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Pegatron reports a 15.83% annual increase in sales

By Helen Ku  /  Staff reporter

Pegatron Corp (和碩), one of the nation’s leading contract notebook and electronics makers, yesterday reported that sales for last month increased 15.83 percent year-on-year to NT$68.67 billion (US$2.2 billion) from NT$59.29 billion a year ago.

On a monthly basis, the figure declined 22.03 percent because of fewer working days last month, the company said in a stock exchange filing.

Accumulated sales expanded 37.34 percent to NT$156.74 billion during the first two months of this year, compared with NT$114.12 billion a year ago.

For this quarter, Pegatron forecast sales would grow significantly due to the contribution of sales of new products launched last quarter.

It also forecast sales this month would increase at single-digit growth rates.

Asustek Computer Inc (華碩), the world’s fifth-largest PC brand and the parent company of Pegatron, yesterday said its sales last month fell 19.42 percent month-on-month and 8.5 percent year-on-year to NT$32.32 billion.

Meanwhile, Quanta Computer Inc (廣達), the world’s largest contract notebook producer, saw sales drop 19.52 percent month-on-month to NT$56.5 billion (US$1.9 billion) last month.

On an annual basis, the figure reflected a 25.41 percent annual contraction, from NT$75.74 billion, the company said in a statement yesterday.

Quanta attributed the monthly drop in sales to the fewer working days last month due to the Lunar New Year holiday and lackluster demand for information technology products in the off-peak season.

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