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Nokia Q2 ’15 results: EUR 352 mi profit, Sales & margins grow for all businesses

Nokia 150 videoNokia has announced its Q2 2015 results and there is much to cheer for fans and investors!! All three businesses have seen sales and margin growth on a year on year basis. Nokia has reported a  profit of EUR 352 million up 535% YOY. Read the highlights and CEO Rajeev Suri’s statement below.

Q2 highlights:

  • 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)

Nokia Networks:

  • 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

HERE:

  • 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%

Nokia Technologies:

  • 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 expenses

Group Common Functions:

  • Non-IFRS operating profit of EUR 69 million benefitted from a gain of approximately EUR 110 million related to Nokia’s investments made through its venture funds

Table:

 

Reported second quarter 2015 results1

 

Reported January-June 2015 results1
EUR million

Q2’15

Q2’14

YoY change

Q1’15

QoQ change

Q1-Q2’15

Q1-Q2’14

YoY change

Net sales – constant currency

 

 

(1)%

 

(1)%

 

 

 

5%

Net sales

3 209

2 942

9%

3 196

0%

6 405

5 606

14%

  Nokia Networks

2 730

2 566

6%

2 673

2%

5 403

4 894

10%

  HERE

290

232

25%

261

11%

551

441

25%

  Nokia Technologies

193

147

31%

266

(27)%

 

459

278

65%

Gross margin % (non-IFRS)

46.7%

44.0%

270bps

42.5%

420bps

 

44.6%

44.8%

(20)bps

Operating profit (non-IFRS)

521

346

51%

265

97%

786

651

21%

  Nokia Networks

313

281

11%

85

268%

398

497

(20)%

  HERE

27

0

19

42%

46

10

360%

  Nokia Technologies

112

96

17%

193

(42)%

305

182

68%

  Group Common Functions

69

(31)

(32)

 

37

(39)

Operating margin % (non-IFRS)

16.2%

11.8%

440bps

8.3%

790bps

 

12.3%

11.6%

70bps

Profit (non-IFRS)

357

215

66%

200

79%

556

386

44%

Profit

352

(27)

181

94%

533

84

535%

EPS, EUR diluted (non-IFRS)

0.09

0.06

50%

0.05

80%

0.15

0.10

50%

EPS, EUR diluted

0.09

(0.01)

0.05

80%

0.14

0.02

600%

CEO 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.
Rajeev Suri
President and CEO

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