Hyunjoo Kang / firstname.lastname@example.org
Japan Display, which recently drew attention when it became known that they sought financial help from the government, recorded JPY 10,600 million operating loss in H1 2016.
This company recently announced that in Q1 2016, a fiscal year that ended on 30 June, they recorded JPY 174,300 million in sales, a decrease of 29.2% compared to the same period last year, and operating loss of JPY 3,400 million, a fall of 5,600 million compared to the same period in 2015.
As such in H1 2016, JDI showed JPY 350,600 million in sales and JPY 10,700 million operating loss. It explained that the shipment in the last quarter fell short of expectations, and operating profit was poor due to China’s ASP fall, etc. In particular, it is analyzed that the poor sales of Apple’s iPhone, which has been occupying 50% of JDI sales, affected JDI’s business.
On 10 August, Japanese media reported that Mitsuru Honma, CEO of JDI, revealed that INCJ promised support. The financial support is analyzed to be for the smooth installation of OLED mass production line as well as the loss recovery.
JDI is carrying out mobile OLED mass production line and anticipated to be one of the strong candidates as OLED panel suppliers for Apple’s future new iPhone. Through this performance announcement, JDI emphasized they are planning to mass produce OLED from H1 2018.
The company forecast that they will show JPY 210,000 million in sales and JPY 1,000 million operating profit in Q2 2016 in fiscal year that ends in 30 September.