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Financial Highlights

Net sales (2018)

$35,603million

Net income (2018)

$2,277million

Employees (2018)

195,056

Consolidated subsidiaries (2018)

379

Net Sale & Employees

Europe

Net sales
$9,148 million
Employees
25,281

Asia & Oceania

Net sales
$8,923 million
Employees
77,954

Japan

Net sales
$7,834 million
Employees
73,460

Americas

Net sales
$9,697 million
Employees
18,361

Notes

  • * Net sales and employee numbers are based on consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018.
  • * dollar amounts are translated from yen at the rate of JPY 111 = U.S.$1, the approximate exchange rate on the Tokyo Foreign Exchange Market as of December 28, 2018, solely for the convenience of the reader.

Top ten U.S. Patent Holders by Company (2018)

Rank Organization Number of patents
1 IBM 9,100
2 Samsung Electronics 5,850
3 Canon 3,056
4 Intel 2,735
5 LG Electronics 2,474
6 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited 2,465
7 Microsoft Technology Licensing Llc 2,353
8 Qualcomm 2,300
9 Apple 2,160
10 Ford Global Technologies 2,123
  • * Canon has been ranked No. 1 in Japan for 14 years running.
  • * Figures were based on preliminary data released by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, a U.S. research company specialized in patent information.
  • * IBM is an abbreviation for International Business Machines Corporation.