“Patently Apple has been consistently reporting on the myth that Samsung’s S5 is a smash hit in various reports since April. Our most recent report posted last week was titled ‘Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is Confirmed a Dud & May Hurt Financials,'” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.
“According to the Financial Times today, ‘Samsung Electronics has turned bearish on its second-quarter performance, with its chief financial officer saying he expects results to be ‘not that good’ as rising competition stifles profit growth at the mobile division,'” Purcher reports. “The downbeat comments made on Wednesday by Lee Sang-hoon, made to local media reporters on the way to a meeting and later confirmed by Samsung, stoked concerns that earnings may be worse than market consensus.”
Purcher reports, “CW Chung, an analyst at Nomura stated that ‘There must have been some adverse effects from the stronger won and its smartphones and tablets don’t seem to be selling as well as Samsung had hoped.'”
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“Samsung launched its flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone in April along with up to $600 in freebies, the first time it had offered incentives for its best-selling series of devices,” Song Jung-a reports for The Financial Times. “But the company is expected to face intensifying competition in the premium market with Apple set to launch a larger-screen iPhone in the next few months.”
“Samsung plans to give guidance for the second quarter between July 7 and July 9,” Song reports. “IBK Securities estimates Samsung’s smartphone shipments fell to 78m units, from 87.5m units in the first quarter. Worryingly, analysts reckon the weakening performance of the mobile unit could have a knock-on effect on other businesses given the company’s vertically integrated structure.”
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MacDailyNews Take: May the pain being felt by Samsung be excruciating and everlasting.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “AlanAudio” for the heads up.]
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