It is normal for executives to sell the stock after it is vested. It is misleading to say that samsung had more profits than Apple. Samsung's Net Profit for June Quarter was 6.6 Billion dollars & Apple posted quarterly net profit of $6.9 billion. Previous Quarter Samsung had released one of their latest smartphones while Apple iPhones were 9 months old. Both Apple and Samsung do not give any net profit details regarding smartphones exclusively, so it is misleading to speak net profit in a specific category.
Samsung makes 1000 different products other than smartphones & feature phones. It is ridiculous to say most of their profits is from a slow moving high end smartphone.
Apple is presently not competing with samsung in mid range and low range smartphones. Samsung's net profit for all products that also includes smartphones and tablets for the last 12 months is only 19.77 billion according to yahoo finance. As per reports Samsung profits for smartphone is around 50% of all profits.
Apple Manufactures mainly 2 or 3 products which includes smartphones & tablets. Apple's net profit for all products which also includes smartphones & tablets for the last 12 months is 39.67 Billion according to Yahoo Finance. Apple's profits in smartphone & tablets is 70% of all profits. In final analysis if you just compare net mobile profits for the last 12 months for both samsung & apple, you will notice that APPLE has 66% of net profits in the smartphone segment.
Strategic Analytics, IDC, Gartner should find the market share in different price ranges. The average price for samsung was around $250 and Apple's average price is around $581. We all know that you sell more smartphones in the lower price range which samsung and other android smartphone sellers specialize. Apple sells at $500 +range only. You can sell few BMW's compared to a toyota corolla, nissan maxima or Honda Civic. Does that mean BMW is losing marketing share. You cannot compare Apple's and Oranges. All these expert research firm should find marketshare in different price segment.
Samsung has long put out a new phone every two weeks. They like to just throw it out there and see what sells. This is not innovation but carpet bombing. It says Samsung has no clue evidenced by the trial which showed the manufacturing arm giving specifications to the design arm on how to design a phone by dissecting the Apple one they built.
As for tablets, every survey I have seen shows Apple owns 90% of the tablet market by web browsing metrics. So while Samsung may be shipping tablets I wonder who is buying it or what they use it for.
This should all be taken in context of recent reports that Samsung can’t move their phones.
And by the way Samsung devices have always been cheap. They are not known for longevity.
If you ever wonder why the iPhone has consistently had higher quality and customer satisfaction ratings than any other phone, and why iPhone owners are much more likely to buy another iPhone in the future than users of other phones would repeat their purchase choices, it’s because Apple’s product development and production has a very different focus than those of competitors.