Dell Inc issued upbeat guidance yesterday, after reporting a second quarter that the company said outperformed the market on many key measurements of growth. The firm highlighted servers and international revenue as big drivers.
The company reported net income for the three months to July 30 up 29% at $799 million, on revenue up 20% at $11.7 billion. The results were in line with Dell’s upwards-revised guidance issued halfway through the quarter.
Dell said that it grew faster than the market, as measured by International Data Corp, in a number of areas. A 31% increase in server shipments was 12 percentage points higher than the industry average, the firm said.
Printers, a new market for Dell, performed well enough for the company to revise its estimates of how many it expects to sell. The company said it expects to shift five million of them this fiscal year, up a million on its earlier guidance.
Dell said it outperformed the market internationally. Shipments in the EMEA region and in the UK both grew 30%, with servers growing 44% and storage growing 60%. French sales were up 38%.
In Asia Pacific, shipments were up 28%, with servers growing at 33%. The company bragged that it is now the number three supplier in Japan, having gained two percentage points of market share in the quarter. China server shipments grew 41%.
On its home shores, Dell’s revenue was up 16%, and the firm added almost two points to its market share figures. Excluding the US, Americas revenue was up 25% on good sales north of the border.
CEO Kevin Rollins said that the company expects to slightly outperform the market in the current quarter. Dell expects 21% annual growth in the quarter, revenue up 18% at $12.5 billion and earnings up 27%.