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02-10-2010, 09:50 AM   #1
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Hoya Quarterly Report for the three months ended Dec. 2009

Not sure if this has been posted yet. . .

Hoya has released their 4th quarter financial report.

amateurphotographer.co.uk has posted a downbeat article on it.

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In medical endoscopes, restrained buying by medical organizations in the wake of the financial crisis contributed to a fall in earnings for the quarter relative to the same quarter a year ago.
In the digital camera area, there were new products introduced to the market which generated interest, so the number of single-lens reflex cameras sold increased relative to the same period last year, while overall earnings decreased due to tough price competition.
As a result, segment sales during the quarter were 27,669 million yen. In terms of operating profit and loss, the effects of cost reduction achieved via reorganization during the previous year led to a profit of 1,192 million, a significant improvement in profitability compared to the same quarter a year ago.
It looks not too bad to me. The decrease in earning shall be visible with every camera company given current price war.
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At very bottom of report I see all negatives for "Pentax"

At very bottom of report I see all negatives for "Pentax"

What am I missing ?

And the AP article you linked:

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Wednesday 10th February 2010
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A cut-throat DSLR price war has been blamed for a 19.9% fall in sales of Pentax camera products for the nine months to 31 December 2009 compared to the same period a year earlier.

In a statement accompanying its latest financial results, Hoya Corporation, which owns Pentax, said: 'In the digital camera area there were new products introduced to the market which generated interest, so the number of single lens reflex cameras sold increased relative to the same period last year.'

But, added Hoya: 'Overall earnings decreased due to tough price competition.'

Hoya, which took over Pentax in 2008, predicts a 15.2% drop in Pentax sales for the first three months of 2010, compared to the same period in 2009.

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QuoteOriginally posted by openyourap Quote
Not sure if this has been posted yet. . .

Hoya has released their 4th quarter financial report.

amateurphotographer.co.uk has posted a downbeat article on it.
Look at the operating income. Negative in '08. Positive in '09. End of story.

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asdf: spot on. Turnover is vanity. Profit is sanity.
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OH NO, the sky is falling. Pentax is going out of business.....

Cue in the 4000th post about your Canon camera.
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WHat abou tlenses? They jumped in price, where are those results?
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Dude, I've only got 987 total posts here, 13 posts before I am "PENTAXIAN"

Dude,

I've only got 987 total posts here, some 13 posts before I am "PENTAXIAN"

I'm excited !!!

And I still own Pentax gear, though I have been selling some of my treasures






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OH NO, the sky is falling. Pentax is going out of business.....

Cue in the 4000th post about your Canon camera.


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It's OK ma.. for now. ;)

As a result, segment sales during the quarter were 27,669 million yen. In terms of operating profit and
loss, the effects of cost reduction achieved via reorganization during the previous year led to a profit of
1,192 million, a significant improvement in profitability compared to the same quarter a year ago.


Adding chart: Pentax has a bubble.......

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WHat abou tlenses? They jumped in price, where are those results?
Well, how much of that jump was due to the strength of the Yen?
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R&D expenses increased by ~60%, compared with the previous quarter. That's for all of Pentax, including the medical division... but I can't help thinking, maybe they're preparing some "goodies"
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It seems that Pentax are not playing the price cutting game. This has resulted in a 20% drop in sales in 2009, with another 15% drop in the first quarter of this year compared to last year. So this situation seems to be as a result of Hoya's strategy. see link below.

DSLR camera price war blamed for 20% slide in Pentax sales news - Amateur Photographer - news, camera reviews, lens reviews, camera equipment guides, photography courses, competitions, photography forums
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Damm. That's a mighty fine chart.

*impressed*
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Look at the operating income. Negative in '08. Positive in '09. End of story.
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asdf: spot on. Turnover is vanity. Profit is sanity.
+1

The fun begins when they have to ramp up volume production and they have to actually hire and train new workers, rather than laying off old workers.

Productivity is great in the early phases of economic recovery - then the piper extends his hand . . .

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Seems geography is not their strongest skill, quote from page 11:

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