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HTC Source | November 23, 2017

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HTC could soon be looking for a buyer to help save the company

HTC could soon be looking for a buyer to help save the company

A report from Bloomberg claims that the company is working with an advisor to determine the best course of action for the company. Options which are currently being discussed include completely spinning off HTC’s Vive virtual reality business or bringing in a strategic investor to buy HTC outright. Based on the market’s current valuation, HTC is worth roughly $1.8 billion.

While HTC may only have 2% of the global smartphone market share, but company’s material assets  (manufacturing plants, land, headquarters, and product inventory) are said to be worth more than the company’s current market value. The issue is that HTC is bleeding money and has not had a profitable quarter in more than two years. The company is known for building some of the best Android smartphones, but the lack of marketing know-how has resulted in award winning devices that are unknown to the general public.

Would you still buy an HTC phone if the company was acquired by another player in the smartphone space?

Source: Bloomberg

About Nick Gray

Tech enthusiast, Android user and founder of the first HTC blog – Nick Gray has been blogging about HTC phones before most people knew what a smartphone even was. Over the years Nick has owned and tested dozens HTC devices and is constantly flashing new ROMs to his Android phones.

Comments

  1. Matt

    Now is the part where we hope Google buys HTC and all future phones come with stock Android and HTC design.

    • Nicholas Gray

      Google already tried that with Motorola, but they mainly did it for the patents.

      • I thought Google also, if not Google, then who …

    • RockStar2005

      I like that idea too on the surface Matt, but yeah when I remember how they just bought Motorola for the patents and then sold them off to Lenovo, I’d actually prefer they didn’t buy HTC. lol