TAIPEI Aug 14 Taiwan's Quanta Computer Inc
, the world's largest contract manufacturer of personal
computers (PCs), on Thursday reported near-flat second-quarter
net profit, lagging analyst estimates, on continued stagnation
in the global PC market.
The company, which assembles computers and iPods for Apple
Inc, reported second-quarter net profit of T$4.07
billion ($135.69 million), versus a T$4.52 billion mean estimate
of 18 analysts polled by Reuters.
The result compared with the T$4.68 billion of January-March
and T$4.02 billion of the second quarter of 2013.
Quanta shares closed up 1.1 percent ahead of the earnings
release, against a flat TAIEX index.
(1 US dollar = 29.9940 Taiwan dollar)
(Reporting by Michael Gold; Editing by Christopher Cushing)