Dell Technologies ended the quarter with remaining performance obligations of $42 billion and cash and investments of $15.9 billion. The company has paid down $2.5 billion in debt year-to-date and revised its debt paydown target for its fiscal year 2022 to at least $16.0 billion upon completion of its announced spin-off of VMware.
"We had record first quarter revenue and operating income, and record trailing 12 month cash flow from operations of $14.4 billion – all driven by strength and execution across all three of our business units," said Tom Sweet, chief financial officer, Dell Technologies. "Our focus continues to be on strengthening our capital structure, modernizing our core infrastructure and PC businesses, and continuing to grow in hybrid and private cloud, edge, telecom and as-a-Service."
Operating segments summary
Earlier in May, at Dell Technologies World, the company announced new offers for its APEX portfolio of as-a-Service offerings, and a new set of solutions and partnerships designed to extract more value from data at the edge, including smart manufacturing solutions. The APEX portfolio of services allows 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.
Client Solutions Group had record revenue for the first quarter of $13.3 billion, up 20%. Operating income was a record $1.1 billion, up 84%, and 8.2% 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. Consumer revenue was $3.5 billion, up 42%, while commercial client revenue was $9.8 billion, up 14%.
- Consumer online business orders up 58%, with XPS notebook orders up 21% and Alienware notebooks orders up 76%
- Double-digit orders growth in Latitude, Precision systems, and Commercial Chromebooks
- Announced a sweeping new portfolio of commercial, consumer and gaming devices to help people create, play and work from anywhere
Infrastructure Solutions Group revenue for the first quarter was $7.9 billion, up 5% as customers accelerate their IT investments with focus on hybrid cloud solutions. Servers and networking revenue was $4.1 billion, up 9%, and storage revenue was $3.8 billion. Operating income was $788 million for the first quarter, up 8%, or approximately 10% of Infrastructure Solutions Group revenue.
- Expanded the Dell EMC PowerProtect Cyber Recovery solution with multi-cloud options to help customers build a cyber resilient strategy as ransomware threats continue
- Launch of Dell EMC PowerStore software advancements that improve workload performance by up to 25%, building on its novel container-based architecture and supporting the new PowerStore 500, a lower-cost model suitable for a broad range of businesses and use cases with enterprise performance and features
- Launch of the next generation of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, the most powerful and secure systems to date, embracing AI and addressing customer need to keep pace with IT demands in data centers and at the edge
- Launch of Dell EMC Streaming Data Platform advancements that offer powerful, real-time analytics at the edge and the Dell Technologies Manufacturing Edge Solution enabling critical applications in smart manufacturing
VMware revenue was $3.0 billion for the first quarter, up 9% driven by broad-based strength across a diverse product portfolio. Operating income for the quarter was $841 million, or 28.1% of VMware revenue.
Conference call information
As previously announced, the Company will hold a conference call to discuss its first quarter performance today, May 27, 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
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