Monday, March 31, 2014

Rotating and Acting CEO Eric Xu: Create a better connected world

Huawei releases 2013 annual report, recorded an 8.5% year-on-year increase in sales revenue (11.6% YOY growth in USD)

[Shenzhen, China, March 31, 2014] Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today released its audited 2013 financial results, delivering record sales revenues and net profit. Huawei's financial performance was strong across all business areas in 2013, achieving steady growth and sales revenues of CNY239 billion, up 8.5% year-on-year (11.6% YOY growth in USD), and net profit of CNY21 billion.

"Thanks to the favorable global macroeconomic and industry environment, as well as the effective execution of our company strategy, Huawei basically achieved our business targets for 2013," said Eric Xu, Huawei's Rotating and Acting CEO. “Huawei has never been more closely connected to the world than it is now. This level of connectivity has two implications. First, ICT technologies have been deployed in more than 170 countries and regions, helping more than 3 billion people connect to the world, communicate anytime, anywhere, and easily acquire and share information. Second, this connected world is reshaping politics, economics, business, and production at an incredible speed and with formidable force. ”

Our significant global presence has helped us achieve stable and continuous growth in the carrier network, enterprise, and consumer businesses. In 2013, Huawei's carrier network business delivered a solid performance, achieving CNY166.5 billion in sales revenue, up 4.0% year-on-year. The sales revenues of the enterprise and consumer businesses increased tremendously in 2013, by 32.4% and 17.8% to CNY15.2 billion and CNY57.0 billion, respectively. Huawei earned 65% of its revenue from markets outside of China in 2013, and in the Chinese market, Huawei achieved CNY84 billion in sales revenues, up 14.2% year-on-year.

Continuous innovation is essential to effective growth. In 2013, Huawei invested CNY30.7 billion (~5.06 USD billion) into R&D which is about 12.8% of its sales revenue. And, Huawei's total R&D investment over the last 10 years exceeded CNY151 billion. Huawei innovates based on customer needs and will increase its investment in basic scientific and engineering technologies as necessary to maintain its leadership position in core ICT technologies.

Xu continued, "In the past year, to adapt to the future development trend, Huawei published the SoftCOM network architecture in order to develop ICT-convergent products and solutions. The future will hold a better connected world, where everyone can share everything. Alongside our customers and partners, we will build the world’s most efficient and integrated digital logistics system to ensure full connectivity between people, people and things, and things and things. Doing so will facilitate the free sharing of ideas. We will continue to pursue dreams, spark innovation, and drive the evolution of technologies, industries, and human interaction to create a better connected world.”

In 2014, Huawei sees the growing penetration of ultra-broadband and mobile broadband, particularly LTE, as an important strategic opportunity. Smart devices will be another key area for the company as they become more and more of an intrinsic necessity to "digital natives" and extensions of people's sensory systems. ICT is turning into a production system and a core competence for enterprises, driven by the transformation of existing IT systems and the reconstruction of traditional industries toward digital.

Xu added, "2014 marks a new beginning, not only for Huawei, but for the entire industry. Huawei is still a young company, and the ICT industry is booming. A connected world has unlocked opportunities beyond our imagination. While continuing to pursue a more focused strategy and a leaner management style in 2014, we will work to expedite steady growth to lay a solid foundation for the company's development over the next 10 years, especially to pursue a leading position in the Enterprise business."

Huawei's full-year results, which have been independently audited by international accounting firm KPMG, are outlined in the company's 2013 annual report. The annual report can be found at

(Exchange Rates: 1USD = 6.0569 CNY as of December 31, 2013)



“受益于整体向好的全球宏观经济环境和行业环境,及公司战略的有效执行,2013年华为基本实现了预期的经营目标。 ”华为轮值CEO徐直军表示,“回顾过去,华为从来没有像今天这样,与世界联接得如此紧密。这不仅在于,我们已经运用信息与通信技术,覆盖170多个国家和地区、帮助近30亿人加入了世界的联接,让人们随时随地实现自由沟通与信息分享;这还意味着,今天这个联接的世界,正以超乎想象的速度与力量,对人类社会的政治经济、商业文明、生产方式等进行全面的重塑。”







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