Xiaomi gains 35 percent 2020 third quarter exceeds analysts ' forecasts thanks to the momentum of the foreign market: Xiaomi has presented this Tuesday the results of the company respective to the third quarter (which ended in September) globally, which has qualified as "encouraging".

The Chinese company, in a conference from Hong Kong, has explained that it has reached a total revenue 72.2 billion yuan (about 11.000 million dollars) during this period, which represents a 34.5% more compared to the same quarter of 2019 (when it reached 53.7 billion yuan).

These profits have exceeded the estimate of analysts, who put it at 70,000 million yuan (about 10,600 million euros).

Xiaomi has called this growth" Historic " which is mainly due to the momentum in the foreign market, especially Europe. In addition, to this is added that its main rival, Huawei, had to face US sanctions that have disrupted its supply chain.

Regarding the adjusted net profit, the manufacturer has added 4,100 million yuan (about 622 million dollars) in this period, an 18.9% more compared to 2019, when it reached 3,500 million yuan.

Xiaomi gains 35 percent 2020 third quarter exceeds analysts

Revenues from its smartphone section have reached 47.2 billion yuan (about 7.170 million dollars), 47.5% more than in the same period.

In relation to shipments, these have exceeded during the third quarter the 46,8 million, a 44,3% more.

Xiaomi has explained that this supposes "a very important growth" for the company despite the difficult health situation derived from COVID.

A day before the results were announced, the company's shares rose more than 10%, a sign that the market was confident with the figures that the manufacturer was going to present.

Xiaomi gains 35 percent 2020 third quarter exceeds analysts


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