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Toshiba incurred $8.7 bn net loss in 2016

Massive losses have stemmed from indebtedness of nuclear power plant division, Westinghouse Electric

IANS  |  Tokyo 

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Logo of Toshiba Corp at its headquarters in Tokyo

Japanese tech giant incurred a of 965.6 billion yen ($8.7 billion) in the 2016 fiscal year, according to its released on Thursday.

The company released its for the previous fiscal year, which ended on March 31, after having obtained partial approval from its auditors and postponed the announcement on three occasions, reports Efe news.

Toshiba's massive and accounting problems in the last financial year have primarily stemmed from the of its nuclear power plant division, Westinghouse Electric, in the US, which declared in March, and also caused the Japanese group to be demoted to the second section at the last week.

As a result, also incurred a negative net worth of 552.9 billion yen, the company said in the statement.

Despite this, the Japanese conglomerate posted an of 270.79 billion yen during the 2016 fiscal year, marking a significant rebound compared to 2015 when the company posted almost double the

declined 5.5 per cent year-on-year to 4.87 trillion yen.

For the current financial year, which will end on March 31, 2018, expects to return to profit and register a net profit of 230 billion yen.

The company also estimates that its would rise to 400 billion yen, a 77.4 percent inter-annual increase, while would grow 2 percent to 4.97 trillion yen.

The of propelled to begin a process of - including the sale of its memory chips business, which has also been pushed back and whose terms are being negotiated with a Japanese conglomerate.

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