Latest Financial Postings

17 May 2004

NTT (full year 2003/04)
    The world's biggest telephone group posted record operating profits of Y643.86 billion ($5.6bn; €4.7bn; £3.2bn) compared with Y233.36 bn a year earlier when mobile phone unit NTT DoCoMo lost heavily overseas.
    NTT owns local and long-distance units as well as majority stakes in DoCoMo and systems integrator NTT Data Corp.
   DoCoMo contributes more than 70% of NTT's consolidated operating profit.

Dell Computers (calendar Q1)
    The personal computer maker boosted profits by 22% helped by companies demanding more technology.
    It reported net first-quarter profits of $731 million (£414.7m; €618.6m) compared to $598m a year earlier. Best growth came from Asia-Pacific where revenue rose 38%.

Cisco Systems (calendar Q3)
    The world's biggest maker of equipment to drive traffic along the internet reported a 23% rise in net profits to $1.2 billion (£683m; €1bn).
    Sales were 21% higher at $5.6bn and an operations cash flow of $2.4bn was the strongest in its history, the California-based company said.

Telefonica (calendar Q1)
    The Spanish telecoms giant posted a 2.7% rise in net attributable profit to €558.2 million ($663 m; £377m).
    Operating revenues for the largest telecoms company in the Spanish speaking world rose 7.7% to €6.96 billion as the company continued to put the crisis in Latin America behind it.

Data compiled from multiple sources; additional content by WARC staff