Dell Inc.

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1. Net Revenue, Net Income, Return on Assets (ROA) and Return on Equity (ROE) of Dell Corporation from 2008 to 2012. Dell /Year | Net Revenue($B) | Net Income($B) | ROA(%) | ROE(%) | 2008 | 61.133 | 2.947 | 10.69 | 78.90 | 2009 | 61.101 | 2.478 | 9.35 | 58.01 | 2010 | 52.902 | 1.433 | 4.26 | 25.40 | 2011 | 61.494 | 2.635 | 6.83 | 33.92 | 2012 | 62.071 | 3.492 | 7.84 | 39.16 | 2. Dell Inc. share prices from 1998 to 2013. . Forecast Earnings Growth | | According to the graph above, over the next five years, the analysts that follow Dell, are expecting it to grow earnings at an average annual rate of 1.96%. This year, analysts are forecasting earnings decrease of 19.82% over last year. Analysts expect earnings…show more content…
8. Major points in the evolution of Dell’s strategy over 1988-2012 period. Since the beginning Dell has been selling customized computers. In 1988 Dell became a public company, turning the company more profitable by acquiring new investors. From 1990 to 1993, Dell used to sell computers in retail stores such as Wall Mart, Best Buy, Staples, etc. and because of low profit as results, in 1994, the company refocused its strategy to direct sales, eliminating retailers, wholesalers and consequently acquired satisfied customers by reducing cost and time for them and also the company. In 1997 the company became the low cost leader in pc vendors. During 2002-2007 the company had 7 elements as its strategy: making build-to-order manufacturing progressively more cost-efficient; partnering closely with suppliers to reduce cost of the supply chain; using direct sales techniques to gain customers; expanding into additional products and services and technical support; keeping R&D and engineering activities focused on better meeting the needs of customers, and using standardized technologies in all product offerings. As a conclusion, Dell has been always changing its strategy according to customer needs and in a way to make the company more profitable. 9. Four advantages of long-term partnership with reputable suppliers. 1) Reliability of name-brand components In order to make customers aware of the high quality, performance and reliability of
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