Buy Dell: Focus On Non-PC Revenues Presents An Upside Of 130%
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Despite economic headwinds, and changing consumer preference towards smartphones and media tablets, Dell's (DELL) revenues still grew by 15% over the last quarter. The company has registered a 14% increase in networking and server revenue, and its storage business showed an increase of 6% over the last one year. DELL has created a $60 million fund to enlarge its storage technologies business. This fund will invest in innovative computer servers with advanced storage facilities, and building a high data driven capacity in smartphones and media tablets.
The company derives 54% of its revenues from desktop and mobility, 17% from software and peripherals, and 29% from enterprise solutions and services. Its competitor, Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), after facing a 10% decline in the PC business, began to move into the tablet market. We believe that Dell has to follow a similar path, and should change its focus to storage technologies in order to remain attractive for investors. The company has not paid any dividends in the last 5 years, but recently, it decided to pay a dividend of 32 cents/share on an annual basis. Along with this, the management is committed to maintaining its capital allocation program for capital distribution to its shareholders of up to 35% of free cash flows. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE