HTC continues to spill red ink for a third subsequent quarter, loses $62 million in Q1 2014 - PhoneArena

HTC continues to spill red ink for a third subsequent quarter, loses $62 million in Q1 2014

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HTC continues to spill red ink for a third subsequent quarter, loses $62 million in Q1 2014
Taiwanese manufacturer HTC released its financial report for Q1 2014 and it appears that it has not balanced the books yet. The company continues to lose money for a third subsequent quarter, as it has lost roughly $62 million (NT$1.88 billion) from January 1 to March 31, just as it was predicted roughly two months ago.

HTC's revenue for the period has also fallen to about $1.1 billion (NT$33.12 billion) in Q1 2014, which is a 22.6% drop in comparison with the $1.42 billion (NT$42.9 billion) that HTC earned in the previous quarter. Additionally, HTC's operating loss for Q1 2014 was $68 million (NT$2.05 billion), which means that it's losing roughly $0.076 per single share. Just before HTC announced these financial results, its shares had climbed 3.6% up, which is the highest result for several months.


The sales of the HTC One (M8), the company's flagship smartphone for 2014, were off to a slow start despite the massive hype around the device. As we reported the other day, the One (M8) purportedly accounted for 1% of HTC's mobile web traffic in the USA during the first week after it got launched.


Hopefully, the One (M8) will get HTC back on its feet and return some profit during the upcoming quarters of 2014.

source: HTC via Reuters
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