Feb 17, 2017

Sharp lifts profit guidance for fiscal 2016

Sharp Corp. on Friday upgraded its earnings outlook for the year through March on a decline in sales-related costs, forecasting a group operating profit of ¥47.4 billion ($418 million). That is up from the revised projection of ¥37.3 billion announced on Feb. 3. Sharp, ...

Under Hon Hai, Sharp looks to expand LCD operations

Feb 14, 2017

Under Hon Hai, Sharp looks to expand LCD operations

Struggling electronics maker Sharp Corp. is starting to focus on expanding its business operations, six months after coming under the umbrella of Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. In October-December last year, Sharp posted a group net profit of ¥4.2 billion, returning to the ...

Feb 8, 2017

SoftBank doubles group net profit in April-December

SoftBank Group Corp. said Wednesday its group net profit roughly doubled in the April-September period from a year earlier to ¥857.43 billion ($7.64 billion), helped by solid telecommunications business and improving profitability at its U.S. subsidiary Sprint Corp. Operating profit in the nine months ...

Nov 15, 2016

Dentsu rides wave of solid earnings connected to Rio Olympics

Advertising giant Dentsu Inc. reported solid group earnings Monday for the January to September period due to brisk ad revenue on the back of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and Paralympics this summer. Although a simple year-on-year comparison is difficult as Dentsu has changed ...