Lenovo announces that FORTUNE ranked it #212 in this year’s FORTUNE Global 500 list of the world’s largest companies by revenue, up from #240 on the 2018 annual list. Jumping 28 spots in the rankings, Lenovo’s $51 billion in annual revenue puts the company ahead of well-known global companies such as Cisco Systems, at #225 and American Express at #270. Lenovo has appeared on the Global 500 list for nine consecutive years, steadily moving in rankings year-over-year and more than 200 spots since returning to the list in 2011 at #450.
“I believe Lenovo grew on the FORTUNE Global 500 list because we are always seeking out the next challenge—we are always searching for the next mountain to climb. Our goal is to become the leader and enabler of Intelligent Transformation by driving growth through Smart IoT and Smart Infrastructure,” said Yang Yuanqing, Lenovo Chairman and CEO.
The advancement in Fortune’s prestigious ranking follows a strong year of performance and growth for Lenovo. Full year revenue and profit hit a record-breaking US$51 billion, up 12.5% year-on-year, demonstrating strong, continuous momentum. Lenovo’s focus on Intelligent Transformation drove a significant increase in profitability up four and a half times (459%) year-on-year at US$856 million and net income at US$597 million.
Lenovo continues to fuel transformation across industries such as manufacturing, retail, healthcare, cities and more. Whether it’s using big data solutions to forecast market demand, leveraging AR and other technology to differentiate between diseased and disease-free tissue or partnering with Pivot3to make the City of Bogota smarter and more secure, Lenovo is challenging the status quo and rethinking form factors and user experiences. Some of Lenovo’s most recent products, like the world’s first PC with a foldable screen demonstrate Lenovo’s commitment to building smarter technology that will continue to transform industries and society.
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