Lenovo Reports Continued Growth of its PC Business

Lenovo announced its 8th consecutive quarter of revenue growth, thanks largely to double-digit growth in its PC business.

“This fiscal year kicked off to an excellent start,” Lenovo chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing said in a prepared statement. “Once again, this quarter’s strong results provided solid evidence that Lenovo’s Intelligent Transformation is enabling the company to drive sustainable, profitable growth in today’s dynamic and changing world. Our persistent execution and operational efficiency allow us to bring our vision to life and deliver smarter technology for all.”

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Lenovo reported net income of $162 million on revenues of $12.5 billion for the quarter ending June 30. Both figures are more than double the results from the same quarter last year, and the net income figure is a record for Lenovo’s first fiscal quarter.

The firm largely credits its PC and Smart Devices Group, which saw double-digit revenue growth of 12 percent in the quarter, for the surge. Lenovo’s PC business generated over $2 billion in revenues and outgrew the market, hitting an all-time high of 24.9 percent marketshare.

“This means one in every four PCs built in the world is a Lenovo PC,” the firm noted, “cementing Lenovo’s position as the worldwide number one in PCs.”

To attain this growth and leadership, Lenovo said that it has specifically targeted high-growth and premium categories within the PC market, including “Chromebook, Gaming PCs, Thin and Light, Visuals, Workstation.” It added that it will sustain this growth going forward by also “innovating in Smart IoT, commercial Smart IoT and developing new devices for homes and offices.”

It’s not all good news: In a post-earnings conference call, the company reported that proposed U.S. tariffs on Chinese consumer electronic goods could have a negative effect. “Retail prices for products like PC and smartphones will increase if (U.S.) tariffs increase,” Mr. Yuanqing said.

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  • MikeGalos

    15 August, 2019 - 8:57 am

    <p>But, but, we're living in the Post-PC World…</p>

    • red.radar

      Premium Member
      15 August, 2019 - 9:15 am

      <blockquote><a href="#449427"><em>In reply to MikeGalos:</em></a></blockquote><p>Lenovo is most likely taking market share from others rather than helping to grow the market as a whole. </p><p><br></p><p> </p>

      • skane2600

        15 August, 2019 - 9:42 am

        <blockquote><em><a href="#449428">In reply to red.radar:</a></em></blockquote><p>It may or may not be the case, but "most likely" is just pure speculation. Of course the other half of the story is the very real decline in tablet sales which were supposed to be the device category that was going to replace the PC.</p>

      • Stokkolm

        15 August, 2019 - 9:47 am

        <blockquote><em><a href="#449428">In reply to red.radar:</a></em></blockquote><p>They're likely also capitalizing on businesses upgrading their Windows 7 PC's that don't meet hardware requirements of Windows 10, but like you said, at the expense of other OEM's.</p>

        • skane2600

          15 August, 2019 - 10:16 am

          <blockquote><em><a href="#449434">In reply to Stokkolm:</a></em></blockquote><p>This is like saying that increased sales of iPhones doesn't count because people are just buying them to get new features. Sales are sales.</p>

        • Stooks

          15 August, 2019 - 11:38 am

          <blockquote><em><a href="#449434">In reply to Stokkolm:</a></em></blockquote><p>All 3 we purchased this year were replacing older Windows 10 computers. 2 for work one for college. Older computers were Dell.</p>

      • MikeGalos

        15 August, 2019 - 10:42 am

        <blockquote><em><a href="#449428">In reply to red.radar:</a></em></blockquote><p>Note they "outgrew the market" which says that they took share from competitors in a GROWING market.</p>

        • Paul Thurrott

          Premium Member
          15 August, 2019 - 11:05 am

          <blockquote><em><a href="#449481">In reply to MikeGalos:</a></em></blockquote><p>The market grew 1.5 percent. Which is not much in the way of growth.</p>

          • MikeGalos

            15 August, 2019 - 11:21 am

            <blockquote><em><a href="#449531">In reply to paul-thurrott:</a></em></blockquote><p>Sure beats tablets which everyone claimed were going to replace PCs.</p>

          • Stooks

            15 August, 2019 - 12:00 pm

            <blockquote><em><a href="#449531">In reply to paul-thurrott:</a></em></blockquote><p>So 1.5 percent PC growth is how many times bigger than the entire Chromebook market share?? </p>

    • solomonrex

      15 August, 2019 - 1:52 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#449427">In reply to MikeGalos:</a></em></blockquote><p>Our Windows IT shop here seems to think we are, they keep dropping off and getting other jobs. Not too thrilled about Windows 10 plus cloud apps, for some reason. The deadline for Windows 7 support is January, too. </p>

      • MikeGalos

        15 August, 2019 - 2:35 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#449638">In reply to solomonrex:</a></em></blockquote><p>When you replace ten local servers with one Internet connection you need less IT to maintain the system. That's just one benefit of cloud hosting.</p>

  • mclark2112

    Premium Member
    15 August, 2019 - 9:31 am

    <p>We standardized on the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Tablet Gen 3 for the IT Department. It is a better, more stable Surface Pro. I highly recommend it! Lenovo is really doing a great job right now.</p>

  • Stooks

    15 August, 2019 - 11:35 am

    <p>My house purchased a T580 and 2-T490's in 2019. Great laptops!</p>

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