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.
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.