Dell Q2 revenue dives 8% at $14.5 billion

Telecom Lead America: Dell has posted revenues of $14.5
billion for the second quarter of 2012, down 8 percent, as compared to $15.6
billion for the same quarter a year earlier.

Net income plunged 18 percent at $732 million for the
second quarter from $890 million for the same time period a year earlier.
Operating income stood at $901 million, plunged 21 percent, against $1.14
billion for the second quarter of 2011.

Dell Enterprise Solutions and Services revenue
increased 6 percent year over year to $4.9 billion and comprised 34 percent of
Dell’s consolidated revenue and more than 50 percent of its margin.

Dell’s Server and networking revenue grew 14 percent
at $2.3 billion, while revenue of storage declined 6 percent at $435

Dell Services revenue was $2.1 billion, up 3
percent, with new signings of more than $1 billion in the first half of the
year, and $1.8 billion over the last 12 months.

Software and Peripherals plunged 9 percent at $2.3
billion, whereas Mobility declined 19 percent at $3.8 billion.

Revenue for Desktop PCs declined 9 percent at $3.4
billion in the second quarter of the current fiscal.

Global segment wise, Large
Enterprise revenue was $4.5 billion in the quarter, a 3 percent
decline. On the other hand, public revenue declined 6 percent at $4.1

Dell’s Small and Medium Business revenue marginally
down 1 percent at $3.3 billion. Consumer revenue was $2.6 billion, a 22
percent decline. Operating income was $14 million or 0.5 percent of revenue.

The company said that Enterprise solutions and services
grew 15 percent, mainly led by an increase of 27 percent in services revenue
and 16 percent in servers and networking.

Region-wise, revenue in Americas plunged 6
percent, while EMEA was down 7 percent.

Asia-Pacific and Japan revenue was down 12 percent,
while BRIC countries were down 15 percent.

Due to ongoing uncertain economic environment,
competitive dynamics and soft Consumer business, Dell expects third-quarter
revenue to be down 2-5 percent from second-quarter levels.

Speaking on the results, Michael Dell, chairman and CEO,
said that the company is transforming its business, not for a quarter or a
fiscal year, but to deliver differentiated customer value for the long term.

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