Tomahawk, WI 02/04/2014 (BasicsMedia) – Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) recently released its fourth quarter financial results, which did not give much hope to shareholders. Nokia’s decision to sell its phone making division to Microsoft was one of the biggest tech firm news of 2013. The company does not have much in terms of good news to give shareholders interested in its NSN division. However, if there is one thing that the new Nokia does better than the former, then it has to be with its transparency. In the latest report, it revealed more on Advanced Technologies, cash flow outlook and expenses.

The company believes that its deal with Microsoft, which is set to be finalized in the first quarter of 2014, provides room for optimism. Moreover, the company announced that it expects to see massive growth in its networking unit this year. This is despite the drop in revenue by 22 percent, and sales falling by as much as 38 percent during the fourth quarter of 2013. The poor financial results that Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) posted came despite the company completing its deliveries made to T-Mobile US Inc. Analysts feel that the company’s revenues should rise once more in 2014.

The reason for the high level of optimism that analysts show towards Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) is premised on the belief that the company will fulfill its deliveries to Sprint Corporation. Secondly, analysts looked at Nokia Corporation’s sales in the Greater China region, which rose by 2 percent, and believed that these new developments are sufficient to help the company in turning its fortunes around. NOK managed to achieve these results despite its profits of €348 million failing to meet what analysts had predicted. Profits in the fourth quarter fell by as much as 8% from the expectations.

However, even though the company believes that its outlook for 2014 is quite positive, it announced that it expects the good times not to show up until the midway point. The first half of the year will not produce results that the company takes great pride in, but the second half will be great. NSN revenues will stabilize in 2014, but only if growth investments are equally impressive. Nokia still has great potential in matters to do with its networking and equipment divisions. Its quarter margins for these two divisions should come in at around 5 percent.

After a lot of research, analysts are of the opinion that the company will see its profit margin range between 5% and 10% during 2014, although major increments will come in towards the end of the year. The other division of Nokia Corporation that should be observed closely is Advanced Technologies. This division’s revenue has fallen by around 20% compared to the previous quarter’s. Nokia blames this trend at Advanced Technologies on the low activities reported among its customers that led to poor IPR revenues, unlike what it had predicted.

Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) still has valuable assets even after selling its phone making division to Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). It remains one of the largest brands in the world, and this should provide it with the leeway it needs to turn things around in 2014.

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