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02.08.2017

Dell Technologies Reports Fiscal Year 2018 First Quarter Financial Results


Dell Technologies announces its fiscal 2018 first quarter results, which reflect the growth and impact of the EMC transaction.

For the first quarter, consolidated revenue was $17.8 billion and non-GAAP revenue was $18.2 billion. During the quarter, the company generated an operating loss of $1.5 billion, with a non-GAAP operating income of $1.2 billion.

"We're pleased with overall results in the first quarter of our new go-to-market structure and the demand velocity we saw in a challenging component cost environment," said Tom Sweet, chief financial officer, Dell Technologies Inc. "I'm encouraged by these achievements and excited about the opportunities ahead as we continue to provide a broad portfolio of solutions for our customers' digital transformations."

The company ended the quarter with a cash and investments balance of $14.9 billion. Since closing the EMC transaction, Dell Technologies has paid down approximately $7.1 billion in gross debt, resulting in a $200 million reduction in annualized interest expense on a run-rate basis. The company also has repurchased $1.1 billion of Class V Common Stock under both the previously announced Class V Group and DHI Group repurchase programs.

Fiscal first quarter 2018 results

Operating segments summary

Client Solutions Group continued to outgrow the market worldwide in unit shipments for both commercial and consumer product categories on a calendar year basis. Revenue for the first quarter was $9.1 billion, up 6 percent year over year. Operating income was $374 million for the quarter, or 4.1 percent of revenue.

Key highlights: 

  • Increased PC shipments by 6.2 percent year-over-year, with 17 consecutive quarters of year-over-year PC unit share growth 2
  • Maintained No. 1 share position worldwide for displays, gaining unit share year-over-year for the 17th consecutive quarter 3
  • Only vendor to gain share year-over-year in both Fixed and Mobile workstation categories 4

Infrastructure Solutions Group generated $6.9 billion of revenue in the first quarter, which includes $3.2 billion in servers and networking and $3.7 billion in storage, with an operating income of $323 million.

Key highlights:

  • Remained the worldwide market share leader in x86 servers, with PowerEdge units and revenue growth up by double digits in the fiscal quarter 5
  • Demand for hyperconverged portfolio grew at a triple-digit rate, while demand for all-flash solutions grew at a very high double-digit rate
  • Increased demand for Virtustream Public Cloud for mission-critical applications by approximately 100 percent

VMware segment revenue for the first quarter was $1.7 billion, with operating income of $486 million, or 28 percent of revenue.

Early in the first quarter, the company successfully integrated the combined sales organization and is now operating with one common go-to-market sales motion for customers. Immediately following the quarter close, Dell Technologies hosted its second annual Dell EMC World conference last month in Las Vegas for 13,000 customers and partners. During the event the company launched approximately 40 innovative products and solutions, including the new 14th generation of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, four flexible consumption models, seven all-flash and hybrid storage systems and the world's first artificial intelligence platform for women entrepreneurs. In addition, the company announced Dell Technologies Capital, its venture practice for the entire Dell Technologies family of businesses aimed at investments in early-stage startups.


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