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Apple claimed a staggering 80% of mobile profit in Q4

February 7th, 2012

Impressive data points from Apple’s record-setting holiday quarter continue to trickle out, and new estimates suggest that the company accounted for a staggering share of mobile profits in the fourth quarter of 2011. Morgan Keegan analyst Tavis McCourt wrote in a research note on Tuesday that Apple took in approximately 50% of all mobile industry …

iPhone 4S launch sent Apple Store sales skyrocketing

February 6th, 2012

Apple Stores are often busy and with the release of new iPhones and iPads, Apple’s retail locations become bombarded with waves of excited customers. According to Needham & Company analyst Charlie Wolf, the launch of the iPhone 4S sent Apple Store sales to record heights during the holiday quarter. In the fourth quarter of 2011, revenue per …

HTC slump continues in Q4; guidance misses Q1 estimates

February 6th, 2012

HTC on Monday reported earnings for the fourth quarter last year along with guidance for the first quarter that missed analysts’ estimates. Further highlighting the slump that began in October with the launch of Apple’s iPhone 4S, the Taiwan-based vendor posted fourth-quarter revenue of NT$101.42 billion, or approximately $3.5 billion USD, down 2.5% compared to …

Sony posts huge $2 billion net loss in Q3, cuts forecasts

February 2nd, 2012

Kazuo Hirai was appointed Sony’s new chief executive on Wednesday and one day later, the company reported a wider than expected loss in the third fiscal quarter of 2011 that sent its stock tumbling more than 6% in early trading. The firm posted an operating loss of $1.2 billion on $23.4 billion in revenue, down …

LG reports second straight loss in Q4

February 1st, 2012

LG Electronics on Wednesday posted its second consecutive quarterly loss despite record flat-panel TV shipments and solid performance from its mobile handset division. The South Korea-based electronics vendor recorded revenue of KRW 13.81 trillion, or approximately $12.05 billion USD, in the fourth quarter of 2011 along with an operating profit of KRW 23 billion, or about …

A visualization of Apple’s market cap and cash [infographic]

January 31st, 2012

Apple reported a monster first quarter last Tuesday that sent the company’s stock skyrocketing over the past week. Apple’s holiday quarter was the most profitable quarter ever reported by a technology company, and the second most profitable quarter reported by any U.S. firm. With a market capitalization that now sits in excess of $420 billion, …

Samsung’s Q4 delivers record $4.7 billion in profit on $42 billion in revenue

January 26th, 2012

Samsung on Friday reported record earnings for the fourth quarter last year. In line with the company’s estimates as reported earlier this month, Samsung recorded an operating profit of 5.3 trillion won, or approximately $4.72 billion USD, on sales of 47 trillion won, or approximately $42 billion USD. Samsung had never reported a profit of …

AT&T reports best-ever quarter for smartphones; 7.6 millon iPhones activated

January 26th, 2012

AT&T reported its fourth-quarter 2011 results on Thursday and noted that it achieved record mobile broadband and smartphone activations during the quarter. The company reported consolidated revenue of $32.5 billion, up 3.6% or $1.1 billion from the same quarter last year, but it posted a loss of $6.7 billion, or $1.12 per share. EPS swings …

Nokia reports huge €1 billion Q4 loss, says over 1 million Lumia phones sold

January 26th, 2012

Nokia on Thursday reported earnings for the fourth quarter of 2011, revealing its third straight quarterly loss but beating analyst estimates. The company saw revenue slide 21% year-over-year to €10 billion, and profit dropped from €884 million in the fourth quarter 2010 to a €954 million operating loss last quarter. Smartphone revenue dipped 38% compared to the same …