Based on analysis of second quarter preliminary financial results, Alcatel-Lucent expects Q2 2012 adjusted operating income to be a loss of around Euro 40 million with revenues above Euro 3.5 billion.
These figures reflect a good sequential growth in sales with all geographies and divisions growing but a slower than expected business mix improvement. Actions on fixed costs however remained strong with a decrease of more than Euro 100 million compared to Q2 2011.
“Looking ahead, based on the current order book, Alcatel-Lucent expects the second half of 2012 to be better than the first half, but in light of year to date performance and the difficult macro-economic environment, Alcatel-Lucent will not be able to achieve its previously announced adjusted operating margin guidance for the full year 2012”, the company said in a statement.
Alcatel-Lucent will provide further details on its business performance and full year guidance during its second quarter earnings presentation on July 26, 2012.