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Announcement of Financial Results: Panasonic Reports Second-Quarter and Six-Month Results

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Announcement of Financial Results: Panasonic Reports Second-Quarter and Six-Month Results04:34 EDT Wednesday, October 31, 2012 OSAKA, Japan (Business Wire) -- Panasonic Corporation (Panasonic)(NYSE:PC)(TOKYO:6752) today reported its consolidated financial results for the second quarter and six months ended September 30, 2012, of the current fiscal year ending March 31, 2013 (fiscal 2013). Consolidated Second-quarter Results Consolidated group sales for the second quarter decreased by 12% to 1,823.7 billion yen compared with 2,075.7 billion yen for the second quarter of the year ended March 31, 2012 (fiscal 2012), due mainly to sales decrease in digital products under severe global competition as well as weak Japanese markets for flat-panel TVs and global note PCs. Of the consolidated group total, domestic sales amounted to 956.1 billion yen, down by 11% from 1,068.8 billion yen a year ago. Overseas sales decreased by 14% to 867.6 billion yen from 1,006.9 billion yen a year ago. During the second quarter under review, despite signs of a moderate recovery, the global economy continues to contract with much deep remaining uncertainty due to the European financial crisis and slowdown of the Asian economic expansion including China. In the meantime, the Japanese market partly showed its recovery with the growing reconstruction demand following the Great East Japan Earthquake and the automobile sales growth thanks to the eco-car subsidy. However, the electronics industry continued to be difficult with downturn in digital products, especially flat-panel TVs, and sales decline in electronic components. Under such business circumstances, Panasonic has been working towards filtering unprofitable models and enhancing BtoB businesses with one of its basic guidelines, "Focus on Profitability." Operating profit1 increased to 48.8 billion yen from 42.0 billion yen a year ago, due to fixed cost reductions and streamlining material costs. In the meantime, pre-tax loss was 316.5 billion yen compared with a loss of 141.9 billion yen a year ago, due mainly to business restructuring expenses including impairment losses of goodwill and intangible assets. Net loss attributable to Panasonic Corporation amounted to 698.0 billion yen compared with a loss of 105.8 billion yen a year ago as a result of the increase in valuation allowances to deferred tax assets. 1 For information about operating profit, see Note 2 of the Notes to consolidated financial statements. Consolidated Six-month Results Consolidated group sales for six months ended September 30, 2012 decreased by 9% to 3,638.2 billion yen, compared with 4,005.2 billion yen in the same period of fiscal 2012. Domestic sales amounted to 1,878.2 billion yen, down by 8% from 2,036.4 billion yen a year ago, while overseas sales decreased by 11% to 1,760.0 billion yen, down from 1,968.8 billion yen a year ago. The company's operating profit for the first six months increased to 87.4 billion yen, from 47.6 billion yen a year ago. On the other hand, pre-tax loss totaled 278.7 billion yen, compared with a loss of 159.3 billion yen a year ago. This was due mainly to business restructuring expenses of 355.5 billion yen, including impairment losses of goodwill and intangible assets in other deductions in solar, consumer-use lithium-ion batteries and mobile phone businesses. Taking into consideration significant sales decreases in Japan and continuous severe business environment in the third quarter onwards, in accordance with U.S. GAAP, the company increased the valuation allowances to deferred tax assets in Panasonic Corporation and Panasonic Mobile Communications Co., Ltd., and incurred provision for income taxes of 412.5 billion yen. Accordingly, Net loss attributable to Panasonic Corporation amounted to 685.2 billion yen compared with a loss of 136.2 billion yen a year ago. Consolidated Six-month Breakdown by Segment The company's six-month consolidated sales and profits by segment with previous year comparisons are summarized as follows: AVC Networks Sales decreased by 24% to 690.0 billion yen from 913.6 billion yen a year ago. This result was due mainly to significant sales decline in flat-panel TVs, BD recorders and digital cameras. Segment profit significantly improved to 19.9 billion yen, compared with a loss of 15.7 billion yen a year ago due mainly to fixed cost reductions and restructuring effects. Appliances Sales increased by 2% to 814.0 billion yen, compared with 801.1 billion yen a year ago. Despite sales decrease in air conditioners, this result was due mainly to sales increases in refrigerators and washing machines. Segment profit was slightly lower than the previous year, amounting to 51.0 billion yen, compared with 52.8 billion yen a year ago. Systems & Communications Sales decreased by 12% to 357.3 billion yen from 405.2 billion yen a year ago due mainly to sales decreases in mobile phones and system-related equipment such as compact multifunction printers and private branch exchange (PBX) products. Segment loss amounted to 10.0 billion yen due mainly to sales decrease, compared with a loss of 6.6 billion yen a year ago. Eco Solutions Overall sales remained stable at 740.3 billion yen compared with 742.6 billion yen a year ago. Despite sales increases in the lighting and environmental system businesses, this result was due mainly to sales decreases in the energy system business especially home use fire prevention devices in Japan. Segment profit decreased by 4% to 18.6 billion yen from 19.4 billion yen a year ago. Automotive Systems Sales significantly increased by 38% to 382.7 billion yen from 277.6 billion yen a year ago due mainly to strong sales in car AVC equipment and car navigation systems compared with the fiscal 2012 results which were affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake. Segment profit significantly improved to 8.7 billion yen from 0.7 billion yen a year ago due mainly to sales increase. Industrial Devices Sales decreased by 8% to 693.6 billion yen from 751.7 billion yen a year ago. This result was due mainly to sales decreases in optical