Monday, 22 January, 2018

Q4 PC sales up for first time in six years

PC Market Moving Toward Stabilization: Garner & IDC PC holiday shipments worldwide rise for the first time in six years
Conrad Doyle | 13 January, 2018, 04:15

IDC had predicted that PC manufacturers would see a 1.7 percent shipment decline during the Q4 period previous year, but nearly 70.6 million units were shipped-0.7 percent more than the fourth quarter of 2016.

"Enticed by a growing array of products that promise all-day battery life, high portability, and address emerging use cases that require more compute power, pockets of the consumer base are taking a serious look at these revamped PCs", Chou said.

Its weak performance contrasted with a resurgence for HP Inc., whose 8.3% growth during the quarter helped to boost its market share by almost 2 percentage points to 23.5%.

Washington, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Amid Market Consolidation, the Top Four PC Vendors Accounted for 64 Percent of Shipments in 2017. Lenovo had moderate growth in EMEA and Asia/Pacific, but shipments declined in North America.

With shipments growing 6.6 percent, HP witnessed Year-over-Year (YoY) growth in all regions, including the challenging U.S. market.

Gartner posted yearly sales figures of 262.5 million units in 2017, a 2.8 percent decrease from 2016, while IDC indicated annual sales totalling 259.5 million units, representing a year-on-year decline of a more modest 0.2%.

This growth indicates that the PC market may be steadying, though it is still weak, according to IDC.

HP also saw the greatest quarterly growth (8.3 percent according to Gartner and 6.6 percent according to IDC), while Asus suffered the biggest year-on-year decline at around 11 percent. The group had initially forecast a 1.7% decline for the quarter.

"In the fourth quarter of 2017, there was PC shipment growth in Asia-Pacific, Japan and Latin America". However, Gartner analysts said there were some signs for optimism. "PCs are no longer popular holiday gift items", Kitagawa said.

The United States market experienced a decline in shipments in the fourth quarter of 2017 with a drop in both notebook and desktop sales despite reports of a strong holiday quarter. In EMEA, shipments slid 1.4 percent to 21.8 million units in Q4.

Talking about only the USA market, it is only HP which has witnessed increase in PC shipments as well as improvement in market share. Although the situation improved as the year progressed, the shortage of key components such as SSD (Solid State Drives) acted as a major driver of shipments for much of 2017, with top PC companies vying to lock up supply ahead of price increases and thus boosting orders.

Currently, Western Digital sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), while Seagate carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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