Toshiba estimates bigger loss for past year on Westinghouse lawsuits

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Toshiba Corp said on Friday it now estimates a bigger loss for the past year ended in March due to potential legal damages over a $1.3 billion accounting scandal as well as an increase in liabilities at its now-bankrupt U.S. nuclear unit.

The ailing industrial conglomerate said it expects to post a net loss of 995.2 billion yen (7.05 billion pounds), worse than its previous estimate of 950 billion yen.

It said negative shareholder equity at end-March was likely 581.6 billion yen, bigger than a previously estimated 540 billion yen.

It also said that it had received approval from regulators for an extension to file its annual earnings. The new deadline is Aug. 10.

  • Reuters
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