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Dell Earnings

Our Q1 earnings are out if you are interested… Some of the highlights if you missed them:

  1. Overall, we increased revenue to $16 billion, up 9 percent year-over-year.
  2. We announced the best earnings per share (EPS) in 9 quarters, a 12 percent increase.
  3. Our operating expense (OpEx) is the lowest that we’ve seen in a long time at 12.9 percent of revenue.
  4. We are the only large server vendor to grow volume and share – grew 3x industry.
  5. Our revenue outside the U.S. surpassed inside the U.S. for the first time in Dell history!
  6. Global Consumer was profitable and revenue up 20 percent year-over-year. Units grew 47 percent year-over-year.
  7. Emerging Countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China) grew 58 percent and was 9 percent of our company revenue.
  8. EqualLogic revenue grew more than 100% year-over-year.
  9. Partner Direct is live in all regions – nearly 16K partners and approximately 300 new partners every week.
  10. Notebooks were our fastest growing product category, increasing sharply at 43 percent and 1.2 times the industry. Revenue grew 22 percent year-over-year. Just wait until our customers see the new e-Family series we’ll launch in a few months.

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