Tue, Feb 01, 2011 | 06:25 GMT
Report: Sony strikes gold, sees profitable Q1
Somewhere, off in an – in all likelihood fictional – alternate universe, Kevin Butler’s riding a golden jet ski powered by fuel made from ground-up diamonds.
Of course, he always did that. But now, Sony can actually afford it.
According to Japanese publication Nikkei (via ABS-CBN), Sony’s set to announce a first quarter net profit of 30 billion yen ($342 million) thanks in large part to “aggressive cost-cutting.”
We imagine cake and confetti are the orders of the day around the Sony offices, as this is the first profit in two quarters. For comparison’s sake, the electronics giant reported a 25.7-billion-yen loss during the same April-June stretch in 2009.
Apparently, even Sony’s PlayStation division – which was looking a bit green as opposed to seeing it last quarter – managed to turn a profit this time around.
An official announcement from Sony is expected this Thursday.
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