Nokia reports second-quarter net sales of EUR 6 640 million, EPS EUR 0.15

Highlights second quarter 2004
(all comparisons in parentheses are to second quarter 2003 results regrouped according to 2004 organization):
  •          Net sales declined 5% to EUR 6 640 million (EUR 7 019 million in Q2 2003), up 1% at constant currency
  •          Operating profit was EUR 907 million (EUR 818 million), including a one-time positive item of EUR 90 million representing a premium return related to our insurance program, with operating margin of 13.7% (11.7%)
  •          Net financial income was EUR 135 million (EUR 131 million), including a one-time positive item of EUR 71 million from the gain on the sale of the France Telecom bond
  •          EPS (diluted) was EUR 0.15 (EUR 0.13) on total net profits of EUR 712 million, including a favorable EUR 0.03 impact on EPS (diluted) from the two above-mentioned, one-time positive items
  •          Mobile Phones net sales decreased 13% to EUR 4 167 million (EUR 4 806 million), with EUR 797 million operating profit (EUR 1 308 million) and operating margin of 19.1% (27.2%)
  •          Multimedia net sales increased 24% to EUR 739 million (EUR 596 million); Enterprise Solutions net sales decreased 2% to EUR 189 million (EUR 193 million)
  •          Networks net sales increased 6% to EUR 1 576 million (EUR 1 480 million), with EUR 255 million operating profit (EUR 349 million operating loss) and an operating margin of 16.2% (-23.6%).  In Q2 2003, Networks business had a restructuring charge of EUR 399 million included in the Networks operating loss of EUR 349 million, which negatively impacted Nokia EPS (diluted) by EUR 0.06
  •          Operating cash flow was EUR 1.4 billion (EUR 1.3 billion) and overall cash position was EUR 11.5 billion (EUR 9.9 billion) at the end of the quarter
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    JORMA OLLILA, CHAIRMAN AND CEO:
    The global mobile device market continued to grow during the second quarter 2004 reaching 148 million units, according to our preliminary estimate. We expect the total market volume to surpass 600 million units for the full year 2004.  Many markets, such as Brazil, India and Russia, experienced strong industry growth as mobile communications continued to become an affordable option to new subscribers. 
     
    Nokia's sales benefited from the positive developments especially in emerging markets, but Europe and to a lesser extent the US remained challenging.  During the second quarter, we employed pricing selectively with certain products to stabilize our mobile device market share.  This pricing strategy along with our market mix also impacted sales and operating margins in the second quarter. 
     
    With Nokia mobile device sales of 45.4 million units during the second quarter, we currently estimate our market share at 31%.  This compares with 32% based on our revised total market volume estimate of 141 million units in Q1 2004.  With appealing entry-level products, we fortified our number one position in Latin America and in the China market.  Towards the end of the quarter, our market share started stabilizing in many of the Western European markets.
     
    As part of our ongoing portfolio renewal, during the second quarter we announced 11 new mobile devices bringing the total number of products announced during the first half to 18.  During the second quarter, Nokia started selling eight new products covering a wide range of designs, technologies and segments.  Sales of certain new mid-range and high-end products, such as the Nokia 6230 camera phone, the classically-styled Nokia 6610i camera phone and the fashion-category Nokia 7200 clamshell phone exceeded our expectations.  At the same time, we have taken a fresh look at our product roadmaps and made focused adjustments to better meet customer and market requirements.  
     
    The infrastructure business delivered solid sales and profitability in the second quarter.  Nokia benefited from the continued strong flow of GSM orders.  Notably, Nokia secured major deals in the fast-growing markets of India and Russia.  We also gained new 3G WCDMA customers reflecting the maturity of our 3G technology and further strengthening Nokia's position as a leading 3G WCDMA supplier. 
     
