Rumors are whirling around the risk of LG exiting the smartphone market when it comes to years of unprofitable results. Whereas the corporate antecedently denied that this was the case, recent reports counsel that the corporate has been searching for patrons and should have found one. Meanwhile, the company’s most up-to-date profit-and-loss statement has simply been free, and things do not look any higher for LG.
While LG according to a five-hitter increase in YoY sales, the corporate still saw its smartphone sales fall September 11 from the previous quarter that it blames on a shortage of 4G chips. In operation profit conjointly born nearly eighteen from the previous quarter, and over 16 PF for the year, amounting to over $750 million in lost profits from the mobile division alone.
With the 5G market taking off in earnest, the global demand for smartphones is expected to recover to pre-COVID-19 levels, but competition is expected to be intensified. [We] plan to closely review the direction of the business by objectively considering our current and future competitiveness and share our business direction once it is determined.
LG did not have the foremost active year, and sadly, the most effective LG phones could not frame any ground this year. The corporate did take an instant to tease its long-rumored LG Rollable smartphone at CES, however, given the state of its mobile business, the long run launch of that phone is currently placed into question. After all, the corporate will wish to commove its smartphones just for it to fail to plug them adequately once free.
But whereas the corporate could be having a tough time obtaining its mobile division off the bottom. LG would not be smart for anyone however LG.