This Week in Imaging: What’s Boosting HP Printing’s Revenue Growth? You May be Surprised

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Last week, we reported on HP Inc.’s second-consecutive quarter of revenue growth.

For its third quarter, HP posted third-quarter net revenue of $13.1 billion, up 10 percent versus third-quarter 2016. Notably, HP’s printing group’s net revenue was $4.70 billion, up 6.2 percent year-over-year to $4.7 billion, with revenue up for both hardware and supplies. Just prior to that, for its second quarter, both HP’s printer and PC groups revenue was up versus the same quarter a year ago, marking the first time both groups’ revenues were up in the same quarter since 2010.

What changed? For one, the third quarter was the first full quarter that HP began shipping its A3 copier/MFPs. And the momentum is likely to continue with HP’s completion of Samsung’s printer business later this year.


In a third-quarter conference call, HP executives also said that they expect A3 MFPs to drive supplies growth, as A3 toner consumption is higher compared to that of A4 devices.

What’s also been key is that unit shipments also grew year-over-year for the fourth consecutive quarter – a stat that bodes very well for HP and its future supplies’ revenue.

Also key was that in the third quarter, as HP Inc. CEO and President Dion Weisler explained in a third-quarter conference call, supplies’ revenue stabilized in the third quarter, a quarter earlier than expected, with supplies revenues up 10 percent year-over-year. ​

Last but not least, HP’s graphics-printing business’s revenue was up year-over-year in for the 16th consecutive quarter.

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Legal Briefs

Canon Wins Injunction Against Third Toner-Cartridge Maker in Germany – Read more here.

Market-Research News

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Consumer- and Home-Imaging News

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