HTC wiggles out of its slump in February, margins to rebound in Q2

HTC wiggles out of its slump in February, margins to rebound in Q2
HTC reported a 22.76% increase in revenue for February compared to January, hinting that its hardest times might be getting behind it. Revenue is still 36.79% down compared to last year's results, so HTC's low guidance for the first quarter remained unchanged.

What shows light at the end of the tunnel for the Taiwanese, though, is that HTC now says both its gross and its operating margins will recover to the levels seen in the first three quarters of 2011, i.e. well into the teens. 

For Q1 of this year they are expected to be 25% and 7.5%, respectively, while last year HTC managed 29.25% gross and the commendable 15.81% operating margin, which used to be second only to Apple before Samsung's Android success story began.

We'll see if HTC will manage to pull the recovery off to the previous margin levels, but if its new "One" line of Android handsets is any indication, it has every chance to do so in the second quarter.

source: HTC

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5 Comments

1. AppleHateBoy unregistered

First!!!!!!!!!!

2. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Though good financial outcomes, I suspect the "one" brand will be no competition to Samsung galaxy s3. Takes 3-4 HTC devices to beat one galaxy.

3. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

thats very interesting considering there were no major HTC releases in the last 2 months. I guess its been helping them that Tmobile is constantly out of stock on the SGS2's since they are so popular. HTC Amaze/Sensations are normally the second choice.

4. vladimir86

Posts: 85; Member since: Oct 15, 2011

y are fu...ing stupid . lubba ....

5. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Fanboys, you either hate them or you love them. The former seems more appropriate.

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