6. Panasonic (PC) manufactures and sells electronic and electric products for consumers, businesses and industrial users worldwide.
Panasonic delivered an outstanding third quarter on the back of strong sales and rationalization of material costs and other general expenses, compensating for severe price competition, appreciation of the yen and rising material costs.
Net sales for the third quarter increased 21% year-over-year with overseas sales growing faster. Domestic sales and overseas sales were up 19% and 23%, respectively. Net income increased 25% during the third quarter on a constant currency basis, compared to the year-ago quarter.The management is finalizing its growth strategies and reorganizing the business structure between subsidiaries like Sanyo and aims to maximize synergies for the entire Panasonic Group. Analysts expect an upside of 51% in the next one year.