Apple Slips in China

Over the past year, Apple  (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) investors have expressed concern over the company's declining market share in certain markets, including the all-important "Greater China" geography. New estimates from Canalys say the Mac maker has slipped to the No. 6 spot, while local competitors along with Samsung grow their respective shares.

In the following video, Fool contributor Evan Niu, CFA, and Eric Bleeker, CFA, discuss the different estimates that investors should be mindful of, as well as how to parse different figures.

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  • Report this Comment On August 12, 2013, at 8:27 PM, spakklal wrote:

    Apple's revenue in china for the last 12 months is 27 billion dollars and Xiaomi is expected to sell less than 2 billion dollars for 2013 and Xiaomi has earned less than 200 million for the year 2012.

    You can review the article from tech crunch regarding revenues for Xiaomi.

    Hans Tung, a partner at Qiming Venture Partners and an investor in Xiaomi, has said in reports that Xiaomi makes about 10 percent profit on its handsets, translating to 1.2 billion RMB ($190 million) in profit for 2012. This exceeded the profit margins of other Chinese handset vendors such as ZTE, Huawei and Lenovo.

    If Xiaomi makes more money than ZTE, Huawei and Lenovo then Apple's revenue is 27 billion dollars is more than all the competitors put together.

    http://techcrunch.com/2013/03/11/xiaomi-expects-to-double-sa...

  • Report this Comment On August 12, 2013, at 9:23 PM, dwilh51183 wrote:

    IT'S TIME TO BUY STOCK IN APPLE! APPLE WILL REBOUND AND START GAINING MARKETSHARE BACK IMMEDIATELY AS SOON AS THEY UNVEIL THE NEW IPHONE 5 S WITH FINGERPRINT TECHNOLOGY, AND THE CHEAPER IPHONE SO DON'T LISTEN TO THESE MORONS WRITING THIS ARTICLE .THEY ARE WRONG! APPLE'S A GREAT BUY NOW

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