While rukopozhatnye journalists condemn domestic commodity economies, the global leaders of the industry of high-tech consumer goods reported on the progress made in the 2011 results.
Result Nokia, as expected, proved unprofitable in the first quarter of the year. Losses amounted to 1.34 billion euros. Sales dropped sharply, to 7.35 billion euros. Nokia last week warned of lower results.
Nokia predicts that the second quarter of the year will be unprofitable. In the last quarter of 2011, Nokia has been in the red at 954 million euros.
Damages caused in the first place, poor sales of mobile phones.
In its press release, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said that the company is going through major changes in the industry, which is developing and changing very fast.
According to Elop, the company has made progress in the implementation of the new strategy, but at the same time faced with a "greater than expected, the difficulties in the field of competition."
Shares of Sony Corporation fallen over the year by 40%. Electronics giant Sony Corp. has confirmed previously been discussed in the media rumors about large-scale reductions in the company. As part of the reorganization of the ranks of the corporation would leave 10 thousand employees, said the executive director of the corporation Kazuo Hirai.
Abbreviations, which are 6% of the total number of staff will be held within the next 12 months. In the lists of staff reductions were units that are included in the list of the company's assets are sold, reports BBC.
Sony loses in profits against the increased competition in the TV business with LG and Samsung in South Korea. The company is actively fighting Apple in the segment of players and mobile phones.
On Tuesday, Sony forecast a record loss of $ 6.4 billion — double the estimate exceeded the previous forecast. Company's share price has fallen by 40% over the past 12 months.
Electronics giant is going to focus on three areas — televisions, video game consoles and mobile phones. The company hopes to finish the 2015 fiscal year with an expected profit of $ 10.5 billion with a profit margin of 5%. In the last financial year Sony profit was recorded at $ 7.9 billion
The Japanese manufacturer TVs — Sharp Corp. — Increased the predictive value of net loss to a record in the history of 380 billion yen ($ 4.7 billion) for the fiscal year that ended March 31, reports Bloomberg.
In February, the company predicted that net loss in 2011 fingoda reach 290 billion yen.
The company RIM reaffirmed its decision to reduce the presence of the consumer electronics market because of the huge financial losses and focus on creating products for corporate users.
Last year was for the Canadian smartphone maker is not the best time, but now the situation has only worsened: According to RIM, the first quarter of 2012 it lost $ 125 million.
The company Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) — One of the world's largest manufacturers of microprocessors — reported for the first quarter of 2012 a net loss on US GAAP in the amount of $ 590 million
Acer first time in 10 years, reported a quarterly loss. Net loss for the second quarter were $ 234 million, while in the same period of the previous year earned $ 3.6 billion.
The second quarter of 2011 was the first in the last ten years, when the Acer had to report a loss, quarterly profit fell by 23% compared to the same period last year. The company said it planned to achieve the annual profit is hardly possible.
Director of Sony Ericsson Bert Nordberg said on Friday that the company has successfully coped with the problems and losses in the third quarter will be negligible.
Half of the shares owned by Sony Ericsson Swedish company Ericsson, the other half of the Japanese company Sony. Its net loss for the first quarter amounted to 42 million euros (59.5 million U.S. dollars). Analysts predicted the amount of damage within a hundred million.