Today BlackBerry shared the results of the fourth quarter of its fiscal 2015, saying that it earned hardware revenue on 1.3 million smartphones and sold around 1.6 million BlackBerry phones to customers. That’s a drop from the 1.9 million phones it sold to customers in Q3 FY15 and the 2.1 million phones it sold to customers in Q2 FY15. However, the average selling price of BlackBerry smartphones rose to $211 in Q4 FY15, up from $180 in Q3 FY15.
BlackBerry’s revenue for the quarter was around $660 million, while its profit finished at $28 million. In Q3 FY15, BlackBerry posted a loss of $148, so its profit this quarter is certainly an improvement.
BlackBerry CEO John Chen had this to say on his company’s Q4 FY15 results:
“Our focus this past year was on getting our financial house in order while creating a multi-year growth strategy and investing in our product portfolio. We now have a very good handle on our margins, and our product roadmaps have been well received. The second half of our turnaround focuses on stabilization of revenue with sustainable profitability and cash generation.”
When it comes to its financials, it looks like BlackBerry had itself a decent quarter, pulling in a profit and increasing the average selling price of its phones. Hardware sales weren’t quite as hot, though, with overall sales numbers dropping from recent quarters. John Chen did say that early Passport and Classic sales are “encouraging,” but he didn’t share exact numbers. The devices are available on the U.S.’s two largest carriers, so that’s something for BlackBerry to be excited about.