IDC and Gartner both announced today their worldwide PC market share rankings for the 1st quarter of 2016. Lenovo maintained its position as the world’s #1 PC company with 20.1 percent* market share, a position the company has held for twelve consecutive quarters. The company continued to outgrow the market despite a challenging environment that saw significant declines in all regions. Of note, Lenovo continued to see significant gains in the U.S. market with double-digit shipment growth in each of the last four quarters, including growth in the latest quarter that approached a 27% premium to the market overall, while passing Apple to secure the #3 spot in the market.
The following statement can be attributed to Gianfranco Lanci, President and Chief Operating Officer, Lenovo:
“The latest quarterly results serve to confirm that our focus on our core PC business as a growth engine for the company as we continue building out our mobile and data center growth engines is a the right formula for driving future success. We will continue to leverage industry consolidation amid continuing gains in commercial refresh driven by Windows 10 and the industry-leading innovations of our new convertible and detachable products to achieve our goal of achieving 30 percent worldwide PC market share.
Lenovo’s laser-like focus on the US market is now paying especially strong dividends as we defy the industry decline with double-digit shipment growth and ongoing market share gains that have elevated us to a solid #3 position, all while maintaining strong profitability.”