Dell Technologies reported strong growth in fiscal 2019 fourth quarter. The revenue was $23.8 billion, up 9 percent, and non-GAAP revenue was $24.0 billion, up 8 percent over the same period in the prior year. During the quarter, the company said it generated operating income of $331 million, versus an operating loss of $69 million in the fourth quarter of the prior year. The non-GAAP operating income was $2.7 billion. Cash flow from operations was approximately $2.4 billion.
On the other hand, for the full year, revenue was $90.6 billion, up 15 percent, and non-GAAP revenue was $91.3 billion, up 14 percent over the prior year. The company said that it reduced its operating loss by 92 percent to $191 million, and generated a non-GAAP operating income of $8.9 billion, up 14 percent over the prior year. Cash flow from operations was $7.0 billion. During the year, net loss decreased 25 percent to $2.1 billion and adjusted EBITDA increased 13 percent to $10.3 billion.
The company ended the year with a cash and investments balance of $10.7 billion. Since closing the EMC transaction, Dell Technologies has paid down approximately $14.6 billion in gross debt, excluding Dell Financial Services related and subsidiary debt.
“Fiscal 2019 was a year of great progress and momentum. We advanced our leading portfolio through a focus on innovation, added new customers through both direct and channel growth, and delivered solutions from the edge to the core to the cloud,” said Jeff Clarke, vice chairman, Products & Operations, Dell Technologies.
“As data growth continues to explode alongside technology trends like 5G, AI and machine learning, we’ll continue to drive a wave of innovations to unlock the power of our customers’ data capital,” said Clarke.
Infrastructure Solutions Group
Infrastructure Solutions Group revenue for the fourth quarter was $9.9 billion, a 10 percent increase year over year. This was driven by $5.3 billion in servers and networking revenue, a 14 percent increase, and $4.6 billion in storage revenue, a 7 percent increase year over year. Revenue for the full year was $36.7 billion, up 19 percent with servers and networking revenue of $20.0 billion, up 28 percent, and storage revenue of $16.7 billion, up 9 percent year over year. Operating income was $1.3 billion for the fourth quarter, up 21 percent, and $4.2 billion for the full year, up 35 percent year over year.
Client Solutions Group
Client Solutions Group revenue for the fiscal fourth quarter was $10.9 billion, up 4 percent versus the fourth quarter of last year. Commercial revenue grew 9 percent to $7.8 billion, and Consumer revenue was down 6 percent to $3.1 billion. Client Solutions Group revenue for the full year was $43.2 billion, up 10 percent. Operating income was $555 million for the fourth quarter, or 5.1 percent of Client Solutions Group revenue, and $2.0 billion for the full year.
VMware revenue was $2.6 billion for the quarter, up 17 percent, and $9.1 billion for the full year, up 14 percent. Operating income for the quarter was $872 million, or 33 percent of VMware revenue, and $3.0 billion for the full year, or 33 percent of VMware revenue.
Pivotal, Secureworks, RSA Security, Virtustream and Boomi
Fourth quarter revenue from other businesses, including Pivotal, Secureworks, RSA Security, Virtustream and Boomi, was $593 million, up 5 percent year over year. Revenue from other businesses for the full year was $2.3 billion, up 6 percent.