Menu
Alcatel-Lucent posts loss

Alcatel-Lucent posts loss

Alcatel-Lucent posts a loss yet again, the reported net loss for the third quarter was reported at 40 million Euros

Alcatel-Lucent posted a loss yet again, the reported net loss for the third quarter was reported at 40 million Euros (US$52.64 million), as sales to carriers dropped, it reported on Thursday. Although the loss is smaller than a year ago, when the company reported a net loss at 345 million Euros.

Revenues came in at 4.065 billion Euros, compared to 4.350 million Euros during the same period last year, a decrease of 6.6 per cent. Revenue was also down 0.9 percent sequentially.

At the same time, Alcatel-Lucent reiterated that its full year 2008 revenue should be down in the low to mid single-digit range.

Newly appointed CEO Ben Verwaayen is happy to be onboard, but company profitability "remains unsatisfactory", especially in the carrier space, where revenues declined 9.4 per cent, at a constant exchange rate and on a year-over-year basis.

The macroeconomic environment has become even more challenging, and in addition to the ongoing Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) decline, Alcatel-Lucent saw a reduction in spending on fixed access and terrestrial optics, in developed markets, according to Verwaayen.

The drop could have been bigger but was partly offset by other better performing segments, including strong performance of certain carrier activities, including Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA), Next Generation Networks (NGN) and submarine networks, according to Verwaayen.

But there are also divisions that are performing better, the company continued to grow its enterprise business at a healthy rate and saw accelerated growth in services, Verwaayen said.

Enterprise revenues grew 6.3 percent and Services revenues grew 16.6 percent, at a constant exchange rate and on a year-over-year basis.

What the future holds for its 20.8 percent stake in Thales is uncertain. The company is currently reviewing all options regarding its, including a potential sale including a potential sale.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags alcatel-lucent

Featured

Slideshows

Meet the leading female front runners of the Kiwi channel

Meet the leading female front runners of the Kiwi channel

Reseller News honoured the leading female front runners of the New Zealand channel at the 2018 Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) in Auckland. The awards honoured standout individuals across seven categories, spanning Entrepreneur; Innovation; Rising Star; Shining Star; Community; Technical and Achievement.

Meet the leading female front runners of the Kiwi channel
Meet the top performing customer-centric Microsoft channel partners

Meet the top performing customer-centric Microsoft channel partners

Microsoft honoured leading partners across the channel following a year of customer innovation and market growth in New Zealand. The 2018 Microsoft Partner Awards recognised excellence within the context of the end-user, spanning a host of emerging and established providers.

Meet the top performing customer-centric Microsoft channel partners
Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch

Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch

Introducing the Reseller News Innovation Awards, launched to the channel at the 2018 Judges’ Lunch in Auckland. With more than 70 judges now part of the voting panel, the new-look awards will reflect the changing dynamics of the channel, recognising excellence across customer value and innovation - spanning start-ups, partners, distributors and vendors.

Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch
Show Comments