Japan's Sharp tumbles to $1.9 bln loss on hefty writedown

Reuters · 05/11/2023 03:04
Japan's Sharp tumbles to $1.9 bln loss on hefty writedown

- Sharp Corp 6753.T, the Japanese electronics maker owned by Taiwan's 2317.T Foxconn, posted on Thursday a full-year loss of $1.9 billion after writing down the value of its panel display business and a swathe of other assets.

The supplier of sensors and screens for Apple Inc's AAPL.O iPhone reported a group loss of 261 billion yen ($1.9 billion) in the year that ended in March, from a profit of 74 billion yen a year earlier.

The company said it would pay a dividend.

Despite slightly higher sales, Sharp said it took a hit of 220 billion yen as it wrote down the value of building and machinery in both its LCD and OLED display businesses in Japan, as well software, machinery and buildings in China, Europe, Japan and the United States.

The writedown reflected decreased profitability, it said.

($1=135.0500 yen)

(Reporting by David Dolan; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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