Announcement Of Financial Results: Panasonic Reports Second-Quarter And Six-Month Results
Systems & Communications
Sales decreased by 12% to 357.3 billion yen from 405.2 billion yen a year ago due mainly to sales decreases in mobile phones and system-related equipment such as compact multifunction printers and private branch exchange (PBX) products. Segment loss amounted to 10.0 billion yen due mainly to sales decrease, compared with a loss of 6.6 billion yen a year ago.
Overall sales remained stable at 740.3 billion yen compared with 742.6 billion yen a year ago. Despite sales increases in the lighting and environmental system businesses, this result was due mainly to sales decreases in the energy system business especially home use fire prevention devices in Japan. Segment profit decreased by 4% to 18.6 billion yen from 19.4 billion yen a year ago.Automotive Systems Sales significantly increased by 38% to 382.7 billion yen from 277.6 billion yen a year ago due mainly to strong sales in car AVC equipment and car navigation systems compared with the fiscal 2012 results which were affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake. Segment profit significantly improved to 8.7 billion yen from 0.7 billion yen a year ago due mainly to sales increase. Industrial Devices Sales decreased by 8% to 693.6 billion yen from 751.7 billion yen a year ago. This result was due mainly to sales decreases in optical pickups and semiconductors. Segment profit significantly improved to 17.9 billion yen compared with a loss of 0.6 billion yen a year ago due mainly to fixed cost reductions. Energy Sales decreased by 5% to 292.5 billion yen from 307.7 billion yen a year ago. Despite sales increase in automotive-use batteries, this result was due mainly to sales decreases in consumer-use lithium-ion batteries, and solar photovoltaic systems in Europe. Segment profit improved to 2.8 billion yen compared with a loss of 9.8 billion yen a year ago due mainly to fixed cost reductions and streamlining material costs.
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