HTC has lost 90% of their value since 2011

October 2, 2013

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Now that we’ve seen Blackberry begin to entertain buyout offers, the concern falls on other OEMs or service providers. The chart, which you see below, shows an alarming trend for HTC, which is currently struggling to regain traction they lost to Samsung and others the past few years. According to this data, HTC may be in an equally tenuous position to Blackberry.

While we all hope for an HTC resurgence, it may not happen. “I don’t see a comeback” David Chan, an analyst at Yuanta Securities in Taipei, told Bloomberg. He also fears HTC is “going down the route” of Nokia and BlackBerry, but thinks their current trading value is still too costly for a merger or buyout. Of 30 analysts tracked by Bloomberg, Chan is one of 24 urging investors to sell the stock. Five are advising investors to hold steady, and one holdout places a “buy” rating on the stock.

HTC value

HTC currently trades worldwide at about 1.4 times it’s net value, almost triple what BlackBerry was trading at when it accepted a buyout offer. As you can see in the lower portion of the graphic, HTC ranks lowest of the three, and a 1.6 out of a possible 5, which is the lowest of 500 tech companies in data compiled by Bloomberg.

Currently, HTC is vowing to make a triumphant comeback, despite seeing their global share cut in half this time versus last year. Once worth roughly $37 billion, HTC is now valued at around $3.8 billion. That’s a 90% loss in value for a company that has lost half of their market share in one year.

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  • Doug

    Hopefully not, HTC One is a good phone.

  • Tony

    It all started going down hill when they decided to take mini SD card slots out of there phones.

  • Zv3r

    I really don’t understand this. They make really good phones. I would even say that their phones are the very top of quality.

    • Vladmir Tufel

      They put together decent hardware, but a short time after a phone is out they stop supporting it. Just ask Thunderbolt users who were given a broken update or Droid Incredible 2 users who are still waiting for their update over a year after the promised delivery date.

      When you don’t support your customers, your customers don’t support you.

  • gameraddikted

    So sad… I really want them to succeed. A few changes in their strategy and I think they would have a strong chance. More timely updates, a lot more advertising (and no, no more ridiculous and insanely expensive actors like RDJ), microsd slots, replaceable batteries, releasing flagship phones with the latest Android versions and a few others. Most of these things have been complained about by customers time and again but HTC had been too stubborn to listen.