Dell Q2 net up 16 pct

Dell reported a 16 per cent jump in net income at USD 545 million.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published:August 20, 2010 10:19 am

Riding on strong growth in emerging markets like India,computer maker Dell reported a 16 per cent jump in net income at USD 545 million for the three months period ended July 30,2010.

We saw a robust revenue growth of 52 per cent from BRIC (Brazil,Russia,India and China) countries. India,where we are now ranked No 1 by IDC (IT research firm),grew 80 per cent,Dell President (Consumer,Small and Medium Business) Steve Felice told reporters on a conference call.

While large enterprises continue to contribute half of the revenues in India,consumers,small and medium businesses will continue to drive growth in this market,he added.

BRIC countries now account for 12 per cent of Dells overall revenue.

The Texas-based companys overall revenues rose by 22 per cent to USD 15.53 billion in the May-July period.

Talking about the Indian market,Felice said,The Indian market holds immense potential for us … We are also exploring export opportunities from our factory in India,but nothing has been finalised as of now.

For the third quarter,Dell anticipates revenue growth between 14-19 per cent and non-GAAP operating income growth between 18-23 per cent.

For the third quarter,Dell expects seasonal improvements from federal government sales and commercial businesses,resulting in a pick-up in the low single digits,it said.

Asked about introducing smartphones in the Indian market,Felice said,The Aero is likely (to be launched) by the end of this year. I think Streak is more likely to hit the Indian markets by next year.

Last month,Dell had placed an advertisement in a local newspaper,saying it is making a move into mobile phones and is seeking distributors with retail reach.

Post the economic downturn,there has been a revival in corporate buying and has helped Dells enterprise solutions (including servers and networking systems,storage and services) revenues increase significantly in Q2 worldwide.

By customer segment,Dell reported growth in terms of revenues for all four segments — large businesses,public agencies small and medium businesses and consumer.

Dells sales from large businesses surged by 38 per cent to USD 4.5 billion,driven by revenues for servers,services and mobility.

Besides,revenues to public agencies grew 21 per cent,while sales to small and medium businesses went up 25 per cent and consumer revenue remained flat at USD 2.9 billion.

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