This quarterly global snapshot of activity in the technology sector highlights trends, business challenges and opportunities. In this edition we review the fourth calendar quarter of 2012 as well as full-year results.
Slowing growth in the global economy weighed on the technology sector in early 2012, but as the year progressed, revenue and profitability improved, with the fourth quarter laying the foundation for stronger performance into 2013.
Fourth-quarter revenue and profits improved for several tech companies, driven by new product launches, holiday sales and an improving outlook. Sectors posting the strongest quarter-over-quarter profitability gains were Internet, Software, Software Services and System & PC hardware.
For all the details of the quarter and the full year by subsector, read or download the full report. Expanded company data is available online at www.pwc.com/techscorecard.