During the first three months of the year, Samsung sold a lot more smartphones than No. 2 Apple - 30 percent more - but reaped just $1 in phone-related operating profit for every $6 Apple did.
China's Lenovo said Thursday revenue rose 20 percent in its past fiscal year, helped by its purchase of Motorola, but net profit growth slowed to just one percent.
The cash register keeps ringing for Alibaba, and mobile growth is a key reason why.
LG Electronics Inc. said Wednesday its quarterly profit plunged 59 percent as losses from TVs offset a modest improvement in its smartphone business.
Japan's NEC said Tuesday its fiscal-year net profit jumped nearly 70 percent, boosted by a weaker yen and growth in its public-sector infrastructure business.
South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix saw its net profit shoot up 61 percent on-year in the first quarter on strong demand for chips for new mobile devices, the company said Thursday.
The maker of hit game Clash of Clans said Tuesday its revenues shot up to 1.55 billion euros ($1.6 billion) in 2014, a 130 percent bound over the prior year.
German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer said Thursday it was "optimistic" for business this year after a "very successful" 2014.
Samsung Electronics, the world's largest smartphone maker, flagged a lighter than expected profit decline in the fourth quarter Thursday, with memory chip sales cushioning a continued slump in mobile revenue.
German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer, maker of Aspirin, said Thursday that it is raising its full-year profit targets after a strong third quarter.