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Yahoo Japan (ヤフー株式会社) – Yahoo! Complication

Yahoo Japan (Yahoo! KK) is a public, traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. 41.87% of shares are held by the SoftBank Group, 34.74% by Yahoo Inc

There are two YAHOO!s – YAHOO! Inc and YAHOO! KK. (ヤフー株式会社)

Yahoo! KK, ヤフー株式会社 is a Japanese corporation listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange

Yahoo! KK (ヤフー株式会社) is not a full/100% subsidiary of Yahoo Inc, but Yahoo! KK is a publicly traded company, listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Ownership of Yahoo! KK (ヤフー株式会社)

  • 35.45% by SoftBank
  • 6.42% by SoftBank subsidiary SBBM
  • 34.74% by Yahoo Inc.
  • 23.39% other shareholders via Tokyo Stock Exchange
  • 100% Total

Thus effectively:

  • SoftBank (SoftBank + SBBM) holds 41.87% of Yahoo! KK (ヤフー株式会社) shares
  • Yahoo Inc. holds 34.74% of shares

History background of Yahoo Japan

Masayoshi Son was one of the first and major investors in Yahoo Inc., and obtained the rights to build Yahoo Japan with part investment and license to trade marks and technology from Yahoo Inc.

Masayoshi Son and his SoftBank Group founded Yahoo Japan on January 31, 1996, and built Yahoo Japan into one of Japan’s most successful media and internet companies.

Yahoo KK started trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (Code 4689) with the IPO on October 28, 2003.

Market cap and size of Yahoo Inc vs Yahoo Japan

Yahoo Inc and Yahoo KK (ヤフー株式会社) are traded totally independently on different Stock Exchanges. Therefore share price and market capitalization are not directly related.

There are days when Yahoo KK (ヤフー株式会社) has higher market capitalization than Yahoo Inc minus the holding of Yahoo KK shares.

Yahoo Inc and Yahoo KK (=Yahoo Japan) market cap before and after Microsofts' bid
Yahoo Inc and Yahoo KK (=Yahoo Japan) market cap before and after Microsofts’ bid
Yahoo Inc vs Yahoo KK (Yahoo Japan) revenues and income
Yahoo Inc vs Yahoo KK (Yahoo Japan) revenues and income

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