Taiwan's HTC Corp (2498.TW), the world's fifth-largest smartphone maker, reported a 57.8 percent fall in quarterly net profit, missing forecasts, as European sales disappointed and U.S. sales were held up by customs inspections.
Unaudited April-June net profit was T$7.4 billion ($247.7 million), the company said in a statement on Friday. That was down from T$17.52 billion in the same period a year earlier but up from T$4.47 billion in January-March. It did not elaborate.
Earnings had been expected to drop to T$8.25 billion, according to a Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S survey of 21 analysts.
Second-quarter revenue was T$91 billion. HTC last month cut its quarterly revenue target by more than 13 percent because of the European and U.S. sales outlook.
Consolidated sales for June were T$30 billion, down 33.4 percent from the same month a year earlier and unchanged from May.
HTC shares closed down 5.15 percent at T$322 before the earnings release, while the broader market .TWII fell 0.26 percent.
($1 = 29.8770 Taiwan dollars)
(Reporting by Clare Jim; Editing by Ian... Source/Origin >> Read More