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HTC's upcoming Desire HD will be one of the top handsets on the market in terms of hardware specs.  (Source: HTC)
The HTC EVO and other smart phones are selling at a frenzied pace

Taiwanese phonemaker HTC Corporation released a relatively short earnings report, but that was just fine as the numbers spoke for themselves.  Profit on a year-to-year basis had soared from T$5.695B (approximately $184.54M USD at current exchange rates) to T$11.1B ($359.68M USD).

That figure handsomely trumped the consensus analyst estimate of T$8.7B by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. The company also raked in T$75.85B ($2.458B USD) in revenue, up from T$33.81B ($1.096B USD) a year prior.

HTC's stock rose around 3% percent on the strong earnings report, and is currently at T$719.00/share.

The outlook seems rosy for HTC.  Despite facing increased Android competition from the likes of Samsung, Motorola, and Dell, the company has the benefit of being on what appears to be the winning team in the smartphone war and is poised to stay competitive.  The company in September announced two upcoming models.  Comments Steven Tseng, an analyst at RBS in Taipei, "Investors are comfortable with HTC's status in the Android market.  HTC will keep a stable position, even if it is not a leader in the sector."

The first phone, the HTC Ace (aka the HTC Desire HD), is an ultra high-end smartphone (1 GHz Qualcomm Scorpion CPU, Adreno 205 GPU, 768 MB of DRAM, and an 8-megapixel camera) with 4.3-inch SuperLCD screen.  The RAM is particularly impressive, and should allow for speedy app performance.

The second recently announced phone is the HTC Desire Z, a slider version of the popular Desire model.  While featuring less than high-end specs, it may still sell pretty well given that its hardware is superior to most of its slider competition.

HTC is also poised to capitalize on Microsoft's upcoming Windows Phone 7 operating system.  While Windows Mobile has been much maligned, there is actually significant excitement surrounding WP7, and HTC is hoping to translate that excitement into continued sales growth.  Sources indicate that it plans on having handsets ready at launch later this month.

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RE: Trumps?
By acer905 on 10/6/2010 4:52:07 PM , Rating: 2
leapfrogged MS

... Now that is pure and utter crap. Apple had a revenue of $42.91 Billion for 09, while Microsoft had $62.484 Billion, clearly MS is still greater. Oh, but the profits you might say, hollowly echoing Tony, Well, same time frame, Apple: $8.24 Billion, MS: $18.76 Billion. Again, MS is still bigger. What about Total Assets? Apple: $47.5 Billion, MS: $86.113 Billion. Face it, MS is still twice the company that Apple is. Even employees match that assessment. (Apple: 34,300, MS: 89,000)

In fact, the only metric which could show Apple as better is in individual stock price (Apple: $289.19, MS: 24.43), however, considering the fact that there is 9.5 times as many shares of MS stock than Apple... 24.43*9.5=231.41. Not quite as ridiculously high as Apple, but that just means that average people could actually invest in MS if they wanted to, without a high entry price. Which, considering the change for today in the market, (Apple: +0.09%, MS: +0.33%) investors would be better off with MS, making it the better company.

RE: Trumps?
By Pirks on 10/6/2010 5:07:18 PM , Rating: 1
acer905, why are you so afraid to mention Apple's market cap, huh? ;)

RE: Trumps?
By chrish89 on 10/6/2010 5:38:13 PM , Rating: 2
Apple 264.19B
Microsoft 211.41B
Google 170.6B
HTC 19.1B (US Currency)

RE: Trumps?
By acer905 on 10/6/2010 5:53:22 PM , Rating: 2
Market Cap = Share Price x # Outstanding Stock. IT is entirely pointless to add such a value to my comment, because I already related the two on that metric. I mentioned the difference in # Outstanding Stock between the two, and the share price for each. From that you can compare. Do as i did, multiply the share price of the one with the higher # Outstanding Stock, by the actual difference in # Outstanding Stock, and the two are instantly on the same playing field.

Apple: $289.19 per equalized share
MS: $231.41 per equalized share

Both numbers were posted, and the difference commented upon. Would it really do anything to also say:

Apple: $264,193,283,970
MS: $211,406,641,810


289.19/231.41 = 1.2496867

1.2496867*211,406,641,810 = 264,192,069,249.53

By comparing their equalized share prices, i made discussing the Market Cap irrelevant and redundant. Your post only makes you seem quite ignorant of finances.

RE: Trumps?
By Pirks on 10/6/2010 5:58:35 PM , Rating: 1
i made discussing the Market Cap irrelevant and redundant
because Apple's one is bigger huh? ;)

RE: Trumps?
By acer905 on 10/6/2010 6:19:20 PM , Rating: 2
No, because I already pointed it out. How hard is that for you to understand? I said:
In fact, the only metric which could show Apple as better is in individual stock price (Apple: $289.19, MS: 24.43), however, considering the fact that there is 9.5 times as many shares of MS stock than Apple... 24.43*9.5=231.41 Not quite as ridiculously high as Apple...

Are you sad that i didn't originally use the term? or that because it is the only way that one could think that Apple is better, and in my comparison i didn't DIRECTLY say that Apple was better, instead saying that it was "Not quite as ridiculously high as Apple"

RE: Trumps?
By Pirks on 10/7/2010 9:22:18 AM , Rating: 2
Not quite as ridiculously high as Apple
Hence my use of expression "leapfrogged MS", glad you understood at last

RE: Trumps?
By eskimospy on 10/6/2010 7:30:07 PM , Rating: 2
You should probably quit while you're less far behind.

RE: Trumps?
By atlmann10 on 10/7/2010 2:00:44 AM , Rating: 2
And much as the PC (with Microsoft's Windows OS) left IBMs and Apples coughing in the dust in the 1980s, today in the 2010s Google's Android OS is similarly leaving behind Research in Motion and Apple.

According to the Nielsen Company, Google's U.S. market share has continued to soar, with Android hitting 32 percent of new purchases in August, as Apple's iPhone iOS has dipped to 25 percent and RIM has risen ever-so-slightly to 26 percent. Just a month prior (in July), the firm showed the various competitors virtually neck-and-neck when it came to new purchases, with Google holding 28 percent, Apple holding 26 percent, and RIM holding 25 percent.

RE: Trumps?
By nikon133 on 10/6/2010 5:16:21 PM , Rating: 2

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