Tamron Co. announced its financial results for its fiscal 2013, ending on December 31, as the net profit declined by 17.9% year-on-year to 3.197 billion Yen on sales of 68.452 billion Yen, up by 6.4%. Profits in operation fell by 4.9% to 5.233 billion Yen and net profit came down by 17.9% to 3.17 billion Yen. Sales of interchangeable lenses for interchangeable lens cameras posted record high sales of 48.492 billion Yen and now has a back order of 2,000 units at home and 6,000 units in Europe and the Americas. The lens is currently available only in Canon mounts and the company plans to launch them for Nikon cameras.
The lens-related section, including lens units for camcorders and digital cameras and lenses for infrared cameras and other optical devices posted a 7.8% fall to 7.629 billion Yen, but operational profit more than doubled to 938 million Yen. The specialty lens division including lenses for surveillance cameras posted increased sales and profit for the third years in a row at 12.330 billion Yen (up by 34.6%) and 2.429 billion Yen (up by 52.2%) respectively.