Kodak's 2016 Earnings


Consumer and Film Division (CFD) revenues for the fourth quarter were \$45 million, down from \$63 million in Q4 of 2015. Operational EBITDA declined from \$14 million to negative \$2 million.

For the year, revenues for CFD were \$216 million, down 18 percent from \$265 million, driven primarily by a \$32 million expected decline in consumer inkjet revenues. Operational EBITDA for the division was down \$36 million for the year, driven by the reduction in consumer inkjet as well as investments supporting the KODAK Super 8 Camera and future camera platforms.

I’m rooting for Kodak, so this doesn’t look like the best possible news. I’m hanging my hopes on the word “investments”.

Ektachrome is Back


Film Is Not Dead:

We are very much pro film, in favour of film! Film is our heritage and we’ll continue to look at these opportunities and the one we can look at today is Ektachrome. — T. J. Mooney, Kodak Alaris

I haven’t shot any color reversal film since Kodachrome went away, but I may have to dust off the JOBO and mix up some E6 chemistry soon. This is good news.