Sony Corp.

Sony Corp.

Sony Corp.

Overview
Date Founded

1946

Headquarters

1-7-1 Konan, Minato-Ku Tokyo, 108-0075, Japan

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

114K

Industries

Appliances & Electronics
Wholesale: Consumer Durables
Insurance: Life & Health
Entertainment
Computer Software

Company Description

The Sony Group is primarily focused on the Electronics (such as AV/IT products & components), Game (such as PlayStation), Entertainment (such as motion pictures and music), and Financial Services (such as insurance and banking) sectors. Not only do we represent a wide range of businesses, but we remain globally unique. Our aim is to fully leverage this uniqueness in aggressively carrying out our convergence strategy so that we can continue to emotionally touch and excite our customers.

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Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer & Director

Managing Executive Officer & Head-Public Relations

Managing Executive Officer & Head-Personnel

Managing Executive Officer & Head-Music Business

Managing Executive Officer & Head-Picture

Senior General Manager, Quality & Environmental Department

Senior General Manager of Corporate Planning & Control Department

Senior General Manager, Startup Acceleration Division

Senior General Manager-Legal Affairs & Compliance

Board of Directors

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.

Professor at University of Hitotsubashi

President & Chief Executive Officer at Sony Corp.

Chief Financial Officer & Director at Sony Corp.

Regional Executive, Japan & Korea at Dow Silicones Corp.

Former President & Representative Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers Deals Advisory, Inc.

Former President, Representative Director at Astellas Pharma, Inc.

Former Executive Officer, GM-Accounting & IR Contact at Ricoh Company Ltd.

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Owners & Shareholders
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SMTAM's fund managers of their respective investment departments implement investments in line with the investment plans and manage funds. The general managers of their respective investment departments check the status of investment implementations carried out by the fund managers thereof. Execution of buy or sell orders is carried out by traders at the Trading Department which is independent of the respective investment departments, based on execution instructions for investments from the respective investment departments. The firm leverages the strengths, operational structure, know-how and network of their parent company to manage assets, utilizing bottom-up and top-down quantitative investment styles to make investments through their range of funds.

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NAM-J's investment philosophy has core elements including: active management focusing on fundamental research; a team approach; and thorough risk/return assessment. They offer a broad range of equity strategies, including core, value, and growth. The investment approach of the core strategy combines a bottom-up, relative value approach with rigorous fundamental research on individual stocks and a top-down overlay. The investment process is designed to add value in all market conditions over a medium- to long-term horizon. For value, they use bottom-up approach without sector constraints where the quality of stock selection is paramount. The investment process is based on a combination of rigorous quantitative screening based on valuation factors with liquidity consideration and qualitative analysis on firms' fundamentals. The growth strategy focuses on ROE level and sustainability and fundamental strength. In conducting NAM-J's investment decisions, they utilize a broad spectrum of information, including financial publications, third-party research materials, annual reports, prospectuses, regulatory filings, company press releases, corporate rating services, inspections of corporate activities and meetings with management of various companies.

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PRIMECAP invests primarily common stocks or securities with common stock characteristics, bonds and cash/cash equivalents. The firm utilizes fundamental research and bottom-up stock picking to construct portfolios. The main sources of information for research purposes include financial publications, inspections of corporate activities, research materials by others such as sell-side analysts, companies' annual reports and any related filings and press releases, meetings with executives of companies and their suppliers, competitors, customers, etc. All portfolios are built with the best ideas of each of the managers within the multi-manager investment process. PRIMECAP's investment strategy does not employ short sales or margin transactions, nor does it permit investments in derivatives or currency hedging. The firm follows an investment approach based on four key principles including commitment to fundamental research, long-term investment horizon, emphasis on individual decision-making and focus on value.

Recent Transactions
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Sony Corp., SCA Music Holdings (UK) Ltd. purchase Kontraband Ltd.

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Sony Corp., Sony Interactive Entertainment, Inc. /Japan purchase Insomniac Games, Inc.

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Sony Corp., Sony Music Holdings, Inc. purchase The Araca Group /Music Merchandise Division from The Araca Group

Transaction Advisors
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Advised onStudio City Los Angeles, Pacific Coast Capital Partners LLC purchase The Culver Studios LLC from Sony Corp.

Accountant

Advised onGeneral Electric Company, National Broadcasting Co., Inc. purchase Telemundo Group LLC from Liberty Media Corp. (Inactive), Sony Corp.

Legal Advisor

Advised onSony Corp., Sony Corporation of America purchase EMI Music Publishing Ltd. from Mubadala Development Co. PJSC (Private Equity), GSO Capital Partners (Private Equity), Jynwel Capital Ltd.

Legal Advisor

Advised onSony Corp., Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. purchase Gaikai, Inc. from Benchmark Capital Management Co. LLC, TriplePoint Capital LLC, Intel Capital Corp.

