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19
April
2006

Philips reports improved net income

In the first quarter, Dutch electronics giant Philips recorded net income of EUR 160 million. Sales increased strongly to EUR 7,374 million.
In the first quarter, Philips recorded net income of EUR 160 million (EUR 0.13 per share), compared with net income of EUR 117 million (EUR 0.09 per share) in the corresponding period of 2005. The increase was primarily attributable to improved performance of the main divisions, particularly Semiconductors and Lighting.

Sales increased strongly to EUR 7,374 million, 14% above Q1 2005. Adjusted for the effects of currency movements and consolidation changes, comparable sales increased by 10%, driven by strong growth in all main divisions.
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