    In the second quarter, our pricing moves were successful in stabilizing our market share.  We will continue to use pricing selectively and aim to strengthen the competitiveness of our product portfolio in order to increase our market share in the highly competitive mobile device market.  As a result, we expect our profitability to continue to come under pressure during the second half of the year.  We currently expect that the impact of these pricing adjustments on profitability will more than offset the higher margins we seek to realize from new products as the currently available products will make up a majority of our sales during the second half of this year. 
     
    As part of our long-term strategy, we continue renewing our mobile device product portfolio, revitalizing our marketing and sales strategies, and paying increased attention to customer needs.  Over the next quarters, we will continue to focus our resources and actions on offering a broad product portfolio that best matches the usability, design, technology and customization needs of consumers and operators.  During the next months, we will continue focusing our R&D spend.  Our goal is to achieve the right investment level and priorities resulting in high value-added products.  We will also review our operating costs and take firm actions to strengthen our business.  We will continue to invest in the renewal of the Nokia
    brand while we refine the focus and scope of discretionary spending.
     
    NOKIA Q2 AND FIRST HALF 2004 RESULTS - REPORTED
     
    EUR million
    Q2/04
    Q2/03*
    Change (%)
    1H/04
    1H/03*
    Change (%)
    Net sales
    6 640
    7 019
    -5
    13 265
    13 792
    -4
      Mobile Phones
    4 167
    4 806
    -13
    8 418
    9 795
    -14
      Multimedia
    739
    596
    24
    1 515
    1 080
    40
      Networks
    1 576
    1 480
    6
    2 991
    2 697
    11
      Enterprise Solutions
    189
    193
    -2
    378
    290
    30
    Operating profit
    907
    818
    11
    2 045
    2 188
    -7
      Mobile Phones
    797
    1 308
    -39
    1 886
    2 757
    -32
      Multimedia
    -74
    -75
     
    -72
    -116
     
      Networks
    255
    -349
     
    437
    -264
     
      Enterprise Solutions
    -59
    45
     
    -90
    -48
     
    Operating margin (%)
    13.7
    11.7
     
    15.4
    15.9
     
      Mobile Phones (%)
    19.1
    27.2
     
    22.4
    28.1
     
      Multimedia (%)
    -10.0
    -12.6
     
    -4.8
    -10.7
     
      Networks (%)
    16.2
    -23.6
     
    14.6
    -9.8
     
      Enterprise Solutions (%)
    -31.2
    23.3
     
    -23.8
    -16.6
     
    Financial income and expenses
    135
    131
    3
    211
    211
     
    Profit before tax and minority interests
    1 036
    946
    10
    2 246
    2 392
    -6
    Net profit
    712
    624
    14
    1 528
    1 601
    -5
    EPS, EUR
     
     
     
     
     
     
      Basic
    0.15
    0.13
    15
    0.33
    0.33
     
      Diluted
    0.15
    0.13
    15
    0.33
    0.33
     
    * Business Group Q2/2003 and 1H/2003 figures are based on the (unaudited) regrouped 2003 financial results as published on March 25, 2004.
    All reported Q2/2004 and 1H/2004 figures can be found in the tables on pages 9 -14.
     
    BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND FORECASTS
     
    Second-quarter sales
    Nokia's second-quarter net sales of EUR 6.6 billion decreased 5% compared to second quarter 2003.  At constant currency, group net sales would have increased 1% year on year.
     
    Nokia's overall mobile device volume of 45.4 million units was driven by very strong growth in Latin America and China followed by healthy growth in the rest of Asia and moderate growth in North America while volumes in the Europe/Africa market declined significantly.  Nokia's overall mobile device net sales in euro terms grew very strongly in Latin America and China, moderately in the rest of Asia, but declined significantly in the Europe/Africa market and to a lesser extent in North America. 
     
    Mobile Phones business group second-quarter net sales decreased 13% year on year to EUR 4.2 billion. This reflects the above regional developments and impacts from the pricing strategies.
     
