Asus emerging as an Android tablet winner, reports $124 million net earnings

Asus emerging as an Android tablet winner, reports $124 million net earnings
In a clear sign that it pays to be innovative, Asus reported a 5% jump in net earnings for the April-June quarter, compared to Q1. The $124 million it took home contrast with Acer losing almost twice that amount, and calling sour grapes yesterday. Asus also reported almost 6% net profit margin, which is its best performance in nearly three years.

The neat performance Asus attributed to steady motherboard, and better than expected notebook and tablet sales. The Asus Eee Pad Transformer has been one of the most popular Android tablets in the first full quarter with most major companies having Google-ified slates on the market. The target of Asus was shipping 300 000 tablets for the whole quarter, and it had some trouble producing enough Eee Pad Transformers, but after that it is said to have reached this number per month.

If we compare with the Motorola XOOM, which sold 440 000, and the BlackBerry PlayBook at 500 000, the value-for-money approach of Asus seems to be winning. Of course, there are no details yet on the profit margin of Asus from those tablets, but the conference call is later this evening, so it might shed some light on the matter there.

source: Digitimes



1. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

go asus!

2. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

They showed the others how things are done! Fast updates, comfortable price, unique dock keyboard.

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

thats what happens when you marry quality, features, price, and performance. giggidy! :)

9. AppleFUD unregistered

+1 Asus seems to bee the only table maker that is thinking different ')

3. twashington4

Posts: 81; Member since: May 24, 2010

I'm sure glad I got a Transformer and not something else.

4. Moo unregistered

Love my Asus AMD motherboards. Very happy with ther products. Go Asus!

6. rf1975

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

Well done Asus, trying to be unique in the market. Not like samsung trying always to copy others idea & design.

7. doubler86

Posts: 320; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

I can tell you the only android tablets that constantly sell are Asus and Samsung. All the others just collect dust.

8. remyrz

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 28, 2010

I have an asus labtop... i want an asus tablet!!! ASUS FTW!

12. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

ASUS is beast

10. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I called it besides the ipad2. the transformer is a tablet worth my time.... like this kind of competition.. different, original and creative....

13. Man7723 unregistered

Apple would sue asus if it was a great success

14. WhatevermanIsAFruitcake

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

They can't. ASUS actually innovated here.

17. TryllZ unregistered

Asus is the only that can act, think and innovate different and in fact better than apple...Asus FTW...

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