Motorola Mobility ships 5.3m smartphones, loses $80m in Q4 on $3.4b revenue

Daniel Bader

January 26, 2012 5:07pm

Motorola Mobility, on the brink of being swallowed by Google, have come out with their Q4 ’11 earnings and the results are not great. The company earned $3.4 billion in revenue and posted an $80 million loss, despite selling 10.5 million mobile devices, 5.3 million of which were smartphones. The 10.5 million target was in line with expectations.

A year ago, in Q4 2010, the company earned $110 million in profit, but were seen as slowing down. On the bright side, the Mobility Devices portion of the company increased its net revenue up 5% y/y to $2.5 billion for the quarter, and to $13.1 billion for the year. Yearly net losses stood at $249 million, an increase from $86 million a year earlier.

According to the earnings report, “The Company shipped a total of 10.5 million and 42.4 million mobile devices in the fourth quarter and full year 2011, respectively. This included 5.3 million and 18.7 million smartphones and approximately 200 thousand (200,000) and 1 million tablets in the fourth quarter and full year, respectively.”

As for Motorola’s successes? CEO Sanjay Jha says that there were some great products launched in 2011, including the Atrix and RAZR, and the proliferation of their webtop platform. On the upcoming Google merger, he said, “we remain energized by the proposed merger with Google and continue to focus on creating innovative technologies.”

Source: Motorola
Via: The Verge

  • Adam

    Do you mean $110 Million? I don’t think they made $110 profit 🙂

  • Sup

    maybe if moto kept their promise about unlocking bootloaders maybe they’d sell more phones. hmmm?

  • dave

    Things will change when Google walks in. Unlocked everything and a beautiful new NEXUS.

  • dave

    ^^ That will be called a NEXUS.

  • bummy

    Really hope the next Nexus to be with Moto or Sony!

  • Neil

    No surprise here, their great product (Atrix) has been in for repairs twice in two months. Oh and Motorola does not stand behind it’s products, if they did I would have a new working Smartphone instead of one that keeps going in for repairs.

  • Sam

    Good riddance. My first ever phone (Dext) will also become the last phone I’ll buy from Motorola. Keeping a phone released in Q2 2010 doesn’t justify keeping it at ugh, Android 1.5 -__-