The camera maker company Canon today announced its second quarter and the first half results ended June 30, 2012. The company reported net sales of ¥899.2 billion (about $11.38 billion), an increase of 7.5% from the year-ago period. Net sales for the six months totalled ¥1,728.4 billion (about $21.87 billion), a year-on-year increase of 3.1%. Gross profit for the quarter total ¥439.9 billion (about $5.6 billion), a year-on-year increase of 5.1% and ¥830.8 billion (about $10.51 billion) for the first six months, a year-on-year increase of 0.7%. Basic net income attributable to Canon, stockholders per share for the second quarter was ¥43.71 ($0.55), a decrease of ¥0.28 ($0.004) compared with the corresponding quarter of the previous year and ¥95.26 ($1.21) for the first half of 2012, a year-on-year increase of ¥6.10 ($0.08).
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