Nikon's 5 year plan...

Started Oct 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
rkodama1 Contributing Member • Posts: 776
Re: Nikon's 5 year plan...

I don't know about the validity of that article's numbers but based on what I have seen, Nikon may have some challenges ahead of them.  While their sales have increased, their 2013 Op Income took a large drop.  This means that they are making less profit on greater sales.  This is one of the downsides of outsourcing key, expensive components such as sensors although there many other factors impacting profitability.  Also, their cash flow tightened up which is a bad indicator.  If this trend continues with lower Op Margins and tightening working capital then Nikon will have less money to invest in R&D and other future expansion activities.  It doesn't matter what technology Nikon has if they can't turn into profits and cash flow.

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