pickups and semiconductors. Segment profit significantly improved to 17.9 billion yen compared with a loss of 0.6 billion yen a year ago due mainly to fixed cost reductions. Energy Sales decreased by 5% to 292.5 billion yen from 307.7 billion yen a year ago. Despite sales increase in automotive-use batteries, this result was due mainly to sales decreases in consumer-use lithium-ion batteries, and solar photovoltaic systems in Europe. Segment profit improved to 2.8 billion yen compared with a loss of 9.8 billion yen a year ago due mainly to fixed cost reductions and streamlining material costs. Other Sales decreased significantly by 29% to 698.3 billion yen from 985.3 billion yen a year ago. The sales decline owing to the SANYO-related business transfers implemented in fiscal 2012 led to the overall sales decrease. Segment profit decreased by 36% to 9.4 billion yen from 14.7 billion yen a year ago due mainly to sales decrease of Manufacturing Solutions Company. Consolidated Financial Condition Net cash provided by operating activities for six months ended September 30, 2012 amounted to 20.3 billion yen, an increase of 1.2 billion yen from a year ago. The amount level was almost in line with a year ago, as the increase in valuation allowances to deferred tax assets, and impairment losses of goodwill and intangible assets do not have any impact on cash flow. Net cash used in investing activities amounted to 79.9 billion yen, a decrease of 50.2 billion yen from a year ago. This was due primarily to a decrease in capital expenditures and an increase in proceeds from disposals of investments and property, plant and equipment. Net cash used in financing activities amounted to 46.4 billion yen, a decrease of 36.6 billion yen from a year ago, due mainly to repayment for bonds maturity in fiscal 2012. Taking into consideration exchange rate fluctuations, cash and cash equivalents totaled 443.9 billion yen as of September 30, 2012, down 130.5 billion yen, compared with the end of the last fiscal year. The company's consolidated total assets as of September 30, 2012 decreased by 1,001.3 billion yen to 5,599.8 billion yen from March 31, 2012. This was due mainly to decreases in other assets and other current assets affected by the impairment losses of goodwill and intangible assets, and the increase in valuation allowances to deferred tax assets, as well as decreases in cash and cash equivalents, and investments and advances. Panasonic Corporation shareholders' equity decreased by 780.2 billion yen, compared with March 31, 2012, to 1,149.6 billion yen. This was due mainly to decrease in retained earnings according to net loss attributable to Panasonic Corporation and deterioration in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) along with appreciation of the yen and decline of the market value in investments. Adding Noncontrolling interests to Panasonic Corporation shareholders' equity, total equity decreased by 793.3 billion yen to 1,184.3 billion yen compared with March 31, 2012. Difference Between Result and Forecast for Consolidated Six-month Regarding the first six months result of fiscal 2013, sales were 3,638.2 billion yen compared with the forecast of 3,960.0 billion yen, due mainly to sales decrease in digital consumer products. Operating profit was 87.4 billion yen, a slight decrease from the forecast of 90.0 billion yen, as fixed cost reductions and streamlining material costs could not offset the sales decrease. In the meantime, Pre-tax loss was 278.7 billion yen, compared with the forecast of an income of 60.0 billion yen, due mainly to incurring business restructuring expenses including impairment losses of goodwill and intangible assets in other deductions. The company incurred business restructuring expenses of 355.5 billion yen. This included 237.8 billion yen of impairment loss of goodwill and 87.6 billion yen of impairment loss of intangible assets in solar, consumer-use lithium-ion battery and mobile phone businesses. With continuous price declines in solar, and consumer-use lithium-ion batteries, the company revised the strategies for sales and investment which had resulted in the aforementioned impairments. Regarding the mobile phone business, a decline in market share in Japan and the revision of the overseas development strategy resulted in the aforementioned impairments. Net loss attributable to Panasonic Corporation was 685.2 billion yen, a deterioration from the original forecast of an income of 15.0 billion yen, due mainly to an increase in valuation allowances to deferred tax assets. The company increased the valuation allowances to deferred tax assets in Panasonic Corporation (371.5 billion yen) and Panasonic Mobile Communications Co., Ltd. (41.0 billion yen) and incurred provision for income taxes of 412.5 billion yen in total in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Based on a decline in profitability due mainly to significant sales decreases in digital consumer products including flat-panel TVs in Japan and continuous severe business environment in the third quarter onwards, the company increased valuation allowances to deferred tax assets of the aforementioned two companies after a careful consideration over the realizability of deferred tax assets in accordance with U.S. GAAP. An increase in valuation allowances to deferred tax assets, as well as impairment losses of goodwill and intangible assets, do not have any impact on cash flow. Net loss attributable to Panasonic Corporation, per share was 296.39 yen, compared with the forecast of an income of 6.49 yen. Forecast for Fiscal 2013 Regarding full year forecast for fiscal 2013, the company revised its original sales forecast of 8,100.0 billion yen significantly downward to 7,300.0 billion yen, due mainly to worsening market conditions in digital consumer products and the slowdown economy in emerging countries. Operating profit is expected to be 140.0 billion yen, a decrease from the previous forecast of 260.0 billion yen due mainly to sales decrease. Pre-tax loss is forecast to be 365.0 billion yen, a deterioration from the original forecast of an income of 160.0 billion yen, owing primarily to business restructuring expenses in other deductions incurred in six months ended September 30, 2012. Anticipated