Diluted EPS, Qrtly Earnings Growth, Profit Margin. Operating Margin, Return on Assets are basically the same statistic and highly correlated. The depreciation is massive and the cost savings should be coming. Hopefully the online growth (read to conference call transcript these are google, yahoo sites) improves. Yes, these can get worse but that is not what they are saying.
Go to cash flow statement and add net income, depreciation, and other non-cash items, that is the true earnings. That should be about $400 million for the year divided by 17.60 million shares outstanding is $22 true EPS or p/e of 0.2
Revenues per share and fcf per share have more than doubled since 2004 when Dell was priced $40. This stock like all large tech is at bargain basement prices. Dell ripped off the small shareholders by taking their equity without their permission in a stock vote. The majority ripped off the minority. I want a list of every vote so I can write them a letter to tell them they are either a moron or corrupt. Either way they should be fired. Good riddance of the fat old Dell. Just like his hardware junk!