Dell Eyes Two-Thirds of Sales From Outside U.S. in 5 Years

Dell, the world's No. 2 personal computer maker, said on Friday sales outside the United States were growing much faster than its home market and could account for two-thirds of total revenues within five years. According to Steve Felice, president of Dell Asia-Pacific and Japan, revenue from international regions topped U.S. revenue for the first time, with Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) leading the way at 73% shipment growth in Q1; at the rate things are going "two-thirds could come in five years," said Felice, referring to sales from outside the U.S. The comments came after Dell posted higher-than-expected quarterly profit, driven by cost cuts and strong demand from consumers and foreign markets.

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