Strong results in Nokia Technologies and solid performance in Nokia's Networks business
This is a summary of the Nokia Corporation financial report for Q2 and half year 2017 published today. The complete financial report for Q2 and half year 2017 with tables is available at www.nokia.com/financials. Investors should not rely on summaries of our financial reports only, but should review the complete reports with tables.
Non-IFRS net sales in Q2 2017 of EUR 5.6bn (EUR 5.7bn in Q2 2016). Reported net sales in Q2 2017 of EUR 5.6bn (EUR 5.6bn in Q2 2016).
Non-IFRS diluted EPS in Q2 2017 of EUR 0.08 (EUR 0.03 in Q2 2016). Reported diluted EPS in Q2 2017 of negative EUR 0.07 (negative EUR 0.12 in Q2 2016).
Nokia's Networks business
5% year-on-year net sales decrease in Q2 2017, primarily due to Ultra Broadband Networks. Within Ultra Broadband Networks, Mobile Networks declined in Q2 following a strong Q1, while Fixed Networks declined at a lower rate in Q2 compared to Q1. Within IP Networks and Applications, IP/Optical Networks declined at a lower rate in Q2 compared to Q1, and Applications & Analytics grew. Global Services net sales were approximately flat.
Strong Q2 2017 gross margin of 39.1% and operating margin of 8.2%, with solid performance across Ultra Broadband Networks, Global Services and IP Networks and Applications.
90% year-on-year net sales increase in Q2 2017, primarily due to a new license agreement in Q2 2017 and a license agreement that was expanded in Q3 2016. Approximately 40% of the EUR 175 million year-on-year increase was non-recurring in nature and related to catch-up net sales for Q1 2017.
158% year-on-year operating profit increase in Q2 2017, primarily related to higher net sales, partially offset by increased licensing-related litigation costs and the ramp-up of our digital health business unit.