Yamaha at a Glance

As of March 31, 2018

Company Name Yamaha Corporation
Headquarters 10-1, Nakazawa-cho, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 430-8650, Japan
Year of Foundation 1887
Date of Incorporation October 12, 1897
President and Representative Director Takuya Nakata
Stock Exchange Listing Tokyo, First Section, Code No.7951
Stated Capital ¥28,534 million
Number of Employees (Consolidated) 20,228 (Excluding average number of temporary employees: 7,558)
Number of Consolidated Subsidiaries 59
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*Effective in the first quarter of FY2014.3, AV/IT segment was renamed audio equipment segment, and the PA equipment business, which was previously reported as part of the musical instruments segment has now been reported as part of the audio equipment business. The above figures from FY2013.3 reflect the new segments accordingly.

**As of the FY2017.3, the electronic devices segment has been abolished and is now included in the others segment. The above figures from FY2016.3 reflect the new segments accordingly.

[ Image ] Operating Income
[ Image ] Sales by product segments
[ Image ] Sales by Region
[ Image ] Pianos


[ Image ] Digital Pianos

Digital Pianos

[ Image ] Wind Instruments

Wind Instruments

[ Image ] String Instruments

String Instruments

[ Image ] Percussions


[ Image ] PA Equipments

PA Equipments

[ Image ] AV Receivers

AV Receivers

[ Image ] Speakers


[ Image ] Semiconductors


[ Image ] Founder : Torakusu Yamaha

Founder : Torakusu Yamaha

Our trademark "Yamaha" has its origin in the name of our founder.

1887 The founder Torakusu Yamaha built his first reed organ
1889 Established partnership firm Yamaha Organ Works
1897 Nippon Gakki Co., Ltd. incorporated
1900 Began production of upright pianos
1949 Listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange
1954 Began Yamaha Music School activities
1955 Established Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Split off the motorcycle division)
1959 Launched Electone™ electronic organ
1960 Subsidiary established in the U.S.
1966 Launched Yamaha's first electric guitars and drums. Expanded into Europe with the founding of Yamaha subsidiary in Germany
1967 Brass instruments launched. Unveiled the CF concert grand piano
1968 Produced first line of audio products
1969 Launched PA equipment
1971 Began semiconductor production
1982 Marketed first Disklavier player piano
1987 Marking the 100th anniversary of foundation, the company name was changed to Yamaha Corporation
2002 Holding company established in China

As of August 1, 2018

[ Image ] Dividends Details

Profit Distribution Policy
Keeping in mind the improvement of its consolidated return on equity, the Company undertakes investments for growth—including R&D, investing in marketing capabilities and the making of other capital investments—on the basis of its medium-term consolidated income level, while proactively returning profits to shareholders. Taking continuous and steady cash dividends as the basis of its shareholder returns, the Company will implement flexible shareholder returns as it sees fit with the aim of improving its capital efficiency, while giving due consideration to the maintaining of a balance between adequate internal reserves of investment for future growth. The Company will implement dividends with a target consolidated payout ratio of 30% or higher.