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Samsung Overtakes Apple in Handset Profits
7/29/2013

Global smartphone vendor shipments and market share in 2Q13. Source: Strategy Analytics, July 2013.
Global smartphone vendor shipments and market share in 2Q13.
Source: Strategy Analytics, July 2013.

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wilber_xbox
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Re: Apple has to react
wilber_xbox   7/30/2013 12:26:38 AM
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Samsung, HTC are much cheaper (more than 20%) as compared to Apple. So, budget conscious consumers go for Andriod phones. Opportunity for Apple to capture booming middle smartphone segment.

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Re: Apple have to react
mcgrathdylan   7/30/2013 12:33:43 AM
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I hear you. And it seems like it's been a while since Apple totally revolutionized a product category. But the company has done it four times. That's not to say it will necessarily do it again. But still, that's a pretty impressive track record. Maybe Apple is going through a lull, or maybe the magic left with Steve Jobs. But either way, Apple is well positioned to continue raking in the profits for years, at least.

Peter Clarke
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Re: Apple has to react
Peter Clarke   7/30/2013 6:34:14 AM
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@Dylan

 

You have to consider that financial analysts not only look at the absolute value but also the first and second derivatives against time.


So a big market share is one thing. A shrinking market share is another.

A shrinking market share that is accelerating is yet another.

Ditto revenue and profits

 

However, at $4.6 billion operational profit from iPhone.....it could shrink a long way and for a long time before it becomes a problem.

 

 

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Profit per unit
kfield   7/30/2013 7:41:39 AM
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It would be interesting to compare the profit per unit for Samsung and Apple. Clearly, Samsung is making it up in volume, which is frankly an impressive feat. Lower cost doesn't always translate to higher profits.

Peter Clarke
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Re: Profit per unit
Peter Clarke   7/30/2013 7:43:37 AM
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As I indicated before

According to Strategy Analytics's numbers in 2Q13 Samsung made about $50 per unit and Apple made about $150 per unit

kfield
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kfield   7/30/2013 7:44:39 AM
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I wonder if Apple has considered dropping its prices.

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prabhakar_deosthali   7/30/2013 9:56:35 AM
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It looks like inspite of havig more profit per unit , Apple has less total profit compared to Samsung.

This means , in numbers Samsung has taken a much bigger market share compared to that of Apple.

This is definitrely a wake up call for Apple

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Nokia or Sony
elctrnx_lyf   7/31/2013 1:22:11 PM
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I'm surprised not to find Sony or Nokia in this list. Aren't they doing well enough to be in top 5.

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Re: Nokia or Sony
Peter Clarke   8/1/2013 6:05:29 AM
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That's what the tables say.

Remember this is smartphones.

 

 

 

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