发表于 2009-10-15 22:16:17
Nokia Reports Surprise Loss
Published: October 15, 2009
HELSINKI (Reuters) - The world's top cellphone maker Nokia <NOK1V.HE> reported a surprise loss for the July-September quarter, hit by a major writedown at its networks unit, but said demand for handsets had improved.
Nokia booked a 908-million euros (833 million pounds) hit from its networks unit, citing challenging market conditions.
The company said on Thursday its earnings per share, minus one-offs, for the three months fell to 0.17 euros from 0.33 euros in the same period of 2008. The result compared with an average forecast of 0.14 euros in a Reuters poll of 37 analysts.
But including the charge at the networks unit Nokia reported a loss per share of 0.15 euros, missing all forecasts.
Shares in Nokia were down 4 percent at 9.90 euros by 11:10 a.m. British time.