• Press Release

      August 26, 2021

      Durable Competitive Advantages Power Dell Technologies’ Record Second Quarter Results in “Do-Anything-from-Anywhere” Economy

  • Story Highlights

    • Best second quarter in Dell Technologies’ history, driven by strong execution and demand across the IT ecosystem
    • Record second quarter revenue of $26.1 billion, up 15%
    • Record second quarter operating income of $1.4 billion, up 21%, and record second quarter non-GAAP operating income of $2.8 billion, up 7%

  • ROUND ROCK, Texas – August 26, 2021 —  

    Dell Technologies (NYSE: DELL) announces record financial results for its fiscal 2022 second quarter. Revenue was up 15% to $26.1 billion. The company generated operating income of $1.4 billion, a 21% increase over the same period in the prior year, and a second quarter record non-GAAP operating income of $2.8 billion, up 7%. Net income was $0.9 billion, non-GAAP net income was $1.9 billion and adjusted EBITDA was $3.3 billion. Net cash from operating activities was $1.7 billion. Diluted earnings per share was $1.05, down 23% and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share was $2.24, up 17%.

    “We’re well known for our unique ability to adjust and lean into growth opportunities, as evidenced by our results with record second quarter revenue of $26.1 billion,” said Jeff Clarke, vice chairman and co-chief operating officer, Dell Technologies. “We’re innovating and helping customers grow with a focus on multi-cloud solutions and modern infrastructure delivered traditionally and as-a-Service."

     

    Second Quarter Fiscal 2022 Financial Results

     

    Three Months Ended

     

     

     

    Six Months Ended

     

     

     

    July 30, 2021

     

    July 31, 2020

     

    Change

     

    July 30, 2021

     

    July 31, 2020

     

    Change

     

    (in millions, except per share amounts and percentages; unaudited)

    Total net revenue

    $

    26,122 

     

     

    $

    22,733 

     

     

    15%

     

    $

    50,609 

     

     

    $

    44,630 

     

     

    13%

    Operating income

    $

    1,372 

     

     

    $

    1,136 

     

     

    21%

     

    $

    2,747 

     

     

    $

    1,838 

     

     

    49%

    Net income

    $

    880 

     

     

    $

    1,099 

     

     

    (20)%

     

    $

    1,818 

     

     

    $

    1,281 

     

     

    42%

    Earnings per share - diluted

    $

    1.05 

     

     

    $

    1.37 

     

     

    (23)%

     

    $

    2.18 

     

     

    $

    1.56 

     

     

    40%

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Non-GAAP net revenue

    $

    26,133 

     

     

    $

    22,775 

     

     

    15%

     

    $

    50,632 

     

     

    $

    44,720 

     

     

    13%

    Non-GAAP operating income

    $

    2,811 

     

     

    $

    2,618 

     

     

    7%

     

    $

    5,525 

     

     

    $

    4,779 

     

     

    16%

    Non-GAAP net income

    $

    1,911 

     

     

    $

    1,621 

     

     

    18%

     

    $

    3,730 

     

     

    $

    2,764 

     

     

    35%

    Adjusted EBITDA

    $

    3,331 

     

     

    $

    3,100 

     

     

    7%

     

    $

    6,566 

     

     

    $

    5,707 

     

     

    15%

    Non-GAAP earnings per share - diluted

    $

    2.24 

     

     

    $

    1.92 

     

     

    17%

     

    $

    4.38 

     

     

    $

    3.26 

     

     

    34%

    Information about Dell Technologies’ use of non-GAAP financial information is provided under “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below.  All comparisons in this press release are year-over-year unless otherwise noted.

    Dell Technologies ended the quarter with remaining performance obligations of $46 billion, up 24% and cash and investments of $13.6 billion. The company has paid down $5.5 billion in debt year-to-date and expects to pay down at least $16.0 billion for its fiscal year 2022.

    “We had strong results again this quarter, with all business units growing,” said Tom Sweet, chief financial officer, Dell Technologies. “We are creating long-term value by taking share, pursuing high-value growth opportunities and profitably growing and modernizing our core business. For example, in the storage space, VxRail orders were up 34% and PowerStore continues to ramp up nicely.”

    Operating segments summary

    Client Solutions Group revenue for the second quarter was up 27% to a record $14.3 billion. Operating income was a second quarter record $995 million, up 39%, and 7% of Client Solutions Group revenue, as the company innovates across the ecosystem to deliver an enhanced experience for customers looking to work and play effectively from anywhere. Commercial client revenue was $10.6 billion, up 32%, and consumer revenue was a second-quarter record of $3.7 billion, up 17%.

    Key highlights:

    • Strong growth in Latitude and Precision systems.
    • Introduced the new Dell UltraSharp Webcam - a beautifully designed external 4K webcam ideal for a superb video conferencing experience.
    • Launched the high-performance Alienware X-Series – a new mobile gaming family with Dell’s thinnest available 15” and 17” gaming laptops, featuring exclusive Cryo-Tech innovations.

    Infrastructure Solutions Group revenue for the second quarter was $8.4 billion, up 3% as customers accelerate their IT investments with focus on multi-cloud solutions. Servers and networking revenue was $4.5 billion, up 6%, and storage revenue was $4.0 billion, down 1%. Operating income was $970 million for the second quarter, or approximately 11.5% of Infrastructure Solutions Group revenue.

