HTC Q1’11 Results No Surprise – Met Analysts’ Expectations, And Then Some


It’s almost pointless to report about HTC’s financial results because the result is always the same – analysts set high expectations and HTC far exceeds them. And it’s almost always usually driven by their position in the Android world as a high-end handset provider. (Though we know Windows 7 and Brew are playing into the fold, recently.)

HTC raked in NT$14.83 billion ($511 million) in profits beating previous expectations of NT$12.99 billion. Overall revenue was NT$104.2 billion.  Just yesterday, it was reported that they surpassed Nokia and RIM in market capitalization. They did this by shipping 9.7 million handsets in Q1 – that’s nothing to sneeze at.

HTC’s clearly raking in the dough just as easily as they always have as they always seem to be on the edge of new technology. Sure, they were a bit slow with getting dual-core devices into the market, but who wasn’t beside LG and Motorola?

And being the first to provide 4G options on all of America’s major carriers is quite an accomplishment. HTC still knows how to plant their flag in the handset market and their continued quarterly success clearly shows. With devices such as the EVO 3D and the HTC Sensation coming up in Q2 or early Q3, I can’t doubt that they’ll be able to do it again.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Now compare HTC Android profits vs. WP7 profits and lets see what those numbers look like.

    The EVO 3D is gonna blow everybody’s socks off! Cant wait.

  2. The Desire was/is so good that anything they’ve released after that has been a huge disappointment.

    1. My EVO and I do not share this opinion.

  3. Obviously that $511 million in profits doesn’t reflect returned devices. That number only shows the initial sale and that’s it. I would be interested to see what the dollars are in returns.

    1. Not quite how business numbers work. The report is OVERALL company profit – R&D, sales, manufacturing costs, licensing/patent costs, etc – so yes, it would include costs associated with any devices that were returned during that quarter.

  4. Totally agree tramsgar. Love my desire.

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