Razer made nearly US$80 million in gross profit last year: new report

Razer did well for itself last year. (Source: The Drum)
Razer did well for itself last year. (Source: The Drum)
Razer has released its financial report for 2018. It shows that the gaming company's revenues are now stands at US$274.2 million. The firm made $79.5 million in terms of gross profit last year, and also cut its losses by 4.3% compared to 2017.
Deirdre O Donnell,

Razer has made its mid-year financial report for 2018 available on its website. Its investors may be happy to learn that the gaming-focused group amassed a US$79.5 million gross profit during the period in question. This represents a 45.9% year-on-year (YoY) improvement in these terms. It also means that the company posted revenues of US$274.2 million (a 38.5% YoY increase). The company's gross margin also saw a YoY growth of 29.0%.

In its report, Razer split its performance into the three categories it is most strongly associated with: hardware, software and services. The takings from the former division grew to approximately US$250 million (a 30.6% YoY increase). Razer also claimed that its user-based grew to over 50 million in 2018, representing a 42.9% growth in these numbers compared to 2017.

The company's services model, employed throughout 2018, also resulted in revenues of approximately $27 million. Razer also cut its operational costs by 4.3% YoY to US$53.6 million last year. All in all, it seems that the quintessential gaming brand did quite well last year. However, it is not all good news for the company: it has recently had to announce staff cuts; in addition, its flagship smartphone is competing so poorly that there may not see another generation.


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-03-22 (Update: 2019-03-26)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.