Huge Loss & Management Dismissals Induce Sharp Pain at Sharp Corp.

Sharp Corp. announced this week the worst net loss in its long corporate history for the fiscal year that ended March 31, 2013. Booking a net loss of ¥545.35 billion ($5.4 billion), the company has aggressively moved to shake up … Continue reading

Nortek Reports Uneven Q1 Results, But TECH Actually Contributes This Time

Nortek, Inc. reported their financial results from the first quarter of fiscal 2013 late last week. The results were mixed as the company deals with a struggling economy and a difficult internal restructuring that is impacting costs now, with any … Continue reading

Though Fiscal 2013 Results are Better Than Expected, Yamaha Replaces President

Last week, Yamaha Corporation released its financial results for Fiscal Year 2013 (the period ending March 31, 2013) giving the stock market and financial analysts a pleasant surprise as final numbers handily beat both their February 6th revised forecast and … Continue reading

JVC Kenwood Financial Results Miss the Mark…Again

At the end of last week, JVC Kenwood Corporation released a summary of results for their fiscal year ending March 31, 2013. On the eve of this announcement, the company recast their forecasts for the year to reflect their actual … Continue reading

Layoffs Hit Panasonic Lithium Ion Battery Plant

Panasonic Corp. has laid off 20% of their workforce – or 600 employees – in its lithium ion battery operations, according to a report by the Nikkei yesterday in Osaka, Japan. The move was made in an attempt to help … Continue reading

Hon Hai’s Q1 Sales Drop More Than Expected, Hurt by Slipping Demand for iPhone

Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd. reported today that sales for the first quarter had dropped by 19 percent from the same period last year. Hon Hai, better known by the name of a large division called Foxconn, is … Continue reading

Yamaha Launches New Medium-Term Plan; 1st Task? Explain Why Last One Failed

Yamaha Corporation last week announced a new medium-term management plan titled Yamaha Management Plan 2016 (YMP2016) which sets forth management’s strategies for the time period of fiscal 2014-to-fiscal 2016. The new plan succeeds the previous Yamaha Management Plan 125 (YMP125) … Continue reading