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EMC Posts Record Second-Quarter Financial Results; Achieves 18% Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced record second-quarter revenue results and its 20th consecutive quarter of double-digit year-over-year revenue growth. The company achieved balanced execution with double-digit revenue growth in systems, software and services and across all of its major business segments and geographies. EMC’s total consolidated revenue for the second quarter of 2008 was $3.67 billion, an increase of 18% over the $3.12 billion reported for the second quarter of 2007.

HOPKINTON, MASS, July 23, 2008 - 

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced record second-quarter revenue results and its 20th consecutive quarter of double-digit year-over-year revenue growth. The company achieved balanced execution with double-digit revenue growth in systems, software and services and across all of its major business segments and geographies. EMC’s total consolidated revenue for the second quarter of 2008 was $3.67 billion, an increase of 18% over the $3.12 billion reported for the second quarter of 2007.

Second-quarter GAAP net income was $377.5 million or $0.18 per diluted share. Non-GAAP second-quarter net income, which excludes stock-based compensation and intangible amortization, was $511.7 million or $0.24 per diluted share, 20% higher than the non-GAAP earnings per diluted share of $0.20 for the year-ago period.

Joe Tucci, EMC Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “EMC demonstrated solid second-quarter performance. I’m proud that we’ve achieved 20 consecutive quarters, or half a decade, of consecutive double-digit revenue growth. Very few companies, particularly of our size, can make that claim. Our focus on information infrastructure and virtual infrastructure is paying off and is the driving force behind our strong financial position, our successful business model and our competitive advantage.”

Tucci added, “Despite continued economic uncertainty at the macro level, we believe spending on information infrastructure and virtual infrastructure technologies and solutions will continue to grow, driven largely by the need to manage the ever-expanding volume of information efficiently, securely and cost effectively. The challenge of dealing with this information overload is leading to a set of needs that EMC — our people, technology, services, and partners — is uniquely able to address.”

From a geographic perspective, revenue from the United States increased 10% compared with the same period a year ago. Revenue from operations outside of the United States grew 27% year over year and represented a record 48% of total second-quarter revenue. Revenue from EMC’s Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region increased 27%, Asia-Pacific & Japan (APJ) revenue increased 27%, and Latin America revenue increased 24%, each compared with the year-ago quarter.

David Goulden, EMC Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, said, “I am pleased with EMC’s execution and solid performance in the second quarter. We achieved strong top-line and bottom-line growth and ended the quarter with a record $8.1 billion in cash and investments. As one of the most trusted technology partners in IT, we believe we are well positioned strategically and operationally for ongoing success.”

Second-Quarter Highlights

Revenue from EMC’s Information Storage business, which includes revenue from storage systems, storage software and related customer and professional services, reached $2.87 billion, an increase of 14% compared with the year-ago period. Growth in the Information Storage business reflects continued worldwide demand for EMC’s networked storage solutions, with particularly strong traction from faster-growing international regions, EMC’s mid-range storage systems connected to IP networks, and the company’s professional consulting and implementation services. In the high-end of the market, second-quarter revenue from EMC Symmetrix networked storage products increased 10% year over year, driven by continued customer demand for large-scale enterprise consolidation and improved energy efficiency. In the mid-range, EMC Celerra network-attached storage products continued to experience strong revenue growth, increasing more than 50% year over year. Also during the quarter, the business benefited from innovative technologies and features introduced this year, including new solid state drives that use flash memory, virtual provisioning for simplified storage provisioning and increased system utilization, and data de-duplication for improved backup efficiency.

EMC’s Content Management and Archiving business increased second-quarter revenue 18% year over year to $204 million. Growth in the business was led by customer demand for EMC’s solutions for effective transactional content management that advance collaboration, compliance and risk-management initiatives, as well as improve business processes and increase productivity. This week, EMC announced the Documentum 6.5 platform, offering customers even more advanced enterprise content management (ECM) capabilities that blend the ease of use of Web 2.0 applications while minimizing the associated risk. With Documentum 6.5, organizations can leverage newer technologies, such as Web 2.0, improve the existing content applications already in use, and power all of these with a more scalable and secure ECM platform than ever before available.

For the second quarter of 2008, revenue from RSA, The Security Division of EMC, grew 15% year over year, reaching $144 million and benefiting from strength in areas such as data loss prevention (DLP), identity protection & verification, and security information & event management. During the quarter, the division made available key advancements to its DLP suite through important new capabilities and launched a comprehensive Identity Assurance solution that enables trusted identities to freely and securely interact with systems and access information. These additions support EMC’s Information Risk Management strategy, which allows customers to effectively recognize, assess and mitigate the risk to their information at any point in its lifecycle. Organizations continue to choose RSA’s comprehensive portfolio of security products and services to meet key compliance requirements around data security, security information management and data loss prevention more efficiently and holistically.

VMware (NYSE: VMW), which is majority-owned by EMC, contributed second-quarter revenues of $453 million, an increase of 52% compared to the year-ago quarter. VMware is the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter. Customers of all sizes rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, ensure business continuity, strengthen security and be more energy efficient. Visit for more information about the virtualization software leader’s second-quarter financial results.

“EMC has amassed the broadest, most innovative and most integrated product portfolio in company history. The rapid pace at which we’re able to deliver new technologies and features to market makes EMC’s portfolio even more compelling,” continued Goulden. “Customers need help keeping up with information as it continues to grow at nearly 60% per year. EMC’s unique ability to help solve all their information management challenges is a powerful competitive advantage.”

Business Outlook

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 regarding business outlook set forth in prior EMC news releases.

All dollar amounts and percentages in the business outlook should be considered to be approximations.

  • Consolidated EMC revenues are expected to exceed $15 billion in 2008.
  • Consolidated GAAP diluted earnings per share (including the $79.2 million non-cash charge for in-process research and development (IPR&D) in the first quarter of 2008) are expected to be $0.74 in 2008.
  • Consolidated non-GAAP diluted earnings per share (excluding the $79.2 million non-cash charge for IPR&D in the first quarter of 2008) are expected to be $0.78 in 2008.
  • Consolidated non-GAAP diluted earnings per share (excluding the $79.2 million non-cash charge for IPR&D in the first quarter of 2008, the impact of stock-based compensation and intangible asset amortization) are expected to be $1.04 in 2008.
  • Consolidated stock-based compensation expense is expected to be $0.18 per diluted share in 2008 and the amortization of intangible assets is expected to be $0.08 per diluted share in 2008.
  • Consolidated GAAP tax rate for 2008 is expected to be 20% and the non-GAAP tax rate to be 22%. The tax impact of IPR&D, stock-based compensation and intangible asset amortization is expected to be 2%.

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