    Multimedia business group second-quarter net sales increased 24% year on year to EUR 739 million.  The imaging devices continued to sell well while the other product segments did not perform according to our expectations.
     
    Networks business group second-quarter net sales increased 6% year on year to EUR 1.6 billion as a result of continued growth in nearly all markets.
     
    Enterprise Solutions business group second-quarter net sales declined 2% year on year to EUR 189 million. This was due to increased competition in the security and mobile connectivity side of the business, which offset growth in the mobile device side.
     
    Second quarter profitability
    Nokia Group's operating profit was EUR 907 million (in Q2 2003, the EUR 818 million operating profit included a EUR 399 million restructuring charge related to Nokia Networks) and operating margin was 13.7% (11.7%).  Second quarter 2004 operating profit included a one-time positive item of EUR 90 million representing the premium return under our multi-line, multi-year insurance program, which expires during 2004.  The return is due to our low claims experience during the policy period.
     
    Mobile Phones operating profit was EUR 797 million (EUR 1.3 billion) with a 19.1% (27.2%) operating margin.  Operating profits and margin were affected by our selective pricing actions as well as the market mix. 
     
    In the second quarter, Multimedia operating loss was EUR 74 million, with a -10.0% operating margin.  
     
    Networks operating profit was EUR 255 million (in Q2 2003, the EUR 349 million operating loss included a EUR 399 million restructuring charge) with a 16.2% (-23.6%) operating margin, due to healthy sales and product mix.
     
    Enterprise Solutions operating loss was EUR 59 million with an operating margin of -31.2%, in line with our expectations.
     
    Financial income
    In the second quarter, net financial income was EUR 135 million, which included a one-time positive item of EUR 71 million.  During the quarter, Nokia sold approximately 50% of its subordinated convertible perpetual bonds issued by France Telecom. As a result, the company booked a total net gain of EUR 71 million. The bonds had been classified as available-for-sale investments and fair valued through shareholders' equity. 
     
    Capital structure
    Nokia's cash position was EUR 11.5 billion as of June 30, 2004, and net debt-to-equity ratio (gearing) was      - 78 %. 
     
    During the quarter, the company used EUR 0.8 billion for share buybacks, pursuant to the 2004 Annual General Meeting authorization.  The number of shares repurchased during the quarter was 61 million.
     
    Nokia paid EUR 1.4 billion in 2003 dividends during the quarter, as resolved by the Annual General Meeting.
     
    Industry developments and outlook
    The global mobile device market continued to grow during the second quarter 2004 reaching 148 million units, according to our preliminary estimate. Nokia expects the total market volume to surpass 600 million units for the full year 2004. 
     
    Nokia continues to believe that the infrastructure market in 2004 will be slightly up compared to last year in euro terms.
     
    Nokia outlook for third quarter
    In the second quarter, Nokia's pricing moves were successful in stabilizing its market share.  Nokia will continue to use pricing selectively and aims to strengthen the competitiveness of its product portfolio in order to increase its market share in the highly competitive mobile device market.  As a result, the company expects its profitability to continue to come under pressure during the second half of the year.  Nokia currently expects that the impact of these pricing adjustments on profitability will more than offset the higher margins it seeks to realize from new products as the currently available products will make up a majority of sales during the second half of this year. 
     
    Third-quarter net sales for Nokia Group are expected to be in the range of EUR 6.6 billion - EUR 6.8 billion compared to third-quarter 2003 net sales of EUR 6.9 billion.  EPS (diluted) in the third quarter is expected to be in the range of EUR 0.08 and EUR 0.10 (compared to third quarter 2003 EPS (diluted) of EUR 0.17).
     
    MOBILE PHONES IN THE SECOND QUARTER
    In the second quarter, Mobile Phones strengthened all segments of its portfolio with nine product launches, including three clamshell models: the Nokia 6260, Nokia 6170 and Nokia 2650. 
     
