Lenovo June quarter net profit up 30% to USD 141 mn


Lenovo Group today said its net profit for the first quarter of this fiscal increased by 30 per cent year-on-year to USD 141 million, driven by robust sales in developing market economies.

The company had posted a net profit of USD 108 million in the year-ago period.

However, the profit growth rate for the quarter ended June 30, was lower than the previous quarter's 59 per cent increase, Lenovo said in a statement.

The quarterly sales of the company in the June quarter stood at USD 8 billion, a 35 per cent increase from 5.9 billion in the same period last year.

"Although the economic environment is somewhat similar to the 2008-2009 downturn, Lenovo's results are much stronger because we have the right strategy and great execution," Lenovo Chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing said.

Yuanqing added, "Our businesses in emerging markets outside of China, our consumer business and MIDH (Mobile Internet/Digital Home) business all achieved rapid expansion, providing the balanced pillars to support our overall performance."

The latest growth was supported by strong sales in developing economies with PC shipments in the Asia Pacific/ Latin America region for the quarter witnessed a rise of 59.2 per cent, in Europe Middle East/Africa it increased at an impressive 62.3 per cent year-on-year.

"Although we are in a challenging environment, we are confident that by continuing to execute our Protect and Attack strategy, Lenovo can achieve sustainable growth and healthy returns in the PC+ era," Yuanqing said.

As markets today have evolved to the PC Plus era, Lenovo has moved aggressively to ensure that the company is well-positioned as the industry shifts to include more tablets, Smart TVs and smart phones in the product mix, it added.

Meanwhile, the company's gross profit for the first fiscal quarter increased 30 per cent year-over-year, with gross margin at 12 per cent.

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