Lenovo Group's (LNVGY) results for its second fiscal quarter ended Sept. 30, 2007 show consolidated revenue jumped 20%, year over year, to US$4.4 billion.
For the third consecutive quarter, Lenovo PC shipments exceeded the average growth rate of the global PC market, with year-over-year growth of 23% far outpacing the industry's average growth rate of 15.7%.
The company's gross profit margin for the second quarter of 2007/08 was 15.1%, compared to 13.0% in the same period a year ago, and up 0.2 percentage points sequentially. Net cash reserves as of Sept. 30, 2007, totaled US$1.7 billion. Lenovo's Board of Directors has declared an interim dividend of 3.0 HK cents or 0.39 US cents per share.
"Our strong performance in the second quarter once again proved that Lenovo has successfully completed the integration phase of our acquisition, and we are now entering a new phase of profitable growth," said Lenovo Chairman Yang Yuanqing. "In this new phase, we will continue to strengthen the competitiveness of our products and improve operational efficiency, so as to further enhance profitability. We will also continue to tap the growth potential of the PC industry, especially in China and other emerging markets, the SMB and consumer segments in mature countries, and the notebook market worldwide. Our work in all of these market segments is now in full swing."
Lenovo Greater China posted US$1.8 billion in consolidated revenue in the second quarter, up 26.5% year to year, as the Company's growth in PC shipments outpaced the industry average for the Greater China market. China business accounted for 41% of total revenue in the quarter.