Strong Q2 positions Nokia well to meet full year 2015 objectives
ISLAMABAD ( BMZ REPORT )
This is a summary of the Nokia Corporation interim report for second quarter 2015 and January-June 2015 published today. The complete interim report for second quarter 2015 and January-June 2015 with tables is available at http://company.nokia.com/en/
- Net sales in Q2 2015 of EUR 3.2 billion (EUR 2.9 billion in Q2 2014), up 9% year-on-year (down 1% year-on-year on a constant currency basis)
- Non-IFRS diluted EPS in Q2 2015 of EUR 0.09 (EUR 0.06 in Q2 2014), an increase of 50% year-on-year; reported diluted EPS in Q2 2015 of EUR 0.09 (loss of EUR 0.01 in Q2 2014)
- 6% year-on-year net sales growth (4% year-on-year decline on a constant currency basis)
- 12% year-on-year growth in non-IFRS gross profit, with non-IFRS gross margin increasing to 40.0% from 38.1%, primarily driven by an elevated level of software sales within Mobile Broadband and strong performance across Global Services
- 11% year-on-year growth in non-IFRS operating profit, with non-IFRS operating margin increasing to 11.5% from 11.0%, supported by continued focus on operational excellence
- 25% year-on-year growth in net sales, with 24% growth in new vehicle licenses for embedded navigation systems
- Non-IFRS operating profit of EUR 27 million, with non-IFRS operating margin increasing year-on-year to 9.3% from 0.0%
- 31% year-on-year growth in net sales and 17% year-on-year growth in non-IFRS operating profit, primarily due to higher intellectual property licensing income from existing and new licensees and non-recurring net sales. In addition, on a year-on-year basis, non-IFRS operating profit was negatively affected by higher non-IFRS operating expensesCEO statement
Nokia delivered strong results in the second quarter, with each of our three businesses performing very well.
I am particularly pleased by Nokia Networks, which delivered improved performance overall, despite a year-on-year decline in net sales on a constant currency basis. Software sales were up significantly; core networking sales improved; we saw a reduced impact of strategic entry deals; Global Services had one of its best quarters in the history of the company; and costs remained well under control.
While we expect the telecom infrastructure market to remain challenging, I believe that our disciplined operating model and strong execution capabilities will continue to differentiate us in this environment. Additionally, we remain highly focused on reducing costs and improving efficiency in order to mitigate the impact of market conditions.
Nokia Technologies not only continued its licensing momentum in the quarter with a new agreement with LG, but also recently unveiled OZO, a truly game-changing virtual reality camera. The team in “Tech” has shown both disciplined execution in licensing and an entrepreneurial spirit in pursuing new growth opportunities.
HERE continued to deliver well, again showing year-on-year sales and profitability growth. Our strategic review of that business is now in an advanced stage, and I would like to reiterate that our focus is on what is in the best interests of our shareholders and the long term future of HERE.
Overall, with these results, we are well positioned to deliver on our full-year 2015 commitments.
President and CEO