Google has warned that Motorola Mobility continues to lose money and expects "significant" charges in the third-quarter in additional restructuring costs.
The search giant said it expects to incur further charges 9 percent higher than previously expected -- from $275 million to $300 million -- and warned that it could face an additional $90 million payout in other costs as part of the restructuring effort; though only $40 million will be paid in the third-quarter.
In a 8-K/A filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Google's chief financial officer Patrick Pichette said:
Motorola has continued to refine its planned restructuring actions and now expects to broaden those actions to include additional geographic regions outside of the U.S.
Google bought Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion last year as the search giant aimed to bolster its patent portfolio amid continued patent wars with its rivals, notably between Apple and Samsung, as a result of infringing patents found in Google's Android mobile operating system and Samsung's hardware.
But the wholly-owned subsidiary continues to haemorrhage money. Google said it would cut 20 percent of the division's workforce -- approximately 4,000 people -- as the firm attempts to "return to profitability". Google will also close a third of Motorola Mobility's 94 offices worldwide.