DOES NOT COMPUTE:With Windows 10 on its way, analysts said Acer and Asustek would not see lasting replacement PC demand, despite the new operating system
Date: Jun 15, 2015
By: Lauly Li / Staff reporter
Taiwanese PC maker Acer Inc (宏碁) could face the risk of operating losses this quarter amid headwinds such as delayed PC demand because of the expected launch of Microsoft Corp’s Windows 10 operating system next month, inventory piling up at sales channels and high hedging costs linked to foreign-exchange volatility, analysts said.
“We expect Acer’s sales this month to recover, but they would be insufficient to offset the potential losses in April and May,” Jenny Lai (賴惠娟), head of equity research at HSBC Securities Taiwan Corp, said in a report on Thursday.
Last week, Acer said that sales dropped by 30.86 percent annually to NT$17.66 billion (US$565.55 million) last month. [FULL STORY]