additional business restructuring expenses in third quarter onward are also expected to contribute to the downward revision of full year forecasts. Total restructuring expenses for fiscal 2013 are expected to be 440.0 billion yen, compared with the original forecast of 41.0 billion yen. Net loss attributable to Panasonic Corporation is expected to be 765.0 billion yen, a deterioration from the previous forecast of an income of 50.0 billion yen mainly as a result of the aforementioned increase in valuation allowances to deferred tax assets. Net income attributable to Panasonic Corporation, per share is anticipated to be a loss of 330.93 yen, compared with the previous forecast of an income of 21.63 yen. Basic Policy for Providing Return to Shareholders and Dividend forecast for fiscal 2013 Since its establishment, Panasonic has managed its businesses under the concept that returning profits to shareholders is one of its most important policies. From the perspective of return on the capital investment made by shareholders, Panasonic, in principle, distributes profits to shareholders based on its business performance and is aiming for stable and continuous growth in dividends, targeting a dividend payout ratio of between 30% and 40% with respect to consolidated net income attributable to Panasonic Corporation. In fiscal 2013, the company previously announced on May 11, 2012, its forecast of a total dividend of 10.0 yen per common share to shareholders (5.0 yen each for interim and year-end dividends), considering the above policy and ensuring the stable return of profits to shareholders. However, the company now forecasts a significant net loss again following last fiscal year, while there is an urgent need to improve its financial position. Under such conditions, the Board of Directors of the company resolved today not to distribute dividends for the interim (semi-annual) for fiscal 2013. The year-end dividend for fiscal 2013 is also expected not to be distributed. The company regrets the need to undertake this revision. Though business conditions are expected to become much more severe, every possible effort will be made to improve both business and financial positions as soon as possible aiming for the stable return of profits to shareholders. Panasonic Corporation is one of the world's leading manufacturers of electronic and electric products for consumer, business and industrial use. Panasonic's shares are listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and New York stock exchanges. For more information, please visit the following web sites: Panasonic home page URL: http://panasonic.net/ Panasonic IR web site URL: http://panasonic.net/ir/ Disclaimer Regarding Forward-Looking StatementsThis press release includes forward-looking statements (within the meaning of Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934) about Panasonic and its Group companies (the Panasonic Group). To the extent that statements in this press release do not relate to historical or current facts, they constitute forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on the current assumptions and beliefs of the Panasonic Group in light of the information currently available to it, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. Such risks, uncertainties and other factors may cause the Panasonic Group's actual results, performance, achievements or financial position to be materially different from any future results, performance, achievements or financial position expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Panasonic undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements after the date of this press release. Investors are advised to consult any further disclosures by Panasonic in its subsequent filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and its other filings.The risks, uncertainties and other factors referred to above include, but are not limited to, economic conditions, particularly consumer spending and corporate capital expenditures in the United States, Europe, Japan, China and other Asian countries; volatility in demand for electronic equipment and components from business and industrial customers, as well as consumers in many product and geographical markets; currency rate fluctuations, notably between the yen, the U.S. dollar, the euro, the Chinese yuan, Asian currencies and other currencies in which the Panasonic Group operates businesses, or in which assets and liabilities of the Panasonic Group are denominated; the possibility of the Panasonic Group incurring additional costs of raising funds, because of changes in the fund raising environment; the ability of the Panasonic Group to respond to rapid technological changes and changing consumer preferences with timely and cost-effective introductions of new products in markets that are highly competitive in terms of both price and technology; the possibility of not achieving expected results on the alliances or mergers and acquisitions including the business reorganization after the acquisition of all shares of Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd. and SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.; the ability of the Panasonic Group to achieve its business objectives through joint ventures and other collaborative agreements with other companies; the ability of the Panasonic Group to maintain competitive strength in many product and geographical areas; the possibility of incurring expenses resulting from any defects in products or services of the Panasonic Group; the possibility that the Panasonic Group may face intellectual property infringement claims by third parties; current and potential, direct and indirect restrictions imposed by other countries over trade, manufacturing, labor and operations; fluctuations in market prices of securities and other assets in which the Panasonic Group has holdings or changes in valuation of long-lived assets, including property, plant and equipment and goodwill, deferred tax assets and uncertain tax positions; future changes or revisions to accounting policies or accounting rules; as well as natural disasters including earthquakes, prevalence of infectious diseases throughout the world, disruption of supply chain and other events that may negatively impact