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Electronic Technology

Lenovo Group Ltd.

Company Background

Lenovo Group of China is the world's largest maker of personal computers. The company has recently been expanding its business in the peripheral fields, such as smartphones, tablet computers and enterprise servers, focusing on its so-called PC Plus strategy to diversify its product portfolio. The company is also stepping up efforts to develop wearable gadgets, aiming to become an all-around manufacturer in the information technology field.

 

Founded by Liu Chuanzhi and his colleagues, Lenovo began as a PC sales unit in 1984, when Liu was a researcher at the state-run Chinese Academy of Sciences. In the 1990s, the company started selling PCs under its own brand, building up sales by offering prices lower than those of its rivals. By the late 1990s, it had claimed the top share of the domestic PC market.

 

Lenovo made big strides in the global market after acquiring the PC business of U.S. technology powerhouse IBM in 2005. The company has rapidly expanded its overseas sales, helped by the global popularity of the ThinkPad brand, originally developed by IBM.

 

Lenovo is also known for aggressively pursuing mergers and acquisitions. In 2011, it merged its PC operations with those of Japanese IT solutions provider NEC, launching a PC joint venture in Japan. In 2014, the Chinese company bought the Motorola's smartphone business from U.S. search giant Google.

 

Chinese investment company Legend Holdings, which Liu heads, holds slightly more than 30% of Lenovo's outstanding shares. Lenovo is also known for its close ties with the Chinese government, a relationship that has been a source of Internet security concerns in the U.S. and Europe. Ensuring management transparency is seen as a main challenge facing the company as it grows.

 

Business Summary

Lenovo Group Ltd. is an investment holding company, which engages in the developing, manufacturing, and marketing technology products and services. Its products include personal computers, workstations, servers, storage, smart televisions, and mobile products such as smartphones, tablets, and applications. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Hong Kong.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2021 HKDUSD
Revenue470,917.87M60,742.31M
Gross Profit69,050.40M8,906.60M
Operating income17,712.25M2,284.65M
Income before tax14,005.44M1,806.52M
Net income8,804.74M1,135.69M
EBITDA25,930.27M3,344.66M
Diluted EPS0.690.08
Dividends Per Share0.300.03
Total Assets295,356.26M37,990.63M
Total liabilities266,771.41M34,313.86M
Total equity27,669.54M3,559.03M
Operating cash flow28,333.47M3,654.65M
Currency in HKDCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021
Revenue 333,905.19M 354,152.14M 400,244.14M 396,431.01M 470,917.87M
Gross Profit 42,805.75M 44,358.06M 52,695.44M 58,951.95M 69,050.40M
Operating income 1,638.72M 3,184.87M 9,774.36M 11,916.31M 17,712.25M
Income before tax 3,801.32M 1,196.40M 6,718.03M 8,068.73M 14,005.44M
Net income 4,151.70M -1,478.48M 4,676.57M 5,198.77M 8,804.74M
EBITDA 7,396.70M 8,952.22M 16,037.21M 19,475.56M 25,930.27M
Diluted EPS 0.37 -0.13 0.38 0.42 0.69
Dividends Per Share 0.26 0.26 0.27 0.27 0.30
Total Assets 211,275.79M 223,630.80M 235,408.10M 249,022.20M 295,356.26M
Total liabilities 185,262.10M 195,288.18M 210,653.44M 224,858.29M 266,771.41M
Total equity 25,052.21M 27,615.18M 26,661.98M 24,783.82M 27,669.54M
Operating cash flow 16,963.36M -6,069.19M 11,343.12M 17,278.07M 28,333.47M
 Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021
Revenue 43,034.72M 45,349.94M 51,037.94M 50,716.34M 60,742.31M
Gross Profit 5,516.93M 5,680.14M 6,719.56M 7,541.86M 8,906.60M
Operating income 211.20M 407.82M 1,246.39M 1,524.48M 2,284.65M
Income before tax 489.92M 153.20M 856.66M 1,032.25M 1,806.52M
Net income 535.08M -189.32M 596.34M 665.09M 1,135.69M
EBITDA 953.30M 1,146.35M 2,045.01M 2,491.55M 3,344.66M
Diluted EPS 0.04 -0.01 0.04 0.05 0.08
Dividends Per Share 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.03
Total Assets 27,185.97M 28,494.28M 29,988.48M 32,128.16M 37,990.63M
Total liabilities 23,838.65M 24,882.96M 26,835.00M 29,010.60M 34,313.86M
Total equity 3,223.60M 3,518.63M 3,396.45M 3,197.54M 3,559.03M
Operating cash flow 2,186.29M -777.17M 1,446.44M 2,210.42M 3,654.65M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2021
PER14.96
ROA3.23%
ROE33.57%
Operating margin3.76%
Profit margin1.86%

