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Financial Highlights

Net sales (2019)

$32,966million

Net income (2019)

$1,148million

Employees (2019)

187,041

Consolidated subsidiaries (2019)

361

Net Sale & Employees

Europe

Net sales
$8,096 million
Employees
23,126

Asia & Oceania

Net sales
$7,424 million
Employees
72,729

Japan

Net sales
$8,005 million
Employees
72,979

Americas

Net sales
$9,441 million
Employees
18,207

Notes

  • * Net sales and employee numbers are based on consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019.
  • * dollar amounts are translated from yen at the rate of JPY 109 = U.S.$1, the approximate exchange rate on the Tokyo Foreign Exchange Market as of December 31, 2019, solely for the convenience of the reader.

Top ten U.S. Patent Holders by Company (2019)

Rank Organization Number of patents
1 IBM 9,261
2 Samsung Electronics 6,492
3 Canon 3,555
4 Microsoft Technology Licensing 3,088
5 Intel 3,022
6 LG Electronics 2,809
7 Apple 2,491
8 Ford Global Technologies 2,467
9 AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES 2,425
10 HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES 2,424
  • * Canon has been ranked No. 1 in Japan for 15 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.