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Ericsson Q1 profits lower as NAmerica market slows

Thursday 23 April 2015 | 08:26 CET | News
Ericsson reported first-quarter sales up 13 percent year-on-year to SEK 53.5 billion, due largely to positive currency effects. Adjusted for comparable units and currency, revenues fell 6 percent, driven by slower mobile broadband activity in North America. Ericsson said it expects the situation to continue in North America in the near term, while it continues to benefit from the booming 4G market in China. This sales mix led to a drop in the gross margin to 35.4 percent in Q1 from 36.5 a year ago, and operating profit fell to SEK 2.1 billion from SEK 2.6 billion due to higher restructuring

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