Lenovo's fourth quarter was a mixed bag relative to expectations, but its strategy to protect its home turf--China--and mature markets such as the U.S. while attacking emerging markets appears to be working well.
The PC maker reported fourth-quarter earnings of $42 million on sales of $4.88 billion. Wall Street was expecting revenue of $5.08 billion, according to Thomson Reuters. Barclays Capital was looking for $5 billion. Earnings appear to be better than expectations, but the estimates are all over the place.
For fiscal 2011, Lenovo doubled its profit to $273 million on revenue of $21.6 billion. Those results handily topped expectations.
Read more of "Lenovo's emerging markets strategy paying off" at ZDNet's Between the Lines.