Net profit reached NT$651 million ($21.31
million) in July-September, versus a T$477.5 million average
estimate of 13 analysts in a Thomson Reuters poll.
The result compared with a T$13.1 billion loss in the same
period a year earlier, and T$484.7 million profit in April-June.
Revenue fell in August and September from a year earlier but at
a much slower pace than the double-digit declines of much of the
first half of 2014.
The PC market has been sluggish since the advent of tablet
computers and smartphones. But it has shown signs of growth in
recent months, with PC chip leader Intel Corp predicting healthy
fourth-quarter revenue thanks to heavy replacement of old PCs by
Shares of Acer closed down 2.66 percent ahead of the earnings
release, versus a 0.80 percent fall in the benchmark TAIEX
(Reporting by Michael Gold; Editing by Christopher Cushing)
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