Toshiba Posts First-Quarter Profit on Home Appliances

Toshiba Corp. (6502), the world’s second- largest maker of flash memory chips, posted 470 million yen ($6 million) in quarterly profit, exceeding analyst estimates, on demand for power systems and home appliances.

Net income in the three months ended June 30 increased from 466 million yen a year earlier, the Tokyo-based company said in a statement today. Analysts expected a loss of 7 billion yen, based on the average of five estimates compiled by Bloomberg.

Sales of home appliances including air conditioning and LED lights helped ease damage from Japan’s 9-magnitude earthquake and tsunami in March, the maker of Regza televisions said.

The company kept its annual forecasts unchanged.

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