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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.21
SFTBF's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
63% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. SFTBF: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SFTBF' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.38 Max: N/A
Current: 0.21
Equity to Asset 0.10
SFTBF's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
89% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. SFTBF: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SFTBF' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.13 Max: 0.23
Current: 0.1
0.09
0.23
Interest Coverage 2.21
SFTBF's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
78% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.66 vs. SFTBF: 2.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SFTBF' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.16  Med: 3.63 Max: 12.24
Current: 2.21
2.16
12.24
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.97
M-Score: -2.64
WACC vs ROIC
4.47%
2.23%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 10.75
SFTBF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. SFTBF: 10.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SFTBF' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.75  Med: 15.36 Max: 24.96
Current: 10.75
10.75
24.96
Net-margin (%) 9.04
SFTBF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 472 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. SFTBF: 9.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SFTBF' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.17  Med: 6.56 Max: 11.63
Current: 9.04
1.17
11.63
ROE (%) 30.73
SFTBF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. SFTBF: 30.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SFTBF' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.9  Med: 28.68 Max: 41.49
Current: 30.73
10.9
41.49
ROA (%) 3.80
SFTBF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. SFTBF: 3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SFTBF' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 3.44 Max: 6.33
Current: 3.8
0.94
6.33
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 27.84
SFTBF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.14 vs. SFTBF: 27.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SFTBF' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.19  Med: 39.74 Max: 55.77
Current: 27.84
16.19
55.77
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 40.30
SFTBF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. SFTBF: 40.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SFTBF' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.2  Med: 11 Max: 62.2
Current: 40.3
-9.2
62.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 34.30
SFTBF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. SFTBF: 34.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SFTBF' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 29 Max: 96.9
Current: 34.3
1.3
96.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 6.60
SFTBF's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. SFTBF: 6.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SFTBF' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.7  Med: 26.1 Max: 93.2
Current: 6.6
-8.7
93.2
» SFTBF's 10-Y Financials

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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services    NAICS: 561499 
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Traded in other countries:SFT.Germany, 9984.Japan, SOFB.Switzerland, 0R15.UK,
SoftBank Group Corp along with its subsidiaries provides mobile telecommunication services, sale of mobile handsets and accessories, fixed-line telecommunication services, internet-based advertising and data and broadband services.

SoftBank Group Corp was incorporated in Japan on September 3, 1981. The Company changed its name from Softbank Corp to SoftBank Group Corp on July 1, 2015. The Company along with its subsidiaries provides mobile telecommunication service, sale of mobile handsets and accessories, fixed-line telecommunication services, Internet-based advertising and data and broadband services. The Company operates in segments including Domestic Telecommunications, Sprint, Yahoo Japan and Distribution. The Domestic Communications segment through SoftBank Mobile Corp., mobile communication services, and sale of mobile handsets and accessories. The Sprint segment provides mobile communication services, sale of mobile handsets and accessories accompanying the mobile communication services, and the fixed-line telecommunication services in the U.S. The Yahoo Japan segment provides internet advertising, e-commerce business and membership services. The distribution segment distributes mobile devices overseas and sells PC software, peripherals and mobile device accessories in Japan. It is subject to various laws and regulations pertaining to general corporate business activities, as well as laws and regulations governing specific business operations, such as the Telecommunications Business Act and Radio Act in the telecommunications business.

