Seeking Alpha
Profile| Send Message|
( followers)  
Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) sold more PCs in the fourth quarter than any other manufacturer, according to market research firm iSuppli, while Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) held on to the top spot for all of 2006.

The top 5 for the quarter, ranked by market share:

  • Hewlett-Packard 17.4%
  • Dell 14.5%
  • Lenovo (OTCPK:LNVGY) 7.1%
  • Acer 6.6%
  • Toshiba (OTCPK:TOSBF) 3.7%
  • Others 50.7%
  • HP showed 21.1% growth in the fourth quarter in terms of units, while Dell shrank 8.6%. Acer grew 42.7%. For the full year, Dell had 16.3% share, just ahead of HP at 16%; but while HP grew 19% in units for the full year, Dell gained just 4.4%. Again, Acer outpaced both, growing 36.9%.

    In announcing the data, iSuppli said that HP is likely to make further market share gains with Dell continuing to go through a period of management and strategy changes.

    HP yesterday was up $1 at $39.75. Dell was up 3 cents at $22.56.

    DELL vs. HPQ 1-yr chart

    dell hpq chart

    Source: Dell #1 PC Seller for 2006