April 27, 2017 at 08:00 (CET +1)
Nokia Corporation Interim Report for Q1 2017
Solid overall results, with strong performance in Mobile Networks; full year outlook reiterated
This is a summary of the Nokia Corporation interim report for first quarter 2017 published today. The complete first quarter 2017 interim report with tables is available at www.nokia.com/financials. Investors should not rely on summaries of our interim reports only, but should review the complete reports with tables.
Non-IFRS net sales in Q1 2017 of EUR 5.4bn (EUR 5.6bn in Q1 2016). Reported net sales in Q1 2017 of EUR 5.4bn (EUR 5.5bn in Q1 2016).
Non-IFRS diluted EPS in Q1 2017 of EUR 0.03 (EUR 0.03 in Q1 2016). Reported diluted EPS in Q1 2017 of negative EUR 0.08 (negative EUR 0.11 in Q1 2016).
Nokia's Networks business
6% year-on-year net sales decrease in Q1 2017 primarily due to IP/Optical Networks and Fixed Networks, with approximately flat net sales in Mobile Networks and Applications & Analytics.
Strong Q1 2017 gross margin of 39.5% and solid operating margin of 6.6%, supported by continued focus on operational excellence, with particularly strong performance in Mobile Networks.
25% year-on-year net sales increase in Q1 2017, primarily due to higher patent and brand licensing income and the acquisition of Withings, partially offset by the absence of licensing income related to certain expired agreements. Approximately one third of the net increase was due to non-recurring net sales related to a new license agreement.
9% year-on-year operating profit increase in Q1 2017, primarily related to higher net sales, which were partially offset by higher operating expenses. The year-on-year increase in operating expenses was primarily due to the ramp-up of our digital health and digital media businesses and increased licensing-related litigation costs.