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HTC withholds cash dividend
宏達電虧損 股利連兩年掛零

A man experiences being blasted out over Tokyo as a virtual human cannonball using an HTC Vive VR headset at the Sky Circus Sunshine 60 Observatory in Tokyo, Japan on July 9 last year.
去年七月九日在東京的太陽城大樓,一位男子戴著HTC Vive VR頭戴式顯示器 體驗當「人體大砲」被噴射到東京上空的感受。

Photo: CNA
照片:中央社

HTC Corp. recorded a net loss per share of NT$12.81 in 2016 and, for a second year running, the company will issue no dividends to shareholders, following a decision at a recent directors’ board meeting announced on Monday last week. HTC has also fixed June 15 as the date for the company’s next annual general meeting.

In recent years, HTC’s turnover has hit rock bottom due to stiff competition in the smartphone market and its transitioning to a new business model. In 2011, a peak year in turnover for the company, dividend per share reached a high of NT$40, but plummeted to NT$2 the following year. In 2013, HTC posted a net loss per share of NT$1.6 and no dividend was issued to shareholders.

At a recent investor conference, HTC said it aims to turn the situation around with a brand new strategy this year, which will focus on three core business areas: cutting-edge VR, Power by HTC and its existing smartphone business. Similar to operating as an ODM phone manufacturer, Power by HTC will seek partners to cooperate in the design and manufacture of smart devices as a way to expand its business and generate higher profits.

(CNA, translated by Edward Jones)

宏達電去年度稅後每股虧損十二點八一元,上週一公告董事會決議, 針對二?一六年度將不配發股利,宏達電已連續兩年股利為零;宏達電並敲定將於六月十五日召開股東常會。

智慧機市場競爭,面臨轉型過渡期的宏達電近年營運跌落谷底,相較於過去的營運高峰時期,宏達電曾於二?一一年度決議發放每股高達四十元的股利,但二?一二年度營運走下坡後每股僅配發兩元股利,二?一三年度因每股虧損一點六元也未發放股利。

為求翻身,宏達電在法說會上說明,今年將有全新策略出擊,包括定調VR、Power by HTC、HTC手機三大業務,其中Power by HTC 類似手機代工業務,將攜手夥伴打造創新智慧產品,拓展更多業務,並以獲利為目標。

(中央社)

TODAY’S WORDS
今日單字

1. dividend n.

股利

(gu3 li4)

2. annual general meeting (AGM) n. phr.

股東常會

(gu3 dong1 chang2 hui4)

3. hit rock bottom phr.

跌落谷底

(die2 luo4 gu2 di3)

4. turn a situation around phr.

翻身

(fan1 shen1)


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