U.S. and Japan Show Growth in Large Format Printer Shipments in the Second Quarter of 2013, According to IDC

  U.S. and Japan Show Growth in Large Format Printer Shipments in the Second
  Quarter of 2013, According to IDC

Business Wire

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- August 22, 2013

According to the latest results from the International Data Corporation (IDC)
Worldwide Quarterly Large Format Printer Tracker, the market showed a
year-over-year decline of -4.2%, with nearly 73,000 units shipped in the
second quarter of 2013 (2Q13). Shipment value also experienced a
year-over-year decline of -3.2% to $781 million. However, for the first time
since the fourth quarter of 2010, two of the four largest large format printer
(LFP) markets posted year-over-year growth in this period. The United States
and Japan posted 5.0% and 4.2% growth in unit shipments in 2Q13.

"While the worldwide LFP market is mature, we do see pockets of growth
opportunity that can be very lucrative in the eco-solvent based printers
segment. We expect vendors to introduce new products soon to target these
emerging markets," said Phuong Hang, Program Manager, Worldwide Large Format
Printer Tracker.

Technology Highlights

  *The technical segment of the large format market is a driver of growth
    opportunity. This segment grew 2.4% year over year to more than 43,700
    units shipped in 2Q13. It remains the largest application segment with
    more than 60% share of the total worldwide LFP market. This share is up 4
    points from this time last year. In particular, the Americas region showed
    year-over-year unit growth of 17.8% in this large format category for
    2Q13.
  *Conversely, the graphics application segment declined at -12% year over
    year to just under 29,000 units shipped. One bright spot occurred in the
    Japan market where these printers showed historically high 28%
    year-over-year growth.

Vendor Highlights

  *HP remains the global LFP market leader with 39.4% share, even with a two
    point share drop from a year earlier. HP continues to lead the technical
    market, with more than twice the unit shipments of its next competitor,
    Canon. HP also held its second place position in the graphics market
    behind Epson.
  *Canon jumped one spot up from last quarter to become the second ranked
    vendor with 18.9% share, up 5 points from a year ago. The vendor grew
    15.5%, the best year-over-year performance among the top 5, to 13,756
    units shipped. This positive growth was driven by substantial 23.6%
    year-over-year gain in the technical market.
  *Epson is the third ranked large format vendor, down one place, from last
    quarter. The vendor declined -14.4% year over year in terms of unit
    shipments and represents 18.6% share in the worldwide LFP market. Despite
    showing significant year-over-year growth (102.6%) in the technical
    application segment, Epson experienced a decline of -24.1% in the graphics
    segment, which resulted in 13,501 units shipped in the second quarter of
    2013.
  *Roland surpassed Oce to become the fourth ranked vendor in the worldwide
    LFP market in terms of units shipped. The vendor increased 12.0% year over
    year in unit shipments and accounts for 3.8% share. Positive
    year-over-year gain of 12.0% in the graphics market helped fuel the
    vendor's overall growth.
  *Oce rounded out the top 5 after losing out to Roland by less than 0.5%.
    The vendor experienced year-over-year growth of -5.1% and captured 3.6%
    share of the global LFP market. Oce's 17.8% year-over-year growth in the
    technical application segment was offset by a decline of -19.1% in the
    graphics segment. The vendor holds third place in the technical market.

Worldwide Large Format Printer Market Share and Year-Over-Year Growth, Second
Quarter 2013

              2Q13 Unit     2Q13           2Q12 Unit     2Q12        2Q13/2Q12
Vendors     Shipments   Market       Shipments   Market    Growth
                            Share                        Share
1. HP       28,620      39.4%        31,582      41.7%     -9.4%
2. Canon    13,756      18.9%        11,911      15.7%     15.5%
3. Epson    13,501      18.6%        15,775      20.8%     -14.4%
4. Roland   2,767       3.8%         2,471       3.3%      12.0%
5. Oce      2,592       3.6%         2,731       3.6%      -5.1%
Others      11,403      15.7%        11,327      14.9%     0.7%
Total       72,639      100.0%       75,797      100.0%    -4.2%

Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Large Format Printer Tracker, August 2013

Worldwide Large Format Printer Shipment Value Share and Year-Over-Year Growth,
Second Quarter 2013

              2Q13           2Q13         2Q12           2Q12        2Q13/2Q12
Vendors     Shipment     Market     Shipment     Market    Growth
              Value ($M)     Share        Value ($M)     Share
1. HP       $188.76      24.2%      $218.52      27.1%     -13.6%
2. Oce      $83.25       10.7%      $84.74       10.5%     -1.8%
3. Epson    $74.77       9.6%       $78.56       9.7%      -4.8%
4. Roland   $55.98       7.2%       $47.61       5.9%      17.6%
5. Canon    $55.16       7.1%       $48.82       6.1%      13.0%
Others      $323.03      41.4%      $328.21      40.7%     -1.6%
Total       $780.95      100.0%     $806.46      100.0%    -3.2%

Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Large Format Printer Tracker, August 2013

Notes:

  *IDC tracks A2-A0+ devices in the LFP market
  *The LFP market includes single-function printers, as well as
    multifunctional systems (MFPs). Data for all vendors are reported for
    calendar periods.

For more information about IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals
Tracker, please contact Phuong Hang (Phang@idc.com).

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