Dell Technologies Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2023 Financial Results

Nov 21, 2022

Third quarter revenue down 6% at $24.7 billion
Operating income up 68% at a record $1.8 billion, and non-GAAP operating income up 22% at a record $2.4 billion
Diluted earnings per share at $0.33, and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share at $2.30

Dell Technologies (NYSE: DELL) announces financial results for its fiscal 2023 third quarter. Revenue was $24.7 billion, down 6%. Operating income was a record $1.8 billion, up 68%, representing 7.1% of revenue, and non-GAAP operating income was a record $2.4 billion, up 22%, representing 9.6% of revenue. Net income from continuing operations was $241 million, and non-GAAP net income was $1.7 billion. Diluted earnings per share was $0.33, and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share was $2.30.

Dell Technologies ended the quarter with remaining performance obligations of $39 billion and deferred revenue of $27.1 billion. Recurring revenue for the third quarter was approximately $5.4 billion, up 11% year-over-year. Cash and investments were $6.5 billion, and $847 million was returned to shareholders in the third quarter through share repurchases and dividends

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

October 28, 2022

October 29, 2021

Change

October 28, 2022

October 29, 2021

Change

(in millions, except per share amounts and percentages; unaudited)

Total net revenue

$ 24,721

$ 26,424

(6)%

$ 77,262

$ 73,205

6%

Operating income

$ 1,762

$ 1,046

68%

$ 4,582

$ 3,050

50%

Net income from continuing operations

$ 241

$ 3,683

(93)%

$ 1,816

$ 4,971

(63)%

Earnings per share – diluted

$ 0.33

$ 4.68

(93)%

$ 2.41

$ 6.34

(62)%

Non-GAAP net revenue

$ 24,721

$ 26,432

(6)%

$ 77,262

$ 73,229

6%

Non-GAAP operating income

$ 2,380

$ 1,956

22%

$ 6,467

$ 5,594

16%

Non-GAAP net income

$ 1,705

$ 1,313

30%

$ 4,405

$ 3,534

25%

Non-GAAP earnings per share – diluted

$ 2.30

$ 1.66

39%

$ 5.81

$ 4.50

29%

During the three and nine months ended October 28, 2022, net income from continuing operations and earnings per share-diluted include a $1.0 billion expense recognized within interest and other, net, in connection with a previously reported litigation settlement agreement.

Information about Dell Technologies’ use of non-GAAP financial information is provided under “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below. All comparisons in this press release are year-over-year unless otherwise noted.

Operating segments summary

Infrastructure Solutions Group delivered record third quarter revenue of $9.6 billion, up 12% year-over-year and its seventh consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth. Servers and networking revenue was $5.2 billion, up 14%. Storage revenue was $4.4 billion, up 11%. Operating income was a record $1.4 billion, up 54% and approximately 14.3% of Infrastructure Solutions Group revenue.

Client Solutions Group delivered third quarter revenue of $13.8 billion, down 17% year-over-year. Commercial revenue was $10.7 billion, down 13%, and Consumer revenue was $3 billion, down 29%. Operating income was $1.1 billion, down 7% and approximately 7.7% of Client Solutions Group revenue.

Key areas of innovation:

Dell launched Cybersecurity Advisory Services and a new vulnerability management service, providing organizations with tools and actionable insights to secure their IT environments.
As part of continuing APEX momentum, Dell PowerFlex block storage is now available in the AWS Marketplace.
Dell added a customer-managed option for APEX Data Storage Services, helping customers easily transition to an as-a-Service environment.
Dell announced Project Frontier, an edge operations software platform that centralizes customers’ software applications, operational technologies and multicloud environments with Zero Trust-enabled security protection to securely scale edge operations for any enterprise use case.
As part of Dell’s edge portfolio, the Latitude 7230 Rugged Extreme Tablet is now available and is the lightest and most powerful 12” fully rugged tablet on the market, offering more speed and reduced energy consumption for workers in extreme environments.

Executive Quotes:

“We played our hand in Q3 exceptionally well; it’s what we do,” said Jeff Clarke, vice chairman and co-chief operating officer, Dell Technologies. “We reduced backlog to meet customer needs and deliver record business results, including record third quarter ISG revenue of $9.6 billion. At the same time, our innovation engine is operating at full throttle in strategic areas like edge, multicloud and as-a-Service.”

“We executed Q3 with focus and delivered strong operating results, successfully navigating the challenging environment we highlighted in our Q2 earnings call,” said Chuck Whitten, co-chief operating officer, Dell Technologies. “With the industry’s largest direct sales force and our technology ecosystem, we anticipated the changing landscape and responded quickly. We combatted slower demand and drove record profitability, with record operating income of $1.8 billion.”

“We continue to perform well in any environment, driving record operating income and growing revenue 6% year-to-date to $77 billion,” said Tom Sweet, chief financial officer, Dell Technologies. “We’re creating long-term value with strong share positions in the most profitable parts of the market, generating solid free cash flow over time and returning capital to shareholders.”

Conference call information

As previously announced, the Company will hold a conference call to discuss its performance and financial guidance on Nov. 21, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. CST. Prior to the start of the conference call, prepared remarks and a presentation containing additional financial and operating information prior to financial guidance may be downloaded from investors.delltechnologies.com. The conference call will be broadcast live over the internet and can be accessed at

investors.delltechnologies.com/events-and-presentations/upcoming-events

For those unable to listen to the live broadcast, the final remarks and presentation with financial guidance will be available following the broadcast, and an archived version will be available at the same location for one year.

Customer Highlights Blog

Read our quarterly blog from Bill Scannell, Dell Technologies president of Global Sales & Customer Operations, to learn more about how we are helping customers with their digital transformations:

www.dell.com/en-us/blog/driving-our-customers-businesses-forward/

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www.dell.com/en-us/dt/corporate/social-impact/reporting/esg-governance.htm

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