BlackBerry reports Q4 revenue decline of nearly $200m


The manufacturer did not reveal smartphone shipment figures

BlackBerry’s global revenue for the three months ending February 29 have seen a year-on-year decrease of nearly $200 million.

The Canadian manufacturer released the figures its latest Q4 earnings report published today (April 1). Total worldwide revenue for the three months ending February 29 stood at $464 million – a decline from $660 million for the same period in the previous year.

BlackBerry’s previous quarter (three months ending November 28) saw its revenue increase from $490 million in the previous quarter to $548 million.

Sale figures for the Priv, the company’s latest and first Android handset, were not revealed, however.

The company also reported non-GAAP software and services revenue of $153 million – an 106 per cent y-o-y increase.

BlackBerry CEO John Chen (pictured) said: “Overall, BlackBerry’s Q4 performance was solid as we made progress on the key elements of our strategy, which are to grow software faster than the mobility software market, achieve device profitability and generate positive free cash flow.”