Quanta Computer Inc (廣達) and Compal Electronics Inc (仁寶), the world’s two largest contract notebook makers, yesterday both reported a monthly increase in consolidated revenue last month, while their smaller rival Wistron Corp (緯創) saw its sales decline.
Quanta’s consolidated revenue last month was NT$72.68 billion (US$2.42 billion), up 6.84 percent month-on-month, mainly because of a increase of laptop shipments to 4.5 million units, from 4 million units the previous month, the company said in a statement.
Last month’s sales, however, remained 15.88 percent lower than the NT$86.39 billion recorded a year earlier. Revenue for the first five months was down 14.88 percent to NT$365.33 billion on an annual basis, it said.
Compal said in a separate statement yesterday its consolidated revenue last month was NT$51.58 billion, up 2.16 percent month-on-month, but down 10.94 percent from the same month last year.
The company shipped 2.9 million notebooks last month, an increase of 3.57 percent from 2.8 million units in April, it said.
In the first five months, accumulated revenue totaled NT$263.14 billion, down 8.69 percent year-on-year, Compal said.
Wistron posted declining sales last month because of lower notebook shipments — 2.3 million units last month from 2.5 million the previous month — caused by tight supply of processors.
Last month’s revenue was NT$48.33 billion, down 7.31 percent month-on-month and 7.32 percent year-on-year.
Wistron said its total sales between January and last month rose 16.47 percent year-on-year to NT$277.44 billion.