Taiwanese electronics producer Foxconn reported a 23.7 % fall in revenue within the final three months of 2019 on Monday because it braces for the influence from the coronavirus pandemic that has hit demand from key clients resembling Apple.
Foxconn, which assembles iPhones at factories in China, reported internet revenue of TWD 47.76 billion ($1.6 billion), in line with Reuters calculations, barely above a median forecast of TWD 46.94 billion from 14 analysts compiled by Refinitiv.
The world’s largest contract electronics producer didn’t given any clarification for the decline from TWD 62.61 billion in the identical interval a 12 months earlier.
Foxconn is amongst producers worldwide grappling with the fallout from coronavirus restrictions which have disrupted provide chains and harm demand.
Apple, its largest shopper, rescinded its outlook for the primary quarter of 2020 saying manufacturing in China had taken longer than anticipated to renew amid journey restrictions and an prolonged Lunar New Yr break.
Foxconn warned this month that income would fall greater than 15 % in companies together with shopper electronics within the first quarter. However it stated income would get well thereafter as manufacturing returns to regular in virus-hit China.
Foxconn reported its largest month-to-month drop in income in about seven years in February because the outbreak continued to play havoc with its enterprise.
Shares within the firm, formally often called Hon Hai Precision Trade, have fallen greater than 12 % this 12 months.
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