business activities of the Panasonic Group. The factors listed above are not all-inclusive and further information is contained in Panasonic's latest annual reports, Form 20-F, and any other reports and documents which are on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. (Financial Tables and Additional Information Attached)       Panasonic CorporationConsolidated Statements of Operations and Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)*(Three months ended September 30)   Consolidated Statements of OperationsYen (millions) Percentage 201220112012/2011 Net sales ¥ 1,823,662 ¥ 2,075,650 88 % Cost of sales (1,359,018 ) (1,538,814 ) Selling, general and administrative expenses (415,881 ) (494,813 ) Interest income 2,343 3,310 Dividends received 310 999 Interest expense (6,456 ) (6,827 ) Expenses associated with the implementation of early retirement programs * (14,091 ) (19,738 ) Other income (deductions), net *   (347,365 )   (161,677 ) Income (loss) before income taxes (316,496 ) (141,910 ) -- Provision for income taxes (383,968 ) 18,808 Equity in earnings of associated companies   1,915     2,569   Net income (loss) (698,549 ) (120,533 ) -- Less net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests   (570 )   (14,733 ) Net income (loss) attributable to Panasonic Corporation ¥ (697,979 ) ¥ (105,800 ) -- Net income (loss) attributable to Panasonic Corporation, basic per common share (301.93) yen (45.75) yen per ADS (301.93) yen (45.75) yen Net income (loss) attributable to Panasonic Corporation, diluted per common share * -- -- per ADS * -- --   < Supplementary Information * > Depreciation (tangible assets) ¥ 69,779 ¥ 75,394 Capital investment ** ¥ 86,312 ¥ 85,581 R&D expenditures ¥ 125,983 ¥ 134,670 Number of employees (September 30) 321,896 360,700   Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)Yen (millions) Percentage 201220112012/2011 Net income (loss) ¥ (698,549 ) ¥ (120,533 ) -- Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax Translation adjustments (16,405 ) (77,110 ) Unrealized holding gains (losses) of available-for-sale securities (4,591 ) (32,850 ) Unrealized gains (losses) of derivative instruments (421 ) 198 Pension liability adjustments   894     3,971     (20,523 )   (105,791 ) Comprehensive income (loss) (719,072 ) (226,324 ) -- Less comprehensive income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests   (1,500 )   (19,594 ) Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to Panasonic Corporation ¥ (717,572 ) ¥ (206,730 ) --   (Parentheses indicate expenses, deductions or losses.)   * See Notes to consolidated financial statements. ** These figures are calculated on an accrual basis.         Panasonic CorporationConsolidated Statements of Operations and Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)*(Six months ended September 30)   Consolidated Statements of OperationsYen (millions) Percentage 201220112012/2011 Net sales ¥ 3,638,160 ¥ 4,005,198 91 % Cost of sales (2,710,013 ) (2,994,321 ) Selling, general and administrative expenses (840,781 ) (963,278 ) Interest income 5,146 6,736 Dividends received 2,538 3,814 Interest expense (12,082 ) (14,172 ) Expenses associated with the implementation of early retirement programs * (14,483 ) (23,309 ) Other income (deductions), net *   (347,156 )   (180,011 ) Income (loss) before income taxes (278,671 ) (159,343 ) -- Provision for income taxes (411,421 ) 1,355 Equity in earnings of associated companies   2,618     4,831   Net income (loss) (687,474 ) (153,157 ) -- Less net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests   (2,304 )   (17,006 ) Net income (loss) attributable to Panasonic Corporation ¥ (685,170 ) ¥ (136,151 ) -- Net income (loss) attributable to Panasonic Corporation, basic per common share (296.39) yen (58.88) yen per ADS (296.39) yen (58.88) yen Net income (loss) attributable to Panasonic Corporation, diluted per common share * -- -- per ADS * -- --   < Supplementary Information * > Depreciation (tangible assets) ¥ 137,616 ¥ 150,265 Capital investment ** ¥ 156,898 ¥ 149,521 R&D expenditures ¥ 248,473 ¥ 266,851 Number of employees (September 30) 321,896 360,700   Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)Yen (millions) Percentage 201220112012/2011 Net income (loss) ¥ (687,474 ) ¥ (153,157 ) -- Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax Translation adjustments (67,152 ) (105,437 ) Unrealized holding gains (losses) of available-for-sale securities (30,834 ) (34,736 ) Unrealized gains (losses) of derivative instruments 4,764 1,657 Pension liability adjustments   5,351     6,756     (87,871 )   (131,760 ) Comprehensive income (loss) (775,345 ) (284,917 ) -- Less comprehensive income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests   (6,811 )   (23,272 ) Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to Panasonic Corporation ¥ (768,534 ) ¥ (261,645 ) --   (Parentheses indicate expenses, deductions or losses.)   * See Notes to consolidated financial statements. ** These figures are calculated on an accrual basis.       Panasonic CorporationConsolidated Balance Sheets **September 30, 2012With comparative figures for March 31, 2012   Yen (millions)AssetsSept. 30, 2012March 31, 2012 Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents ¥ 443,899 ¥ 574,411 Time deposits 27,469 36,575 Short-term investments 461 483 Trade receivables: Notes 81,340 73,044 Accounts 909,674 963,202 Allowance for doubtful receivables (24,221 ) (26,604 ) Inventories 851,730 801,991 Other current assets   309,185     454,663   Total current assets   2,599,537     2,877,765   Investments and advances 349,053 451,879 Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation 1,728,015 1,762,558 Other assets   923,146     1,508,853   Total assets ¥ 5,599,751   ¥ 6,601,055     Liabilities and Equity Current liabilities: Short-term debt, including current portion of long-term debt ¥ 653,519 ¥ 633,847 Trade payables: Notes 55,183 53,243 Accounts 758,907 797,770 Other current liabilities   1,278,366     1,394,644   Total current liabilities   2,745,975     2,879,504   Noncurrent liabilities: Long-term debt 908,135 941,768 Other long-term liabilities   761,385     802,217   Total noncurrent liabilities   1,669,520     1,743,985   Total liabilities   4,415,495     