Dell delivers strong fourth-quarter earnings

Summary:The company has reported results that exceed Wall Street's expectations for the quarter, with Michael Dell pleased at the performance from commercial business

Dell delivered strong fourth-quarter results amid strong enterprise and small to medium-business demand.

The company reported fourth-quarter earnings of $927m (£573m), or 48 cents a share, on revenue of $15.7bn. Non-GAAP earnings were 53 cents a share, well ahead of the 37 cents a share Wall Street expected.

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Dell delivered strong fourth-quarter results. Credit: Dell

The company's chief executive Michael Dell said in a statement that he was pleased with the performance the company is seeing from its commercial business. For fiscal 2012, Dell projected revenue growth of five percent to nine percent, and non-GAAP operating income growth of six percent to 12 percent. In the first quarter, Dell projected the usual seasonal decline and "a slight sequential decline in revenue".

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