· Consolidated sales decreased year-on-year primarily due to the unfavorable impact of foreign exchange rates, the impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake and the floods in Thailand, and deterioration in market conditions in developed countries.
· Consolidated operating loss was recorded compared to income in the previous fiscal year primarily due to the above-mentioned lower sales factors and a significant deterioration in equity in net income (loss) of affiliated companies.
· A large net loss attributable to Sony Corporation´s stockholders was recorded mainly due to the recording of a non-cash tax expense related to the establishment of valuation allowances against deferred tax assets, predominantly in the U.S.
Consolidated Financial Results for the
Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2012
(Fiscal Year 2011)