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Advised onSony Corp., Sony Corporation of America purchase EMI Music Publishing Ltd. from Mubadala Development Co. PJSC (Private Equity), GSO Capital Partners (Private Equity), Jynwel Capital Ltd.

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Advised onSony Corp. purchases Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC from Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

Advisors & Consultants
Advisor

Hylen Sharp, Inc., a Greenwich, Connecticut based marketing company whose client roster included Hachette Filipacchi Magazines, Sony, JVC, and Psion Computers.

Advisor

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at MDC Partners, Inc.

Legal Advisor

Co-Chair, Antitrust & Competition Practice Group at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Legal Advisor

Co-Chair, Media, Entertainment & Technology Practice Group at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Clients

Facebook, Inc. engages in the development of social media applications for people to connect through mobile devices, personal computers, and other surfaces. It enables users to share opinions, ideas, photos, videos, and other activities online. Its products include Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Oculus. The company was founded by Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris R. Hughes, Andrew McCollum, and Eduardo P. Saverin on February 4, 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.

Netflix, Inc. is an Internet subscription service company, which provides subscription service streaming movies and television episodes over the Internet and sending DVDs by mail. It operates through the following segments: Domestic Streaming, International Streaming and Domestic DVD. The Domestic Streaming segment derives revenues from monthly membership fees for services consisting solely of streaming content to its members in the United States. The International Streaming segment includes fees from members outside the United States. The Domestic DVD segment covers revenues from services consisting solely of DVD-by-mail. The company was founded by Marc Randolph and Wilmot Reed Hastings Jr., on August 29, 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, CA.

AT&T, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of telecommunications media and technology service. It operates through the following four segments: Communications, Warner Media, Latin America and Xandar. The Communications segment provides services to businesses and consumers located in the U.S., or in U.S. territories, and businesses globally. The Warner Media segment develops, produces and distributes feature films, television, gaming and other content over various physical and digital formats. The Latin America segment provides entertainment and wireless services outside of the U.S. The Xandar segment provides advertising services. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$7.73T
Total Enterprise Value
$5.27T
Earnings Per Share
$723.41
Revenue
$8.69T
Net Profit
$916B
EBITDA
$1.6T
EBITDAMargin
18.42%
Total Debt
$1.35T
Total Equity
$4.45T
Enterprise Value Sales
0.61x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
3.29x
TEVNet Income
5.75x
Debt TEV
0.26x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
2.21%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
2.3%
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Qnovo develops electronic management systems for lithium ion batteries. It enables battery performance for applications ranging from consumer electronics to transportation. The firm provides batteries for laptops, smartphones and wearable's. The company was founded by Nadim Maluf, Dania Ghantous and Fred Berkowitz in 2010 and is headquartered in Newark, CA.

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Gaia Interactive, Inc. owns and operates online gaming platforms. It designs, develops, and markets mobile games. The company also offers online games such as pinball, jigsaws, word puzzles, and racing games. The company was founded by Derek Liu, Josh Gainsbrugh, Charles Park, Long Vo and Nai-Yu Pai in 2003 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

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Koozyt, Inc. provides technology solutions. It deals with artificial intelligence machine learning and data analysis, real-world sensing solutions, Internet of Things hardware, and prototype development. The company was founded by Takahiko Sueyoshi, Atsushi Shionozaki, and Junichi Rekimoto on July 3, 2007 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Investors
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Life Peer at United Kingdom House of Lords

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Global Managing Director, Experian Ventures at Experian Information Solutions, Inc.

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Former Executive Vice President & Head of Consumer Products Division at Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson

Suppliers
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Littelfuse, Inc. Internet Software & Services | Chicago, Illinois

Littelfuse, Inc. engages in supplying of circuit protection products for the electronics, automotive and electrical industries. The company offers electromechanical and electronic switch and control devices for commercial and specialty vehicles and sensors for automobile safety systems. It operates through the following segments: Electronics, Automotive, and Electrical. The Electronics segment includes the broadest and deepest portfolio of overvoltage and overcurrent solutions. The Automotive segment maintains a direct sales force to service all the major automotive OEMs and system suppliers domestically. The Electrical segment markets and sells its power fuses and protection relays through the manufacturer's representatives across North America. The company was founded by Edward V. Sundt in 1927 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. Semiconductors | MILPITAS, CA

Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. is a semiconductor company, which designs, develops and markets integrated circuits for the automotive, communications, industrial, medical, and digital consumer industries. Its products include dynamic random access-memory (DRAM), mobile DRAM, static random-access memory, wafer level memory solutions, analog, and flash. The company was founded by Jimmy Shueh Mien Lee and Kong Yeu Han on October 27, 1988 and is headquartered in Milpitas, CA.

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