Not that this matters much in the grand scheme of things, since the companies are in very different markets, but FYI Sun's most recent quarterly revenues were ~50% of Apple's.
“Relative to expectations, this is a huge disappointment,” said A. M. Sacconaghi, an analyst with Sanford C. Bernstein.
Sun shares fell more than 14 percent in after-hours trading Thursday, after closing up 67 cents, at $16.33, before the report was released.
Sun reported a net loss of $34 million, or 4 cents a share, in its third quarter, in contrast to net income of $67 million, or 7 cents a share, in the year-ago quarter.
The company said revenue was flat at $3.27 billion.
Mr. Sacconaghi said that while the economy proved challenging during the quarter, Sun appeared to have been hit disproportionately hard.