Quoted, "According to some sources Ricoh paid Hoya US $128 million for Pentax. However, according to Ricoh, it's cost was JPY 15 Billion (US $193,844,410) expressed as net sales loss with income.
From this March 2012 Consolidated Results Statement PDF:
And see the losses of almost all the RP imaging products, either consumer or professional, Ricoh or Pentax. In particular, the Pentax camera products have never got any net profit but only net losses, till Q1 of the financial year 2012/13 the latest and as shown!
(Click to Enlarge.)
Well, how long could Ricoh bear such losses, especially for the Pentax imaging division? What *should* they really do? :-o
Thursday, September 13, 2012