Dell gives upbeat sales outlook 戴尔对下半年销售前景持乐观态
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Dell has reported another decline in quarterly profits, but says it now expects its revenues to improve through the second half of the year.


Dell says its sales have now started to improve
Dell says its sales have now started to improve

Net profits at the US giant totalled $472m (£290m) in the three months to 31 July, down 23% on a year earlier, but ahead of market expectations.

Dell's revenues for its second quarter fell 22% from last year to $12.8bn.

Global computer sales have been knocked by the worldwide recession, as customers cut back on their spending.

Profit 'discipline'

Dell released its results before the end of Thursday trading in New York, sending its shares up 7% at the close.

The 23% fall in Dell's second quarter profits was much less severe than the 63% drop it experienced between January and March.

Dell said it had managed to trim(平衡) the fall in profit by being more "disciplined" on its margins1.

Commentators2 broadly welcomed its latest results.

"Obviously it's a better-than-expected performance," said computer analyst3 Richard Kugele of Needham & Company.

"Slow, steady progress right now is good enough as far as I'm concerned."

Over the past year Dell has responded to its falling sales by reducing its global workforce4 by more than 9,000 positions to cut costs.


1 margins 18cef75be8bf936fbf6be827537c8585     
边( margin的名词复数 ); 利润; 页边空白; 差数
  • They have always had to make do with relatively small profit margins. 他们不得不经常设法应付较少的利润额。
  • To create more space between the navigation items, add left and right margins to the links. 在每个项目间留更多的空隙,加左或者右的margins来定义链接。
2 commentators 14bfe5fe312768eb5df7698676f7837c     
n.评论员( commentator的名词复数 );时事评论员;注释者;实况广播员
  • Sports commentators repeat the same phrases ad nauseam. 体育解说员翻来覆去说着同样的词语,真叫人腻烦。
  • Television sports commentators repeat the same phrases ad nauseam. 电视体育解说员说来说去就是那么几句话,令人厌烦。 来自《简明英汉词典》
3 analyst gw7zn     
  • What can you contribute to the position of a market analyst?你有什么技能可有助于市场分析员的职务?
  • The analyst is required to interpolate values between standards.分析人员需要在这些标准中插入一些值。
4 workforce workforce     
  • A large part of the workforce is employed in agriculture.劳动人口中一大部分受雇于农业。
  • A quarter of the local workforce is unemployed.本地劳动力中有四分之一失业。
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