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Samsung expects the worst 5-year quarter on the back of record sales of the iPhone 6
Company Samsung, the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile devices, can fix the worst quarter in the year in terms of the incredible popularity of new smartphones Apple. This was reported on Monday VestiFinanse.
Analysts almost daily lowered profit forecasts for Samsung, at least 26 of the 42 economists surveyed by Bloomberg, sharply lowered their forecasts for the past four weeks. Experts expect that by the end of III quarter operating profit of South Korean companies will fall by 47%, while sales will fall by 15%. This is the most significant decline in both indicators Samsung since 2009.
Samsung is trying to maintain its position, after Apple introduced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which sold a record run of 10 million units in the first three days of sales. Samsung postponed the release date planshetofona flagship Galaxy Note 4 to the end of September, which means that the company hopes to improve the results in the III quarter.
“We all know that Samsung will be very weak results in the III quarter – said Claire Sim of Daishin Securities Co. in Seoul – The launch of new phones can affect the performance for the III quarter, it can give them a little momentum. ”
On the eve of journalists edition of Forbes found that after two weeks the number of smartphones sold last generation has exceeded 20 million units. This conclusion was based on the statistics of the monitoring agency Fiksu.
These companies Fiksu also confirm the successful launch of “sixes”. If you believe the cited data, the share of iPhone 6 is increased twice as fast as the iPhone last year. In 2013, after the same time since the start, the share of new iPhone 5s and 5c in the total number of active communicators Apple was 2.43%. This year, the figure has already reached the level of 4.7%.
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