Sony Logs Record April-Sept. Operating Profit

Economy

Tokyo, Oct. 30 (Jiji Press)--Sony Corp. <6758> said Wednesday its group operating profit for April-September surged 17.3 pct from a year before to 509,880 million yen, hitting a record high for the third consecutive fiscal first-half period.

The result reflects brisk sales of semiconductor image sensors used mainly in smartphones and digital cameras.

But Sony's group sales sagged 2.1 pct to 4,047,983 million yen. The group's net profit fell 14.9 pct to 340,009 million yen.

For the full year through March 2020, Sony lowered its sales projection, but revised up its operating and net profit estimates.

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