Pentax DSLR Cameras Show Strong Growth in Q1 2007

blank space

Pentax K10D Digital SLR Camera

Pentax is reporting strong cameras sales in its first quarter financial results, showing net sales of ¥40.85 billion or about $346 million.

The report attributed the strong performance mainly on the sales of digital single-lens reflex cameras, interchangeable lenses and camera accessories in its Imaging System Business which remained steady both in the Japanese domestic and European markets.

Year-on-year, sales of digital SLR camera and accessories grew 21.2 percent to 21.09 billion yen. Operating income jumped 1.25 billion yen in the Imaging System division, amounting to a 317.4 percent increase over the first quarter of 2006. Quarterly net income per share totaled 10.53 yen, up from 2.68 yen per share in Q1 2006.

Because of this, Pentax revised its yearly sales forecast up to 81.8 billion yen for the first half, and 170 billion yen for the entire fiscal year. Pentax also now projects operating income of 1.9 billion yen for the first half, while net income is expected to amount to 1.4 billion yen for the first half.

[Site: Pentax.co.jp PDF, 90.4KB]

Chris Malinao

About Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.

Polaroid speedliner model 95B land Camera w/ case diffuser wink light film picture
Polaroid speedliner model 95B land Camera w/ case diffuser wink light film
Vintage mayfair lights 2 Lamp Bar camera Movie Light Cameras picture
Vintage mayfair lights 2 Lamp Bar camera Movie Light Cameras
 Mayfair Flexmaster 4 Bulb Lighting with Built In Dimmer Switch picture
Mayfair Flexmaster 4 Bulb Lighting with Built In Dimmer Switch
Vintage Polaroid Land Camera Model 150 with hand strap & Wink Light picture
Vintage Polaroid Land Camera Model 150 with hand strap & Wink Light
Circa 1960 Sun Cluster Movie Camera Light w/Box picture
Circa 1960 Sun Cluster Movie Camera Light w/Box