Fujifilm Corp’s first-half (April-September 2013) business results show a rise of 10.6% to 1,174 billion Yen in their year-on-year revenue. The operating income rose by 35.7% to 57.4 billion Yen and the net income more than tripled to 31.5 billion Yen. The company attributed the favourable results to the growth in medical systems businesses, expansion in sales of highly functional materials and increases in sales and operating margin of the Document Solutions business. However, their Imaging Solutions sector suffered a steep decline in the sales of all-in-one digital cameras even though the X-Series performed favourably. The company enjoyed robust sales in optical devices because of the large sales in camera modules for Smartphones as well as strong sales of TV camera lenses and projector lenses.
Fujifilm revised its D-cam sales outlook for the whole year from the previous projection of 7 million units to 5 million units since the first six-month sales dropped by 45% to 2.6 million units. A similar trend is expected to continue in the latter half.