TOKYO (AP) - Sony Corp. returned to profit last quarter in a sign its marathon restructuring effort is beginning to produce results.

TOKYO (AP) Sony Corp. returned to profit last quarter in a sign its marathon restructuring effort is beginning to produce results.

The Tokyo-based electronics and entertainment conglomerate reported a 33.6 billion yen ($278 million) profit for the fiscal second quarter compared with a loss of 136 billion a year earlier.

Sales dropped 0.5 percent to 1.89 trillion yen ($15.6 billion).

Sony's Xperia mobile phone business was still struggling. But Sony did well in devices, video games and digital cameras.

It stuck to its annual forecast of a 140 billion yen ($1.2 billion) profit, a reversal from a 126 billion yen loss the previous year.

Sony has been reshaping its business to focus on profitable operations.