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Pentax Camera business results
Mark Peters : February 11th 2007 - 14:16 CET
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PentaxPentax Camera business results : In the Imaging System Business, two series of the digital single-lens reflex camera, the one named “K100D” which was put on sale in July, 2006 and the other named “K10D” put on the market in November in the same year, were highly evaluated in both domestic and overseas markets, increased its sales. As a result, the overall net sales in the Imaging System Business amounted to 60,879 million yen (up 15.9% from the year-earlier period). The operating income drastically improved from the year-earlier level and amounted to 1,974 million yen (compare with an operating loss of 938 million yen) as a result of efforts put into reduction in costs such as selling, general and administrative expenses, etc.
Pentax Camera business resultsIncreased sales on SLR cameras
As well as the increased sales of interchangeable lens, camera accessories, etc., in addition to that of digital single-lens reflex cameras. In the Optical Component Business, the sales of microlens and lens for surveillance cameras in the security field remained steady. As a result, the overall net sales amounted to 22,359 million yen (up 5.1% from the year-earlier period). The operating income amounted to 1,580 million yen (down 43.7% from the year-earlier period) because of an increase in the cost of sales ratio due to the impact of decreased unit prices of digital camera modules, though profits were improved thanks to the effect of reduction in production cost of microlenses and increased sales of lenses for surveillance cameras.

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In Other Business, the net sales amounted to 5,103 million yen (up 4.5% from the year-earlier period) mainly because the sales of mobile printers increased compared with the year-earlier period. The operating loss amounted to 234 million yen (compared with an operating loss of 659 million yen in the year-earlier period). Other major businesses include surveying instruments, mobile printers, voice devices, etc.

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