HTC forecasts that its sales and revenue will continue to plummet during Q3 2014 - PhoneArena

HTC forecasts that its sales and revenue will continue to plummet during Q3 2014

HTC forecasts that its sales will continue to go down during Q3 2014
The hard times for HTC might continue for yet another quarter – the troubled manufacturer, which is lately spilling red ink from each of its financial reports, forecast that it will continue to experience diminishing smartphone sales in Q3 2014. One of the reasons behind this alarming prediction is the upcoming arms race that the likes of Apple and Samsung will engage in this September. The Apple iPhone 6, the rumored Samsung Galaxy Alpha (a.k.a. Galaxy S5 Prime) and the Galaxy Note 4 will surely eat even more of HTC's market share.

The HTC One (M8) flagship, which is the top performer in terms of sales, will continue to bring less profits home, as it has already surpassed the pinnacle of its product life, claimed HTC CFO Chialin Chang, who is to focus on the company's sales. Thus, HTC will have to “trim sales and marketing expenses” if it wants to weather the Q3 storm. The company will be re-evaluating its market strategies, but unlike other manufacturers (we are looking at you, Microsoft) HTC won't be decreasing its human workforce.

Jeff Pu, an analyst with Yuanta, claimed that HTC might grow up to be “a niche, high-end player”. However, this will be extremely hard for the company, as the market is getting more crowded and fierce. "Actually no one has this kind of position right now", claimed Pu.

HTC is also experiencing a serious upheaval at its top, where a number of high-end executives have either expressed their intention to leave the corporation or to take up another position within the company. Well, we can only hope that HTC will get back on track as soon as possible.

source: The Wall Street Journal
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