Dell Technologies announces its fiscal 2019 first quarter results. For the first quarter, revenue was $21.4 billion, up 19 percent, and non-GAAP revenue was $21.5 billion, up 17 percent from the prior period. During the quarter, the company generated a GAAP operating loss of $153 million1, with a non-GAAP operating income of $2.0 billion, up 42 percent.
"We had a strong first quarter with balanced growth across all business units, regions, and customer segments," said Tom Sweet, chief financial officer, Dell Technologies. "Our broad set of capabilities, enhanced by our targeted investments over the last year, drove strong top-line momentum and improved profitability, allowing us to generate good operating cash flow and make progress paying down our core debt2."
The company ended the quarter with a cash and investments balance of $21.7 billion, an increase of $1.4 billion from the prior quarter and an increase of $6.7 billion from last year. Cash generation in the first quarter was seasonally strong given the overall velocity in the business. During the first quarter, Dell Technologies paid down approximately $600 million of core debt, ending the quarter with a core debt balance of $39.8 billion. Subsequent to the end of the quarter, the company paid down another $2.5 billion of core debt bringing the gross debt paid down to $13 billion since the close of the EMC transaction.
Dell Technologies' first quarter fiscal 2019 non-GAAP operating income excludes approximately $2.2 billion of adjustments, primarily related to purchase accounting and amortization of intangible assets.
Information about Dell Technologies' use of non-GAAP financial information is provided under "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below. All comparisons in this press release are year over year unless otherwise noted.
"The great momentum we saw exiting last year for servers and commercial client continued through the first quarter. We gained share in PCs and servers during the first calendar quarter and, when the numbers are revealed, expect to gain share in storage, as well," said Jeff Clarke, vice-chairman, Products & Operations, Dell Technologies. "We're pleased but not satisfied and will continue focusing our energy and resources on what matters most to our customers."