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  • Rank
    65
  • Previous Rank
    53
  • CEO
    Hiroo Unoura
  • Address
    1-5-1 Ohtemachi, Tokyo 100-8116
  • Website
  • Industry
    Telecommunications

Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTT) is world’s third-biggest telecom provider by revenue. But it’s also an odd corporate bird–a former government monopoly that now endures as a public-private hybrid. By law, the Japanese government is required to own at least 33% of NTT. The company controls the “last mile” of Japanese landline phone services, but regulations require NTT to share that access with other providers, preventing it from turning a big profit. Its most important asset is its two-thirds stake in NTT DoCoMo, Japan’s biggest wireless provider. That business, at least, has performed well in recent years. And NTT is nearing completion of an extensive fiber voice and broadband network that analysts think could position the company well for life after the demise of the traditional landline.

Company Information

Figures prepared in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Figures are for fiscal year ended March 31, 2015.
CEO
Hiroo Unoura
Industry
Telecommunications
Sector
Telecommunications
HQ Location
Tokyo, Japan
Websitehttp://www.ntt.co.jp
Years on List21

Key Financials (last fiscal year)

($ Millions)% change
Revenues100,913.9-7.5%
Profits4,711.9-19.4%
Assets172,649.7-
Employees241,600-

Profits as a % of

Profit as % of Revenues4.7%
Profits as % of Assets2.7%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity6.5%