Dixons Carphone Can Survive the Smartphone Slump

The Week: Apple iPhone supplies are being disrupted by the coronavirus but shoppers can choose different phones, says Morningstar columnist Rodney Hobson

Rodney Hobson 21 February, 2020 | 9:18AM

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You never know where coronavirus will strike next – not just the bug itself but also the businesses that are suffering from disruption to supplies from China. Even Apple can’t keep the virus at bay.

Production of the iPhone is affected, heaven knows for how long, and that means a knock-on effect for the companies that sell them. It’s the sort of news that shareholders of Dixons Carphone (DC.) like me could well do without, though we shouldn’t have been taken by surprise that supply chains are being hit.

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Rodney Hobson

Rodney Hobson  is a columnist for Morningstar.co.uk and author of several investing books, including The Dividend Investor and How to Build a Share Portfolio.

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