Chinese manufacturing giant, Huawei, has been at loggerheads with the U.S. over multiple issues. Since the beginning of last year, Huawei has been coping with a ban by the U.S. Presently, the Chinese manufacturer can not do business with American companies without a license. This is why most of Huawei’s 2019 and younger smartphones do not come with Google Mobile Services. This has hurt Huawei’s smartphone business, especially outside China. While Huawei’s smartphone sales outside China are plunging, its overall performance is increasing. Last week, the company released its business result for the first half of 2020. According to the report, Huawei’s H1 2020 revenue hit 454 billion yuan ($69.9 billion). This is a 13.1% increase year-on-year, with a net profit margin of 9.2%.
Huawei’s H1 2020 report card looks great
Huawei’s consumer business has the highest revenue of 255.8 billion yuan ($36.5 billion). However, its carrier and enterprise businesses recorded 159.6 billion yuan ($22.8 billion) and 36.3 billion yuan ($5.1 billion) respectively.
Huawei’s H1 2020 business results show that the company is doing well despite the numerous ban. Recall that the U.S. did not ban Huawei and go to sleep. It is also putting pressure on its allies to also ban Huawei. The likes of Australia and New Zealand have since banned Huawei’s 5G equipment from their network. The latest country to ban Huawei from its 5G network is the U.K.
Despite all these, Huawei seems to be doing well, for now at least. In 2019, the company shipped about 240 million smartphones, a new record high. In April 2020, Huawei toppled Samsung to become the largest smartphone brand globally, a position it retained in May. Also, Huawei is currently the largest 5G smartphone vendor in the world. The company was able to achieve all these despite the ban from the U.S. and other allies. Huawei said
“As countries around the globe are grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, information, and communications technologies (ICT) have become not only a crucial tool for combatting the virus, but also an engine for economic recovery. Huawei reiterated its commitment to working with carriers and industry partners to maintain stable network operations, accelerate digital transformation, and support efforts to contain local outbreaks and reopen local economies.
The complex external environment makes open collaboration and trust in global value chains more important than ever. Huawei has promised to continue fulfilling its obligations to customers and suppliers and to survive, forge ahead, and contribute to the global digital economy and technological development, no matter what future challenges the company faces”.