According to a recently interview with DJI’s president Luo Zhenhua, in 2017, DJI has made $2.7 billion, and the drone industry has not gone cold.
According to Phoenix News:
DJI expects its sales will reach RMB 18 billion ($2.7 billion) in 2017. Sales in 2016 increased by 65% year on year breaking the RMB 1 billion point. Consumer drones accounted for 80% of the profit. In 2018, DJI is planning on expanding its staff with special attention to the agriculture sector. The company has recently upped its stakes in the agricultural drone area by lowering the price of its drones by 12%—a move that has got its competitors worried. DJI holds 70% of the agricultural drone market. However, the company is yet to make a profit in that field.