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  • Jan. 30, 2014, 3:29 AM
    • Ericsson's (ERIC) swung to a Q4 net profit of 6.41B Swedish kronor ($990M) from a loss of 6.46B kronor a year earlier, when results were hit by a charge related to the ending of the ST-Ericsson joint venture.
    • This year's Q4 profit missed consensus of 7.22B kronor.
    • Revenue was flat at 67B kronor vs 66.9B kronor and below forecasts of of 69.1B kronor, hurt by a slump of 19% in North America and lower activity in Japan as large coverage projects peaked in both regions.
    • A patent-related payout from Samsung boosted profit by 3.3B kronor and sales by 4.2B kronor.
    • Gross margin edged up to 37.1% from 31.1%.
    • Ericsson intends to pay a dividend of 3 kronor a share.
    • Shares are +2.8% in Stockholm. (PR)
    | Jan. 30, 2014, 3:29 AM