    The mid-range portfolio was bolstered by the introduction of four new models:
  •          Nokia 6170, a clamshell VGA camera phone with e-mail, instant messaging, MMS and push to talk
  •          Nokia 6610i, a camera phone
  •          Nokia 3220, a VGA camera phone with a 65,536 pixel color screen
  •          Nokia 3120, an MMS phone targeted at youthful consumers in the Asia-Pacific region
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    On the high end, the Nokia 6260, a clamshell smart phone for mobile professionals based on the Symbian OS and the Series 60 platform, was launched.  Nokia also introduced the Nokia 2650 clamshell phone and Nokia 2600, both are color-screen models for growth markets.
     
    Also, five phone models - the Nokia 3120, Nokia 3205, Nokia 6610i, Nokia 6010 and Nokia 5140 - began shipping in the second quarter.
     
    As part of Nokia's commitment to CDMA two R&D units were established in Mumbai, India and Beijing, China to cater to the unique local market and operator needs.   Nokia also launched two CDMA2000 1X phones for the Asia-Pacific market: the Nokia 3125 with a high-resolution color display and the Nokia 2112.
     
    MULTIMEDIA IN THE SECOND QUARTER
    Nokia launched the world's smallest 3G WCDMA megapixel imaging device in its class, the Nokia 6630, which is also the first 3G WCDMA, EDGE and the Series 60 platform device.  The Nokia 6630, with its advanced feature set including a wide range of business applications and two-way video calling, will support the mass market adoption of 3G services.
     
    Nokia's first megapixel imaging device, the Nokia 7610, started shipping during the second quarter and met with positive market reception.  Ongoing collaboration with HP, Kodak and others reinforced Nokia's holistic approach to mobile imaging to capture, share, print, store and edit digital images easily.
     
    In the second quarter, the N-Gage QD game deck was launched and also started shipping with new N-Gage game publishers on board and an expanded games portfolio with 14 new titles.  Also, Nokia and Sun announced further cooperation on the SNAP Mobile Solution to develop and deliver mobile multiplayer Java games.
     
    NETWORKS IN THE SECOND QUARTER
    Nokia gained new 3G customers during the second quarter:
    • Cellcom in Israel
    • Polkomtel in Poland and
    • Vodafone in Australia and New Zealand in a EUR 200 million deal that includes managed services in both countries.
     
    Nokia also signed a 3G expansion deal with M1 in Singapore.  Nokia is now rolling out 3G networks to 27 operators in 16 countries. To date, 37 operators globally had opened their 3G WCDMA networks for commercial use with Nokia as a supplier to 17 of them.
     
    Momentum continued in GSM/GPRS and EDGE as Nokia signed numerous deals, including:
    • AIS in Thailand
    • I wireless GSM in the US
    • Telefonica Movil in Chile
    • DTAC in Thailand
    • Indosat in Indonesia and
    • Telenor Mobil in Norway. 
     
    Nokia also signed a framework agreement with Telecom Italia for GSM/EDGE and WCDMA 3G, and broadband networks.
     
    Nokia won major expansion deals in the fast-growing markets of Russia and India.  In Russia, Nokia signed a GSM deal with VimpelCom, and a USD 350 million GSM deal with MegaFon.  In India, Nokia signed GSM contracts with Idea Cellular and Hutchison India. Nokia also won a USD 275 million GSM and managed services contract with Bharti Televentures.
     
    By the end of the quarter, Nokia had 15 commercial Push to talk over Cellular contracts and trials with well over 30 operators worldwide.
     
    To support mass rollouts of 3G, Nokia launched a new WCDMA base station, the Nokia Metro Site 50.  Nokia also launched Nokia ADSL 2+, for greater bandwidth and expanded coverage for broadband services, and was chosen to supply TETRA networks in Sweden, France, Kuwait and Brazil.
     
    ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS IN THE SECOND QUARTER
    Nokia announced that RIM-enabled email is now available on Nokia 6820 messaging devices to US-based operators and that the devices will be available following the usual operator testing and approval process.  RIM-enabled email has been available on the Nokia 6820 in Europe and Asia since the first quarter 2004.  The Nokia 6810 messaging device also began selling during the second quarter in Europe. As a result of the upsurge of text messaging (SMS and IM) in the United States, there has been increasing demand for the Nokia 6800 and 6820 messaging-optimized devices.
     
    Two new network security appliances, the Nokia IP2250 and Nokia IP1220, became available during the second quarter.  Designed for mid-to-large-sized enterprises, service providers and data sites, Nokia's network security appliances are designed to provide improved total cost of ownership and higher return on investment. These new products place Nokia at the top end of performance in the firewall marketplace. The new Nokia IPSO Operating System was also launched, designed to lengthen the life of Nokia customers' Firewall and VPN investments.
     
    TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SECOND QUARTER
    During the second quarter, Nokia continued to make advances in its software platforms and developer operations.  By the end of April 2004, Nokia alone had sold more than 10 million smartphones based on the Series 60 platform.  Nokia announced the Series 60 Platform, 2nd Edition, which includes support for multi-radio for GSM-WCDMA and CDMA, high display resolutions and enhanced enterprise applications.  By the end of June, Nokia had launched 70 Java-enabled mobile devices.  In addition, Nokia and Orange launched the Orange-Nokia Developer Challenge, a two-phase competition for Java and Symbian OS and Series 60 coders. 
     
    Additionally, Nokia developed compelling mobile device features.  In push to talk over cellular (PoC), Nokia's early-to-market solution gives our customers an edge in catching the PoC wave. Nokia's PoC network products will be software-upgradeable to the standard, once it is finalized by OMA.  Also, Nokia now has announced the Nokia 7610 and Nokia 6630 one mega-pixel imaging devices.
     
    NOKIA IN APRIL-JUNE 2004
    (International Accounting Standards, IAS, comparisons given to the second quarter 2003 results, unless otherwise indicated. Business Group second quarter 2003 figures are based on the unaudited, regrouped 2003 financial results as published on March 25, 2004.)
     
    Nokia's net sales decreased by 5% to EUR 6 640 million (EUR 7 019 million). Sales of Mobile Phones decreased by 13% to EUR 4 167 million (EUR 4 806 million). Sales of Multimedia increased by 24% to EUR 739 million (EUR 596 million). Sales of Networks increased by 6% to EUR 1 576 million (EUR 1 480 million). Sales of Enterprise Solutions decreased by 2% and totaled EUR 189 million (EUR 193 million).
     
    Operating profit increased to EUR 907 million (EUR 818 million), representing an operating margin of 13.7% (11.7%). Operating profit in Mobile Phones decreased by 39% to EUR 797 million (EUR 1 308 million), representing an operating margin of 19.1% (27.2%). Operating loss in Multimedia decreased to EUR 74 million (operating loss EUR 75 million), representing an operating margin of -10.0% (-12.6%). Operating profit in Networks increased to EUR 255 million (operating loss of EUR 349 million), representing an operating margin of 16.2% (-23.6%). Networks operating profit in the second quarter 2003 included a charge of EUR 399 million related to restructuring costs. Enterprise Solutions reported an operating loss of EUR 59 million (operating profit of EUR 45 million). Common Group expenses totaled EUR 12 million (EUR 111 million), which included a one-time positive item of EUR 90 million representing the premium return under our multi-line, multi-year insurance program, which expires during 2004.  The return is due to our low claims experience during the policy period.
     
    In the second quarter, net financial income was EUR 135 million (EUR 131 million), which included a one-time positive item of EUR 71 million.  During the quarter, Nokia sold approximately 50% of its subordinated convertible perpetual bonds issued by France Telecom. As a result, the company booked a total net gain of EUR 71 million. The bonds had been classified as available-for-sale investments and fair valued through shareholders' equity. 
     
