Market shares for HTC are cheap, but hard to trade

There have been speculations that HTC Corp. could become a target for takeover. However, given the condition that its market share is slipping and with a gloomy outlook, the smartphone maker from Taiwan could be a risk bet for any purchaser.

Some experts and analysts argue that it would make sense for smartphone makers in China like Lenovo Group, ZTE Corp., or Huawei Technologies Co. to break up HTC to increase its scale. This is most especially for those outside of China as they are transitioning to the high-end market of smartphones, the aspect where they have been focusing for a long time.

According to the Executive Director at Strategy Analytics, Neil Mawston, the company has a wide global distribution network and close associations with key operators. This will make it a more attractive takeover or a merger target.

Furthermore, the cheap are shares, down for over fifty percent this year compared to its competitors. This is really inexpensive when you compare it to Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., ZTE Corp. and Apple Inc.