Canon cites sturdy R5, R6 and RF lens gross sales for its regular Q3 outcomes, regardless of provide chain constraints: Digital Images Evaluate


Canon has launched its third quarter (Q3) outcomes for its 2021 fiscal yr (FY2021), revealing the present state of the corporate, together with is imaging division. The info within the report reveals comparatively regular unit gross sales throughout the board with wholesome year-over-year (YoY) jumps in each income and working revenue, regardless of ongoing provide chain points.

Beginning on the prime, Canon’s digicam division (together with compact cameras, interchangeable lens digicam, lenses and digicam equipment) pulled in 100.2B yen in income and 17.7B yen in working revenue, will increase of 9.9% and 42.2%, respectively, in comparison with Q3 FY2020. This enhance in each income and working revenue comes regardless of promoting the identical variety of digital interchangeable lens digicam models (640,000) as Q3 FY2020, suggesting that after once more the common promoting worth of every unit is larger.

Canon says digital interchangeable lens digicam (DILC) models accounted for 70% of all digicam models offered and 90% of internet gross sales from all digicam models offered, when you embody the gross sales of interchangeable lenses. So, regardless of 30% of Canon’s digicam gross sales coming from its compact cameras, these cameras account for simply 10% of its internet gross sales, with DSLR and mirrorless cameras and lenses accounting for the remaining. This chasm between DILCs and compact cameras is even bigger than final yr, which noticed DILCs make up 65% of Canon’s unit gross sales.

A screenshot of Canon’s presentation supplies exhibiting the ratio of digital interchangeable lens digicam to digital compact digicam unit gross sales.

Canon cites sturdy gross sales of its EOS R5 and R6 mirrorless cameras for its ongoing success, regardless of being launched greater than a yr in the past. Canon additionally says it exceeded its personal expectations for RF lens gross sales, however doesn’t specify by how a lot in both worth or models. In its overview of its Imaging division, Canon says:

‘As for Imaging, the EOS R5 and EOS R6, that are extremely aggressive merchandise, have maintained sturdy gross sales and have grow to be the driving power behind enterprise outcomes, even one yr after their launch. Amid difficult circumstances surrounding components procurement, we centered on the manufacturing and provide of high-end merchandise and lenses, which enabled us to safe a double-digit revenue ratio.’

Concerning the ‘components procurement,’ Canon says it expects to promote 50,000 fewer models than it initially anticipated for its FY2021, attributable to ongoing provide chain points. Canon now initiatives it’ll promote 2.95 million digital interchangeable lens digicam models, 50% of the 5.9 million models it expects all the digicam {industry} to promote. Regardless of the lower in unit gross sales, nonetheless, Canon has really elevated its anticipated income from its digicam division 2.25%, upping it to 440.6B yen from the earlier 430.9B yen projection Canon had made.

Canon’s EOS R5 and R6 full-frame mirrorless cameras have been the strongholds in Canon’s digital interchangeable lens digicam lineup, with gross sales persevering with to remain regular even a yr after their launch.

Within the Q&A session abstract included in its Q3 FY2021 report, Canon was requested whether or not or not it might’ve prevented the availability chain problem. Whereas the query isn’t particular to its imaging division, Canon says it ‘couldn’t keep away from the influence of provide chain points because it was not quick time period and the disruption was international in scale.’

Canon additionally reveals that it expects to extend its RF lens lineup to 26 lenses, which suggests we will count on two extra lenses earlier than the top of the yr. At present, 24 RF lenses have been introduced, when you embody the brand new RF 5.2mm F2.8 L Twin Fisheye lens.

General, it seems Canon’s EOS R5 and R6 digicam techniques have helped the corporate keep on tempo for its FY2021 projections. Fewer models are anticipated to be offered, attributable to provide chain constraints, however these issues are industry-wide at this level and are anticipated to be resolved over the approaching quarters. You possibly can dig into all of Canon’s presentation supplies on its Investor Relations web site.


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