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Top Mobile Manufactures Q4 Reports

Monday, January 30, 2012

During the last week most of the mobile manufacture companies have issued their Q4 financial report, and here we bring you a summary of the top manufactures today:

Nokia’s financial results just beat market expectations where it has reported an operating profit of €884 million, with net sales of €12.65 billion. Nokia's device and service division's profits was €1090 million, up 10% from Q3, But overall device sales (123.7 million) were lower than estimated.

Motorola Mobility has just announced flat fourth-quarter sales and "modest profitability." the company took in $3.4 billion in sales. A total of 10.5 million mobile devices were sold, a lower total than the 11.3 million total handsets sold in the same period in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Apple’s revenue is $28.27 billion and quarterly net profit of $6.62 billion .Gross margin was 40.3 percent compared to 36.9 percent in the year-ago quarter.
The Company sold 17.07 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 21 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 11.12 million iPads during the quarter, a 166 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter.

Research in Motion’s revenue for the fourth quarter ending March 3 will be between $4.6 billion. Blackberry device shipments will be between 11 million and 12 million units, which are a disappointment on many fronts as it sees lower-than-expected BlackBerry shipments ahead.

HTC Corp recorded a worse-than-expected yearly profit decline in the fourth quarter, and the first decline in two years, HTC's net profit in October-December was down 25.5 percent to T$11.02 billion ($364.26 million), compared with T$14.80 billion a year earlier and T$18.68 billion in the previous quarter. Net profit for the full year of 2011 was however up 57 percent from 2010 to T$62.05 billion.

Samsung’s operating profit was $4.5 billion, this includes all facets of their business (TV, Appliances, Phones, displays), but it’s their phones that are speaking volumes. Samsung sold over 300 million units in Q4, smartphone sales set a record with 35 million units sold, up from 28 million in Q3. Much of the success has been given to the Galaxy SII and the Galaxy Note. In 2012, Samsung is estimating to ship 374 million devices in 2012.

Sony Ericsson has announced that it made a net loss of $317 million in Q4 2011. It only shipped 9 million phones, compared to 11.2 million in Q4 of 2010 and 9.5 million in Q3 of 2010.

The loss is being blamed on increased competition in the market, the on-going global financial crisis and the floods in Thailand.

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