Nokia claims that it has “achieved underlying profitability” following a preliminary analysis of its fourth quarter report. The company had a rough 2012, firing thousands of employees and even selling its Finnish headquarters.
Despite continuous speculation from tech pundits that Nokia’s Windows 8-running Lumia phones were a flop, Nokia exceeded expectations by selling 4.4 million Lumia phones in the fourth quarter. Nokia’s more affordable phones remained its most popular, with its Asha smartphones selling 9.3 million units.
In its press release, Nokia summed up its sales within the context of the global smartphone market:
- Nokia currently estimates that Devices & Services net sales in the fourth quarter 2012 were approximately EUR 3.9 billion, with total device volumes of 86.3 million units.
- Mobile phones net sales of approximately EUR 2.5 billion, with total volumes of 79.6 million units of which 9.3 million units were Asha full touch smartphones.
- Smart devices net sales of approximately EUR 1.2 billion, with total volumes of 6.6 million units of which 4.4 million units were Nokia Lumia smartphones.
- Total smartphone volumes of 15.9 million units composed of 9.3 million Asha full touch smartphones, 4.4 million Lumia smartphones and 2.2 million Symbian smartphones.
- Devices & Services Other net sales of approximately EUR 0.2 billion, including a positive impact from non-recurring IPR income of approximately EUR 50 million.
Read the full press release here.
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