Quanta of Taiwan leads in profits among NB contract-makers.
Quanta's consolidated financial report shows the firm witnessed growths in consolidated gross profit margin and operating margin in the first three quarters, at 3.98% and 1.58% year on year (YoY), respectively. Besides, the firm posted NT$901 million (US$30.03 million) in exchange earnings in 2012.
Taiwan's NB contract makers are suffering sluggish operation in 2012 with declining profits, in contrast to Quanta's dominating profitability. In 2011, the largest five NB contract makers had NT$45.669 billion (US$1.52 billion) in profits, with Quanta accounting for 50%, followed by Compal Electronics Inc. with NT$11.015 billion (US$367.17 million).
In the first three quarters in 2012, profits from the top five NB contract makers amounted to NT$33.572 billion (US$1.12 billion), with Quanta contributing NT$17.562 billion (US$585.4 million) or 52.31%, leading Compal significantly.
As Win8 has not boosted NB sales sizably, a market insider estimated that NB shipments by contract makers have passed the peak, ending the NB high-season earlier than expected. Contract makers may only rely on non-NB products in the fourth quarter and wait for Win8 replacement effect in 2013.
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|Title Annotation:||Quanta Computer Inc.|
|Publication:||The Taiwan Economic News|
|Article Type:||Financial report|
|Date:||Nov 19, 2012|
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