1.Date of the investor/press conference:2007/10/30
2.Location of the investor/press conference:Conference call
3.Financial and business related information:
(1)The operational result of the 3rd Q came above the business guidance provided before. YoY revenue growth was 10.4%.
(2)The business outlook of the 4th Qis sound, wxpecting around a 20% YoY growth, primarily due to a 40% YoY strong growth from non ODM business.
(3)HTC has taken necessary initiatives to meet the opportunitites and challenges presented by the industry migration as evidenced by the success of HTC Touch product series.
(1)The ecosystem of the converging devices is gradually in shape.
*The widespread installment of 3G network among 1st tier operators.
*Product design more mass market driven addressing either personal experience or personal communication needs.
*The arrival of friendly user interface.
*The non-traditional handset vendors such as Apple enter themarket present opportunity and challenge.
(2)Mobile converging devices gradually migrate from the current complimentary mobile device to primary mobile device.
(1)Technology platform migrating from 2.5G to 3.5G in HSDPA and CDMA commercialized. HTC new products will be 3G above dominant.
(2)HTC TouchFloTM leads friendly user interface in the market.
(3)Business successfully transforms into operator and own brand (channel) dominance–replace low margin business with good margin and growing business. ODM business accounts less than 10% revenues in the 4Q Y07.
(4)HTC brand recognition successfully builds up along with the global launch of HTC Touch. Own brand business penetrates into emerging markets successfully. Achieved Co brand on product with selected major operators.
(5)Dopod Int'l integration proven success. HTC business rides along with the market growth efficiently and becomes the leading converging device brand in Asia.
(6)HTC Touch is the No.1 volume product since launching. HTC Touch addresses the attributes responding to the industry transition and penetrates into the mass market.
(7)HTC Touch product series extend to Touch Dual and Touch by HTCTM(CDMA). 3rd Q,
07 BUSINESS REVIEW:
(1)The 3rd Q revenue was NT$ 29.1 bil., a 10.4% YoY growth,above the business guidance provided.
(2)Non ODM business growth rate in this quarter was 30% plus on YoY basis.
(3)The Dopod integration generates higher revenue growth/gross profits in Asia and accrues higher SMO expenses in managing the retail channel operation.
(4)GPM was 37.9% and RSGA expenses/revenue ratio was 12.3%.The higher. GPM was due to better product mix and lower ODM business. The higher than expected RSGA expenses ratio is due to increase in the warranty provision reserves, bad debt provision reserves, higher marketing expenses associated the launch of HTC Touch, and higher warranty expenses. A significant portion of these increased expenses is non cash expenses but accrued reserves.
(5)The increase in RSGA spending is associated with the build up of an operation platform to support the transition from the ODM business into the operator and own brand business in the sales thru, brand recognition, supply chain, quality services and risk management activities. This operating platform will facilitate the business growth of non ODM business.
(6)NPAT was NT$ 7.43 bil., a 10.8% YoY growth.
4th Q, 07'BUSINESS OUTLOOKS:
(1)The 4th Q revenue YoY growth rate is expected to be around 20% range.
(2)Non ODM YoY growth rate is expected to grow around 40% due to the introduction of new devices and the recovery of the CDMA market spacein the US market.
(3)The GPM is expected to be sustainable. The RSGA expense ratio is
likely to be around 11.5%.
(4)Any other matters that need to be specified:None