Business Highlights - Consolidated Results

Fiscal Year 2012 Earnings Release

Consolidated sales and operating revenue increased 4.7% compared to the previous fiscal year. This increase was primarily due to the impact of consolidating Sony Mobile Communications AB as a wholly-owned subsidiary, the favorable impact of foreign exchange rates and a revenue increase in the Financial Services segment.
Consolidated operating income was ¥230.1 billion, compared to an operating loss in the previous fiscal year. This significant improvement was primarily due to the recording of sale and remeasurement gains associated with the sale of assets undertaken as a part of Sony's efforts to transform its business portfolio and strengthen its financial structure, a decrease in losses from Televisions in accordance with the Television Profitability Improvement Plan, and an improvement in the operating results of the Devices segment, the Financial Services segment and the Pictures segment.
Net income attributable to Sony Corporation's stockholders was ¥43.0 billion, a significant improvement compared to a net loss in the previous fiscal year.

Consolidated Financial Results for the Fiscal Year ended March 31, 2013 (Fiscal Year 2012)

Sales and operating revenue¥6,800.9 billion (+4.7%)
Operating income¥230.1 billion (-)
Income before income taxes¥245.7 billion (-)
Net income attributable to Sony Corporation's stockholders¥43.0 billion (-)
  • Notes:

  • 1. Percentage change from the previous fiscal year is shown in parentheses.

  • 2. Sony realigned its business segments from the first quarter of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, to reflect modifications to its organizational structure as of April 1, 2012, primarily repositioning the operations of the previously reported Consumer Products & Services; Professional, Device & Solutions; and Sony Mobile Communications segments. In connection with this realignment, the operations of the former Consumer Products & Devices; Professional, Device & Solutions; and Sony Mobile segments were reclassified into five new segments: Imaging Products & Solutions; Game; Mobile Products & Communications; Home Entertainment & Sound; and Devices; as well as All Other. The operations of the Sony Mobile segment are now included in the Mobile Products & Communications segment as the Mobile Communications category. The network business, previously part of the Consumer Products & Services segment, and the medical business, previously in the Professional, Device & Solutions segment, are now included in All Other.
    Figures for sales and operating revenue, and operating income (loss), for each segment in fiscal year ended March 31, 2012 have been restated to conform to the new segmentation.

  • Proportion of Sales by Business

  • Sales and operating revenue

  • Operating income (loss)

  • Net income (loss) attributable to Sony Corporation's stockholders

  • Combined total of cash flows from operating and investing activities excluding Financial Services

  • Capital expenditures

  • Research and development costs

  • Proportion of Sales by Business

    Proportion of Sales by Business
    • Imaging Products & Solutions
    • Game
    • Mobile Products & Communications
    • Home Entertainment & Sound
    • Devices
    • Pictures
    • Music
    • Financial Services
    • All Other


    Note: Year ended March 31

  • Sales and operating revenue

    (Yen in trillions)

    Sales and operating revenue

    Note: Years ended March 31

  • Operating income (loss)

    (Yen in billions)

    Operating income (loss)

    Operating income (loss)

    Operating income (loss), as adjusted, which excludes equity in net income (loss) of affiliated companies and restructuring charges and impairments of long-lived assets*
    * This is not a presentation in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S.


    Note: Years ended March 31

  • Net income (loss) attributable to
    Sony Corporation's stockholders

    (Yen in billions)

    Net income (loss) attributable to Sony Corporation’s stockholders

    Note: Years ended March 31

  • Combined total of cash flows from operating
    and investing activities excluding Financial Services

    (Yen in billions)

    Combined total of cash flows from operating and investing activities excluding Financial Services

    Cash flows from operating activities

    Cash flows from investing activities

    Combined total excluding Financial Services


    Note: Years ended March 31

  • Capital expenditures

    (Yen in billions)

    Capital expenditures

    Note: Years ended March 31

  • Research and development costs

    (Yen in billions)

    Research and development costs

    Note: Years ended March 31