SoftBank reports record $  27.5 billion loss on crashing tech stocks

홍콩 (CNN 사업)SoftBank’s mega tech funds lost more than $ 27 billion in the last fiscal year, by far their worst performance on record.

The world’s biggest tech investor 말했다 Thursday that its Vision Funds had recorded a loss of 3.5 trillion yen ($ 27.5 십억) in the year ended March. That was a significant reversal from the unit’s performance from last year, when it had logged a healthy profit.
At an earnings presentation in Tokyo, CEO Masayoshi Son acknowledged the losses and pledged to start taking a more conservative approach.
    “우리, SoftBank, should be taking defense,” 그는 말했다.
      앞으로, the Japanese conglomerate will be more selective about which deals to take on, roll out stricter criteria for new investments, and focus on improving returns from its portfolio companies, 그는 덧붙였다.
          SoftBank’s portfolio companies include South Korean e-commerce firm Coupang (CPNG) and Southeast Asian ride-hailing startup Grab (GRAB), which both went publicrecord-breaking offerings on Wall Street last year.
          But they have since slumped, with shares of each company dropping more than 60% since the start of the year.
          But perhaps one of the Japanese company’s most high-profile disappointments lies with Didi (DIDI).
          The Chinese ride-hailing giant went public in New York last summer to significant fanfare, but was swept up just days later into China’s historic regulatory crackdown. Its troubles escalated last December, when the company was forced to begin the process of delisting 미국에서
          Didi’s shares have crashed nearly 70% 올해까지. 지난주, it also disclosed that it was being investigated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission for the bungled IPO.
          I believe that the market is in confusion,” Son said, citing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, rising interest rates, and soaring inflation.
          The Nasdaq has shed 27% of its value so far in 2022.
          Son also said that the company had been taking a morecarefulview of investments in China, where tech companies have faced a major regulatory crackdown in recent months.
          He added that he believed that there were still opportunities in the country, but that SoftBank was buying in at arelatively smaller size.Son has previously acknowledged his firm wasfacing tough challenges” 중국에서, 과 likened its issues to getting caught in abig winter snowstorm.
            알리바바 (바바), one of the companies that has been most affected by the clampdown, “has lost a lot,” Son noted Thursday. The Chinese e-commerce giant is a longtime mainstay of its portfolio, and has seen its shares tank more than 30% 올해까지.
            SoftBank shares closed down 8% in Tokyo ahead of its results on Thursday. 사무용 겉옷, its stock is down 17% 올해까지.

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