Key executives

  • Chairman & Chief Executive Officer: Yuan Qing Yang
  • President & Chief Operating Officer: Gianfranco Lanci
  • Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President: Wai Ming Wong
  • Chief Information Officer & Senior Vice President: Arthur Hu
  • Chief Technology Officer & Senior Vice President: Yong Rui

Shareholders

  • Legend Holdings Corp. (29.0%)
  • Union Star Ltd. (Kayman Islands) (6.3%)
  • YANG YUAN QING (6.1%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (1.5%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (1.4%)
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.1%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (0.8%)
  • FIL Investment Management (Hong Kong) Ltd. (0.7%)
  • Eastspring Investments (Singapore) Ltd. (0.7%)
  • CSOP Asset Management Ltd. (0.7%)

Contact Details

  • Website:http://www.lenovo.com
  • Address: Lincoln House, Taikoo Place, 979 King's Road, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Phone: +852.2590.0228

Related Companies

  • Lenovo (Tianjin) Commercial Factoring Co., Ltd.
  • Motorola Mobility Comercio de Produtos Eletronicos Ltda.
  • Lenovo East Europe/Asia LLC
  • Lenovo (Venezuela) SA
  • Lenovo PC International Ltd.
  • Lenovo (Israel) Ltd.
  • Lenovo (Huiyang) Electronic Industrial Co., Ltd.
  • Lenovo (Hong Kong) Ltd.
  • Lenovo Global Technology (Hong Kong) Distribution Ltd.
  • Lenovo HK Services Ltd.
  • Lenovo Enterprise Solutions LLC
  • Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd.
  • Lenovo (Asia Pacific) Ltd. Sucursal Colombia
  • Lenovo Philippines, Inc.
  • Lenovo Global Technology Korea LLC
  • Lenovo Global Technology (India) Pvt Ltd.
  • Lenovo Global Technology (Asia Pacific) Ltd.
  • Lenovo Agencia en Chile
  • Lenovo Global Technology Germany GmbH
  • Lenovo Enterprise Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Lenovo Global Technology UK Ltd.
  • Motorola Mobility UK Ltd.
  • Lenovo (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
  • Shenzhen Lenovo Overseas Holdings Ltd.
  • Lenovo Magyarorszag Kft
  • Leap Wave Ltd.
  • Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte Ltd.
  • Lenovo Shenzhen Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • Lenovo Manufacturing Ltd. /Vg/
  • Motorola Wuhan Mobility Technologies Communication Co., Ltd.

Competitors

  • HP Inc.
  • Nokia Oyj
  • Super Micro Computer, Inc.
  • Archos SA
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co.
  • Dawning Information Industry Co., Ltd. Class A
  • 2CRSI SA
  • One Stop Systems, Inc.
  • Inspur Software Co., Ltd. Class A
  • PC Connection, Inc.
  • Insight Enterprises, Inc.
  • Chenbro Micom Co., Ltd.
  • China Techfaith Wireless Communication Technology Ltd. Sponsored ADR
  • Vuzix Corporation
  • Nutanix, Inc. Class A
  • Inseego Corp.
  • Computer Direct Group Ltd
  • Formula Systems (1985) Ltd.
  • Matrix IT Ltd.
  • One Software Technologies Ltd.
  • Red Cat Holdings Inc
  • Sichuan Tianyi Comheart Telecom Co., Ltd. Class A
  • Sunplus Technology Co., Ltd.
Last Updated on 21 Sep, 2021

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