The company's operating profit for the first six months increased to 87.4 billion yen, from 47.6 billion yen a year ago. On the other hand, pre-tax loss totaled 278.7 billion yen, compared with a loss of 159.3 billion yen a year ago. This was due mainly to business restructuring expenses of 355.5 billion yen, including impairment losses of goodwill and intangible assets in other deductions in solar, consumer-use lithium-ion batteries and mobile phone businesses. Taking into consideration significant sales decreases in Japan and continuous severe business environment in the third quarter onwards, in accordance with U.S. GAAP, the company increased the valuation allowances to deferred tax assets in Panasonic Corporation and Panasonic Mobile Communications Co., Ltd., and incurred provision for income taxes of 412.5 billion yen. Accordingly, Net loss attributable to Panasonic Corporation amounted to 685.2 billion yen compared with a loss of 136.2 billion yen a year ago.Consolidated Six-month Breakdown by Segment
Announcement Of Financial Results: Panasonic Reports Second-Quarter And Six-Month Results
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