Frequent Asked Questions

About SoftBank Corp.

About stock

About dividends

About general meeting of shareholders

About earnings and financials

About SoftBank Corp.

  • What is your relationship with SoftBank Group Corp?

    SoftBank Corp., consolidated to SoftBank Group Corp. is a primary operating company in the group of SoftBank Group Corp.

  • When was SoftBank Corp. established?

    In 2006, SoftBank Corp., originally established in 1986 as Railway Telecommunication Co., Ltd. became a subsidiary of SoftBank Group. In 2015, we merged with SoftBank BB Corp., SoftBank Telecom Corp. and Ymobile Corporation and became SoftBank Corp.

    History

  • What kind of business do you do?

    As one of Japan's largest telecommunications service providers, we offer a wide range of high-quality mobile and fixed-line telecommunications services and products to consumers and enterprises domestically.

    • We provide mobile communication services and products including mobile devices, and home broadband and IP telephony services to domestic consumers. We also sell a wide variety of products, such as mobile phone and PC peripherals, including mobile phone accessories, software and IoT products, to consumers.
    • We provide mobile communication services, fixed-line telecom services and other business-focused services, such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things products and services, networking and VPN and cloud computing services, digital marketing solutions and security services to enterprise customers across Japan. We sell a variety of hardware and software to enterprise customers.
    • Our other businesses mainly new services and products, including payment systems, smartphone securities trading platforms and public cloud computing services. We constantly pursue business opportunities and technological innovations in fields such as FinTech, IoT and cloud computing businesses.
    In addition to the above businesses, under our “Beyond Carrier” strategy we are expanding new businesses originated with Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and big data through partnership mainly with SoftBank Group's portfolio companies by jointly establishing a new company in Japan, leveraging our customer base, network, sales channels and payment platform etc.

  • What kind of CSR activities do you do?

    We have decided on five areas of focus for CSR: “Promotion of an Information-Oriented Society,” “Development of the Next Generation,” “Consideration of the Needs of the Elderly,” “Conservation of the Environment and Precious Resources,” and “Disaster Response and Reconstruction Support.” We will work with group companies to bring about a society that enriches the lives of people throughout the world. We have CSR offices in the Tohoku, Tokai, Kansai and Kyushu areas in order to work closely with communities and help them find solutions to social issues. We also enable users to make donations when paying their monthly smartphone bills through optional services such as Charity Smile Donation, TsunagaruBokin, Charity White, etc. and to solve social issues through our business activities such as using ICT to support extracurricular activities.

    CSR

  • Please let me know your approach for disasters.

    We recognize that information is a lifeline and we make emergency preparations daily and work to ensure that our telecommunications facilities can recover as quickly as possible in the unlikely event of a disaster. In order to offer telecommunications services that can act as lifelines by continuing to function in the wake of a disaster, we are building a robust network and are setting up systems capable of responding rapidly when disaster strikes.
    Also, in preparation for emergency accidents, disasters, etc., we have concluded a Disaster Response Agreement with the Ministry of Defense and the Maritime Safety Agency to develop an action protocol for smooth cooperation, and set up a scheme to make sure the actions will be taken to rapidly restore telecommunications networks.
    We are deploying mobile power supply vehicles, mobile base station vehicles across Japan to retain uninterrupted communication services even during a power outage. In case the base station is unable to operate, we have developed a moored-balloon wireless relay system throughout Japan, that can relay the mobile base stations on the ground, moving with ships or vehicles.

    Risk Factors

About stock

  • When was SoftBank Corp. listed?

    We were listed on December 19, 2018 on Tokyo Stock Exchange First Section.

  • Where is SoftBank Corp. listed?

    It is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange First Section (TSE1).

  • What is SoftBank Corp.'s stock ticker code?

    9434.

  • What is the unit of share transactions (share unit number)?

    100 shares (share unit number).

  • How many outstanding shares of SoftBank Corp. are there?

    Please refer to Stock Information > General Stock Information.

    General Stock Information

  • Where can I find historical data on the share price of SoftBank Corp.?

    Please refer to Stocks Information > Stock Price Chart.

    Stock Price Chart

  • Who is the administrative agent of the list of shareholders?

    Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.

    • For inquires: Transfer Agent Division, Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.
    • Tel:0120-288-324(toll free)
    • Business hours:Monday through Friday, 9:00 to 17:00 except national holidays
  • What is the procedure for the notification or change of name and address?

    Your securities company will be the contact for any change of registrations. If you do not have any specific securities company for the transaction, please contact the administrative agent of the list of shareholders (Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.).

  • What is the procedure for the notification or change of registration for the shareholders who reside abroad?

    Your securities company will be the contact for any change of registrations. If you do not have any specific securities company for the transaction, please contact the administrative agent of the list of shareholders (Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.).

  • What is the procedure for the notification or change of registration for the representative of corporation?

    Your securities company will be the contact for any change of registrations. If you do not have any specific securities company for the transaction, please contact the administrative agent of the list of shareholders (Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.).

  • What is the procedure to specify a receiving method for dividend, or to change the bank account for transfer?

    Your securities company will be the contact for any change of registrations. If you do not have any specific securities company for the transaction, please contact the administrative agent of the list of shareholders (Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.).

  • What is the procedure to sell fractional shares (shares less than 100)?

    Your securities company will be the contact for any purchase claim for fractional shares. If you do not have any specific securities company for the transaction, please contact the administrative agent of the list of shareholders (Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.).

About dividends

  • What are the dividend record dates?

    The year-end dividend record date is March 31 and the interim dividend record date is September 30.

  • When are dividends paid?

    Year-end dividends would be paid in June. Interim dividends would be paid in December.

  • How much is dividend payment?

    Please refer to Shareholder Returns.

    Shareholder Returns

About general meeting of shareholders

  • When is the general meeting of shareholders held?

    We hold an Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in late June of every year. Schedules are available at “IR Calendar.”.

    IR Calendar

About earnings and financials

  • Where are the overview of the latest earnings?

    We plan to disclose information for the 3rd quarter earnings results for the fiscal year ended in March 2019 in Financials. In terms of disclosing schedule, please refer to “IR calendar”.

    IR Calendar

  • What accounting principles are used for financial statements?

    We use International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs).

  • Where are key indices, such as ROE and debt balance?

    It is going to be disclosed as information for the 3rd quarter earnings results for the fiscal year ended in March 2019 in Financials. As to disclosing schedule, please refer to “IR calendar”.

    IR Calendar

  • What is the policy for returning profits?

    Please refer to “Shareholder Return” for the policy.

    Shareholder Returns

  • When are the earnings announcements?

    We disclose earnings quarterly. Earnings announcement schedules are available at “IR Calendar.”

    IR Calendar

  • When is the fiscal year-end?

    Our fiscal year ends on March of every year.