Motorola Mobility posts Q1 2012 loss of $121 million on $3.1 billion revenue

Daniel Bader

May 1, 2012 5:16 pm


Motorola posted its Q1 2012 earnings today and the situation is much the same as the previous year: not good, but OK.

The company, which is only waiting on China’s regulators to approve the Google buyout, posted revenue of $3.1 billion, $2.2 billion of which came from its mobile device arm. Overall Motorola posted an after-tax loss of $121 million, which is $32 million more than the previous year’s Q1. Revenue was up 3%, however, over the year before, and the company sold 5.1 million smartphone, representing 57% of its total numbers. Total shipments, however, were down from 10.5 million devices to 8.9 million quarter-over-quarter.

Much of the success came from RAZR and RAZR MAXX smartphones, which launched in North America and around the world, while the remaining portion can be attributed to the Defy Mini and MOTOLUXE, which is launching soon in Canada.

Source: Motorola
Via: Android Central

  • Sub-Joker

    These numbers are astonishing.

  • JUST SAYING

    no wonder google wants to sell it now.

  • mike

    Its not really a lose when you didn’t have the money in hand in the first place. Its only a lose when you have $121 million in hand and you lose it. The saying should be $3.1 Billion gained.

  • mike

    And if Motorola wants to complain and aren’t happy with their $3.1 Billion I can sure use it, I will be very very very happy, I promise I won’t complain

  • more mah

    The razr maxx is an awesome phone but I can’t get in Canada. Why not? That’s why they are losing money.

  • Zeake

    Hahahah at motorola! Make crap phones get CRAP sales. Simple!

  • scott

    I’ve never really liked Motorola phones, they never made anything that interest me. Nothing bets iPhones

  • peebos

    A RAZR Maxx with an unlockable bootloader would pretty much seal the deal for me. I say this after using all three Nexus phones. Moto makes some damn nice hardware.

  • Anthony E.

    Hey Motorola,

    When you screw with your tech savvy customer, they remember it and caution their less tech savvy friends against buying your products when they come seeking advice. Try to remember that next time you play games with your customers.

    - Someone who remembers the Telus Milestone f*ckery!