Apple and Samsung Dominate the Mobile Market in 3Q13 with 109% of the Profits

18 Nov

The latest set of data released by Canaccord Genuity’s analyst, T. Michael Walkley, shows that Apple and Samsung are still  at the top of their game when it comes to gaining within the mobile industry. Even though the new Apple smartphones —the iPhone 5s and 5c— were not released until mid-to-late September, in 3Q13 Apple’s profit shares still managed to account for nearly 56% of all of the feature phone and smartphone industry’s profits (this marks a slight improvement from the year ago quarter’s 53%). Samsung, meanwhile, revealed a typically strong performance with an estimated 53% profit share.

On the less glamorous end of the spectrum are Blackberry (-4%), Motorola (-3%), HTC (-1%), Nokia (-1%), LG (-1%), and Sony (0%), none of which managed to make any profit gains during the third quarter. The profit figures earned by globally recognized Chinese brands such as Huawei, Xiaomi, and Lenovo were not included in Walkely’s data, interestingly enough, which suggest Samsung’s and Apple’s world wide profits might not be as strong as it appears.

Canaccord Genuity’s data, originally provided to Appleinsider, can be seen here. The table showing all the relevant statistics has been reproduced below.


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