Dell Reports Q1 Results: Revenue Was $14.4 Billion, 4 Percent Decrease From The Previous Year

Posted on May 23 2012 - 4:21am by Editorial Staff

Dell has announced its fiscal 2013 first quarter results with revenue for the quarter was $14.4 billion, 4 percent decrease from the previous year. GAAP operating income was $824 million, and earnings of $0.36 per share.

“We’re committed to continuing our strategy to re-shape Dell’s business as an end-to-end IT provider,” said Michael Dell, chairman and CEO. “We saw continued progress in our first quarter with the innovative IT solutions we’re providing – notably our latest Dell servers, storage, networking and services that deliver customers enhanced productivity.”


  • Revenue in the quarter was $14.4 billion, a 4 percent decrease from the previous year.
  • GAAP earnings per share in the quarter was 36 cents, down 27 percent from the previous year; non-GAAP EPS was 43 cents, down 22 percent.
  • GAAP operating income for the quarter was $824 million, or 5.7 percent of revenue. Non-GAAP operating income was $1 billion, or 7 percent of revenue.
  • Cash used in operations in the quarter was $138 million. For the past four quarters, Dell has generated $4.9 billion in cash flow. Dell ended the quarter with $17.2 billion in cash and investments.
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