September 30, 2023

Lenovo reported that it earned a web earnings of $191 million on revenues of $12.9 billion for the quarter ending June 30. These figures signify falls of 66 p.c and 24 p.c, respectively.

“Income from the non-PC companies accounted for 41 p.c of [overall] income, with the service-led enterprise reaching sturdy progress and sustained profitability, additional demonstrating the effectiveness of Lenovo’s clever transformation technique,” the Lenovo announcement explains. “Regardless of the previous quarter’s difficult market and unfavorable macroeconomic situations, Lenovo sees indicators of market stabilization and enchancment, element costs bottoming out, and believes the shopper system market could be anticipated to get better and resume progress within the second half of this fiscal 12 months.” (Lenovo’s fiscal 12 months ends March 31, 2024.)

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Regardless of a 28 p.c drop in revenues from PCs and telephones, Lenovo maintained its place because the world’s largest maker of PCs within the second quarter, acquiring what it says is 23 p.c marketshare. As you could recall, I beforehand reported on IDC’s evaluation of that quarter, and that is the place that determine comes from: IDC says that Lenovo bought 14.2 million PCs within the quarter. However since then, Gartner has weighed in on the quarter as effectively, and it estimates that Lenovo bought 14.3 million models, reaching 24 p.c marketshare. Shut sufficient, and averaging the numbers out, Lenovo’s unit gross sales fell by about 19 p.c year-over-year (YOY).

Lenovo cites “market challenges” as the explanation for its PC and telephone gross sales decline, however it factors to AI as the motive force for future progress, notably with PCs.

“Trying forward, Lenovo is main the transformative shift in private computing, the place, to satisfy the wants of latest generative AI workloads, the PC will even want to remodel itself into an AI PC,” the agency famous. “Lenovo sees the way forward for AI PCs as a disruptive, hybrid mix of shopper, edge, and cloud applied sciences, ushering in enhanced performance, pace, creativity, and immersive lifelike experiences.”