Foxconn, which assembles Apple's iPhones at factories in China, reported net profit of $1.60 billion which is not to be sneezed at and slightly above what the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street predicted.
However this is a 23.7 percent fall and Foxconn does not appear to be saying why as it does not cover the period of the coronavirus pandemic which should harm its figures.
Apple, its biggest client, rescinded its outlook for the first quarter of 2020 saying manufacturing in China had taken longer than expected to resume amid travel restrictions and an extended Lunar New Year break.
Foxconn warned this month that revenue would fall more than 15 oer cent in businesses including consumer electronics in the first quarter. But it said revenue would recover thereafter as production returns to normal in virus-hit China.