E-ink Reported Q3 Revenues Down from Last Year

kobo aura h2o underwater 1While E-ink usually does their best to tell a less than complete story about their financial state, the slides from E-ink’s investor conference last week (found by E-ink Info) say more than E-ink would like.

The screen maker reported earnings of approximately $133 million USD in the third quarter of 2014, down from $154 million in the same period last year. Both gross and net profit were down, with E-ink reporting a net of around $3.3 million.

E-ink also reported carrying significantly less stock on hand as compared to last year while at the same time boosting its cash reserves and reducing debt.

During that quarter E-ink saw the launch of two new ereaders with next-generation screens: the Kobo Aura H2O, which has a 6.8″ Carta screen, and the Kindle Voyage, which has a 6″  display with a screen resolution of 300ppi.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Jonah16 November, 2014

    When is a colour e-ink screen ever going to arrive in a mainstream product?

    1. Nate Hoffelder16 November, 2014

      Probably never. Color E–ink screens just aren’t worth it. They can’t really do white, the colors aren’t very strong, and the resolution is low.

  2. DavidW17 November, 2014

    E-ink has been stagnant in a market that demands fast evolution in tech. I don’t like reading on an lcd screen, but I honestly can’t wait for any rival tech not controlled by one single company that fails to innovate.

  3. Alonso Yañez11 December, 2014

    colour e-ink screen please!
    The LCD kill the retina cells.

    1. Nate Hoffelder11 December, 2014

      The problem with color E-ink is that it can never be sharp enough or colorful enough to equal an LCD screen. It will always be gray and low-res, and there’s just not enough of a market for that.

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