About SoftBank Group Corp.
Q: When was SoftBank Group Corp. founded?
SoftBank Group Corp. was founded on September 3, 1981.
Q: What type of business are you engaged in?
Guided by its corporate philosophy of "Information Revolution — Happiness for everyone," the SoftBank Group aims to become a corporate group that provides the technologies and services that are key to building a happier and more fulfilling future for all, while striving to maximize its corporate value.
At present, the incorporation of AI into a range of business models is fundamentally redefining many industries. To ensure that we seize the great opportunities arising from the market expansion and the creation of new industries driven by AI utilization, we have adopted the "Cluster of No. 1 Strategy," a unique strategy for orchestrating the organization. In implementing this strategy, we engage in a wide range of investment activities, where the SoftBank Vision Funds 1 and 2 play leading roles. SoftBank Group Corp. is pursuing this corporate philosophy with the aspiration to create the future together with AI-driven entrepreneurs.
Q: What are your major subsidiaries and affiliates?
Please visit Group Companies and Major Subsidiaries and Associates.
Q: Where can I find biographies of your Board of Directors?
Please visit Board of Directors.
Q: What are your Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives?
SoftBank Group Corp. aims to realize a society that enriches the lives of people around the world by continuously addressing social issues through its business.
To learn more about SoftBank Group Corp.’s policy on sustainability initiatives, please visit Our Approach to Sustainability.
Q: What is the Cluster of No. 1 Strategy?
The goal of the “Cluster of No. 1 Strategy” is to form a diverse group of companies with outstanding technologies and business models in specific fields. Under this strategy, the companies are encouraged to form synergies to evolve and grow together based on capital ties and a shared vision while making decisions independently. As a strategic investment holding company, SoftBank Group Corp. will seek to provide guidance on the decision-making of companies in the cluster. SoftBank Group Corp., however, will largely not seek to acquire majority equity interests or integration of brands, as it attaches greater importance to preserving companies’ autonomy. By forming a group of such diverse companies, SoftBank Group Corp. aims for long-term growth through flexible transformation and expansion of business operations.
Please visit Strategy to find more about SoftBank Group’s sustainable growth strategy.
Q: What are your corporate governance initiatives?
SoftBank Group Corp. and its subsidiaries are guided by a fundamental concept of “free, fair, and innovative,” and corporate philosophy “Information Revolution—Happiness for everyone.” The SoftBank Group aims to be a provider of technologies and services needed most by people around the world while maximizing its enterprise value. SoftBank Group Corp., the holding company of the SoftBank Group, recognizes that it is vital to maintain effective corporate governance in order to realize this vision. We continue to strengthen governance within the SoftBank Group by taking measures such as formulating the SoftBank Group Charter to share the fundamental concept and corporate philosophy and devising the SoftBank Group Company Management Regulations to set out the management policy and management framework for group companies, as well as establishing the SoftBank Group Code of Conduct to prescribe policies to be followed by the SoftBank Group, its Board Directors, and employees.
Earnings Results and Financial Details
Q: Where can I find the latest earnings results?
For the latest earnings results and financial reports, please visit Events and Presentations.
Q: What accounting principles are used for financial statements?
SoftBank Group Corp. uses International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
Q: What is NAV?
NAV stands for Net Asset Value and is calculated as "Equity value of holdings - Adjusted net interest-bearing debt" NAV is the most important performance indicator for SoftBank Group Corp., a strategic investment holding company. SoftBank Group Corp. aims to maximize NAV under the management structure that brings together its group companies as an investment portfolio.
Q: Where can I find the historical materials for the financial results?
To view replays and materials of the most recent and past Earnings Results Briefings, please visit Events and Presentations.
Q: When is the next Earnings Results Briefing?
Please visit IR Calendar.
Q: When is the fiscal year-end?
SoftBank Group Corp.’s fiscal year ends on March 31st every year. SoftBank Group Corp. announces its earnings results quarterly. Please visit IR Calendar to check the schedules for earnings results announcements.
Q: Where can I find historical data on business performances and financial indicators?
Please visit the following pages for SoftBank Group Corp.’s financial information.
Highlights (Full Year)
Q: Where can I find annual reports?
SoftBank Group Corp.’s latest and historical Annual Reports are available at Annual Reports.
Q: What are the recent trends of the stock price?
For stock price trends, please visit Stock Price Chart.
Q: Do you offer shareholder benefits?
The Benefit Program for Shareholders was ended with the program for shareholders listed or recorded in the shareholders' register as of the end of March 2019 (35th Benefit Program for Shareholders, application closed on November 30, 2019).
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Q: What is SoftBank Group Corp.’s securities code?
Q: How many SoftBank Group Corp. shares are outstanding?
Please refer to General Stock Information.
Q: When is the General Meeting of Shareholders?
The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders is scheduled in June every year. IR-related schedules are available at IR Calendar.
Q: When are the shareholder settlement dates to receive the dividend?
The date for the profit dividend is March 31st and the interim dividend is September 30th. To learn more, please visit IR Calendar.