The company's operating profit for the nine months increased to 122.0 billion yen, from 39.5 billion yen a year ago. Despite sales decrease, this result was due mainly to fixed cost reductions and streamlining material costs. On the other hand, pre-tax loss totaled 269.4 billion yen, compared with a loss of 350.5 billion yen a year ago. This was due mainly to business restructuring expenses recorded in the second-quarter, 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 other factors, 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, in the second-quarter. Accordingly, Net loss attributable to Panasonic Corporation amounted to 623.8 billion yen compared with a loss of 333.8 billion yen a year ago.Consolidated Nine-month Breakdown by Segment
Announcement Of Financial Results: Panasonic Reports Third-Quarter And Nine-Month Results
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