Huawei’s principal constructing is pictured in Studying, UK on July 14, 2020.
Matthew Childs | Reuters
GUANGZHOU, China – Huawei’s income progress slowed sharply within the third quarter, whereas its margin fell as US sanctions disrupted enterprise.
Income for the September quarter was 217.Three billion yuan ($ 31.91 billion), up solely 3.7% from 209.5 billion yuan for a similar interval final yr.
Income for the primary 9 months of the yr was 671.Three billion yuan ($ 98.57 billion), up 9.9% from 610.Eight billion yuan for a similar interval final yr. That may be a vital slowdown in progress. Within the first 9 months of 2019, Huawei’s income progress was 24.4%
Huawei’s internet revenue margin was 8% for the primary 9 months of the yr, in comparison with 8.7% for a similar interval final yr.
Washington’s sanctions are clearly damaging the Chinese language tech large. Final yr, Huawei was positioned on a US export blacklist often known as the Entity Listing. Google lower ties with Huawei, which meant the Chinese language firm’s smartphones may not use licensed Android cellular working system software program. This has harm Huawei’s smartphone gross sales exterior of China whereas the home market has flourished.
Huawei has not launched a breakdown of which components of its enterprise contributed to gross sales progress. Earlier this yr, Huawei introduced that the patron enterprise, which incorporates smartphones, was accountable for virtually the entire $ 12 billion decline in 2019 gross sales in comparison with its personal targets.
For the primary three quarters of 2020, Huawei mentioned the outcomes “mainly met expectations”.
“Because the world grappled with COVID-19, Huawei’s international provide chain got here beneath extreme stress, and manufacturing and operation grew to become more and more troublesome,” the corporate mentioned in a press launch.
“Throughout the launch, the corporate mentioned it could do its finest to search out options, survive and transfer ahead, and meet its obligations to clients and suppliers.”
Huawei now faces even larger challenges. Earlier this yr Washington imposed additional sanctions on Huawei, which threatened to cease supplying its principal provider TSMC with semiconductors. This might paralyze the smartphone enterprise, analysts beforehand instructed CNBC. Huawei has only a few choices to avoid these sanctions.