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Sony Ericsson cuts another 2000 jobs

17 апреля 2009

Sony Ericsson has reported a first quarter loss of  €358 million, before tax, and seen a decrease of 35% in the number of units shipped in the quarter. That was reflected by sales revenues dropping 36% to €1.7 billion, and estimated market share dropping by two points to 6%.

Sony Ericsson said the numbers were in line with the guidance it issued on 20 March, and reflected an “extremely challenging” year for the company.

The company has been dogged this year by rumours of a split between its co-owners.

The handset vendor also announced it is looking for an additional €180 million of operational cost savings on top of the €300 million it said it has already achieved this year – meaning another 2,000 jobs will go, to match the 2,000 cuts already made this year.

Dick Komiyama, President, Sony Ericsson said, "The management intends to pursue an additional cost saving program targeting a further annual operating expense reduction of Euro 400 million, to be completed by mid-2010."

Roughly in line with Nokia’s announcement yesterday, Sony Ericsson forecasts that the global handset market for 2009 will contract at least 10% from around 1,190 million units in 2008.

Источник: Mobile Europe

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