Foxconn, the world’s biggest contract electronics manufacturer, upgraded its full-year business projection on Monday as a result of robust sales of smartphones and servers, amid fears that increasing inflation could hamper demand.
Similar to other worldwide manufacturers, the Taiwanese company has had a serious scarcity of chips, which has hampered smartphone manufacturing, notably for its largest customer Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), in part owing to COVID-19 lockouts in China.
However, according to a statement released by the business late on Monday, June sales surged 31 percent from the same month a year earlier to a new high for the month, owing to effective supply chain management and increasing consumer electronics sales. Smartphones account for the majority of business income.
Foxconn’s June sales were stronger than anticipated, which comes at a time when investors are worried about declining tech demand amid a big market slump caused by rising prices and the crisis in Ukraine.
Memory chip manufacturer Micron Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MU) predicted much lower-than-anticipated revenue for the current quarter and said that the market had “weakened materially in a relatively short period of time” on Thursday.
Foxconn expressed optimism on its company in the third quarter, noting that it may see “substantial increase” compared to the same period last year.
Foxconn said that the forecast for 2022 has improved compared to prior projections of little growth, without offering specifics.
The business, formerly known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, said that sales of servers and telecoms devices had increased by double digits so far this year.
The corporation has said that COVID-19 regulations in China had a little effect on its output since the “closed loop” technology kept personnel on-site.
In a research, analysts at Daiwa Capital Markets in Taipei said that demand for servers from U.S.-based cloud service providers contributed to the sector’s double-digit rise. This year, they anticipated the operational profit of Foxconn to increase by 12 to 19 percent.
Foxconn’s optimistic estimate for the third quarter, according to Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) analysts, indicates that robust demand for cloud servers and iPhone manufacturing will continue.
The company’s stock surged around 3 percent during Tuesday morning trading, surpassing the market’s roughly 1 percent gain. They have decreased by about 1 percent so far this year, resulting in a market capitalization of $46.52 billion.