    Profit before tax and minority interests was EUR 1 036 million (EUR 946 million).  Net profit totaled EUR 712 million (EUR 624 million).  Earnings per share increased to EUR 0.15 (basic) and to EUR 0.15 (diluted), including EUR 0.03 from one-time positive items of EUR 71 million from the gain on the sale of France Telecom bonds and EUR 90 million from the premium return from our multi-line, multi-year insurance program, compared to EUR 0.13 (basic) and EUR 0.13 (diluted), including a EUR 0.06 negative impact from a EUR 399 million restructuring charge at Nokia Networks.
     
    NOKIA IN THE FIRST HALF 2004
    (International Accounting Standards, IAS, comparisons given to the first half 2003 results, unless otherwise indicated. Business Group first half 2003 figures are based on the unaudited, regrouped 2003 financial results as published on March 25, 2004.)
     
    Nokia's net sales decreased by 4% to EUR 13 265 million (EUR 13 792 million). Sales of Mobile Phones decreased by 14% to EUR 8 418 million (EUR 9 795 million). Sales of Multimedia increased by 40% to EUR 1 515 million (EUR 1 080 million). Sales of Networks increased by 11% to EUR 2 991 million (EUR 2 697 million). Sales of Enterprise Solutions increased by 30% and totaled EUR 378 million (EUR 290 million).
     
    Operating profit decreased by 7% to EUR 2 045 million (EUR 2 188 million), representing an operating margin of 15.4% (15.9%). Operating profit in Mobile Phones decreased by 32% to EUR 1 886 million (EUR 2 757 million), representing an operating margin of 22.4% (28.1%). Operating loss in Multimedia decreased to EUR 72 million (operating loss EUR 116 million), representing an operating margin of -4.8% (-10.7%). Operating profit in Networks increased to EUR 437 million (operating loss EUR 264 million), representing an operating margin of 14.6% (-9.8%). Networks operating profit in the first half 2003 included a gain of EUR 226 million from the revaluation of the France Telecom receivable and a EUR 399 million charge related to restructuring. Enterprise Solutions reported an operating loss of EUR 90 million (operating loss of EUR 48 million). Common Group expenses totaled EUR 116 million (EUR 141 million, including the gain of EUR 56 million on the sale of the remaining shares of Nokian Tyres Ltd) and included a one-time positive item of EUR 90 million representing the premium return under our multi-line, multi-year insurance program, which expires during 2004.  The return is due to our low claims experience during the policy period.
     
    In the first half, net financial income was EUR 211 million (EUR 211 million), including the following one-time positive item of EUR 71 million.  During the second quarter, Nokia sold approximately 50% of its subordinated convertible perpetual bonds issued by France Telecom. As a result, the company booked a total net gain of EUR 71 million. The bonds had been classified as available-for-sale investments and fair valued through shareholders' equity. 
     
    Profit before tax and minority interests was EUR 2 246 million (EUR 2 392 million).  Net profit totaled EUR 1 528 million (EUR 1 601 million).  Earnings per share were flat at EUR 0.33 (basic) and EUR 0.33 (diluted), including EUR 0.03 from one-time positive items of EUR 71 million from the gain on the sale of France Telecom bonds and EUR 90 million from the premium return from our multi-line, multi-year insurance program, compared to EUR 0.33 (basic) and EUR 0.33 (diluted), including a net EUR 0.02 unfavorable impact from the positive revaluation of the France Telecom receivable, the gain on sales of shares in Nokian Tyres and a EUR 399 million restructuring charge at Nokia Networks.
     
    The average number of employees during the first half was 52 154. At June 30, 2004, Nokia employed a total of 53 576 people (51 359 people at December 31, 2003).
     
    At June 30, 2004, net debt-to-equity ratio (gearing) was -78% (-71% at December 31, 2003). During the first half 2004, capital expenditure amounted to EUR 170 million (EUR 193 million).
     
