Sony outs Q1 earnings report, firmly back to profitable thanks to smartphone division
Overall revenue saw a massive increase of 13% year-on-year, at $17.3 billion, primarily due to the favorable impact of foreign exchange rates and smartphone sales. The Japanese giant recorded a rather frugal, albeit expected, net income of $35 million (which is still better than last year's net loss of $252 million).
The even better news is that it is the Mobile Products & Communications divisions that have re-invigorated Sony. Namely, revenue has increased 14% year-on-year (currency fluctuations excluded) to nearly $4 billion, largely because of a “significant increase in unit sales of smartphones and an increase in the average selling price of smartphones”. Sony moved some 9.6 million smartphone devices in Q1, a healthy increase from the 7.4 million handsets it moved in the same period last year. Operating income was at $60 million versus a loss of $285 million in Q1 2012. A small gain, but indicative of Sony's recovery and its increasingly relevant smartphone lines.
With the upcoming Sony Honami nearing launch and with its massive brother, the Xperia Z Ultra, already taking on the world, Sony may be well positioned for an even better report next quarter. Whether that turns out to be the case, however, remains to be seen.
Sony's Q1 earnings report
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1. lee480 (Posts: 178; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)
PA is slow, Sony-biased as usual.
"the company is back to profitability"
It profited since the last quarter.
And those reading the Xperia ZR review, here's a more fairer comparison, where they dont compare a mid range Sony ZR to Galaxy S4.
4. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Calm down, boy! We should feel happy for Sony, not complaining blah blah PA is biased.
23. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
Sorry buddy, but last quarter doesn't count because of the devaluation of the Yen. All Japanese companies had this happening to them.
26. Commentator (Posts: 2506; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
I'm not sure why everyone is calling you "junior," "boy," and "buddy." You see more like a "pal."
29. akki20892 (Posts: 3655; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
honami will push you much up for sure........!!!
12. nobelset (Posts: 270; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
Abenomics is working I guess. Wait till the ps4 releases, they're going to be back in the game.
15. agnoropy (banned) (Posts: 8; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)
playstation 4 already has a huge lead over xbox
and in asia, xbox one will.enter next year late 2014
so till then playstation 4 will heavily make huge success
and in japan still no launch for xbox one
5. agnoropy (banned) (Posts: 8; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)
well done sony
release xperia m and xperia c fast
and the Most awaited Honami
and you will sell.more than 10 million...
6. pyradark (Posts: 784; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)
4 Billion with 9.6M unit sold. that means XZ 4.6M sold is TRUE!!!!! Well Done!!
while others 10-12M unit sold with 2.4 Billion hahahahaha
KEEP IT UP
7. pwnarena (Posts: 977; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
PA says: A healthy increase in smartphone shipments, but is that forecast for the next two quarters realistic?
I think you are looking at a full financial year forecast (42 million). If that's a quarter forecast, that's really impossible.
9. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)
Take that dumb wp fans.. stop saying only Samsung makes android...
13. Thefraggot (Posts: 21; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)
Lol at you. Even with the mighty android sony just manages to outscore the dumb wp8 lumias ,but mere 1.2 million ?
14. agnoropy (banned) (Posts: 8; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)
and nokia still in loss even after selling near 7 million
and sony makes huge profit after selling 9.6
and dont forget lg sold near to 12 million and they are ranked 3rd
so soon after honami and xperia c and xperia m sony will cross Lg.
17. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)
Sony is probably 6th w.r.to no of smartphones sold in the Android world... So the 6th Android OEM outsells and makes a profit, the only WP maker sells less and makes a loss after almost 3 years of WP introduction... the worst part is that dumb like u still support it...
18. agnoropy (banned) (Posts: 8; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)
and this progress is still without entering U.s
which counts huge sales for other brands such as lg and samsung
so sony needs to put its flagship and mid rangers on each network as much as possible
10. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Good going Sony, thanks to Sony Xperias and marketing team.
11. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
The review of Xperia ZR was very bad on PA but the same was very decent on gsmarena, exactly what users wanted.
