Dell on Tuesday reported a 177 percent year-over-year increase in net income for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2011, driven by growth in enterprise server and PC sales.
The company’s profit was US$927 million for the quarter that ended on Jan. 28, increasing from $334 million in the previous year’s fourth quarter.
The company reported quarterly revenue of $15.69 billion, which grew by 5 percent year over year. Analysts expected $15.71 billion in revenue for the fourth quarter.
Revenue for Dell’s Large Enterprise division was $4.7 billion, growing by 12 percent from a year ago, driven by a strong demand for PC and server products. Revenue for the Small and Medium Business division grew year over year by 12 percent to $3.7 billion.
Overall server and networking revenue for the company was $2.09 billion, growing by 16 percent. The company’s desktop and mobility revenue — which counts laptop sales — both grew by 4 percent.
However, revenue for Dell’s Consumer division was $3.3 billion, falling by 8 percent compared to the previous year’s fourth quarter, which received a big boost relative to the strong launch of Microsoft’s Windows 7 OS. The OS was credited with boosting PC sales.