SIX PERCENT FALL?An investor relations official said the company is conservative about the outlook for the industry this year, because order visibility is not clear
Date: Apr 01, 2016
By: Lauly Li / Staff reporter
Quanta Computer Inc (廣達) yesterday forecast that its notebook computer shipments would drop by more than 6 percent annually this year, deeper than the industry’s consensus estimate of a 5 to 6 percent decline in global notebook shipments.
“We are more conservative about the outlook for the industry this year, as order visibility is really unclear. This year is likely to be another challenging one for notebooks,” a Quanta investor relations official said by telephone.
The contract notebook maker shipped 4.6 million units in the first two months, down more than 20 percent from 5.9 million units it shipped in the same period last year.
“It was very difficult for us during the first two months,” she said.
The official said that the company would fare much better in the second quarter, but declined to offer the company’s shipment guidance for the second quarter, due to limited order visibility. [FULL STORY]