Sony Ericsson buoys Sony's year-end results

Sony Ericsson ended up being the shining star in parent company Sony's year-end 2006 financial report: The JV posted stellar growth of 47 percent in revenues and a 139 percent increase in income before taxes. Sony Ericsson contributed $167 million in net income to Sony's equity thanks to strong sales of its Walkman and Cyber-shot handsets. According to Sony's financial summary: Sony Ericsson's sales and operating revenue was up 49 percent in 2007 over the year ago results: €7.97 million for 2006 compared to €11.89 million in 2007. Net income for Sony Ericsson was €427 million in 2006 compared to €1.14 billion in 2007.

For more on Sony Ericsson's 2006 fiscal performance:
- see this write-up from the company (.pdf)

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