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Innovation and Resiliency Drive Dell Technologies' First Quarter Fiscal 2021 Financial Results

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Dell Technologies effectively navigates COVID-19 environment with innovative products, broad capabilities, flexible supply chain and resilient global workforce
First quarter revenue of $21.9 billion
Operating income up 28% to $702 million, non-GAAP operating income of $2.2 billion
Client Solutions Group revenue up 2% to $11.1 billion; VMware revenue up 12%

Dell Technologies (NYSE: DELL) announces financial results for its fiscal 2021 first quarter. First quarter revenue was $21.9 billion. During the quarter, the company generated operating income of $702 million, a 28 percent increase over the same period in the prior year, and non-GAAP operating income of $2.2 billion. Net income was $182 million, non-GAAP net income was $1.1 billion and adjusted EBITDA was $2.6 billion. Net cash used in operating activities was $0.8 billion. Diluted earnings per share was $0.19 and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share was $1.34.

"Customers need essential technology now more than ever to put business continuity, remote working and learning plans into practice," said Jeff Clarke, vice chairman and chief operating officer, Dell Technologies. "In Q1, we saw orders with banking and financial services, government, healthcare and life sciences customers up 15 to 20 percent – all to meet immediate needs of their customers, communities and patients. As the world pivots from response to recovery, we'll continue to put our broad capabilities to work to deliver differentiated results for our customers and our company."

First Quarter Fiscal 2021 Financial Results

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 cash and investments of $13.2 billion, and total deferred revenue of $27.6 billion, up 14 percent year-over-year. Recurring revenue, which includes deferred revenue amortization, utility, and as-a-Service delivered as part of Dell Technologies on Demand, is now approximately $6 billion a quarter, up 16 percent year-over-year.

"Since February, almost everything in the world has changed. What remains unchanged is our ability to deliver for customers and run the business in a disciplined way for the long-term – with an emphasis on growth, share gain, and a strong capital structure," said Tom Sweet, chief financial officer, Dell Technologies.

perating segments summary

Client Solutions Group revenue for the first quarter was $11.1 billion, up 2 percent versus the first quarter of last year. Operating income was $592 million or more than 5 percent of Client Solutions Group revenue.

Key highlights:

Double-digit unit and revenue growth in commercial notebooks and high-single-digit revenue growth in mobile workstations.
Powered by a resilient supply chain, outperformed the PC industry, as the only top 5 vendor gaining year-over-year worldwide share in total and commercial client units.1
Moved up to #2 worldwide in commercial PC sales with a 26.2 percent-unit share.1

Infrastructure Solutions Group revenue for the first quarter was $7.6 billion, an 8 percent decrease year-over-year, with customers directing more spend towards remote work and business continuity solutions. Storage revenue was $3.8 billion, down 5 percent year-over-year, while servers and networking revenue was $3.8 billion, down 10 percent. Operating income was $732 million for the first quarter, or approximately 10 percent of Infrastructure Solutions Group revenue.

Key highlights:

Began shipping PowerStore – an innovative autonomous storage platform built from the ground up to support multiple workloads for the midrange segment, the biggest part of the external storage market. PowerStore includes CloudIQ storage monitoring and analytics software that combines machine learning and human intelligence. Dell Technologies will integrate CloudIQ across the full Dell Technologies infrastructure portfolio for greater insights. Dell EMC Cloud Storage Services can connect PowerStore to all of the big three public clouds as a managed service.
Earlier this month, announced Dell TechnologiesCloud OneFS for Google Cloud to help organizations control exponential data and application growth and ease the flow of files across their private clouds and Google Cloud.
Added a one-year term to Dell Technologies On Demand flexible consumption offerings, which can also be used with the Dell Technologies Cloud Platform to consume cloud infrastructure and rapidly get a hybrid cloud up and running.

VMware revenue was $2.8 billion for the first quarter, up 12 percent driven by broad-based strength across a diverse product portfolio. Operating income for the quarter was $773 million, or approximately 28 percent of VMware revenue.

Key highlights:

Announced the new VMware Tanzu Portfolio and its suite of tools for deploying and managing Kubernetes and the new VMware vSphere 7.       
Released VMware Cloud Foundation 4, which delivers intrinsic security and lifecycle management across software-defined compute, storage and networking, and hybrid cloud environments.

Conference call information
As previously announced, the Company will hold a conference call to discuss its first quarter performance today, May 28, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. CDT.  The conference call will be broadcast live over the internet and can be accessed at

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

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Dell Technologies (NYSE:DELL) helps organizations and individuals build their digital future and transform how they work, live and play. The company provides customers with the industry's broadest and most innovative technology and services portfolio for the data era.

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1.  IDC WW Quarterly Personal Computing Device (PDC) Tracker CY20Q1.

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.

Special Note on Forward-Looking Statements:
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. The words "may," "will," "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "plan," "aim," "seek," and similar expressions as they relate to Dell Technologies or its management are intended to identify these forward-looking statements.

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: 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, including as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; 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 and services; Dell Technologies' foreign operations and ability to generate substantial non-U.S. net revenue; Dell Technologies' product, 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; weak economic conditions and additional regulation including tariffs and other effects of trade regulation; counterparty default risks; effects of customer defaults or the exercise of customer rights on the ability of Dell Technologies to produce revenue under its contracts for services and solutions at expected levels and to perform such contracts at estimated costs; the 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; infrastructure disruptions, cyberattacks, or other data security breaches; 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; Dell Technologies' ability to develop and maintain effective internal control over financial reporting; compliance requirements of changing environmental and safety laws; the effect of armed hostilities, terrorism, natural disasters, climate change, and public health issues, including those relating to the COVID-19 pandemic; Dell Technologies' substantial level of indebtedness; the impact of the financial performance of VMware Inc.; and the market volatility of Dell Technologies' pension plan assets.

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 31, 2020, 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 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 the date such statements are made. Dell Technologies does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement after the date as of which such statement was made, whether to reflect changes in circumstances or Dell Technologies' expectations, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or otherwise.
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