canon inc-spons adr (CAJ) Key Developments
Canon Inc. Plans to Distribute Interim Dividend for the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2015, Payable on August 26, 2015
Jul 28 15
Canon Inc. plans to distribute an interim dividend of ¥75 per share for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015, compared to ¥65 per share paid in the same period a year ago, to provide a stable return to shareholders. Record date is June 30, 2015 and the effective date is August 26, 2015.
Canon Inc., Q2 2015 Earnings Call, Jul 27, 2015
Jul 27 15
Canon Inc., Q2 2015 Earnings Call, Jul 27, 2015
Canon Inc. Announces Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2015; Revised Earnings Guidance for the Full Year 2015
Jul 27 15
Canon Inc. announced consolidated earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of JPY 974,406 million against JPY 926,796 million a year ago. Operating profit was JPY 104,712 million against JPY 110,549 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was JPY 103,235 million against JPY 116,975 million a year ago. Net income attributable to the company was JPY 68,195 million against JPY 80,848 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were JPY 62.44 against JPY 72.61 a year ago.
For the six months, the company reported net sales of JPY 1,831,851 million against JPY 1,795,108 million a year ago. Operating profit was JPY 170,909 million against JPY 193,188 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was JPY 164,516 million against JPY 196,166 million a year ago. Net income attributable to the company was JPY 102,125 million against JPY 128,458 million a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was JPY 224,712 million against JPY 294,487 million a year ago, due to the decrease in profit along with an increase in inventory. Purchases of fixed assets were JPY 117,501 million against JPY 112,613 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were JPY 93.52 against JPY 114.47 a year ago.
The company revised consolidated earnings guidance for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015. For the year, the company expects net sales of JPY 3,930 billion against JPY 3,860,000 million of previous guidance. Operating profit is expected to be JPY 380,000 million against JPY 380,000 million of previous guidance. Net income attributable to the company is expected to be JPY 245,000 million against JPY 255,000 million of prior guidance. Income before income taxes is expected JPY 380,000 million compared to JPY 390,000 million a year ago.
Canon Inc. to Report Q2, 2015 Results on Jul 27, 2015
Jun 25 15
Canon Inc. announced that they will report Q2, 2015 results on Jul 27, 2015
Canon U.S.A., Inc. Announces an Addition of Canon PowerShot G3 X to its G-Series of Premium Compact Digital Cameras
Jun 18 15
Canon U.S.A. Inc. announced an addition to its G-series of premium compact digital cameras -- the Canon PowerShot G3 X. Ideal for photographers looking for DSLR-style features and quality in a compact, dust- and water-resistant body, this camera’s large, one-inch, 20.2 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor delivers optimal performance with an ISO range of 125 – 12,800. The sensor, along with a proprietary DIGIC 6 Image processor, creates Canon’s HS System to provide photographers with a high-performance point-and-shoot camera that captures vivid and detailed still images and video, even in difficult low-light shooting scenarios. This long-zoom, premium compact camera allows users to get close to the action with its bright f/2.8-5.6, 25x Optical Power Zoom Lens (equivalent to 24-600mm). In addition, an improved Intelligent Image Stabilization (IS) system provides virtually shake-free images in a wide variety of shooting conditions. The Canon PowerShot G3 X camera is the most rugged G-series model yet. The combination of enhanced body panel construction with rubber sealing helps ensure this dust-and-water resistant digital camera is ready to shoot action-packed adventures even in some of the most adverse conditions. It also features controls and menu operation inherited from the Canon EOS line of Digital SLR cameras, a first for the PowerShot G-Series. Useful controls include an Auto Exposure (AE) lock button, Auto Focus (AF) selection button and DRIVE/AF button. For photography purists, the PowerShot G3 X camera fully supports both manual exposure control and the user’s choice of RAW, JPEG or RAW+JPEG recording formats. For quick camera setting, the PowerShot G3 X includes a programmable continuous ring on the lens, an exposure compensation dial and mode dial on top, and a rear control dial. Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1 featuring 2.36MP resolution and an adjustable viewing angle is also available as an optional accessory for the PowerShot G3 X to help users compose shots in bright, sunny conditions. The PowerShot G3 X camera features a bright 3.2-inch Multi-Angle capacitive touch panel LCD screen with 1.62 million dot resolution, providing a sharp, clear, and vivid display. The adjustable screen enables shooting from a variety of angles with enhanced flexibility by tilting up to 180 degrees for capturing selfies and creative low-angle shots, or as much as 45 degrees down for overhead shots. The camera’s ability to record 1080p Full HD video (at 24p, 30p, and 60p in MP4 format) is enhanced through several new features including an external stereo microphone jack, a headphone jack for audio monitoring while recording, and manual control of exposure and audio levels. The camera also features live HDMI output while recording allowing for direct connection to external video recorders as well as convenient playback of recorded movies on an HDTV. For those looking to shoot from the sidelines, the PowerShot G3 X features high-speed AF and 31 widely spread AF points to help capture fast-action shots with accuracy and ease. Paired with a continuous shooting speed of up to 5.9 frames-per-second (fps), the PowerShot G3 X gives photographers the capability to keep shooting in full resolution with no buffer lag or frame limit. The camera’s built-in Wi-Fi capabilities allow users to easily share images and videos via social media sharing sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube using Canon Image Gateway through a Wi-Fi access point or directly to compatible iOS1 and Android2 devices. The camera is also equipped with Near Field Communication (NFC™)2, allowing for quick and simple pairing to compatible Android devices as well as full support for Canon’s soon-to-be-released Connect Station CS100 device. In addition, Canon’s free Camera Connect app 3, available for both iOS and Android devices, allows users to share images and remotely control the camera and capture images from one app. The PowerShot G3 X camera also includes Canon’s Star Mode to capture breathtaking images and video of starry night skies with superb quality. The 'Star Trails' mode turns star movement into a luminous still image, while the “Star Time-Lapse Movie” mode makes beautiful video clips that show the movement of the stars against a static background. In order to enhance the shooting experience, the Canon PowerShot G3 X camera is compatible with a variety of optional accessories like the Canon Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1, the Canon EX-Series Speedlite system, and Remote Switch RS-60 E3. Pricing and Availability: The new Canon PowerShot G3 X premium compact camera is scheduled to be available in July 2015 for an estimated retail price of $999.99.