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 10.91
SFTBF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
86% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.34 vs. SFTBF: 10.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
SFTBF' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.86  Med: 14.37 Max: 88.01
Current: 10.91
6.86
88.01
Forward P/E 21.28
SFTBF's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
55% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.98 vs. SFTBF: 21.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 35.33
SFTBF's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
67% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. SFTBF: 35.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
SFTBF' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.86  Med: 15.03 Max: 88.03
Current: 35.33
6.86
88.03
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 12.16
SFTBF's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
74% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.41 vs. SFTBF: 12.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
SFTBF' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.49  Med: 8.82 Max: 14.7
Current: 12.16
4.49
14.7
P/B 3.69
SFTBF's P/B is ranked lower than
66% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. SFTBF: 3.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SFTBF' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.69  Med: 3.61 Max: 6.26
Current: 3.69
1.69
6.26
P/S 1.00
SFTBF's P/S is ranked higher than
68% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. SFTBF: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SFTBF' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.01 Max: 2.71
Current: 1
0.56
2.71
PFCF 11.58
SFTBF's PFCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.12 vs. SFTBF: 11.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SFTBF' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.43  Med: 8.83 Max: 126.65
Current: 11.58
4.43
126.65
POCF 5.05
SFTBF's POCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.79 vs. SFTBF: 5.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SFTBF' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.85  Med: 6.46 Max: 17.06
Current: 5.05
2.85
17.06
EV-to-EBIT 15.81
SFTBF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
55% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.25 vs. SFTBF: 15.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SFTBF' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.6  Med: 11.3 Max: 36
Current: 15.81
5.6
36
EV-to-EBITDA 7.54
SFTBF's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
57% of the 385 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.29 vs. SFTBF: 7.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SFTBF' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.9  Med: 6.6 Max: 21.3
Current: 7.54
3.9
21.3
PEG 1.10
SFTBF's PEG is ranked higher than
76% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.59 vs. SFTBF: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
SFTBF' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.53 Max: 3.41
Current: 1.1
0.31
3.41
Shiller P/E 29.45
SFTBF's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
70% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.29 vs. SFTBF: 29.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SFTBF' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.67  Med: 27.72 Max: 34.15
Current: 29.45
20.67
34.15
Current Ratio 0.99
SFTBF's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SFTBF: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SFTBF' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.92  Med: 1.18 Max: 1.37
Current: 0.99
0.92
1.37
Quick Ratio 0.93
SFTBF's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. SFTBF: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SFTBF' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 1.12 Max: 1.3
Current: 0.93
0.9
1.3
Days Inventory 22.74
SFTBF's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
61% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.05 vs. SFTBF: 22.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SFTBF' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.09  Med: 12.01 Max: 23.05
Current: 22.74
5.09
23.05

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.58
SFTBF's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
95% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.88 vs. SFTBF: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
SFTBF' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.52 Max: 2.51
Current: 0.58
0.1
2.51
Dividend Payout 0.17
SFTBF's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
96% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. SFTBF: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
SFTBF' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.21 Max: 2.37
Current: 0.17
0.03
2.37
Forward Dividend Yield 0.62
SFTBF's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
96% of the 748 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.46 vs. SFTBF: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.52
SFTBF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
75% of the 790 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. SFTBF: 2.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
SFTBF' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 2.3 Max: 11.09
Current: 2.52
0.44
11.09
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.30
SFTBF's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. SFTBF: -0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
SFTBF' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.3  Med: -1.4 Max: 0
Current: -0.3
-3.3
0

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Projected FCF 3.42
SFTBF's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
81% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. SFTBF: 3.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SFTBF' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.92 Max: 3.93
Current: 3.42
0.68
3.93
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.24
SFTBF's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
68% of the 41 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. SFTBF: 1.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.99
SFTBF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
63% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. SFTBF: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SFTBF' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.01 Max: 2.11
Current: 0.99
0.7
2.11
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.41
SFTBF's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. SFTBF: 1.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
SFTBF' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.57 Max: 1.42
Current: 1.41
0.3
1.42
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.28
SFTBF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. SFTBF: 6.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SFTBF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.8  Med: 8.9 Max: 18
Current: 6.28
2.8
18
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 27.91
SFTBF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.24 vs. SFTBF: 27.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
SFTBF' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.4  Med: 28.8 Max: 47.1
Current: 27.91
1.4
47.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $81,632
EPS (TTM) $ 6.91
Beta1.21
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $37.66 - 68.90
Shares Outstanding (Mil)1,088.96

Analyst Estimate

Mar17 Mar18
Revenue (Mil $) 81,136 83,569
EPS ($) 2.91 3.22
EPS w/o NRI ($) 2.91 3.22
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
31.89%
Dividends Per Share ($) 0.37 0.37
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