April 21, 2017 / 6:46 AM / in 7 months

Sony lifts annual profit estimate on lower amortization costs

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Sony Corp (6758.T) raised its operating profit estimate for the year ended March 31 thanks to lower amortization costs for its financial services segment.

Sony Corp's logo is seen on its Crystal LED Integrated Structure (CLEDIS) display at its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, February 2, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

The electronics company said it expected profit of around 285 billion yen ($2.6 billion), up from 240 billion yen estimated in February, it said.

It also cited lower costs for its the image sensor business and other segments.

It reports its full-year results on April 28.

Reporting by Makiko Yamazaki; Editing by Edwina Gibbs

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