Sony Posts Eighth Straight Quarterly Loss
February 7, 2013 9:00 AM
comment(s) - last by
Sony continues to post losses
Things aren't going well for Sony, as the company is struggling in multiple market segments to compete. The company has seen its profits slump and recently posted its eighth consecutive quarterly loss. Sony was also forced to cut sales targets for its TVs, gaming devices, and digital cameras as demand continues to weaken.
Sony has resorted to selling some of the property it owns in order to improve cash flow. In January, Sony
sold its New York headquarters
for $1.1 billion.
However, the sale of that headquarters didn't stop Sony from posting a loss of $1.73 billion for the quarter that ended in December. Sony blamed some of the loss on slumping TV sales that have plagued some of its competitors including Sharp and Panasonic.
“Having assets to sell is saving Sony,” said Mitsuo Shimizu, a Tokyo-based analyst at Iwai Cosmo Holdings Inc. “It isn’t really clear yet what can start driving growth.”
While Sony posted a loss for the quarter, the company still forecasts full-year net income of $213 million. Sony is also cutting 10,000 jobs, which should help push it towards probability.
“Sony is supposed to sell strong products that aren’t reliant on currency swings,” said Yuuki Sakurai, president of Fukoku Capital Management Inc. “We need to see those products before we’ll invest in Sony again.”
Sony also reduced its forecast for sales of portable game devices for its year ending March to 7 million units from the 10 million units it predicted just three months ago. In addition, Sony is reportedly looking at selling more land, buildings, businesses, and security holdings.
Sony does plan to launch a
new “PlayStation 4” game console
this year. An exact launch date and official name has not yet been revealed, but we expect to get the full details at the reveal on February 20. The console will
reportedly have a price tag of $400+
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
2/7/2013 11:25:06 AM
Is the 10,000 job cuts cited in this article the same 10k they said they were going to cut last year and still haven't done (or in the process of doing) or are these in addition to 10k last year?
"Spreading the rumors, it's very easy because the people who write about Apple want that story, and you can claim its credible because you spoke to someone at Apple." -- Investment guru Jim Cramer
Sony to Make Next-Gen PlayStation Announcement February 20
January 31, 2013, 9:13 PM
Sony to Sell New York Headquarters for $1.1B
January 18, 2013, 8:39 AM
Staples Closing 225 Stores Across North America
March 7, 2014, 1:24 PM
HP Launches $170, 8" Android Tablet
March 7, 2014, 8:09 AM
Sony Computer Entertainment America CEO Jack Tretton Stepping Down
March 6, 2014, 8:52 PM
Apple Won't Let UK Sons Unlock Their Deceased Mother's iPad
March 6, 2014, 12:44 PM
Benchmarks for NVIDIA Tegra K1 Hit the web
March 6, 2014, 8:57 AM
Microsoft's Gates, Nadella, Bates Initially Opposed Nokia Acquisition; Said Microsoft Should Stick with Software
March 5, 2014, 1:33 PM
Most Popular Articles
Mt. Gox Bitcoin CEO Can't Stifle Grin as he Bows in Apology for Bankruptcy
February 28, 2014, 5:00 PM
Facebook Kills Popular Messenger App for PCs
March 1, 2014, 4:01 PM
Report: Microsoft Considering Offering Free “Windows 8.1 with Bing”
February 28, 2014, 10:21 AM
Two More Microsoft Executives Leaving the Company
March 3, 2014, 4:38 PM
USAF Moves Forward With Long Range Bomber Program Despite Budget Crunch
March 4, 2014, 9:44 AM
Latest Blog Posts
Tesla vs. BMW: Who Has the Safer EV?
Feb 1, 2014, 2:56 PM
Justice Leaks Details of Next HTC One Two Flagship Phone
Dec 5, 2013, 4:04 PM
Global Cyber Espionage Concerns Reveal Growing Cyber Armies
Nov 29, 2013, 11:04 AM
Is The Period Becoming an Expression of Anger?
Nov 26, 2013, 2:02 PM
NSA and Congress -- You Will Never Kill the Constitution, It's an Idea
Nov 10, 2013, 2:00 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information