T-Mobile has posted their Q1 2013 results and while these numbers will not reflect the recent merger with MetroPCS, the carrier has said this quarter has brought the "first positive branded customer growth in four years." T-Mobile is reporting 3,000 branded net customer additions, which to put a year on that first positive branded customer growth in four years comment -- means this stems back from 2009.
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GALAXY S 4 launch still in the process for Samsung, their latest quarterly report is showing an increase in net profit, which likley comes as a result of an increase in smartphone sales. Of course, thanks to the latest IDC report we were already given a bit of a teaser in terms of where Samsung stands in the smartphone market.
HTC had been holding out high hopes for the One, it seems the release delays have taken their toll on the first quarter earnings. In fact, HTC has posted the Q1 2013 results and they are the weakest they have even been. The report is showing HTC as having a net profit of 85m Taiwanese (roughly $2.85 million US), however looking at previous earnings reports and things were way down.
HTC unveiled the One smartphone last month and many are calling for it to be the savior. Time will tell just how accurate that ends up being, however it does look like the HTC One is off to a good start. The handset received the "Best Mobile Device" award at Mobile World Congress. The One took first above the Sony Xperia Z, however we are a bit curious as to whether that would have come out the same had the Galaxy S4 been announced. Without worrying about what could have happened, we do have some HTC financials to discuss today.
Qualcomm shareholders, because the company delivered the financial results for its fiscal Q1 2013 today, and things are looking pretty good across the board. GAAP revenue came in at $6.09 billion, which is up 29% year-over-year and 24% over the previous quarter. Of that $6.09 billion, Qualcomm got to keep $1.91 billion, with net profits up 36% year-over-year and a whopping 50% sequentially.
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, and today it delivered its report on the smartphone market as its stands at the end of Q3. It seems that Android has a worthy competitor in the iPhone 5, and even though there isn't a threat of Android losing its massive market share lead anytime soon, Apple's newest handset did manage to put a dent in Android's growth in the US and UK.
earnings report for Q3 2012 just a little while ago, but now it's time to hear from ASUS. All in all, it looks like ASUS had a pretty great Q3, reporting a net profit of $229.1 million on revenues of $3.8 billion. Net profits were up a staggering 48% year-over-year, which allowed ASUS to report its highest quarterly profit in the last four years.
HTC announced that both net revenues and income were down year over year. HTC's third quarter revenue was NT$70.2bn (US$2.4bn) this quarter, which is even a sizable drop from the NT$91bn they earned last quarter. Net income did not do much better, as it dropped to NT$3.9bn (US$133m). In Q3 of 2011 HTC recorded revenue of NT$135.82bn (US$4.54bn) and profits of NT$18.68bn (US$625m). It is quite easy to see where this substantial drop is a serious problem for HTC. Even though HTC predicted decreased numbers, seeing them finalized on paper is a scary thing. HTC has some solid devices hitting the market in the new quarter, so hopefully we will see these numbers rebound. On the Android front, the One X+ is expected to drop soon, and should prove to be a huge success for HTC. They are also receiving a strong push from Microsoft on the Windows Phone side of the equation. Let's hope that the end of the Q4 2012 does not bring as much doom and gloom for HTC. Still, it's not all bad. While the numbers are down, at least they turned a profit, which is more than some companies can say. [timeline]
now AT&T, smartphones and tablets are making a lot of people filthy rich. AT&T sold a whopping 5.1 million smartphones in Q2 of its fiscal year, with 61.9% of its postpaid subscribers using a smartphone. That 61.9% figure jibes quite well with what we've been hearing from Nielsen lately, which says that in Q2, 2 out of every 3 people who purchased a phone went with a smartphone over a feature phone.