Management Policy and Strategy

Management policy

Guided by its corporate philosophy of “Information Revolution — Happiness for everyone,” SoftBank Corp. (the “Company” or “SoftBank” or “we”) and its subsidiaries (the “Group”) has been aiming to become a corporate group needed most by people around the world. We are developing a variety of businesses in the information and technology field while enhancing our telecommunications business and are working to maximize our corporate value by using the power of technology to solve social issues.

Vision & Strategy

Growth strategy

Growth strategy Growth strategy

SoftBank Corp.'s “Beyond Carrier” growth strategy aims at sustainable growth in our core telecommunications business, while at the same time going beyond just being a telecommunications carrier to actively roll out new businesses in the information and technology field, with the aim of maximizing corporate value.

Growth Strategy Integrated Report

Financial targets

Operating income of ¥1.05 trillion in FY2022

The forecasts for FY2022 are as follows (revised forecasts announced in November 2022).

FY2022 Forecast
Revenue ¥5.9 trillion
Operating income ¥1.05 trillion
Net income attributable to owners of the Company ¥540 billion
Events and Presentations Forecasts

Shareholder returns

Combining dividends and share buybacks

We consider the return of profits to shareholders to be an important goal for our management. We have set a total shareholder return ratio of approximately 85%*1 as our shareholder return policy during FY2020 to FY2022. In addition, we will not reduce dividend per share and flexibly consider implementing share buybacks.

At the same time, in order to increase our corporate value, we will make capital investments efficiently to further raise the sophistication and expand the service areas of 5G, as well as continuing investments in new businesses. We can achieve both a high rate of shareholder returns and growth investments based on our ability to make highly efficient investments in new businesses in cooperation with the SoftBank Group Corp. portfolio companies.

Shareholder Returns and Dividends
  1. *1
    Total amount of dividends paid and treasury stock retired during the three years from the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021 through the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023 / total amount of net income attributable to owners of the Company during the same three years

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