Ericsson shares drop as telecom gear maker withdraws 2024 steering

Shares of Ericsson fell as a lot as 9% in Stockholm commerce because the Swedish telecommunications gear maker withdrew its margin steering for subsequent yr.

The firm stated it might not present steering past the fourth quarter.

“As timing for the market mix recovery is in our customers’ hands, we prudently plan for current market conditions to prevail into 2024. We are managing our business accordingly, with focus on cost management and operational efficiency. When the market recovers, we will have significant operating leverage following the actions we are taking,” the corporate stated.


reported its third-quarter numbers after a warning it issued final week, when it stated it might take a 32 billion krona ($2.93 billion) writedown on its acquisition of Vonage, which it purchased final yr for $6.2 billion.

It swung to a lack of 30.5 billion Swedish krona, on a 5% drop in gross sales to 64.5 billion krona, with the income lacking estimates of 65.62 billion krona, in keeping with Visible Alpha.

Its adjusted earnings earlier than curiosity, tax and amortization margin was 7.3%, down from 11.3%, because it expects a fourth-quarter margin at “around 10%.”

Ericsson’s long-term margin goal is between 15% and 18%.

Shares of Ericsson rival Nokia

dropped 4% in Helsinki.

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