The Taiwanese OEM is enjoying a great run in the pandemic-hit market that has forced everyone to go digital and work from home. Shipments of notebooks and Chromebooks have increased a lot, so Acer is enjoying good revenues.
It reported consolidated revenues of NT$79.78 billion (US$2.84 billion) for the second quarter of 2021. This is an 11.49% sequential rise and a staggering 21.66% year-on-year increase, with a gross margin of 12.02%.
The net profits even reached NT$2.9 billion, up by 5.59% sequentially and 142.45% year-on-year. As reported by Digitimes, in the first half of 2021, Acer posted consolidated revenues arrived at NT$151.33 billion (US$5.43 billion), up by 32.2% year-on-year with a gross margin reaching 11.83% and net profits NT$5.64 billion, an increase of 221.8% year-on-year.
As per Digitimes Research’s latest stats, Acer’s notebook shipments in the third quarter is expected to rise by 1.7% sequentially, even above the global average of 1.3%.
The insane demand for Chromebooks and the ever-growing demand for Windows laptops is a key driving factor of such an increase in revenue that will continue in the next quarter as well.
Even Acer’s gaming lineup like Predator, Nitro has gained popularity, thanks to the fact that the gaming industry has received a huge boost because of the pandemic.