Q4 FY11 Earnings Conference Call
Event Occurred on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 4:00 PM CT.
Dell hosted a conference call to discuss its Q4 FY11 results. The call lasted approximately 60 minutes and included a question and answer session. Access materials related to the Q4 FY11 Earnings call by using the links below:
This call featured Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO and Brian Gladden, Chief Financial Officer.
Special Note on Forward Looking Statements:
Statements in this webcast that relate to future results and events (including statements about Dell’s future financial and operating performance, announced and planned acquisitions, anticipated customer demand, including seasonal trends and commercial momentum, enterprise solutions strategies, component costs, cost controls, supply chain improvements, and new products, as well as the financial guidance with respect to revenue and non-GAAP operating income) are forward-looking statements and are based on Dell's current expectations. In some cases, you can identify these statements by such forward-looking words as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “confidence,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “should,” “will” and “would,” or similar expressions. Actual results and events in future periods may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements because of a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors, including: weak global economic conditions and instability in financial markets; weak economic conditions and additional regulation affecting Dell’s financial services activities; intense competition; Dell’s cost-cutting measures; Dell’s ability to effectively manage periodic product and services transitions; Dell’s ability to effectively manage the growth of its distribution capabilities and add to its product and services offerings; Dell’s ability to achieve favorable pricing from its vendors; Dell’s reliance on third-party suppliers for product components, including reliance on several single-sourced or limited-sourced suppliers; disruptions in component or product availability; successful implementation of Dell’s acquisition strategy; Dell’s ability to generate substantial non-U.S. net revenue; Dell’s product, customer, and geographic sales mix, and seasonal sales trends; Dell’s ability to access the capital markets; loss of government contracts; customer terminations of or pricing changes in services contracts, or Dell’s failure to perform as it anticipates at the time it enters into services contracts; Dell’s ability to hedge effectively its exposure to fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates and interest rates; counterparty default; unfavorable results of legal proceedings; Dell’s ability to obtain licenses to intellectual property developed by others on commercially reasonable and competitive terms; expiration of tax holidays or favorable tax rate structures, or unfavorable outcomes in tax audits and other compliance matters; Dell’s ability to maintain strong internal controls; changing environmental and safety laws; the effect of armed hostilities, terrorism, natural disasters, and public health issues; information technology and manufacturing infrastructure disruptions or breaches of data security; Dell’s ability to attract, retain, and motivate key personnel; the risk of temporary suspension or debarment from contracting with U.S. federal, state and local governments as a result of settlements of an SEC investigation by Dell and Dell’s Chairman and CEO; and other risks and uncertainties discussed in Dell’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for its fiscal year ended January 29, 2010 and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended July 30, 2010. In particular, Dell’s expectations with regard to revenue and non-GAAP operating income for the full fiscal year ending February 3, 2012 assume, among other matters, that there is no significant decline in economic conditions generally or demand growth specifically, no delays in pursuing the enterprise strategy, no supply chain disruptions, and no significant adverse component pricing or supply movements. Dell assumes no obligation to update its forward-looking statements.