TOKYO (Reuters) – Sony Corp said on Friday it expects operating profit to fall 8.8 percent in the financial year through March 2019 as a stronger yen eats into profits from the image sensor business.
The electronics and entertainment firm forecast profit to fall to 670 billion yen ($6.13 billion) from 734.86 billion yen a year prior, when earnings exceeded the previous peak set in the year through March 1998.
The outlook compared with the 765.04 billion average of 23 analyst estimates compiled by Thomson Reuters.
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Reporting by Makiko YamazakiEditing by Christopher Cushing