4,623,489   Panasonic Corporation shareholders' equity: Common stock 258,740 258,740 Capital surplus 1,117,480 1,117,530 Legal reserve 95,544 94,512 Retained earnings 743,407 1,441,177 Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) * (818,519 ) (735,155 ) Treasury stock, at cost   (247,021 )   (247,018 ) Total Panasonic Corporation shareholders' equity   1,149,631     1,929,786   Noncontrolling interests   34,625     47,780   Total equity   1,184,256     1,977,566   Total liabilities and equity ¥ 5,599,751   ¥ 6,601,055     * Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) breakdown:     Yen (millions)Sept. 30, 2012March 31, 2012 Cumulative translation adjustments ¥ (544,799 ) ¥ (482,168 ) Unrealized holding gains (losses) of available-for-sale securities (17,513 ) 13,283 Unrealized gains (losses) of derivative instruments 1,036 (3,728 ) Pension liability adjustments (257,243 ) (262,542 )   ** See Notes to consolidated financial statements.         Panasonic CorporationConsolidated Information by Segment*(Six months ended September 30)By Segment:Yen (billions) Percentage [Sales]201220112012/2011 AVC Networks ¥ 690.0 ¥ 913.6 76 % Appliances 814.0 801.1 102 % Systems & Communications 357.3 405.2 88 % Eco Solutions 740.3 742.6 100 % Automotive Systems 382.7 277.6 138 % Industrial Devices 693.6 751.7 92 % Energy 292.5 307.7 95 % Other   698.3     985.3   71 % Subtotal 4,668.7 5,184.8 90 % Eliminations   (1,030.5 )   (1,179.6 ) -- Consolidated total ¥ 3,638.2   ¥ 4,005.2   91 %   [Segment Profit (Loss)]* AVC Networks ¥ 19.9 ¥ (15.7 ) -- Appliances 51.0 52.8 97 % Systems & Communications (10.0 ) (6.6 ) -- Eco Solutions 18.6 19.4 96 % Automotive Systems 8.7 0.7 1211 % Industrial Devices 17.9 (0.6 ) -- Energy 2.8 (9.8 ) -- Other   9.4     14.7   64 % Subtotal 118.3 54.9 215 % Corporate and eliminations   (30.9 )   (7.3 ) -- Consolidated total ¥ 87.4   ¥ 47.6   184 %   * See Notes to consolidated financial statements.       Panasonic CorporationConsolidated Statements of Cash Flows *(Six months ended September 30)   Yen (millions)20122011Cash flows from operating activities: Net income (loss) ¥ (687,474 ) ¥ (153,157 ) Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 170,063 191,418 Net (gain) loss on sale of investments (7,707 ) 1,159 Cash effects of changes in, excluding acquisition: Trade receivables 14,452 (31,750 ) Inventories (74,760 ) (66,583 ) Trade payables 862 (936 ) Retirement and severance benefits (3,821 ) (7,880 ) Other   608,702     86,878   Net cash provided by operating activities   20,317     19,149     Cash flows from investing activities: Proceeds from disposition of investments and advances 57,586 21,809 Increase in investments and advances (1,899 ) (3,242 ) Capital expenditures (175,553 ) (191,476 ) Proceeds from disposals of property, plant and equipment 46,625 33,639 (Increase) decrease in time deposits 7,599 14,251 Other   (14,236 )   (5,031 ) Net cash used in investing activities   (79,878 )   (130,050 )   Cash flows from financing activities: Increase (decrease) in short-term debt 17,654 15,006 Increase (decrease) in long-term debt (44,112 ) (75,129 ) Dividends paid to Panasonic Corporation shareholders (11,559 ) (10,351 ) Dividends paid to noncontrolling interests (7,918 ) (7,589 ) (Increase) decrease in treasury stock (12 ) (9 ) Purchase of noncontrolling interests and Other   (499 )   (5,013 ) Net cash used in financing activities   (46,446 )   (83,085 )   Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   (24,505 )   (40,245 ) Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (130,512 ) (234,231 ) Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   574,411     974,826   Cash and cash equivalents at end of period ¥ 443,899   ¥ 740,595     * See Notes to consolidated financial statements.   Notes to consolidated financial statements: 1.   The company's consolidated financial statements are prepared in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (U.S. GAAP).   2. In order to be consistent with generally accepted financial reporting practices in Japan, operating profit, a non-GAAP measure, is presented as net sales less cost of sales and selling, general and administrative expenses. The company believes that this is useful to investors in comparing the company's financial results with those of other Japanese companies. Please refer to the accompanying consolidated statement of operations and Note 3 for the U.S. GAAP reconciliation.   3. In accordance with U.S. GAAP, expenses associated with the implementation of early retirement programs at certain domestic and overseas companies and the impairment loss on goodwill and fixed assets are included as part of operating profit in the statement of operations.   4. In June 2011, FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2011-05, "Presentation of Comprehensive Income." Accordingly, the company adopted ASU 2011-05 from fiscal 2013 and presents the consolidated statement of comprehensive income (loss) following the consolidated statement of operations.   5. In other income (deductions), the company incurred expenses associated with the implementation of early retirement programs of certain domestic and overseas companies.   6. The impairment losses of goodwill and intangible assets are included in Other income (deductions), net.   7. The impairment losses of goodwill and intangible assets, and an increase in the valuation allowances to deferred tax assets are included in Other of cash flows from operating activities.   8. Diluted net income (loss) per share attributable to Panasonic Corporation common shareholders has been omitted because the company did not have potential common shares that were outstanding for the period.   9. Regarding consolidated segment profit (loss), expenses for basic research and administrative expenses at the corporate headquarters level are treated as unallocatable expenses for each segment, and are included in Corporate and eliminations.   10. Panasonic Electronic Devices Co., Ltd. and Panasonic Electronic Devices Japan Co., Ltd., were absorbed by the company on April 1, 2012.   