TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Panasonic Corp reported on Wednesday a sharper than expected 44% plunge in first-quarter operating profit, as Sino-U.S. trade tensions dampened demand for its auto components and factory equipment in China.
Panasonic, the exclusive battery cell supplier for Tesla Inc, posted an operating profit of 56.39 billion yen ($519.68 million) for the April-June quarter, down from 99.96 billion yen a year prior.
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That was below a consensus estimate of 70.93 billion yen from eight analysts compiled by Refinitiv.
Panasonic maintained its profit forecast for the year ending March at 300 billion yen, versus a consensus estimate of 319.97 billion yen from 20 analysts.
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