Year-on-year growth of 22% Sony announced its fourth quarter fiscal 2019 financial report
According to overseas sources, Sony recently announced its financial report for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2019, which pointed out a variety of revenue growth, including image and sensor business sales growth of 22 %. At the same time, it also analyzed the impact of the new coronavirus epidemic on production, as well as the expected situation of future research and development, etc. The following is a more detailed interpretation:
fiscal year 2019 sales A year-on-year increase of 22%, reaching 1 trillion and 70.6 billion yen, mainly due to increased sales of image sensors for mobile devices and improved product portfolio.
Operating income increased by 91.7 billion yen year-on-year to 235.6 billion yen. It also includes some product depreciation expenses and increased research and development costs, as well as offset by the negative impact of exchange rates.
The performance of the image sensor business at the beginning of the fiscal year has greatly exceeded expectations .
As of today, the coronavirus has not had a major impact on Japanese production facilities, and these production facilities are operating as usual. In addition, factory operations and supply chains of major mobile customers are recovering.
On the other hand, compared to the impact of the coronavirus on the manufacturing and sales of our mobile customers in the fourth quarter as of March 31, 2020, our image sensor shipments have decreased relatively Small, so the supply chain inventory of these customers may increase.
Considering the impact of the coronavirus, the smartphone market has slowed down, Image sensor sales this fiscal year may be flat year-on-year.
The image sensor will promote the improvement of the camera function, and the camera is a major selling point of the smart phone, Sony will increase the investment in the mobile sensor, even up to 80% of the cumulative capital expenditure within three years.
In view of the uncertain operating environment, Sony will postpone the remaining as much as possible Capital expenditure decisions so that appropriate and timely decisions can be made after collecting more market information.
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