Nokia Q2 2012 Results

| July 19, 2012 | 288 Replies

At 1pm CET on 19th July 2012, Nokia’s Q2 2012 results were published.


Here’s a link to the PDF interim report with tables:


Quick overview:

  • Total sales (volume): 83.7 Million units
  • Smart devices: 10.2 Million
  • Mobile Phones: 73.5
  • 4 Million Nokia Lumia units



Nokia net sales in Q2 2012 were EUR 7.5 billion, up from EUR 7.4 billion in Q1 2012

  • – Nokia Devices & Services Q2 net sales decreased 5% quarter-on-quarter.
  • – Lumia Q2 volumes increased quarter-on-quarter to 4 million units.
  • – Mobile Phones Q2 volumes increased quarter-on-quarter and year-on-year to 73 million units.

Nokia non-IFRS EPS in Q2 2012 of EUR -0.08, level with Q1 2012; reported EPS EUR -0.38

  • – Reported EPS adversely affected by non-cash valuation allowances related to deferred tax assets* of EUR 800
  • million, inventory-related allowances, and restructuring related charges.
  • – Devices & Services Q2 non-IFRS operating margin negative 9.1%, adversely affected by EUR 220 million of
  • inventory-related allowances for our Lumia, Symbian and MeeGo devices. Smart Devices Q2 gross margin and
  • contribution adversely affected by the inventory-related allowances. Q3 expected to be a challenging quarter in
  • Smart Devices due to product transitions.
  • – Nokia Siemens Networks returned to non-IFRS operating profitability in Q2; restructuring progressing well and
  • company seeing continued progress against new strategy that focuses on key markets and product segments.

Both gross and net cash higher year-on-year

  • – Nokia ended Q2 with gross cash of EUR 9.4 billion and net cash of EUR 4.2 billion.
  • – Net cash lower quarter-on-quarter, after EUR 742 million annual dividend payment to shareholders.
  • – Nokia Q2 net cash from operating activities of positive EUR 102 million, including receipt of EUR 400 million
  • pre-payments from existing IPR licenses
Location and commerce:
Nokia Siemens Networks

Employee count:

The average number of employees during the period from January to June 2012 was 120 309, of which the
average number of employees at Location & Commerce and Nokia Siemens Networks was 6 573 and 67 624
respectively. At June 30, 2012, Nokia employed a total of 113 562 people (138 634 people at June 30, 2011), of
which 6 624 were employed by Location & Commerce (7 292 people at June 30, 2011) and 63 328 were employed
by Nokia Siemens Networks (74 887 people at June 30, 2011


CEO Comments on Q2 2012:

“Nokia is taking action to manage through this transition period. While Q2 was a difficult quarter, Nokia employees are demonstrating their determination to strengthen our competitiveness, improve our operating model and  carefully manage our financial resources.

We shipped four million Lumia Smartphones in Q2, and we plan to provide updates to current Lumia products over time, well beyond the launch of Windows Phone 8. We believe the Windows Phone 8 launch will be an important catalyst for Lumia. During the quarter, we demonstrated stability in our feature phone business, and enhanced our competitiveness with the introduction of our first full touch Asha devices. In Location & Commerce, our business with auto-industry customers continued to grow, and we made good progress establishing our location-based platform with businesses like Yahoo!, Flickr, and Bing. We continued to strengthen our patent portfolio and filed more patents in the first half of 2012 than any previous six month period since 2007. And, we are encouraged that Nokia Siemens Networks returned to underlying operating profitability through strong execution of its focused strategy.

We are executing with urgency on our restructuring program. We are disposing of non-core assets like Vertu. We are taking the necessary steps to restructure the operations of the company, which included the announcement of a new program on June 14. Faster than anticipated, we have already negotiated the closure of the Ulm, Germany R&D site, and the negotiations about the planned closure of our factory in Salo, Finland are proceeding in a  collaborative spirit.

We held our net cash resources at a steady level after adjusting for the annual dividend payment to our shareholders. While Q3 will remain difficult, it is a critical priority to return our Devices & Services business to positive operating cash flow as quickly as possible.”



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