It's Official: Nokia Shareholders Are Losing Patience

Shareholders took the opportunity at Nokia's annual meeting to express their discontent with the smartphone maker's results. It's been over two years since Stephen Elop became CEO, and now they want to see the turnaround take shape.

Evan Niu
Evan Niu, CFA
May 9, 2013 at 8:57PM
Technology and Telecom

Finnish smartphone maker Nokia (NYSE:NOK) recently hosted its annual meeting with shareholders, and they were not pleased with CEO Stephen Elop's turnaround in progress. It's been over two years since the company embarked upon its transition under his leadership, and investors are now demanding results.

Nokia's all-in bet on Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows Phone may be translating into increased Lumia sales, but overall smartphone shipments have plunged as the company abandons Symbian. It also doesn't appear that Nokia has a backup plan, and shifting to yet another platform would take far too long.

In the video below, Fool contributor Evan Niu, CFA, discusses where Elop has done well, but why he ultimately may be running out of time.