Featured Articles

TSMC: Volume production of 16nm FinFET in 2H 2015

TSMC: Volume production of 16nm FinFET in 2H 2015

TSMC has announced that it will begin volume production of 16nm FinFET products in the second half of 2015, in late…

More...
AMD misses earnings targets, announces layoffs

AMD misses earnings targets, announces layoffs

AMD has missed earnings targets and is planning a substantial job cuts. The company reported quarterly earnings yesterday and the street is…

More...
Did Google botch the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9?

Did Google botch the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9?

As expected, Google has finally released the eagerly awaited Nexus 6 phablet and its first 64-bit device, the Nexus 9 tablet.

More...
Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 14:32

LG reports lower profits, higher smartphone revenue

Written by Slobodan Simic

lg logonew

Weak TV business to blame

Despite scoring higher smartphone revenue and shipping 10.3 million smartphones, LG's Q1 2013 profit has taken a hit as it fell 22 percent to US $322.8 milion.

Net profit dropped by 91 percent year-on-year to US $20.3 million and despite lower overall profit, it still did better than in the previous quarter where it took hit ot US $100 million operating profit and US $427 million net loss. The main culprit for lower profits is actualy LG's TV department and despite seeing increased sales of LCD TVs in both Europe and China, it took a big hit mostly due to stronger competition. LG hopes that recently released Smart, 3D, and UHD TVs will bring some relief in future quarters.

The shining star of LG is actualy its smartphone business that managed to score big with impressive sales of Optimus G, Optimus G Pro, Optimus L series and the Nexus 4 smartphone that got them a year-on-year increase of 28.5 percent adding up to US $2.96 billion of revenue. It managed to ship 10.3 million units of smartphones and made an impressive "almost" four-fold operating profit increase compared to US $122.69 million in the same period last year. LG hopes that these will increase and provide even more impressive next quarter once Optimus G Pro and Optimus F series roll out in the rest of the world.

You can check out more here.


Last modified on Wednesday, 24 April 2013 15:46
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments