HOPKINTON, Mass. - July 23, 2014 -
EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) today reported second-quarter 2014 financial results, including record second-quarter revenue of $5.9 billion, an increase of 5% year over year. GAAP net income attributable to EMC was $589 million and GAAP earnings per weighted average diluted share was $0.28. Non-GAAP1 net income attributable to EMC was $882 million and non-GAAP1 earnings per weighted average diluted share was $0.43.
EMC generated $1.3 billion in operating cash flow and $930 million in free cash flow2 in the second quarter – up 2% and 10% year over year, respectively. EMC ended the quarter with $14.6 billion in cash and investments. The company repurchased approximately $600 million worth of its common stock in the second quarter and returned approximately $200 million to shareholders via a quarterly dividend.
In addition, EMC's Board of Directors has approved an acceleration of EMC's share buyback plan for 2014 from $2 billion to $3 billion. Including the accelerated buyback and EMC's increased dividend (announced in the first quarter of 2014), EMC expects to return more than $7 billion to shareholders over the course of 2013 and 2014.
Joe Tucci, EMC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Our industry and customers are in the midst of a massively disruptive and transformational shift, and the pace of change is accelerating. EMC detected it early on, put the right strategy in place and is executing well. New customers are coming to EMC for the first time, and existing customers are investing more heavily, because of our expanded capabilities across EMC Information Infrastructure, VMware and Pivotal. As a result, we have no doubt that EMC and our customers and shareholders will emerge among the primary beneficiaries of this transformation.”
David Goulden, CEO of EMC Information Infrastructure and EMC's Chief Financial Officer, said, “EMC performance in Q2 was solid and on track, with good performance from each of our major business units. We are at the threshold of expansive opportunity and remain confident about the rest of the year, as evidenced by the accelerated buyback program. Our market leadership, healthy partner ecosystem and cutting-edge technologies all support a strategy that deeply resonates with customers.”
EMC's consolidated second-quarter revenue from the United States was up 3% year over year at $3.1 billion, representing 52% of consolidated second-quarter revenue. Revenue from EMC's business operations outside of the United States increased 7% year over year to $2.8 billion representing 48% of consolidated second-quarter revenue. Within this, revenue from EMC's Europe, Middle East and Africa region grew 12% year over year and revenue from EMC's Latin America region grew 14% year over year. Revenue from the BRIC+13 markets grew 5% year over year.
The following statements are based on current expectations. These statements are forward-looking, and actual results may differ materially. These statements do not give effect to the potential impact of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures or business combinations that may be announced or closed after the date hereof. These statements supersede all prior statements made by EMC regarding 2014 financial results.
All dollar amounts and percentages set forth below should be considered to be approximations.
EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset — information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at www.EMC.com.