While Foxconn announces no growth for H1, they made it clear that they have not seen any great impact on clients new product launches
In a second Reuters report they stated that Foxconn warned revenue would drop 15% in businesses including consumer electronics and enterprise products in the first quarter, but that it would recover thereafter as production returns to normal in virus-hit China.
Foxconn is among manufacturers worldwide who are grappling with virus-related curbs that have upended supply chains and hurt demand. Apple, its top client, rescinded its March quarter sales guidance citing a slower ramp up of manufacturing in China amid travel restrictions and an extended Lunar New Year break.
The Taiwanese firm, which assembles Apple’s iPhones, said it does not expect to see any revenue growth in the first half and a “mild downward revision” from original guidance of “slight growth” for the year due to the coronavirus.
The company’s “long-term cooperation” with suppliers will also help provide a cushion against the rise in prices of some components, Chairman Liu said.
Liu said it has not seen "great impact” on clients" new product launches, pointing to its advanced assembly capacity. For more read the second Reuters report.