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Nokia profits collapse 90 percent

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 16 Apr 2009 16:38 User comments (3)

Nokia profits collapse 90 percent Nokia, the world's largest phone maker, has reported a 90 percent drop in its Q1 profits year-on-year, citing the ongoing global recession as the reason for falling demand.
For the quarter ended March 31st, profits were EUR 122 million compared to EUR 1.22 billion in the same quarter last year.

Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo was optimistic however, adding that demand for mobile phones is stabilizing, after dropping drastically over the past 16 months.

"Regarding the health of the overall mobile device market, the inventory already in the sales channels decreased substantially during Q1 due to extensive destocking by operators and distributors. This adversely impacted our sales volumes in the quarter,"
noted Kallasvuo. "However, it has also resulted in the demand picture becoming more predictable as we enter the second quarter."

For the upcoming quarter, the company believes sales volume to pick up or at least remain the same, from 93.2 million units during the quarter.

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3 user comments

117.4.2009 4:22

i bought a new n82 with my own money..

217.4.2009 9:52

With AU$1000+ devices in the current economic climate, who'd have guessed...

317.4.2009 9:57

i'm getting a n810 soon, i hope Nokia doesn't tank anytime soon.

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