11. Effective from the beginning of fiscal 2013, investments and depreciation expenses in molding dies are included in "Capital investment" and "Depreciation (tangible assets)," respectively. Accordingly, the amounts of "Depreciation (tangible assets)" and "Capital investment" of supplementary information on consolidated statements of operations for fiscal 2012 are changed. The related amounts of the consolidated statements of cash flows and consolidated balance sheets for fiscal 2012 are also changed.   12. Based on the board of directors meeting held on September 28, 2012, the company resolved to issue unsecured straight bonds up to 150.0 billion yen in order to enhance the stability of financial position with long-term stabilization of debt. The company plans to issue the bonds through public offering in Japan for the purpose of redemption of commercial paper and bonds.   13. The board of directors of the company, held on September 28, 2012, resolved to set a credit line in order to secure the measures for stability of funds. Accordingly the company signed agreements with several banks as of October 1, 2012. Total amount of unsecured line of credit on this agreement is 600.0 billion yen.   14. The company's segments are classified according to a business domain-based management system, which focuses on global consolidated management by each business domain company, in order to ensure consistency of its internal management structure and disclosure.   The company restructured its Group organization on January 1, 2012, resulting in the number of reportable segments from six to eight. Accordingly, segment information for the six months ended September 30, 2011 has been reclassified to conform to the presentation for the six months ended September 30, 2012.   Other segment consists of Healthcare Company, Manufacturing Solutions Company, PanaHome Corporation and others.   15. Number of consolidated companies: 561 (including parent company)   16. Number of associated companies under the equity method: 101                         Supplemental Consolidated Financial Data for Fiscal 2013Second Quarter and Six Months ended September 30, 2012   1. Segment Information yen (billions) Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Six Months ended September 30, 2012   Sales   13/12 SegmentProfit   % of sales   13/12 Sales   13/12 SegmentProfit   % of sales   13/12 AVC Networks 330 .3   71 % 12 .5   3 .8%   -   690 .0   76 % 19 .9   2 .9%   -   Appliances 382 .6   100 % 13 .6   3 .6%   76 % 814 .0   102 % 51 .0   6 .3%   97 % Systems & Communications 192 .8   86 % -1 .7   -0 .9%   -   357 .3   88 % -10 .0   -2 .8%   -   Eco Solutions 385 .1   100 % 14 .7   3 .8%   111 % 740 .3   100 % 18 .6   2 .5%   96 % Automotive Systems 192 .0   116 % 4 .5   2 .3%   102 % 382 .7   138 % 8 .7   2 .3%   1211 % Industrial Devices 355 .4   92 % 10 .6   3 .0%   523 % 693 .6   92 % 17 .9   2 .6%   -   Energy 149 .9   92 % 2 .7   1 .8%   -   292 .5   95 % 2 .8   0 .9%   -   Other 354 .8   71 % 5 .3   1 .5%   49 % 698 .3   71 % 9 .4   1 .3%   64 % Total 2,342 .9   88 % 62 .2   2 .7%   165 % 4,668 .7   90 % 118 .3   2 .5%   215 % Corporate and eliminations -519 .2   -   -13 .4   -     -   -1,030 .5   -   -30 .9   -     -   Consolidated total   1,823 .7   88 %   48 .8   2 .7%   116 %   3,638 .2   91 %   87 .4   2 .4%   184 %     2. Domain Companies' Information (Business domain company basis) < Sales and Domain Company Profit > yen (billions) Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Six Months ended September 30, 2012   Sales   13/12 DomainCompanyProfit   % of sales   13/12 Sales   13/12 DomainCompanyProfit   % of sales   13/12 Healthcare Company 33 .0   94 % 2 .1   6 .4%   98 % 65 .3   98 % 3 .9   6 .0%   130 % Manufacturing Solutions Company   37 .5   81 %   5 .0   13 .3%   64 %   82 .1   88 %   11 .3   13 .8%   78 % Note: Healthcare Company and Manufacturing Solutions Company are included in Other segment.                 3. Sales by Region yen (billions)   Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Six Months endedSeptember 30, 2012                     13/12   Local currencybasis 13/12     13/12   Local currencybasis 13/12   Domestic 956 .1   89 %   -   1,878 .2   92 %   -   Overseas 867 .6   86 %   88 % 1,760 .0   89 %   93 % North and South America 242 .6   99 %   100 % 486 .6   101 %   103 % Europe 152 .2   81 %   89 % 320 .4   83 %   93 % Asia 210 .9   81 %   83 % 438 .4   85 %   89 %   China 261 .9   83 %   82 % 514 .6   88 %   88 %   Total   1,823 .7   88 %   89 %   3,638 .2   91 %   92 %           4. Sales by Products yen (billions)   Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Six Months endedSeptember 30, 2012           13/12 *     13/12 * LCD TVs 95 .9   84 % 188 .2   87 % Plasma TVs 34 .8   43 % 77 .2   48 % Digital cameras 26 .3   63 % 60 .9   71 % BD recorders / players 10 .5   37 % 23 .5   38 % Air conditioners 63 .7   84 % 166 .2   93 % Washing machines and clothes dryers 39 .4   112 % 75 .3   114 % Refrigerators 43 .1   114 % 82 .8   117 % Electronic components and materials 163 .8   95 % 329 .9   99 % Semiconductors   37 .9   93 %   75 .5   92 % *   The company restructured its Group organization on January 1, 2012. Accordingly, the company reclassified the figures of fiscal 2012 included in the prior segments of PEW and PanaHome, and SANYO.   5. Capital Investment by Segments* yen (billions)         Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Six Months endedSeptember 30, 2012           13-12     13-12 AVC Networks 13 .9   -5 .7 22 .1   -7 .9 Appliances 11 .9   -0 .8 23 .3   +1 .2 Systems & Communications 2 .5   -0 .8 4 .3   -2 .0 Eco Solutions 7 .4   -1 .1 15 .2   -1 .3 Automotive Systems 2 .6   +0 .9 4 .5   +1 .3 Industrial Devices 22 .4   +3 .9 41 .1   +5 .7 Energy 19 .8   +6 .6 36 .3   +15 .4 Other 5 .8   -2 .3 10 .1   -5 .0 Total   86 .3   +0 .7   156 .9   +7 .4 * These figures are calculated on an accrual basis. Note:   Effective from the beginning of fiscal 2013, investments in molding dies are included in "Capital investment."Accordingly, the amounts of "Capital Investment" for fiscal 2012 are changed.             