The Information Technology 100
Over the past 20 years, Dell has perfected the science of selling PCs, creating a superefficient assembly process that cranks out made-to-order machines delivered to customers in a matter of days. In 2004, Dell's PC sales hit $38.9 billion -- about 79% of total revenue that year. That helped make Dell the world's No. 1 PC player, with 18.9% of the global market. Now the Round Rock (Tex.) company is moving fast to extend its might beyond computers and into printers, storage, and maintenance services.
|Return on Equity||50.1%|
|Industry||COMPUTERS AND PERIPHERALS|
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All figures are for the most recent available 12 months.
* Latest available data for the 12-month period ended Dec. 31, Jan. 31, Feb. 29, Mar. 31, or Apr. 30. For companies that do not report quarterly, the most recent annual data were used.
Data provided by Standard & Poor's Compustat, BusinessWeek
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