Quarter Results Summary


conference date: March 1, 2007
for quarter ending: ( Q4 fiscal 2007)

NOTE: Dell decided to cancel its scheduled analyst conference. Needless to say, this is a bad sign. The minimal information you will find below is from Dell's press release.

Forward-looking statements

Overview: Terrible quarter.

Basic data:

$14.4 billion in revenue, down 5% from year-earlier.

Operating income $801 million.

Earnings $0.30 per share.

Cash and equivalents ended at $12.5 billion.

Guidance: None, but company expects growth and margins to be under pressure for several quarters.

Press Release Highlights:

Items impacting earnings:

Reduction of bonuses for employees had a positive impact of $184 million or $0.06 per share.

Financial reporting investigation reduced income by $89 million or $0.03 per share.

One time gain on real estate sale added $36 million or $0.01 per share.

Company is hustling to improve things.

International shipments exceeded US shipments for the first time in the company's history.

Servers, including new 9G servers featuring Intel and AMD processors contributed $1.5 billion in revenue with 2% sequential growth. Storage product revenue was $0.6 billion. Mobility products were down 2% to $3.8 billion in revenue. Desktop units declined 18% with revenues at $4.6 billion. Enhanced services revenues were $1.5 billion.


None, no conference held.

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Copyright 2007 William P. Meyers