Printing and imaging solutions provider Lexmark International
The company cited sustained growth in core supplies and managed print services as the fuel that sped this machine forward. With a greater focus on corporate clients, Lexmark was able to look into the corporate side of its business and reduce pressure from the lower-end consumer printers.
Revenue for the quarter rose 1% on a year-on-year basis to $1.04 billion from $1.03 billion, driven mostly by higher sales of its printing supplies. Hardware revenue, however, experienced softness and fell 9%.
Lexmark seems to be gearing up to offset that weakness. The company announced plans for new offerings in software solutions and to strengthen workgroup color lineup in order to cater to the growing corporate customer base.
Stiff competition from Hewlett-Packard
The Foolish bottom line
Lexmark looks pretty strong right now not only because of its stellar recent performance, but also its market that is expected to witness increased demand. Lexmark can also benefit from its retail presence in Best Buy stores. Overall, it looks like a decent stock to evaluate further.
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