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Electronics Production | April 15, 2005

Sony Ericsson post lower sales

Sony Ericsson’s sales decreased in this year first quarter. In average selling price was partly due to the general market conditions, but also because the product line-up was mature and few new products were launched during the period.
Sony and Ericsson today announced the consolidated financial summary for the first quarter ended March 31, 2005 of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, the 50:50 joint venture of Sony and Ericsson.

Units shipped in the quarter reached 9.4 million, a 7% increase compared to the same period last year. Sales for the quarter were Euro 1,289 million, representing a year on year decrease of 4%. Income before taxes was Euro 70 million and net income was Euro 32 million, which represent year on year decreases of Euro 27 million and Euro 50 million respectively.

In line with expectation, market growth was moderate during the quarter. As a result of more normal seasonality the market declined sequentially. The Western European market declined slightly and witnessed a shift to pre-paid products, while general inventory build up in the sales channels during Q4 spilling over into the first quarter created a more competitive market environment than a year ago.

“The exciting and innovative products we announced during the first quarter have been well received and will give us a stronger portfolio during the rest of the year,” said Miles Flint, President of Sony Ericsson.
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