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44. Dell
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 44 (Previous rank: 41)
CEO: Michael S. Dell
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Five years after Michael Dell returned to lead the PC maker he founded and transformed into a colossus, Dell may finally be ready for a second act. The next year will be crucial as it bolsters efforts to rely less on PC and laptop sales and more on services, servers and storage. To wit, the company stepped up the pace of its acquisitions in the services area, buying firms specializing in everything from security to thin clients. Management is clearly focused on growth, even as it has been able to improve its market share in the old-line business. For the year, Dell's revenue was $62.1 billion, of which a record $18.6 billion came from enterprise solutions and services. The non-PC side of the business now represents 30% of revenue and almost 50% of gross margin dollars.

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2010
Revenues 62,071.0 0.9
Profits 3,492.0 32.5
Assets 44,533.0
Stockholders' equity 8,917.0
Market value (3/29/2012) 29,249.9
Profits as % of  
Revenues 5.6
Assets 7.8
Stockholders' equity 39.2
Earnings per share  
2011 $ 1.88
% change from 2010 39.3
2001-2011 annual growth rate % 15.1
Total return to investors %
2011 8.0
2001-2011 annual rate -6.0
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 Hewlett-Packard 10 127,245.0
2 Apple 17 108,249.0
3 Dell 44 62,071.0
4 Xerox 127 22,626.0
5 NCR 447 5,443.0
6 Pitney Bowes 461 5,278.0
Issue date: May 21, 2012
Figures are for fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2012.
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