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HTC officially reported its Q1 2014 financial results today, confirming the net loss of NT$1.88 billion (around $62 million) revealed a month ago in its unaudited results for the quarter. The company also published its unaudited revenue numbers for April 2014, showing revenue of NT$22.1 billion ($733 million) for the month following the HTC One M8 launch — up 36.08% month-on-month and 12.70% year-on-year.

For Q2 as a whole, the Taiwanese manufacturer predicts a return to profitability, with anticipated quarterly revenue in the NT$65 billion to NT$70 billion range, a gross profit margin of between 21.3% and 22% and EPS (earnings per share) of NT$2.21 to NT$3.00.

While much of today's press release focuses on the HTC One M8 launch, HTC singled out its mid-level flagship, the Desire 816, as a device showing strong momentum. HTC also hailed the "dramatically improved" operational efficiency and supply chain readiness that allowed it to make the M8 available to buy on the day of launch. Sales in EMEA (Europe, Middle-East and Africa) "remained solid," HTC added, mainly due to the M8 launch and existing products like the One M7 and One Mini. In HTC's home country of Taiwan, the M8 "has dominated the market since launch."

It remains to be seen whether HTC will emerge from its long slump and turn this uptick into a full-blown recovery. The company has been hit by a string of high-profile departures over the past year, most recently design chief Scott Croyle.

Looking ahead, recent online leaks have suggested HTC may refresh its One Mini handset in the near future, while also bringing to market a lower-cost plastic version of its flagship One M8. The company is also widely rumored to be collaborating with Google on an upcoming Nexus tablet.

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HTC posts April revenue figures, predicts return to profitability in Q2

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What good news? HTC has yet again reported a loss, the article headline was used to spin this sad news to a somewhat positive thing.

It's saying they expect to turn profitable soon. That's good news, or less bad news.

Hopefully they pull through, they make some nice stuff.

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What I meant was HTC's prediction to return to profitability.

If that's true, then it'll be great for HTC. Choice is good, and so is competition.

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"For Q2 as a whole, the Taiwanese manufacturer predicts a return to profitability, with anticipated quarterly revenue in the NT$65 billion to NT$70 billion range, a gross profit margin of between 21.3% and 22% and EPS (earnings per share) of NT$2.21 to NT$3.00."

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Another Quarter, yet another loss reported by HTC, stop spinning this as positive news and start buying the M8 if you want this company to survive and keep making excellent phones.

I'll admit Sense wasn't that great a while ago. I wasn't the biggest fan of it on my HTC Evo 4G LTE Alphabet Soup on Sprint, but Sense 6 is definitely a lot better. It's very fluid and even what I'd call minimalistic compared to other manufacturer Android skins. I barely even notice it's there. I use Nova Launcher because I like the customization options, but I actually didn't notice anything massively different. Might be worth giving it another look, but everyone has their own preferences of course.

+1 and I'll even go as far as to say that I thought Sense was really smooth on that Evo. I think that may have been the best phone they've made that year. I thought it was a darn nice phone.

Yeah, Sense was pretty smooth back then. There were a few nitpicks on the interface design I didn't like, but Sense 6 is the best yet. It's consistently gotten better as HTC has focused on the core functionality and the aesthetics with some nice features added in. Most importantly, HTC has kept things simple and without too many gimmicks. Some people want the gimmicks, but some don't. The Evo 4G LTE was a pretty good phone, but I ended up ditching it because of Sprint's network, haha. Sprint just wasn't good in my area.

What is wrong with it?

Okay, the early ones were pretty stale, but Sense 6 is excellent.

It's as smooth as stock Android and also throws in some features that are actually useful. Also, did I mention excellent optimization and that it looks very close to stock Android?

Probably the best aftermarket OEM skin by far.

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What this guy said. I recently flashed a Google Edition Rom on my M7 and thought it was kind of ugly compared to Sense 6. Plus the power saving features are a godsend, my battery lasts all day and then some.

you samsung fanboys will never admit that HTC makes good phones.. & touchwiz is better? how so?

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I think it's because TouchWiz packs a ton of features, but all this comes at a performance price.

In several tests, the S5 performed noticeably slower than the M8, despite its higher clockspeed.

The solution: Install a custom launcher and disable TouchWiz.

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Here's hoping HTC returns to profitability! Even if you don't like them, I think having them around is for the best. More options and more competition in the market is always good for the consumer. I've always liked HTC and like many companies, they've had some low points. I just hope the new One phones have been and will be enough to bring it back and elevate the company going forward!

I think the new emphasis on not trying to sell the most phones but to sell the best-made phones (which is subjective, I know) is good and has helped too. The strategy gives the brand more focus.

+2 hope to see htc around for many more years. They may never outsell the big guys (Samsung + apple) but hopefully they can carve out a decent market share.

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Yeah, I'm not sure if they'll ever outsell the big guys and part of me actually hopes they don't. I don't want to see HTC in a position again where it sacrifices quality to meet demands for quantity. I think that's at least a part of what set them down the wrong path to begin with.

Good point. I just dont want to see the brand surpassed by the remaining OEMs. I dont prefer them over Samsung, but I do prefer them over Sony, LG, Huawei, ZTE

Posted from my caseless GS5. Because I believe in myself.

What quality? Last year I had to return the m7 for the purple tint issue, and now after I finally get a good case for my m8 I realize I have to return it because my gps doesn't work.

Who's lending me thier m8 while I'll be without a phone again for at least a week?

Next year I'll wait for the G4.

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I kind of hope HTC returns to profitability, but the sight of their fans tearing up while writing" I don't understand, HTC makes quality products" is even more rewarding. Fyi, I dislike all phone fanboys.

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I plan on getting the M8 in July since I can't upgrade now through T-Mobile's JUMP program. Sure that doesn't help them that much, but it's another HTC device in a consumers hand.

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