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Pegatron, Apple’s main supplier for the iPhone 5c, has reported 22 percent year-on-year earnings growth, citing mobile products as the main source of the increase. KGI Securities analyst Angela Hsiang told the WSJ that Apple provides 40 percent of the company’s business.

Pegatron has long been a secondary iPhone supplier, but was last year given the lead in production of the iPhone 5c, which it manufactures along with the iPad Mini. The company did not provide any breakdown in earnings between the two products.

Although the earnings increase is a big rise, the company’s operating margin is testament to the tough deals Apple strikes with its suppliers: Pegatron’s operating margin increased from 1.6 percent to 1.9 percent.

Pegatron is expected to share production of the iPhone 6 with Apple’s lead supplier Foxconn.

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8 Responses to “Someone is happy with iPhone 5c sales: Pegatron posts a 22 percent rise in earnings”

  1. eswinson says:

    Even a crap selling iPhone probably sells much better than whatever other smartphones they are outsourced to produced.


    • rogifan says:

      Perhaps that means it’s not a crap selling phone.


    • dcj001 says:

      “Apple’s high-end iPhone 5s has been so remarkably successful, in spite of the supposed cheapening trend in smartphone buyers’ tastes, that Apple’s critics have been forced to pounce upon the supposed ‘failure’ of the iPhone 5c instead; a phone that sells so ‘terribly’ that it also outsold the ostensibly successful Samsung Galaxy S4 on half of America’s top carriers, and pushed every other Android phone out of the top U.S. sales charts entirely, from the first month it went on sale.”


  2. themis333 says:

    Reblogged this on Taste of Apple and commented:
    Not the failure haters try to make it seem like. It was never meant to be as big as 5C. As I’ve said over and over.