Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Motley Fool: Lenovo Group Ltd: Taking Short-Term Pain For Long-Term Gain

Chinese PC, smartphone, and tablet manufacturer Lenovo (NASDAQOTH: LNVGY  ) has a knack for surprising analysts and investors that goes back a while. Lenovo defied skeptics who thought its acquisition of the IBM (NYSE: IBM  ) PC business was a losing move, leveraging that deal to build the world's largest PC business and continuing to grow its PC business at a time when the market is shrinking.

Now Lenovo is doubling down in a big way. The company's acquisition of IBM's server business was well-telegraphed and well-liked, but then the company shocked the market with the nearly $3 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google (NASDAQ: GOOG  ) . The latter has proven quite controversial, with some sell-side analysts speculating that Lenovo will never turn Motorola around and the shares down around a quarter since the announcement.

I believe that the near-term skepticism ignores the substantial long-term opportunities at Lenovo and some significant undervaluation in these shares.

Read more here:
Lenovo Group Ltd: Taking Short-Term Pain For Long-Term Gain

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