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Huawei’s Comeback Continues as Quarterly Profit Leaps 564%

The Chinese firm’s revenue was $24.65 billion for the first three months of the year after it saw its fastest earnings growth in four years in 2023

Customers shop at a Huawei's flagship store, as Huawei Pura 70 series models go on sale, in Beijing, China April 18, 2024. Photo: Reuters


Resurgent Chinese tech giant Huawei saw its net profit surge by 564% in the first quarter of the year, as the sanction-hit firm continues its renaissance.

Huawei Technologies’ net profit leapt to $2.71 billion, from January to March, a regulatory filing by its parent company showed on Tuesday.

Huawei’s revenue for the quarter to March rose 37% to $24.65 billion, the filing to China’s National Interbank Funding Center showed. It did not break down how business units, such as consumer and smart car components, performed.

A Huawei spokesperson said “digitalisation, intelligence and decarbonisation” helped to drive revenue growth.


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“The industry and global markets will remain rife with uncertainty for the rest of 2024. Nevertheless, we are continuously building out mechanisms for global business continuity and agile operations,” the company said.

“We are confident that we can meet our annual business targets and achieve sustainable growth.”

Last year, Huawei recorded its fastest revenue growth in four years, with a rebound in its consumer segment and income from new businesses like smart car components accelerating its recovery from US sanctions.

The company’s smartphone business has undergone a renaissance since it was crippled by repeated rounds of US sanctions since 2019, after Huawei rolled out a new high-end smartphone powered by a domestically-made chip last year that has taken Chinese market share from Apple.

Apple’s share in the world’s biggest smartphone market fell to 15.7% in the first quarter from 19.7% a year earlier. That put it almost level with Huawei, which saw sales jump 70%, research firm Counterpoint said last week.

Huawei also started selling its highly anticipated, high-end Pura 70 smartphone series this month.

It has become a force in smart car technology too, with its driver assistance system touted by at least seven Chinese automakers at the Beijing auto show.


  • Reuters with additional editing by Sean O’Meara


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Sean O'Meara

Sean O'Meara is an Editor at Asia Financial. He has been a newspaper man for more than 30 years, working at local, regional and national titles in the UK as a writer, sub-editor, page designer and print editor. A football, cricket and rugby fan, he has a particular interest in sports finance.


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