    Key highlights:

    • Launched the APEX portfolio of services that allow customers to scale IT as needed to launch new applications, kickstart new projects and address the changing needs of their organizations – all managed by Dell and accessed through a single console.
    • Introduced Dell EMC VxRail hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) systems with enhanced software and performance, based on recently launched Dell EMC PowerEdge servers.
    • Began shipping six of our latest generation Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, including the ruggedized systems built for challenging environments at the edge.
    • Announced an open, cloud-native Telecom ecosystem to put communications service providers (CSPs) on the fast track for innovation and revenue growth.

    VMware revenue was $3.1 billion for the second quarter, up 8% driven by broad-based strength across a diverse product portfolio. Operating income for the quarter was $849 million, or 27.0% of VMware revenue.

    Conference call information

    As previously announced, the Company will hold a conference call to discuss its second quarter performance today, August 26, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. CDT. The conference call will be broadcast live over the internet and can be accessed at https://investors.delltechnologies.com/events-and-presentations/upcoming-events.

    For those unable to listen to the live broadcast, an archived version will be available at the same location for one year.

    Additional financial and operating information may be downloaded from https://investors.delltechnologies.com/financial-information/quarterly-results

    Dell Technologies will hold a Securities Analyst Meeting on September 23, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. CDT. Speakers will include chairman and chief executive officer, Michael Dell, along with other key members of the executive leadership team with significant time allotted for Q&A. Registration information can be accessed online here.

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    Non-GAAP Financial Measures:

    This press release presents information about Dell Technologies’ non-GAAP net revenue, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP net income attributable to non-controlling interests, non-GAAP net income attributable to Dell Technologies Inc. - basic, non-GAAP net income attributable to Dell Technologies Inc. - diluted, non-GAAP earnings per share attributable to Dell Technologies Inc. - basic, non-GAAP earnings per share attributable to Dell Technologies Inc. - diluted, EBITDA, and adjusted EBITDA, which are non-GAAP financial measures provided as a supplement to the results provided in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“GAAP”). A reconciliation of each non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is provided in the attached tables for each of the fiscal periods indicated.

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    Statements in this press release that relate to future results and events are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and are based on Dell Technologies’ current expectations. In some cases, you can identify these statements by such forward-looking words as “anticipate,” “believe,” “confidence,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “guidance,” “intend,” “may,” “objective,” “outlook,” “plan,” “project,” “possible,” “potential,” “should,” “will” and “would,” or similar words or expressions that refer to future events or outcomes.

    Dell Technologies’ results or events in future periods could differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements because of risks, uncertainties, and other factors that include, but are not limited to, the following: risks and uncertainties relating to our agreement to spin off VMware, Inc., including risks that could affect our ability to complete the transaction on the terms announced or at all and the potential effects on our business of the announcement and consummation of the transaction; the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic; competitive pressures; Dell Technologies’ reliance on third-party suppliers for products and components, including reliance on single-source or limited-source suppliers; Dell Technologies’ ability to achieve favorable pricing from its vendors; adverse global economic conditions and instability in financial markets; Dell Technologies’ execution of its growth, business and acquisition strategies; the success of Dell Technologies’ cost efficiency measures; Dell Technologies’ ability to manage solutions and products and services transitions in an effective manner; Dell Technologies’ ability to deliver high-quality products, software, and services; cyber attacks or other data security incidents; Dell Technologies’ foreign operations and ability to generate substantial non-U.S. net revenue; Dell Technologies’ product, services, customer, and geographic sales mix, and seasonal sales trends; the performance of Dell Technologies’ sales channel partners; access to the capital markets by Dell Technologies or its customers; material impairment of the value of goodwill or intangible assets; weak economic conditions and the effect of additional regulation on Dell Technologies’ financial services activities; counterparty default risks; the loss by Dell Technologies of any contracts for ISG services and solutions and its ability to perform such contracts at their estimated costs; loss by Dell Technologies of government contracts; Dell Technologies’ ability to develop and protect its proprietary intellectual property or obtain licenses to intellectual property developed by others on commercially reasonable and competitive terms; disruptions in Dell Technologies’ infrastructure; Dell Technologies’ ability to hedge effectively its exposure to fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates and interest rates; expiration of tax holidays or favorable tax rate structures, or unfavorable outcomes in tax audits and other tax compliance matters; impairment of portfolio investments; unfavorable results of legal proceedings; compliance requirements of changing environmental and safety laws or other laws; the effect of armed hostilities, terrorism, natural disasters, and public health issues; Dell Technologies’ dependence on the services of Michael Dell and key employees; Dell Technologies’ level of indebtedness; and the impact of the financial performance of VMware, Inc.

    This list of risks, uncertainties, and other factors is not complete. Dell Technologies discusses some of these matters more fully, as well as certain risk factors that could affect Dell Technologies’ business, financial condition, results of operations, and prospects, in its reports filed with the SEC, including Dell Technologies’ annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 29, 2021, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and current reports on Form 8-K. These filings are available for review through the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Any or all forward-looking statements Dell Technologies makes may turn out to be wrong and can be affected by inaccurate assumptions Dell Technologies might make or by known or unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including those identified in this press release. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements made in this press release, which speak only as of its date. Dell Technologies does not undertake to update, and expressly disclaims any duty to update, its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of circumstances or events that arise after the date they are made, new information, or otherwise.

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