Foxconn reported a 40% fall in quarterly profit which is far worse than forecasted due to the production of Apple’s iPhone X. Apple’s new release follows their 10th anniversary as parts manufacturers struggle with specifications of new features including facial recognition and edge to edge display. The month of November has been a hot popularity for Apple users after the release of the iPhone X which is aimed to help Foxconn recover from losses.
Apple forecasted strong holiday sales while Foxconn reported third quarter net profit decreasing to $700 million where some 42% was below an average estimate from analysts. This marks the company’s first quarterly decline in a year and the biggest profit drop for a quarter since 2009 while revenue fell flat as well. Foxconn shares dropped almost 2.8% in Wednesday trade marking it the lowest level since two months prior while also underperforming the Taiwan market by being brought down 0.5%. The manufacturer’s stock is worth about $61 billion but has declined 10% over the past three months due to weak sales for the iPhone 8 and concerns over the iPhoneX as well.