Dell reports 11% dip in Q4 2012 revenue to $14.3 billion

Infotech Lead India: Dell has reported 11 percent decrease in Q4 2012 revenue to $14.3 billion.

Dell’s full year revenue plummeted 8 percent to $56.9 billion.

All its regions contributed to its misery. EMEA revenue decreased 14 percent in the fourth quarter, Americas was down 10 percent, and Asia-Pacific and Japan declined 9 percent.

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Dell says revenue from enterprise solutions and services grew 6 percent in the quarter to $5.2 billion and was $19.4 billion for the fiscal year, a 4 percent gain over fiscal year 2012.

According to Dell, its server revenue increased 5 percent driven by strong growth in the company’s hyper-scale data center solutions business and migration to the company’s 12th-generation servers. The 12G-server line represents almost 80 percent of Dell PowerEdge server revenue at average selling prices and margins that are a premium over previous-generation servers.

Dell’s networking business grew 42 percent — including more than 100 percent growth in the company’s Force10 business.

Dell Quest software delivered revenue over the company’s stated target of $180-$200 million for the quarter. The company’s security software business also grew sequentially.

Dell desktop and mobility business revenue declined 20 percent and was up 3 percent sequentially.

Large Enterprise had revenue of $4.7 billion in the quarter, a 7 percent decrease.

Server and networking revenue increased 25 percent and ES&S business grew 10 percent. Revenue for the full year was $17.8 billion, down 5 percent from the previous year.

Public revenue was $3.5 billion, a 9 percent decrease.

Servers and networking revenue grew 11 percent. Revenue for the full year was $14.8 billion, down 8 percent from the previous year.

Small and Medium Business revenue was $3.4 billion, a 5 percent decrease.

SMB enterprise solutions and services sales increased 9 percent for the quarter, driven by servers and networking growth of 13 percent and services revenue growth of 17 percent. Revenue for the full year was $13.4 billion, down 1 percent from the previous year.

Consumer revenue was $2.8 billion, a 24 percent decline for the quarter. Revenue for the full year was $10.9 billion, down 20 percent from the previous year.

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