“A new analysis of third-quarter handset industry operating profits estimates that Apple accounted for a massive 86 percent share,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.
“Analyst Michael Walkley of Canaccord Genuity issued a note to investors on Tuesday, a copy of which was provided to AppleInsider, in which he revealed his latest research, based on company reports and estimates,” Hughes reports. “Apple’s gains came at the cost of competitors, most notably Samsung, which was estimated to have accounted for just 18 percent of the industry’s profits. That’s the lowest total for Samsung since 2011, Walkley said.”
MacDailyNews Take: Samdumb. Not making it up in volume.
“Still, Apple and Samsung combined for more than 100 percent of the industry’s total profits, because competitors such as Motorola and Microsoft actually lost share. In fact, other than Apple and Samsung, the only other company to have a positive value share in the September quarter was LG with 2 percent, according to Walkley,” Hughes reports. “HTC and BlackBerry are estimated to have accounted for 0 percent share in the quarter, essentially breaking even. And Motorola with an estimated mobile operating loss of $185 million is said to have accounted for -2 percent, while Microsoft's $341 million estimated lost in handsets gave it -4 percent of the industry’s profit value share.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Bu, bu, but market share?! (smirk)
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]
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