Tag: profits

That Google sweetheart tax deal. The doubts just won’t go away.

Was £130 million enough to catch up on a tax bill for the last 10 years? Sales of £4.6 billion in 2014 and profits of £106 million in 18 months? It just doesn’t seem like a reasonable amount, and it’s becoming a political football. This, despite the fact …

Two LG Flagships in 2016?

Mobile World Congress is drawing closer and the inevitable rumour mill starts picking up pace. Also at this time of the year though we get a variety of figures from the companies regarding revenue and profits for the preceding year. Apples figures are eagerly awaited (even the BBC …

How has the release of the iPhone 6S affected shares?

As with all new announcements by Apple, the launch of the iPhone 6s in September generated a great deal of hype among consumers. However, whether you have knowledge of spread betting and trading terms or not, the overall impact on the company’s share price offers us all an …

HTC drops off Taiwan stock index

Despite efforts to reshape and refocus, HTC has today fallen from the bottom of the TWSE 50 Index, which lists Taiwan’s 50 largest firms. The fact that this has happened could further damage the HTC share price, which has taken a beating recently following a big drop in …

Apple posts the biggest quarterly profits of any company, ever

The figures posted by Apple just a few hours ago are either fantastic or vulgar depending on your view point. A company performing well, meeting customer needs and rightfully succeeding? Or a brand which has attained an air of exclusivity with handsets sold at huge markups just to …

Lenovo to turn Motorola around in less than 15 months

Now that Google have off-loaded Motorola to Lenovo, there’s a lot of “eyes” on Lenovo to see what happens next. Lenovo have just posted record third-quarter profits after selling stacks of mobiles and laptops in emerging markets. Their revenues hit a record $10.8 billion, and Lenovo are now …

HTC to push out more affordable phones

The company that brought us the Orange SPV, Desire, Hero and Wildfire is having a few money issues at the moment. HTC, until fairly recently, had a huge range of phones and pretty much everyone owned one or knew someone that did. Last year we saw a big …

HTC quarterly figures are out. Still a little uncomfortable

Back in September HTC decided to off-load their remaining shares in Beats. The action, which effectively ended their partnership with the company, brought in some much-needed cash and has meant that HTC narrowly avoided a second quarterly loss. HTC reported their 2013 Q4 figures and made a net …

HTC continue to slide as Samsung posts record profits

It really shouldn’t be happening. HTC make great handsets. The HTC One is, quite simply, brilliant. The HTC One mini is great too, but the Samsung steam-roller has blasted the opposition away with sexy phones and an advertising budget that would make a lottery winner feel poor. This …

HTC and Microsoft discuss handsets

It is no secret that HTC are struggling, they recently revealed that have made a loss for the first time ever and the leaks and rumours only really point to one device that is rather underwhelming (One Max). So what do they do next? Android just isn’t working …

HTC loses their Chief Operating Officer

We’ve already seen a lot of the HTC top brass leave the company, but now the Chief Operating Officer, Matthew Costello, has left too. He became COO in January 2011, so has only been in the position for two and a half years. There definitely seems to be …

HTC profits slump even further

If you thought the One would be… One handset to turn HTC’s profits around, you’d be wrong so far. Bloomberg has recently reported that the Taiwanese companies woes still haven’t ended with a new record low of NT$85 million (£1.83 million). Just to put things into perspective, this is its …

The rise and fall of HTC: Android gains wiped out

It was the mobile manufacturer success story. HTC, the company which started life as an ODM supplying low-cost network branded handsets, has now lost all the revenue it gained from being an early adopter of Android. Since it brought us the G1 back in 2008, it has been …

Nokia losses continue, but shares are up

Nokia shares have risen today, despite the company announcing losses of nearly £800 million for just July, August and September. Sales were down 19% compared to the same period last year and show just how large a mountain Nokia have to climb with Windows Phone 8, which they …

HTC rolls with the punches. Profits take a beating.

Times are a little tough at HTC. Just a year or two ago there were HTC handsets everywhere. All shapes and sizes. Now everything seems to have spun around. Despite reducing their portfolio and concentrating heavily on the HTC One handsets there’s been a distinct deflation in the …

Galaxy S3 helps push Samsung profits through the roof

A few tips for you. First, when you’re writing a story for this site, don’t walk into a web cafe and press CTRL+V because… WOAH… you’ll be surprised what you can find. Secondly, it’s worth buying some shares in Samsung. They’ve almost doubled their operating profit in Q3 …

HTC in troubled waters

Way back in 2002 I bought my first ever smartphone. Powered by a new Microsoft OS it was built by a company no-one had really heard of – HTC. The paint came off and dust used to collect behind the screen. There was even a bolt-on camera that …