Huawei’s 19% Revenue Leap Jumps to $123 Billion

    Huawei announces solid business performance and commitment to creating greater value for customers and society

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    Eric Xu, Rotating Chairman, Huawei Technologies

    Huawei Technologies Ltd released its 2019 Annual Report, detailing a solid business performance that reflected a double-digit sales rise despite unprecedented sanctions imposed on its components and technology access to USA since May last year.

    The announcement of the company’s solid business performance and commitment to creating greater value for customers and society came at a time that the world is heavily dependent on technologies to deliver optimally.

    According to Eric Xu, Huawei Technologies Rotating Chairman, the company’s revenue for 2019 amounted to $123 billion, marking a 19.1% rise from the previous year despite falling short of its ambitious $135 billion target it had set in April 2019.

    “Despite enormous outside pressure, our team forged ahead with a singular focus on creating value for our customers. We worked hard to earn their respect and trust, as well as that of our partners around the globe. The business remains solid.”

    Eric Xu, Huawei Technologies Rotating Chairman

    The company’s global sales revenue in 2019 rounded off at USD$123 billion, up 19.1% year-on-year; its net profit reached USD$9 billion; and its cash flow from operating activities topped USD$13.1 billion, up 22.4% year-on-year.

    As part of a long-term, ongoing investment in technological innovation and research, Huawei invested 15.3% of its 2019 revenue – or approximately USD$18.8 billion – back into R&D. Its total R&D spend over the past decade now exceeds USD$85.9 billion.

    “2019 was an extraordinary year for Huawei,” said Xu, Huawei’s Rotating Chairman. “Despite enormous outside pressure, our team forged ahead with a singular focus on creating value for our customers. We worked hard to earn their respect and trust, as well as that of our partners around the globe. (The) business remains solid.”

    In 2019, Huawei’s carrier business led the commercial rollout of 5G networks. To further commercial adoption and promote new innovation in 5G applications, the company established 5G joint innovation centers together with carriers worldwide. Huawei’s RuralStar base station solutions can effectively address coverage problems in remote areas. These solutions are being used in over 50 countries and regions, bringing mobile Internet to more than 40 million people living in remote areas. In 2019, sales revenue from Huawei’s carrier business reached USD$42.5 billion, up 3.8% year-on-year.

    Huawei’s enterprise business continues to support the digital transformation of customers across industries as the company helps lay the foundations for the digital world. Globally, more than 700 cities and 228 Fortune Global 500 companies have chosen Huawei as their digital transformation partner.

    In 2019, Huawei announced its computing strategy with the aim of cultivating fertile soil for the intelligent world to flourish. As part of this strategy, the company launched the world’s fastest AI processor, the Ascend 910, and the AI training cluster Atlas 900.

    Huawei’s enterprise business continues to support the digital transformation of customers across industries as the company helps lay the foundations for the digital world. Globally, more than 700 cities and 228 Fortune Global 500 companies have chosen Huawei as their digital transformation partner.

    Huawei’s consumer business continues to see robust growth, with a total of 240 million smartphones shipped throughout the year. The company reports further progress in developing the Seamless AI Life ecosystem across all scenarios and devices, including personal computers, tablets, wearables, and smart screens. In 2019, sales revenue from Huawei’s consumer business reached CNY467.3 billion, up 34% year-on-year.

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