16. livyatan (Posts: 753; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
Sony Honami will surely further fuel the upward trend, it is clearly the best specced phone to show up in stores in Q4.
19. ryq24 (Posts: 537; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Sony's problem before are Samsung, lg and iPhone. Now it's the cheaper Chinese brand like zte, hwawei and Lenovo that are going to put more pressure on them. Sony should improve their marketing or they will be back to loss!
22. pyradark (Posts: 784; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)
U still on earth??? Sony doesnt need to rank itself on chart bcoz they are 3rd most profitable than LG and HtC despite the 9 Millions unit sold. Plus chinese company may sell 10M but theyre profit are 1 Billion due to cheap pricing compare to Sony 4 Billion.
20. MartyK (Posts: 726; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)
We told all you Nokia lovers and Elop, there is room aboard this mighty android ship, but no you want to listen to the MS crowds... good luck to you.
21. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
and idiot of the year goes to you, although your probably to stupid to collect your award
the sad excuse sitting behind your account should go out and ask someone using a lumia why and then say your bs to them see where it gets you lol
just because sony are coming back (which they really deserve and will hopefully keep climbing) doesnt prove that android is the key to success for every company idiot
go play with your dolls kid you shouldnt be on here
24. MartyK (Posts: 726; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)
Wow, Kid, play with your dolls, my dad can beat your dad, , who's the kid?.
Okay, back to the adult conversation:
Nokia use to be the number one manu of cell phone.
Nokia use to make a profit.
Nokia is no longer the number one Manu of cell phone.
Nokia no longer make a profit.
Now my question is this to you- Android or WP which is the number one OS?
25. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
aww kid please stop the deflection, your rage is showing through your poorly constructed comment
so here goes
fact- nokia are now making profit again
fact-nothing stays on top forever, the market changes
fact- you know nothing and your just another idiot spewing crap that android is the only way forward
after= everyone with sense are laughing at you, peroid
as for the stupid number 1 comment, android wont be on top forever, just like everything there's always something that will be better or more advanced and take that top spot.
this is how your mind works= android is on top so everything must be android i wont try anything else because im a glory hunting wannabe that will shove android down peoples throats and try to make myself feel of worth
your outclassed kid, your not capable of an adult conversation due to your fanboy bs. stop wasting peoples time your boring and just another name on the list of fanboys with no worth
p.s dolls go play now
27. Commentator (Posts: 2506; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
"[A]nd the idiot of the year award goes to you, although [you're] probably [too] stupid to collect your award[.]"
When you accuse somebody of being an idiot, it's usually best not to look like an idiot yourself by writing like one.
Also, why are you so angry?
28. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
seems most on here no nothing about phones and are more concerned with structure or punctuation.....and the internet is the right place to look for perfect grammer etc right? seems your the idiot if your on here expect that.
go play elsewhere, if this is another gang up of android fanboys im not wasting my time, ive got so called mature unbiased people to show there true colours. theres no challenge and its not worth the time
ohhh an its not anger, im actually laughing at the sad acts on here, believe me meeting some of the people on here would be hilarious
30. Commentator (Posts: 2506; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
It seems like you're laughing out of spite and a hateful heart, but at any rate I don't really care. It says a lot about someone, however, when they shrug off how they present themselves by claiming "well, everybody else on the internet does it." I might be an idealistic-fool to expect otherwise, but to assume that I'm an idiot is tragic.
31. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
''well, everybody else on the internet does it.,,
you really are struggling to look at my comment on a high enough level so you make up some bs line and try to associate it to me. no where does that apply to my comment and no where does that relate.
you have just rushed through and tried to pull a one up on me using the rehashed lines of others.you talk on presenting yourself yet you come attacking someone elses grammer etc for no reason and jump into something you had nothing to do with. this shows either a craving for attention or maybe you just enjoy trying to stir the pot and act superior ( you failed this time)
why is calling you an idiot tragic, you have some kind of superiority complex where you belive you can criticize others but they cant break you down to the basis of your own mentality? do you feel your untouchable and able to go at others without and response from them...........see i will break down every comment you make and come back with more substance then you so dont try to judge others without real understanding
anything to add?