Bloomberg Anywhere Remote Login Bloomberg Terminal Demo Request


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Nikon Drops to Lowest in 19 Months on Forecast Cut: Tokyo Mover

Nikon Corp. plunged to the lowest in almost 19 months after yesterday cutting its full-year profit target by almost a quarter on weaker demand for compact cameras.

The Tokyo-based company plummeted 14 percent to 1,726 yen in Tokyo trading, the lowest close since January 2012. The stock has lost 32 percent this year, compared with a 33 percent gain for the broader Topix index.

Nikon yesterday cut its full-year net income target by 23 percent to 50 billion yen ($517 million) from a 65 billion-yen forecast in May. The company lowered its operating profit forecast 24 percent to 65 billion yen from 85 billion yen.

“The market may not have expected Nikon to lower full-year guidance at this time, so there may be a negative impact on the share price over the near term,” Yu Yoshida, a Tokyo-based analyst with Credit Suisse Group AG, said in a note today.

Nikon is looking at ways to tap smartphone growth as a slump in compact-camera sales may lead to weaker-than-forecast earnings, President Makoto Kimura said in a July 4 interview.

Global shipments of compact digital cameras slid 48 percent in May compared with a year earlier, while more expensive single-lens-reflex cameras, or SLRs, declined about 6 percent, according to the Camera & Imaging Products Association in Tokyo.

Smartphone shipments jumped 52 percent in the second quarter to 237.9 million, according to Framingham, Massachusetts-based IDC Corp.

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.