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Announcement Of Financial Results: Panasonic Reports Third-Quarter And Nine-Month Results

Systems & Communications

Sales decreased by 15% to 509.8 billion yen from 599.9 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 14.0 billion yen due mainly to sales decrease, compared with a loss of 2.3 billion yen a year ago.

Eco Solutions

Overall sales increased to 1,140.1 billion yen from 1,136.6 billion yen a year ago. Despite sales decrease in solar photovoltaic systems in Europe, this result was due mainly to sales increases in the lighting business including LED and the energy system business including wiring devices. Segment profit increased to 42.7 billion yen, compared with 38.5 billion yen a year ago, due mainly to streamlining costs.

Automotive Systems

Sales increased by 28% to 571.7 billion yen from 446.8 billion yen a year ago, due mainly to strong sales in car AVC equipment and car navigation systems globally. Segment profit significantly improved to 11.9 billion yen from 3.2 billion yen a year ago, due mainly to sales increase.

Industrial Devices

Sales decreased by 5% to 1,030.2 billion yen from 1,085.5 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 13.7 billion yen a year ago, due mainly to fixed cost reductions.

Energy

Sales decreased by 6% to 434.8 billion yen from 461.8 billion yen a year ago. Despite significant 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 6.4 billion yen compared with a loss of 16.7 billion yen a year ago, due mainly to fixed cost reductions and streamlining material costs.

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