Sales decreased by 28% to 1,012.9 billion yen from 1,403.5 billion yen a year ago. This result was due mainly to sales decrease owing to the SANYO-related business transfers implemented in fiscal 2012. Segment profit decreased to 11.3 billion yen from 15.7 billion yen a year ago, due mainly to sales decrease of Manufacturing Solutions Company.
Consolidated Financial Condition
Net cash provided by operating activities for nine months ended December 31, 2012 amounted to 82.2 billion yen, compared with an outflow of 10.4 billion yen a year ago. This was due to the improving operating profit, since increase in valuation allowances to deferred tax assets and impairment losses of goodwill and intangible assets do not impact on cash flow. Net cash used in investing activities amounted to 49.8 billion yen, a decrease of 177.8 billion yen from a year ago. This was due primarily to a decrease in capital expenditures and an increase in proceeds from disposals of investments. Net cash used in financing activities amounted to 104.1 billion yen, an increase of 88.3 billion yen from a year ago, due mainly to the issuance of short-term bonds in fiscal 2012. Taking into consideration exchange rate fluctuations, cash and cash equivalents totaled 525.3 billion yen as of December 31, 2012, a decrease of 49.1 billion yen, compared with the end of the last fiscal year.
The company's consolidated total assets as of December 31, 2012 decreased by 856.9 billion yen to 5,744.2 billion yen from the end of fiscal 2012. This was due mainly to decreases in other assets and other current assets affected by the impairment losses of goodwill and intangible assets, and the increase in valuation allowances to deferred tax assets, as well as decreases in investments and advances affected by the disposals of investments. Panasonic Corporation shareholders' equity decreased by 589.1 billion yen, compared with March 31, 2012, to 1,340.7 billion yen. Despite an improvement in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) along with yen depreciation, this was primarily due to decrease in retained earnings according to net loss attributable to Panasonic Corporation. Adding Noncontrolling interests to Panasonic Corporation shareholders' equity, total equity decreased by 594.7 billion yen to 1,382.9 billion yen compared with March 31, 2012.