FILE PHOTO: Employee walks past the logo of SK Hynix at its headquarters in Seongnam, South Korea, April 25, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo
SEOUL (Reuters) – SK Hynix (000660.KS), the world’s No.2 memory chip maker, posted a 41% fall in quarterly operating profit on Thursday, but beat analysts’ estimates as the virus-driven shift to working from home offset weak smartphone demand.
South Korea’s SK Hynix, which counts Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] among its customers, reported an operating profit of 800 billion won ($649 million) in the January to March period, compared with a Refinitiv SmartEstimate of 474 billion won.
First-quarter revenue rose 6% to 7.2 trillion won.
($1 = 1,232.3300 won)
Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin and Joyce Lee; Editing by Kim Coghill