Dell Earnings: Everything You Must Know Now

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company.

Dell Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 50% to $0.25 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.50 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 0.21% to $14.51 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Dell Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.25 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.24. It beat the average revenue estimate of $14.18 billion.

Quoting Management: “In a challenging environment, we remain committed to our strategy and our customers, and we’re encouraged by increasing customer interest in our end-to-end solutions offerings and continued growth in our Enterprise Solutions, Services and Software businesses,” said Brian Gladden, Dell chief financial officer.

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue increased 3.13% from $14.07 billion in the previous quarter. EPS increased 19.05% from $0.21 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.28 to a profit $0.25. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $1.18 to a profit of $0.99 over the last ninety days.

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