HONG KONG, March 31 Chinese telecom equipment
and smartphone maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd said on
Friday that net profit edged up just 0.4 percent last year, its
slowest annual growth since 2011.
Huawei, the world's No. 3 smartphone maker behind Apple Inc
and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, said net
profit rose to 37.1 billion yuan ($5.3 billion)
Global revenue climbed 32 percent to 521.6 billion yuan,
slightly slower than 35 percent growth a year earlier.
Revenue from its consumer business group rose 44 percent to
179.8 billion yuan ($25.9 billion), lagging the company's own
forecast of $30 billion made a year ago. It shipped 139 million
phones last year.
Revenue from its carrier business rose 24 percent to 290.6
(Reporting by Sijia Jiang; Editing by Anne Marie Roantree and