6. Foreign Currency Exchange Rates/Transaction < Export Rates >   Fiscal 20122nd quarter   Six Months endedSeptember 30, 2012   Fiscal 2012Full Year Fiscal 20132nd quarter   Six Months endedSeptember 30, 2013 U.S. Dollars ¥81   ¥81   ¥80 ¥80   ¥79 Euro   ¥115   ¥114   ¥111   ¥104   ¥103   < Rates Used for Consolidation >   Fiscal 20122nd quarter   Six Months endedSeptember 30, 2012   Fiscal 2012Full Year Fiscal 20132nd quarter   Six Months endedSeptember 30, 2013 U.S. Dollars ¥78   ¥80   ¥79 ¥79   ¥80 Euro   ¥110   ¥114   ¥109   ¥98   ¥101   < Foreign Currency Transaction >   Fiscal 20122nd quarter   Six Months endedSeptember 30, 2012   Fiscal 2012Full Year Fiscal 20132nd quarter   Six Months endedSeptember 30, 2013 U.S. Dollars US$0.9 billion   US$1.8 billion   US$3.0 billion US$0.6 billion   US$1.2 billion Euro   €0.4 billion   €0.8 billion   €1.7 billion   €0.5 billion   €0.9 billion   7. Number of Employees (persons)   End of Sept. 2011 End of March 2012 End of June 2012 End of Sept. 2012 Domestic 143,321 133,605 132,815 131,143 Overseas 217,379 197,162 194,697 190,753 Total   360,700   330,767   327,512   321,896                       8. Fiscal 2013 Annual Forecasts(1) Segment Information yen (billions) Fiscal 2013 Forecast (as of May 11, 2012) Fiscal 2013 Forecast (as of October 31, 2012)   Sales   13/12 SegmentProfit   % of sales   13/12 Sales   13/12 SegmentProfit   % of sales   13/12 AVC Networks 1,730 .0   101 % 60 .0   3 .5%   -   1,410 .0   82 % 22 .0   1 .6%   -   Appliances 1,630 .0   106 % 100 .0   6 .1%   123 % 1,540 .0   100 % 82 .0   5 .3%   101 % Systems & Communications 900 .0   107 % 24 .0   2 .7%   138 % 790 .0   94 % 9 .0   1 .1%   52 % Eco Solutions 1,600 .0   105 % 60 .0   3 .8%   102 % 1,560 .0   102 % 55 .0   3 .5%   93 % Automotive Systems 720 .0   110 % 18 .0   2 .5%   364 % 740 .0   113 % 13 .0   1 .8%   263 % Industrial Devices 1,420 .0   101 % 40 .0   2 .8%   -   1,350 .0   96 % 23 .0   1 .7%   -   Energy 660 .0   107 % 3 .0   0 .5%   -   580 .0   94 % 0 .0   0 .0%   -   Other 1,660 .0   88 % 24 .0   1 .4%   102 % 1,420 .0   75 % 10 .0   0 .7%   42 % Total 10,320 .0   101 % 329 .0   3 .2%   407 % 9,390 .0   92 % 214 .0   2 .3%   265 % Corporate and eliminations -2,220 .0   -   -69 .0   -     -   -2,090 .0   -   -74 .0   -     -   Consolidated total   8,100 .0   103 %   260 .0   3 .2%   595 %   7,300 .0   93 %   140 .0   1 .9%   320 %     (2) Domain Companies' Information (Business domain company basis) < Sales and Domain Company Profit > yen (billions) Fiscal 2013 Forecast (as of May 11, 2012) Fiscal 2013 Forecast (as of October 31, 2012)   Sales   13/12 DomainCompanyProfit   % of sales   13/12 Sales   13/12 DomainCompanyProfit   % of sales   13/12 Healthcare Company 139 .8   105 % 9 .1   6 .5%   103 % 135 .6   102 % 8 .3   6 .1%   92 % Manufacturing Solutions Company   186 .0   116 %   29 .0   15 .6%   116 %   143 .8   90 %   14 .8   10 .3%   59 % Note: Healthcare Company and Manufacturing Solutions Company are included in Other segment.                 (3) Sales by Region yen (billions)   Fiscal 2013 Forecast(as of May 11, 2012) Fiscal 2013 Forecast(as of Oct. 31, 2012)                   13/12   Local currencybasis 13/12     13/12   Local currencybasis 13/12   Domestic 4,250 .0   102 %   -   3,900 .0   94 %   -   Overseas 3,850 .0   105 %   107 % 3,400 .0   92 %   95 % North and South America 970 .0   100 %   103 % 930 .0   96 %   98 % Europe 730 .0   98 %   102 % 600 .0   81 %   88 % Asia 1,000 .0   107 %   111 % 900 .0   97 %   100 %   China 1,150 .0   110 %   111 % 970 .0   93 %   93 %   Total   8,100 .0   103 %   105 %   7,300 .0   93 %   94 %             (4) Capital Investment, Depreciation, R&D ExpendituresCapital Investment by Segments* yen (billions)   Fiscal 2013 Forecast(as of July 31, 2012) Fiscal 2013 Forecast(as of October 31, 2012)           13-12     13-12 AVC Networks 69 .0   +8 .6 66 .0   +5 .6 Appliances 55 .0   +3 .6 54 .0   +2 .6 Systems & Communications 11 .0   -2 .3 9 .0   -4 .3 Eco Solutions 27 .0   -6 .1 27 .0   -6 .1 Automotive Systems 10 .0   +1 .1 10 .0   +1 .1 Industrial Devices 72 .0   -6 .1 67 .0   -11 .1 Energy 86 .0   +32 .2 80 .0   +26 .2 Other 30 .0   -4 .7 27 .0   -7 .7 Consolidated total   360 .0   +26 .3   340 .0   +6 .3 * These figures are calculated on an accrual basis.                 Depreciation (tangible assets) yen (billions) R&D Expenditures   yen (billions)   Fiscal 2013 Forecast(as of July 31, 2012) Fiscal 2013 Forecast(as of October 31, 2012) Fiscal 2013 Forecast(as of May 11, 2012) Fiscal 2013 Forecast(as of October 31, 2012)             13-12     13-12     13-12     13-12 300 .0   +4 .2   295 .0   -0 .8 510 .0   -10 .2   490 .0   -30 .2             (5) Foreign Currency Exchange Rates/Transaction       Rates Used for Consolidation Foreign Currency Transaction     Fiscal 2013Forecast(as of May 11,2012)   Fiscal 2013Forecast(as of October31, 2012) Fiscal 2013Forecast(as of May 11,2012)   Fiscal 2013Forecast(as of October31, 2012) U.S. Dollars   ¥78   ¥79 US$2.5 billion   US$2.5 billion Euro     ¥103   ¥99   €2.0 billion   €2.0 billion     Disclaimer Regarding Forward-Looking StatementsThis document includes forward-looking statements (within the meaning of Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E ofthe U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934) about Panasonic and its Group companies (the Panasonic Group). To the extent that statements in thisdocument do not relate to historical or current facts, they constitute forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based onthe current assumptions and beliefs of the Panasonic Group in light of the information currently available to it, and involve known and unknownrisks, uncertainties and other factors. Such risks, uncertainties and other factors may cause the Panasonic Group's actual results, performance,achievements or financial position to be materially different from any future results, performance, achievements or financial position expressed orimplied by these forward-looking statements. Panasonic undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements after the dateof this document. Investors are advised to consult any further disclosures by Panasonic in its subsequent filings withthe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and its other filings.The risks, uncertainties and other factors referred to above include, but are not limited to, economic conditions, particularly consumer spendingand corporate capital expenditures in the United States, Europe, Japan, China, and other Asian countries; volatility in demand for electronicequipment and components from business