Dell: Fiscal 2Q13 Financial Results"Storage was not as strong as we'd like", commented CEO Michael Dell
By Jean-Jacques Maleval on 2012.08.23
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Dell Inc. announced the financial results for its fiscal quarter ended August 3, 2012.
In storage, Dell continues to be a poor performer as it's getting to an end of EMC-related revenue, not compensated by Compellent's and EqualLogic's acquisitions. For its most recent three-month period, storage records revenue of $435 million, down 2% sequentially and 13% compared to one year ago. It's the lower figure since at least 3QFY09.
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For CEO Michael Dell, "I think we can definitely do more there. What I'd also tell you is that the line that separates what the server and what the storage is not as clear as it might have been a few years ago. If you look at our 12th generation servers, you'll notice that they have enormous - huge capacities. And so you're seeing words of mouth. The storage show up inside the server itself. But 12G is certainly strong. Storage was not as strong as we'd like, and there's definitely room to grow that faster."
Brian Gladden, Dell's CFO, commented:" Dell IP storage was up 6% to $416 million in the quarter. While this is below where we would have liked it, we believe this is roughly in line with the market. We're confident in our portfolio and focused on accelerating growth and improving execution."
He added:" The businesses are in good shape. We've seen - overall, I think the pipelines look good. Competitors continue to be generally aggressive in parts of this business, but we would expect to see more growth there. And heading into the second half, the headwinds from that compares on EMC becomes a much smaller issue, and we really don't want to kind of talk about that anymore as we move forward."
For the first half of fiscal year 2013, storage revenue represents $879 million, a figure decreasing 11% Y/Y.
It continues to represent only 3% of the company's global sales.