    Shares and share capital
    Nokia repurchased through its share repurchase plan a total of 61 000 000 shares on the Helsinki Exchanges at an aggregate price of approximately EUR 758 247 100 during the period from April 19 to May 7. The price paid was based on the market price at the time of repurchase. The shares were repurchased to be used for the purposes specified in the authorization held by the Board. The aggregate par value of the shares purchased was EUR 3 660 000, representing approximately 1.3% of the share capital of the company and of the total voting rights. These new holdings did not have any significant effect on the relative holdings of the other shareholders of the company nor on their voting power.
     
    Effective April 14, 2004, a total of 132 536 200 shares held by Nokia Corporation were cancelled pursuant to the shareholders' resolution taken at the Annual General Meeting on March 25, 2004. As a result of the cancellation, the share capital was reduced by the aggregate par value of the shares cancelled, EUR 7 952 172, corresponding to less than 2.8% of the share capital of the company and the total voting rights. The cancellation did not reduce the shareholders' equity, and it did not have significant effect on the relative holdings of the other shareholders of the company nor on their voting power.
     
    On June 30, 2004, Nokia and its subsidiary companies owned 62 192 431 Nokia shares. The shares had an aggregate par value of EUR 3 731 545.86, representing approximately 1.3% of the share capital of the company and of the total voting rights. The total number of shares on June 30, 2004, was 4 663 760 300 and the share capital was EUR 279 825 618.
     
    It should be noted that certain statements herein which are not historical facts, including, without limitation, those regarding:  A) the timing of product and solution launches and deliveries; B) our ability to develop, implement and commercialize new products, solutions and technologies; C) expectations regarding market growth, developments and structural changes; D) expectations and targets for our results of operations; E) the outcome of pending and threatened litigation; and F) statements preceded by ''believe,'' ''expect,'' ''anticipate,'' ''foresee'' or similar expressions are forward-looking statements.  Because these statements involve risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from the results that we currently expect. Factors that could cause these differences include, but are not limited to:  1) developments in the mobile communications industry and the broader mobility industry, including the development of the mobile software and services market, as well as industry consolidation and other structural changes; 2) timing and success of the introduction and roll out of new products and solutions; 3) demand for and market acceptance of our products and solutions; 4) the impact of changes in technology and the success of our product and solution development; 5) the intensity of competition in the mobility industry and changes in the competitive landscape; 6) our ability to control the variety of factors affecting our ability to reach our targets and give accurate forecasts; 7) pricing pressures; 8) the availability of new products and services by network operators and other market participants; 9) general economic conditions globally and in our most important markets; 10) our success in maintaining efficient manufacturing and logistics as well as the high quality of our products and solutions; 11) inventory management risks resulting from shifts in market demand; 12) our ability to source quality components without interruption and at acceptable prices; 13) our success in collaboration arrangements relating to technologies, software or new products and solutions; 14) the success, financial condition, and performance of our collaboration partners, suppliers and customers; 15) any disruption to information technology systems and networks that our operations rely on; 16) our ability to have access to the complex technology involving patents and other intellectual property rights included in our products and solutions at commercially acceptable terms and without infringing any protected intellectual property rights; 17) developments under large, multi-year contracts or in relation to major customers; 18) the management of our customer financing exposure; 19) exchange rate fluctuations, including, in particular, fluctuations between the euro, which is our reporting currency, and the US dollar, the UK pound sterling and the Japanese yen; 20) our ability to recruit, retain and develop appropriately skilled employees; 21) our ability to implement our new organizational structure; and 22) the impact of changes in government policies, laws or regulations; as well as 23) the risk factors specified on pages 12 to 21 of the company's Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2003 under "Item 3.D Risk Factors."
     
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    Nokia plans to report Q3 2004 results on October 14, 2004.
     
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