Nokia Interim Report for Q1 2015 – Good Performance by HERE and Nokia Technologies, Nokia Networks sales up

| April 30, 2015 | 11 Replies


There’s a 21% year on year growth for Nokia Networks global sales. However, operating margin has declined from 9.3% to 3.25. Likewise, network leader Ericsson faced 14% fall in year on year Q1 Net income.

Whilst HERE profits seem strong, it’s still on the block and up for divestment consideration. Rajiv Suri seems pleased with HERE but is still open to new owners for the mapping business.

I am very pleased with HERE’s performance and firmly believe that it will have a bright future, either with Nokia or with new ownership.

Nokia Technologies segment seems to be doing very well. More than doubling sales and profits. There’s been some previous divestment of Nokia IP rights (not sure which ones) so that’s a one time benefit from those sales.

Overall, 25% increase in earnings per share in the first quarter.

Nokia’s hoping for long term benefits with the Alcatel-Lucent deal.

Some additional analysis links: 1| 2 | 3|


  • Net sales in Q1 2015 of EUR 3.2 billion (EUR 2.7 billion in Q1 2014), up 20% year-on-year
  • Non-IFRS diluted EPS in Q1 2015 of EUR 0.05 (EUR 0.04 in Q1 2014), an increase of 25% year-on-year; reported diluted EPS in Q1 2015 of EUR 0.05 (EUR 0.03 in Q1 2014), up 67% year-on-year

Nokia Networks

  • 15% year-on-year net sales growth driven by growth in four out of our six regions, with non-IFRS operating margin declining to 3.2% from 9.3%
  • 21% year-on-year growth in Global Services net sales, primarily driven by strong growth in the network implementation business line. 10% year-on-year growth in Mobile Broadband net sales, primarily driven by overall radio technologies, particularly LTE
  • 61% year-on-year decline in non-IFRS operating profit primarily driven by lower software sales, lower non-IFRS gross profit in the systems integration business line, the short-term impact of strategic entry deals, higher non-IFRS operating expenses due to foreign exchange impacts and increased investments in LTE, 5G and cloud core, and more challenging market conditions


  • 25% year-on-year growth in net sales, with 29% year-on-year increase in sales of new vehicle licenses for embedded navigation systems
  • 90% year-on-year growth in non-IFRS operating profit, with non-IFRS operating margin expanding to 7.3% from 4.8%

Nokia Technologies

  • 103% year-on-year growth in net sales and 124% growth in non-IFRS operating profit, primarily due to non-recurring adjustments to accrued net sales from existing agreements, revenue share related to previously divested intellectual property rights, and intellectual property rights divested in the first quarter 2015. In addition, net sales and non-IFRS operating profit benefitted from higher intellectual property licensing income from existing licensees
  Reported first quarter 2015 results1
EUR million Q1’15 Q1’14 YoY change Q4’14 QoQ change
Net sales – constant currency     11%   (21)%
Net sales 3 196 2 664 20% 3 802 (16)%
  Nokia Networks 2 673 2 328 15% 3 365 (21)%
  HERE 261 209 25% 292 (11)%
  Nokia Technologies 266 131 103% 149 79%
Gross margin % (non-IFRS) 42.5% 45.6% (310)bps 43.5% (100)bps
Operating profit (non-IFRS) 265 305 (13)% 524 (49)%
  Nokia Networks 85 216 (61)% 470 (82)%
  HERE 19 10 90% 20 (5)%
  Nokia Technologies 193 86 124% 77 151%
  Group Common Functions (32) (8) (43)
Operating margin % (non-IFRS) 8.3% 11.4% (310)bps 13.8% (550)bps
Profit (non-IFRS) 200 172 16% 356 (44)%
Profit 181 110 65% 327 (45)%
EPS, EUR diluted (non-IFRS) 0.05 0.04 25% 0.09 (44)%
EPS, EUR diluted 0.05 0.03 67% 0.08 (38)%

Cheers Wean Irdeh for the tip!



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