other Areas899,38113.2%978,41512.6% +8.08%
Asia-Pacific806,20511.9%1,013,64013% +20.46%
China464,7846.8%520,5396.7% +10.71%
Managers
NameAgeSinceTitle
Kazuo Hirai552009President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Osamu Nagayama682010Chairman
Kenichiro Yoshida562013Chief Financial Officer, Director & Executive VP
Ryoji Chubachi, PhD681977Vice Chairman
Tsun Yan Hsieh, MBA622007Independent Director
Kanemitsu Anraku742010Outside Director
Takaaki Nimura, CPA662012Outside Director
Joichi Ito492013Director
Eikoh Harada672013Outside Director
Tim Schaaff562012Director
Shareholders
NameShares%
Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. 28,337,100 2.42%
BlackRock Fund Advisors 24,618,521 2.10%
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. 18,142,100 1.55%
Thornburg Investment Management, Inc. 17,312,686 1.48%
The Vanguard Group, Inc. 16,971,086 1.45%
Norges Bank Investment Management 15,192,152 1.30%
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. 12,589,100 1.08%
TIAA-CREF Investment Management LLC 9,099,569 0.78%
FUJIFILM Holdings Corp. 7,982,186 0.68%
Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd. 7,291,235 0.62%
Holdings
NameShares%Valuation
Sony Financial Holdings Inc (8729) 261,000,00060.0%4,710,956,040 USD
M3 Inc (2413) 127,382,00039.4%2,412,030,397 USD
Olympus Corp (7733) 17,243,9505.03%625,375,988 USD
Japan Display Inc (6740) 10,700,0001.78%44,348,611 USD
Sony Corp (6758) 1,008,8000.086%30,722,580 USD
Chorokbaem Media Co., Ltd 3,833,96611.8%10,461,168 USD
Silicon Studio Corp (3907) 120,0005.10%10,137,880 USD
Wowow Inc (4839) 230,0000.80%7,649,370 USD
TV TOKYO Holdings Corporation (9413) 60,0000.21%1,118,075 USD
SPACE SHOWER NETWORKS INC. (4838) 80,0000.75%270,745 USD
Sector
Technology
Technology Equipment
 Computers, Phones & Household Electronics
  Household Electronics
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Sector Household Electronics
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Company contact information
Sony Corp.
1-7-1 Konan
Minato-Ku
Tokyo 108-0075

Phone : +81.3.6748.2111
Fax : +81.3.6748.2244
Web : www.sony.net
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