and industrial customers, as well as consumers in many product and geographical markets; currencyrate fluctuations, notably between the yen, the U.S. dollar, the euro, the Chinese yuan, Asian currencies and other currencies in which the PanasonicGroup operates businesses, or in which assets and liabilities of the Panasonic Group are denominated; the possibility of the Panasonic Groupincurring additional costs of raising funds, because of changes in the fund raising environment; the ability of the Panasonic Group to respond torapid technological changes and changing consumer preferences with timely and cost-effective introductions of new products in markets that arehighly competitive in terms of both price and technology; the possibility of not achieving expected results on the alliances or mergers andacquisitions including the business reorganization after the acquisition of all shares of Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd. and SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.;the ability of the Panasonic Group to achieve its business objectives through joint ventures and other collaborative agreements with other companies;the ability of the Panasonic Group to maintain competitive strength in many product and geographical areas;the possibility of incurring expenses resulting from any defects in products or services of the Panasonic Group; the possibility that the Panasonic Groupmay face intellectual property infringement claims by third parties; current and potential, direct and indirect restrictions imposed by other countriesover trade, manufacturing, labor and operations; fluctuations in market prices of securities and other assets in which the Panasonic Group hasholdings or changes in valuation of long-lived assets, including property, plant and equipment and goodwill, deferred tax assets and uncertaintax positions; future changes or revisions to accounting policies or accounting rules; as well as natural disasters including earthquakes,prevalence of infectious diseases throughout the world, disruption of supply chain and other events that may negatively impactbusiness activities of the Panasonic Group.The factors listed above are not all-inclusive and further information is contained in Panasonic's latest annual reports, Form 20-F,and any other reports and documents which are on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.       < Attachment 1 > ReferenceSegment information for fiscal 2013   Sales yen(billions)   1st quarter (Apr.-June) 2nd quarter (July -Sept.) AVC Networks 359 .7 330 .3 Appliances 431 .4 382 .6 Systems & Communications 164 .5 192 .8 Eco Solutions 355 .2 385 .1 Automotive Systems 190 .7 192 .0 Industrial Devices 338 .2 355 .4 Energy 142 .6 149 .9 Other 343 .5 354 .8 Total 2,325 .8 2,342 .9 Eliminations -511 .3 -519 .2 Consolidated total   1,814 .5   1,823 .7     Segment profit yen(billions)   1st quarter (Apr.-June) 2nd quarter (July -Sept.) AVC Networks 7 .4 12 .5 Appliances 37 .4 13 .6 Systems & Communications -8 .3 -1 .7 Eco Solutions 3 .9 14 .7 Automotive Systems 4 .2 4 .5 Industrial Devices 7 .3 10 .6 Energy 0 .1 2 .7 Other 4 .1 5 .3 Total 56 .1 62 .2 Corporate and eliminations -17 .5 -13 .4 Consolidated total   38 .6   48 .8             < Attachment 2 > ReferenceSegment information for fiscal 2012   Sales yen(billions)   1st quarter (Apr.-June) 2nd quarter (July -Sep.) 3rd quarter (Oct.-Dec.) 4th quarter (Jan.-Mar.) Fiscal 2012 (Apr.-Mar.) AVC Networks 449 .9 463 .7 488 .5 311 .4 1,713 .5 Appliances 417 .7 383 .4 386 .3 346 .8 1,534 .2 Systems & Communications 181 .6 223 .6 194 .7 240 .9 840 .8 Eco Solutions 356 .5 386 .1 394 .0 389 .2 1,525 .8 Automotive Systems 111 .7 165 .9 169 .2 206 .4 653 .2 Industrial Devices 364 .0 387 .7 333 .8 319 .1 1,404 .6 Energy 145 .1 162 .6 154 .1 153 .1 614 .9 Other 484 .5 500 .8 418 .2 477 .4 1,880 .9 Total 2,511 .0 2,673 .8 2,538 .8 2,444 .3 10,167 .9 Eliminations -581 .5 -598 .1 -578 .6 -563 .5 -2,321 .7 Consolidated total   1,929 .5   2,075 .7   1,960 .2   1,880 .8   7,846 .2     Segment profit yen(billions)   1st quarter (Apr.-June) 2nd quarter (July -Sep.) 3rd quarter (Oct.-Dec.) 4th quarter (Jan.-Mar.) Fiscal 2012 (Apr.-Mar.) AVC Networks -3 .8 -11 .9 -24 .8 -27 .3 -67 .8 Appliances 34 .9 17 .9 23 .6 5 .1 81 .5 Systems & Communications -9 .9 3 .3 4 .3 19 .6 17 .3 Eco Solutions 6 .1 13 .3 19 .1 20 .4 58 .9 Automotive Systems -3 .7 4 .4 2 .5 1 .7 4 .9 Industrial Devices -2 .7 2 .1 -13 .1 -2 .9 -16 .6 Energy -7 .5 -2 .3 -6 .9 -4 .2 -20 .9 Other 3 .9 10 .8 1 .0 7 .9 23 .6 Total 17 .3 37 .6 5 .7 20 .3 80 .9 Corporate and eliminations -11 .7 4 .4 -13 .8 -16 .1 -37 .2 Consolidated total   5 .6   42 .0   -8 .1   4 .2   43 .7       < Attachment 3 > ReferenceDomain companies' information for fiscal 2013   Sales       yen(billions)   1st quarter (Apr.-June) 2nd quarter (July -Sept.) Healthcare Company 32 .3 33 .0 Manufacturing Solutions Company   44 .6   37 .5     Domain company profit       yen(billions)   1st quarter (Apr.-June) 2nd quarter (July -Sept.) Healthcare Company 1 .8 2 .1 Manufacturing Solutions Company   6 .3   5 .0             Domain companies' information for fiscal 2012   Sales                   yen(billions)   1st quarter (Apr.-June) 2nd quarter (July -Sep.) 3rd quarter (Oct.-Dec.) 4th quarter (Jan.-Mar.) Fiscal 2012 (Apr.-Mar.) Healthcare Company 31 .5 35 .0 32 .2 34 .9 133 .6 Manufacturing Solutions Company   47 .2   46 .6   32 .5   33 .5   159 .8     Domain company profit                   yen(billions)   1st quarter (Apr.-June) 2nd quarter (July -Sep.) 3rd quarter (Oct.-Dec.) 4th quarter (Jan.-Mar.) Fiscal 2012 (Apr.-Mar.) Healthcare Company 0 .9 2 .1 2 .1 3 .7 8 .8 Manufacturing Solutions Company   6 .7   7 .8   3 .1   7 .5   25 .1   Note: Healthcare Company and Manufacturing Solutions Company are included in Other segment. Panasonic CorporationMedia Contacts:Atsushi Hinoki, +81-3-3574-5664 (Japan)Global Public Relations OfficeorPanasonic News Bureau (Japan)Tel: +81-3-3542-6205orJim Reilly, +1-201-392-6067 (U.S.)orAnne Guennewig, +49-611-235-457 (Europe)orInvestor Relations Contacts:Shozo Mizuno, +81-6-6908-1121 (Japan)Corporate Finance & IR GrouporPanasonic Finance (America), Inc.Yuko Iwatsu, +1-212-698-1360 (U.S.)orPanasonic Finance (Europe) plcHiroko Carvell, +44-20-3008-6887 (Europe)