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Outline of Sharp Group

Sharp's business activities comprise “electric and electronic application equipment” (i.e., end-user consumer products and information electronics) and “Electronic Components” (i.e., key components of electronic products).

By undertaking the development both of key devices based on proprietary technologies and of products in which these devices and technologies are applied, Sharp aims to inspire and impress its customers. The company is working actively to develop its business by pioneering new markets and by bringing forth never-before-seen, uniquely featured products and devices.

Corporate Name Sharp Corporation
Head Office 1 Takumi-cho, Sakai-ku, Sakai City, Osaka 590-8522, Japan
Tel. +81-72-282-1221
Representative J.W. Tai, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Founding September 15, 1912
Capital Stock

5 billion yen (as of March 31, 2019)

Employees Consolidated: 52,564 (as of June 30, 2019)

Japan : 19,259 (Sharp Corporation 11,604/ other consolidated 7,655)

Overseas: 33,305 (consolidated)

Operations Mainly manufacturing and sales of telecommunications equipment, electric and electronic application equipment, and electronic components.

Main Data

(Millions of yen)

  Fiscal 2014 Fiscal 2015 Fiscal 2016 Fiscal 2017 Fiscal 2018
Main Sales 2,786,256 2,461,589 2,050,639 2,427,271 2,400,072
Domestic sales 968,449 750,499 654,012 656,144 719,424
Overseas sales 1,817,807 1,711,090 1,396,627 1,771,127 1,680,647
Operating Profit -48,065 -161,967 62,454 90,125 84,140
Profit before Income Taxes -188,834 -231,122 -587 89,416 75,587
Profit Attributable to Owners of Parent -222,347 -255,972 -24,877 70,225 74,226
Net Assets 44,515 -31,211 307,801 401,713 372,471
Total Assets 1,961,909 1,570,672 1,773,682 1,908,660 1,866,349
Capital Investment 62,653 45,240 77,733 119,356 55,996
R & D Expenditures 141,042 130,120 106,107 100,536 108,545

Main Products and Services

Smart Life Group

Plasmacluster Washing Machine

Camera modules and products that use them

Industrial Solar Power System

Green Laser Diode

8K Ecosystem Group

8K LCD TV

Digital full-color MFP

Outdoor signage (smart bus stop)

ICT Group

5G pre-service
smartphone

AIoT platform

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