HTC forecasts flat to worse performance in Q1

HTC forecasts flat to worse performance in Q1
HTC expects revenues in the first quarter to remain flat at best or fall 17% at worst compared to the previous quarter, an outlook that is worse than third-party forecasts. HTC continues to lose revenues after it stumbled in the second half of 2011, and cannot regain market share as Samsung and Apple take over.

HTC forecasts Q1 revenue at $1.69 billion to $2.03 billion, while analysts earlier projected 4.5% larger revenue on average.

The phone maker’s gross margin will also remain either flat at 23% or decline to 21%.

Now, HTC is placing all hope in its upcoming M7 flagship, a device that should get announced on February 19th, and arrive earlier than rival Samsung Galaxy S IV.

source: Reuters



1. znellu

Posts: 82; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

...and arrive earlier than rival Samsung 'Galaxy S III' or Galaxy S IV?

2. imsickwithsmartphone

Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 28, 2013


3. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Go Q2!!!!

4. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

ohhh I thought Droid DNA is sold out and selling like hot cakes?? where all the bitters out there hahahaha HTC should really need to evolve there design, to the max. level they have the best build quality but sucks on delivery new looks

7. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Droid DNA/J Butterfly/Butterfly are good phones, but because of trying releasing the best hardware at the earliest time, HTC forgot that they had announced too many flagships last year (and maybe because of the upcoming M7, people prefer waiting) So with the revenue from the first 1080p phone, with its level I can consider this is a flop.

20. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

The phone was only being sold in a few selected countries during the time of release. I think it was Verizon USA, Japan and Taiwan (sold out in Taiwan). It just barely got announced for sale this month in Russia.

21. abhishek48

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

It is selling good, will sell better but HTC released it on only Verizon and in Japan on limited carriers and it has limited supply, SOLD OUT in taiwan. It is the best phone right now.. and by the xperia z comes out with only rugged design and overrated sensor, HTC M7 will crush it, no one buy sony in US any ways, I have seen XPERIA ION on you tube

23. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

I have to defend on Sony on that, it's not that no one will buy Sony but look at how many Sony phones were release during the past couple years and which cell carrier had them in the US. The consumers weren't really given much of a choice with Sony phones in the US, especially with iPhone shining over them on AT&T. I'm sure the new Sony phones will be different from before. I can't say if it'll be the best of all, but I could say it'll be one of the best. They'll get more presence if they released on all carriers, the same with HTC.

30. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

No, they need to start listening to what the customers actually want. People still want SD cards are a halfway decent battery. AND NOT EVERYONE WANTS A 5 INCH PHONE. It's ok to have multiple flagships as long as you ACTUALLY UPDATE THEM. Screw HTC, I hope they die for screwing me over on the Tbolt and the Rezound.

32. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

SD card is no longer a necessity, the number of power users getting a N4 is high and it doesn't have SD slot. That tells you it's not necessary to have SD card slot, but it is necessary to provide enough internal storage. Things you're saying is your opinion after seeing a number of people's response and your own preference.

5. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

Hope they can turn this around. They made a good move getting the "M7" on the major carriers, now it's all up to marketing. Hopefully they do well in that department too.

6. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Even sleeping with the enemy doesn't help ...

8. cheetah2k

Posts: 2300; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

HTC are falling by the wayside because they're limiting the markets they sell in. HTC phones are really popular in Australia, and yet the HTC DNA hasn't even landed here yet... HTC are their own worst nightmare when it comes to target markets. They simply can't rely on sales in the USA alone to keep them afloat...

9. groupsacc

Posts: 232; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

HTC really popular in Australia? I rarely see anyone carrying HTCs around.

15. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

I see them, to be so f**king honest 2 or 3 times a week and im working at optus 4 days a week and see hundreds of thousands of phones everyday

18. groupsacc

Posts: 232; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

lol exactly my thought. I do see more Nokias then HTCs. Matter of fact, I don't even remember the last time I've seen someone with an HTC.

26. cheetah2k

Posts: 2300; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Good to see you represent Optus very well with language like that. Its any wonder people are walking away from Optus these days. Bunch of cowboys

29. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

He's correct in a way, HTC was #2 in Australia back in 2011, they're dropped drastically after.

13. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Dont kid yourself mate Im working at optus for a year and i've never seen or felt a word of "popular" for htc. Now even nokia is much more popular than htc for god sake

25. cheetah2k

Posts: 2300; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Walk into an Optass shop, and its like walking into an Apple Store. Time to diversify Mr Optass. Vodafone and Telstra do just fine selling the HTC One X/XL/X+ series

14. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

One more thing... You think DNA hasnt come yet because they dont market broadly. The fact is exactly opposite. The carriers dont make orders from HTC because they dont think they could sell it well Wake up! What kind of company wants to limit themselves even though there is huge demand for their product???? Does it even make sense? Dont just imagine things way you like

24. cheetah2k

Posts: 2300; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

... And you work for Optus.. Nuff said The range of handsets you guys have had the last 2 years has been really really pathetic. Its time you stopped focusing on the iPhone

28. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

We do sell a great number of gs3 n gn2 as well not only iphone mate And we also sell more gs2 than any htc handsets What a pity for htc...

33. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

You're making the comparisons while the place you work for only offer HTC One S? I find that rather unfair.

10. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

So they are trying to come out with a new flagship after calling the One its flagship. That is why it will remain flat to worse.

11. lovefist unregistered

More marketing pls htc, if u wanna survive. In dubai ive seen only 2 people with htc, the one v and my supervisor got an htc one x and she says most of the time she just keeps the screen off bcoz of terrible battery life. And the malls have many posters of s3. Havent seen 1 poster of htc, so sad. Concentrate on that pls. Whats the point of putting high end specs if people doesnt know it exists.

12. Aeires unregistered

HTC: Quietly slipping into oblivion.

17. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I recently just bought an htc one x even though there are many other options like s3 or nexus 4 because I believe in all the efforts done by htc. I hope that the m7 would make a better future for the company!

19. SuperAndroid17

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 03, 2013

HTC should have released the HTC DNA on all major carriers in US with a SD card slot, bigger battery, and different color options of white, red, black to pick from just like the htc j butterfly in other countries. That exclusive verizon droid released hurt them more than helped them in the united states as far as sales.

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