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According to its Q2 earnings report, Nokia expects its non IFRS Devices & Services operating margin in the third quarter 2012 to be "similar to the second quarter 2012 level of negative 9.1% plus or minus four percentage points.” Devices & Services accounted for about 53% of total revenue in Q2, so Nokia is really predicting more big losses to come in Q3.
Nevertheless, the key for Nokia is what happens after Q3. Currently, there are some signs that things are turning around at Nokia, although they can be attributed to Nokia just bouncing back from a very low level. In Q2, Location & Commerce and Nokia Siemens Networks had positive non-IFRS operating margins of 14.5% and 0.8%, respectively.
In comparison, in the previous quarter Q1, Location & Commerce and Nokia Siemens Networks had non-IFRS operating margins of 12.9% and -5%, respectively. However, Nokia’s revival is completely dependent on a comeback in smartphones.
In conclusion, the Lumia 920 is competitive against the best smartphones. The Lumia 920 has everything buyers look for in a flagship smartphone, with its powerful processor, NFC, super sensitive display, and wireless charging, a fastidious additional feature. Further, the Windows 8 Phone OS provides major upgrades to Windows 7.5. Overall, the Lumia 920 has a good shot at selling well.
For investors who believe in focusing on fundamentals; who only purchase stocks that they believe are trading under their essential value and who like high risk high reward plays, Nokia is a worthy investment.