Compal reports June sales reach NT$62.98 billion
The China Post news staffCompal, a contract notebook PC maker, yesterday reported June sales of NT$62.98 billion, an increase of 22.1 percent month-on-month and 6.3 percent year-on-year, far better than market expectations.
July 10, 2012, 12:41 am TWN
For the first half, consolidated sales totaled NT$326.12 billion, a decline of 6.1 percent from the same period last year.
In terms of shipment, the firm shipped out 3.8 million computers in June, better than the 2.9 million figure for May, on the rollout of new models.
The May figure was less than the 3.3 million to 3.4 million expected by the market, due to a shortage of Intel microprocessors. For the second quarter, shipments totaled 9.5 million, a rise of 10 percent from Q1.
The margin of increase was in line with the firm's own estimate of 8 to 10 percent, which was a decline from the original 15 percent the firm had forecasted, due to efforts by brand PC makers Dell and Lenovo to slash their own shipment predictions.
Rock Hsu, Compal chairman, however remained upbeat, saying shipments in the second half would grow 20 percent from the same period in 2011. Together for 2012, the firm plans to ship out 48 million computers.
Citing market research firms, Hsu said total demand in the global notebook PC market this year would be 200 million, a growth of eight percent. “Compal still has a chance to grow,” he said.