HP sees desktop sales plummet sharply




HP has in the second quarter of this year, 14 percent fewer than desktops sold in the second quarter of 2014, according to quarterly figures, the company announced Thursday. The notebook sales rose in the same period by just 19 percent.

New HP logo In numbers sold HP this quarter, 14 percent fewer desktops compared to the same period last year. The revenues were achieved with desktop sales increased by 17 percent. In the same period sold 19 percent more notebooks, but the income from the sale of notebooks rose by only five percent. On the whole booked the HP consumer PC division, still the largest division of the company, a turnover of 7.7 billion dollars. That’s five percent less than last year. The division made $ 235 million profit.

The decline in desktop sales is not a new trend. Gartner and IDC have calculated in April that the entire PC market had shrunk to the 2009 level, mainly caused because the desktop sales have declined in recent years. Laptops have sold more, the decrease somewhat offsets.

Overall decline in both profit and turnover of HP in the second quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2014, according to the quarterly figures. Earnings fell 21 percent to $ 1 billion, converted 896 million; the turnover went down by 7 percent to 25.5 billion dollars.

In October last year announced HP going to split into two separate listed companies. The computer and printer division of the holding company of the same name and logo, while the business branch will henceforth be known as Hewlett-Packard Enterprise. The reorganization, which five thousand people will lose their jobs, is currently in full swing. In October, the split must be a fact.

Besides the acquisition figures reported Thursday that HP a 51 percent stake in its Chinese server, storage and technology activities sold at Tsinghua University for $ 2.3 billion, a deal that should be completed by the end of the year. The Chinese government has established stricter rules for the use of local suppliers. HP hopes the majority stake in its Chinese operations to transfer to a local party, to continue doing business with the Chinese government and public enterprises. HP continues still have full ownership of its Chinese software and printing divisions.

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