Aw, Here It Goes!
It was the best of times and the worst of times for Sony during its second fiscal quarter. The three months ending September 30 saw the electronics giant back in the black with an operating profit of ¥90.5 billion ($787 million), up from a ¥20.8 billion ($180 million) operating loss the year before and over analysts' expectations. Overall Q2 revenue increased from ¥1.85 trillion ($1.6 billion) to ¥2.08 trillion ($1.8 billion), courtesy of surging sales of Bravia HDTVs, VAIO PCs, and digital cameras. Profits were also up slightly at Sony Pictures Entertainment, the company's film and television division.