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Rank: 41 (Previous rank: 38)
CEO: Michael S. Dell
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Traditionally, Dell beat competitors by offering hardware consumers could completely customize to their needs. But now that it's mass-producing hardware so it can match rivals on price, Dell is rethinking its business model.

The plan? Take steps to become a larger presence in emerging markets. Dell has become the leading laptop seller in India, a big growth market even if it accounts for less than 2% of the company's global sales.

Like other techs, Dell also is expanding its cloud and customer support services. Toward that end, Dell will shell out $1 billion over the next two years on 10 data centers. --S.D.

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2009
Revenues 61,494.0 16.2
Profits 2,635.0 83.9
Assets 38,599.0
Stockholders' equity 7,766.0
Market value (3/25/2011) 28,715.7
Profits as % of  
Revenues 4.3
Assets 6.8
Stockholders' equity 33.9
Earnings per share  
2010 $ 1.35
% change from 2009 84.9
2000-2010 annual growth rate % 5.5
Total return to investors %
2010 -5.6
2000-2010 annual rate -2.5
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 Hewlett-Packard 11 126,033.0
2 Apple 35 65,225.0
3 Dell 41 61,494.0
4 Xerox 121 21,633.0
5 Pitney Bowes 421 5,425.3
6 NCR 469 4,819.0
Issue date: May 23, 2011
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