HTC Said to Be Exploring Strategic Options, Including VR Business Spin-Off and Company Sale
Smartphone maker HTC Corp is exploring options that could range from spinning off its virtual reality (VR) business to selling itself, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.
A full sale of the company is less likely as it does not fit obviously with one buyer, Bloomberg reported.
HTC's market value has fallen almost 75 percent to $1.78 billion (roughly Rs. 11,404 crores) in the last five years as its smartphone business has suffered heavily.
The company has been trying to turn around its business by focusing on high-end VR headsets.
HTC has a 8.4 percent share of the AR/VR headset market, as of the first quarter of 2017, according to research firm IDC.
Earlier in June, HTC said its VR headset will be compatible with Apple Inc's High Sierra operating system, which is scheduled for release later this year.
HTC did not immediately respond to a request for comment, outside regular business hours.
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