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Philips’ Second Quarter Results 2006


Monday, July 17, 2006

Philips reports strong second quarter: sales up 10% year-on-year; net income of EUR 301 million

EBIT for the quarter increased to EUR 367 million

Sales increased strongly in the second quarter to EUR 7,601 million, 10% above Q2 2005. Adjusted for the effects of currency movements and consolidation changes, comparable sales increased by 11%, driven by strong growth in all operating divisions.

EBIT amounted to EUR 367 million, compared to EUR 158 million in the same period of last year. Medical Systems, Lighting and DAP all delivered strong increases in profitability, as did Semiconductors, benefiting from its business renewal program. In difficult market conditions, the EBIT of Consumer Electronics held up. Brand campaign costs were EUR 47 million lower than in Q2 2005 due to an amended seasonal spend pattern.

Financial income and expenses resulted in income of EUR 127 million, compared to an expense of EUR 57 million in Q2 2005. The improvement is due to the recognition of a TSMC cash dividend of EUR 223 million, net of tax.

Unconsolidated companies recorded a loss of EUR 105 million, EUR 85 million of which was attributable to LG.Philips LCD, compared to a profit of EUR 822 million in Q2 2005. Last year’s figure included a gain of EUR 753 million on the sale of NAVTEQ shares, as well as income of EUR 67 million from TSMC.

Net income of EUR 301 million (EUR 0.26 per share) compared to EUR 983 million (EUR 0.78 per share) in the corresponding period of 2005. Excluding last year’s non-taxable gain of EUR 753 million attributable to the sale of shares in NAVTEQ, net income grew over 30% in the quarter.

Cash inflow from operating activities increased to EUR 300 million, compared to EUR 52 million in Q2 2005, due to lower additional working capital requirements. Inventories as a percentage of sales amounted to 12.2%, a decrease of 1.2 percentage points compared to Q2 2005.

Gerard Kleisterlee,

Philips’ President and CEO:

“We had an excellent second quarter to round off a good first half year. Our transformation into a market-driven healthcare, lifestyle and technology company starts to show its merits, with strong profit contributions from Medical Systems, Lighting and DAP. Our CE business model is showing its robustness in difficult conditions for the industry and Semiconductors is delivering the expected benefits of its business renewal program. We continued to expand our presence in the growing healthcare market, announcing our intention to acquire Intermagnetics General Corporation and Avent Holdings, while disposing of more non-core activities during the quarter. Going forward, our increasingly focused business scope will serve as an asset.

Continuing our consistent focus on shareholder value, we are pleased to announce the launch of a further EUR 1.5 billion share repurchase program, to start in the third quarter.”

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Audio webcast

The second quarter results conference call with Pierre-Jean Sivignon, CFO, will start at 10:00 CET. Replay will be made available via audio webcast at approximately 12:30 CET and will be available for a year.

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About Royal Philips Electronics

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is one of the world’s biggest electronics companies and Europe’s largest, with sales of EUR 30.4 billion in 2005. With activities in the three interlocking domains of healthcare, lifestyle and technology and 158,000 employees in more than 60 countries, it has market leadership positions in medical diagnostic imaging and patient monitoring, color television sets, electric shavers, lighting and silicon system solutions. News from Philips is located at

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