Panasonic Corporation – Company Overview
|Headquarters||1006, Oaza Kadoma, Kadoma-shi, Osaka 571-8501, Japan|
|Chariman of the board||Shusaku Nagae|
|Founded||1918 (as Matsushita Denkikigu Seisakusho)|
|Stock symbol||TYO: 6752, JASDAQ: 6752, NAG: 6752, OTC Pink: PCRFY, PSE: PMPC|
|Net Sales||¥ 7,715,037 million YEN (2015)|
|Interest income||¥ 14,975 million YEN (2015)|
|Net earnings||¥ 196,366 million YEN (2015)|
|IR contact number||+81-6-6908-1121|
Panasonic Corporation, also formerly known as Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd, is a Japanese multinational electronics company based in Osaka.
Along with Sony, Panasonic is one of the leading producers of electronics in Japan. It is comprised of over 634 companies and markets a wide range of products. In 2012 Panasonic was the fourth largest manufacturer of televisions.
The company was originally founded by Konosuke Matsushita in 1918. At the time it focused on selling duplex lamp sockets.
Over the years the company slowly began expanding its product line. By the end of WWII Panadonic was producing a range of different electrical components and appliances.
In the 1960’s Panasonic began producing televisions for the U.S. market under the Panasonic brand name.
Panasonic has a vision to realize “A Better Life, A Better World” for every individual customer.
The company’s operations are divided into three main “business fields”: Consumer, Solutions and Components & Devices. In addition to nine “domain companies”: AVC Networks, Eco Solutions, Appliances, Industrial Devices, Systems and Communications, Automotive Systems, Energy, Healthcare, and Manufacturing Solutions.
Panasonic Corporation – Products and Services
The products and services that Panasonic Corporation provides includes:
Digital AV – TVs, Blu-ray Disc™/DVD players, Digital Cameras, Digital Video Cameras, Micro Audio Systems, Mini Audio Systems, Mobile Cameras, CD Radio Cassette Recorders Portable CD Players, and SD Cards.
Communication – Mobile Phones, Telephones, Fax Machines, Network Cameras
Car AV & Navigation Systems
Home Appliances – Air Conditioners, Refrigerators, Washing Machines, Microwave Ovens, Vacuum Cleaners, Kitchen Appliances, Ventilation systems, Air Purification systems, and batteries.
Beauty & Healthcare – Hair Dryers, Hair irons, Facial Ionic Steamers, Eyelash Curlers, Epilators, Compact Toothbrushes, Massage Chairs, Hygienic Toilet Seats, and Blood Pressure Meters.
Business Solutions – Office Communicaition Systems, HD Visual Communication System, SIP Phone, Surveillance and Monitoring Systems, Broadcast & Professional Video, Professional Displays, Projectors, Public Address Systems, Infrared Wireless Microphone Systems, RAMSA Audio Systems
Eco Solutions – Solar Power Generation Systems, Storage Batteries, Lighting Fixtures, Lighting Control Systems, LED Bulbs, Fluorescent Lamps, Light Switch/Outlets, Home Distribution Panelboards, Power Electric Tools, Electric Vehicle Charging Outlets, Modular Kitchen Systems, Unit Bathrooms, Self Cleaning Toilets, and Heat Pump Hot Water Supply Systems.
Healthcare – Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems, Lactate Monitoring Systems, Lancet Systems, Electrically-operated Growth Hormone Injectors, Ultrasound Diagnostic Systems, 4D Ultrasound Transducers, Pain Relief Lasers, DIODE LASER SYSTEM for Photodynamic Therapy, Medication Picking Robot Systems, In-hospital Navigation Systems for Outpatients, LCD Monitors, Hearing Instruments, Portable Video Magnifiers, Communication Aids, Primary processing for dental prosthetic appliance C-Pro systemR, CCD Sensor for both Cephalo and Panorama, Dental Intraoral Cameras, and ADA Media.
Industrial Devices – Resistors, Capacitors, Inductors (Coils), EMC Components, Fuses, Thermistors, Relays, Connectors, Switches, Optical Components, Sensors, Speakers, Communication Network Devices, I/O Units, Printed Wiring Boards, Hybrid ICs, Thermal Solutions, Thin-Film Device Applied Components, Semiconductor Encapsulation Materials, Plastic Molding Compounds, Precision Molded Plastic products, and Circuit Board Materials.
Company Subsidiaries: Panasonic Avionics Corporation, Panasonic Electric Works, Universal Lighting Technologies, Kawakita Denki Kigyosha
Panasonic Corporation – Financial Results
|Key figures (in millions of YEN)||2015*||2014*|
|Income before income taxes||¥182,456||¥206,225|
|Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year||¥592,467||¥496,283|
|Cash and cash equivalents at end of year||¥1,280,408||¥592,467|
*Years ended March 31, 2015 and 2014
Source: Panasonic Corporation – 2015 Form 20-F