Canon printer sales rise

26 October 2006 — Tokyo (JPN): According to unaudited figures, sales of Canon’s office imaging products, including photocopiers, fell by 1.9 percent to ¥270 billion ($2.27 billion ) in Q2 2006 from ¥275.3 billion in Q2 2005.

Q2 sales of computer peripherals, which include inkjet printers, increased by 15.3 percent to ¥346 billion, from ¥300 billion in the pervious year.

 

The company’s consolidated net sales for the quarter were ¥988 billion, up 12.5 percent on last year’s ¥879 billion.

 

Net income increased by 14.9 percent to ¥116 billion, compared to ¥101 billion a year earlier.

 

Diluted EPS was ¥86.78, compared to ¥75.54 in Q2 2005.