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33. Dell
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 33 (Previous rank: 34)
Compare tool: Dell vs. Top 10
CEO: Michael S. Dell
Address: 1 Dell Way
Round Rock, TX 78682
Phone: 512-338-4400
Website: www.dell.com
Ever since founder Michael Dell returned to the helm in 2007 to help the company regain the pole position over archrival HP, Dell has launched various initiatives, including one to more heavily target consumers instead of the corporations it relied on in the past. Despite the initiatives, results remain uneven.

Now the PC maker is reported to be developing its first-ever mobile phone. Analysts worry that a so-called smartphone from Dell, designed to run software by Microsoft and Google, would face a slew of competitors, making the device potentially unprofitable. Dell hasn't publicly commented on its cellular ambitions. - S.K.

  $ millions % change from 2007
Revenues 61,101.0 -0.1
Profits 2,478.0 -15.9
Assets 26,500.0
Stockholders' equity 4,271.0
Market value (3/27/2009) 19,412.9
Profits as % of  
Revenues 4.1
Assets 9.4
Stockholders' equity 58.0
Earnings per share  
2008 $ 1.25
% change from 2007 -4.6
1998-2008 annual growth rate % 9.1
Total return to investors %
2008 -58.2
1998-2008 annual rate -12.0
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 Hewlett-Packard 9 118,364.0
2 Dell 33 61,101.0
3 Apple 71 32,479.0
4 Xerox 147 17,608.0
5 Sun Microsystems 187 13,880.0
6 Pitney Bowes 395 6,262.3
7 NCR 446 5,315.0
Issue date: May 4, 2009
Figures are for fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2009.
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