Lenovo Delivers Record Results Across All Business Groups
Lenovo Group announced record Group revenue in the second quarter of 2020 of $14.5 billion, up 7% year-on-year and with all businesses showing strong growth. Profit showed even stronger growth, with record pre-tax income of US$470 million, up 52% compared to the same quarter a year earlier, while net income also increased by 53% year-on-year to a record US$310 million. Basic earnings per share for the second fiscal quarter were 2.59 US cents or 20.08 HK cents.
“Our record results this quarter reflect our ongoing commitment to meeting the needs of the rapidly growing work-, learn-and play-from-home economy. All of our core businesses delivered year-on-year growth, while our Software and Services revenue grew to a new record,” said Yuanqing Yang, Lenovo Chairman and CEO. “As the world continues to adjust to the ‘new normal’, we are confident in the long-term growth potential of both devices and cloud infrastructure. We will continue to leverage our core competences of operational excellence and global/local footprint, while accelerating our service-led transformation to better grasp opportunities and drive sustainable growth.”
2020 continues to be a year with multiple industry factors impacting supply and manufacturing, including the ongoing geo-political uncertainties, the global COVID-19 pandemic, and industry-wide component supply shortages driven by strong demand. However, Lenovo sees a positive outlook for the second half of the year, with the new global norm of work, learn and play from home driving long-term growth trends in device demand and cloud/infrastructure requirements. In particular, the Group expects the total PC market to grow well beyond current analyst forecasts to closer to 300 million units in calendar year 2020, around 25 million more than the total available market last year.
Lenovo’s Intelligent Devices Group (IDG) continues to lead the Group’s growth with all-time record revenue for the PC and Smart Devices Group (PCSD) of US$11.5 billion, up 8% year-on-year. It reported record PTI of US$723 million, showing growth of 18% year-on-year, and maintained an industry-leading profit margin of 6.3%. IDG’s second business unit, the Mobile Business Group (MBG), had revenue growth of 39% quarter-to-quarter and returned to year-on-year growth, continuing the strong recovery from the impact of COVID-19.
The Data Center Group (DCG) saw continued growth. Revenue grew 11% year-on-year to $1.48 billion, with improved profitability. Intelligent Transformation saw strong momentum in Q2, with double-digit growth in all its segments. The results demonstrate its significance as a long-term growth catalyst for the Group.