The company reported a decline in its server business for the first time in 10 quarters as economic hardships in China, partially due to trade war tensions with the U.S., weighed on revenue.
Revenue from the unit fell 8.8% to $4.18 billion, while the server host business fell 5% to $8.2 billion. Overall, the company reported first-quarter revenue of $21.9 billion. Earnings in the quarter were $1.45 per share.
Analysts were expecting the company to report revenue of $22.25 billion and earnings of $1.20 per share.
"I am pleased that we grew revenue and profitability while taking share in a dynamic environment," said Tom Sweet, chief financial officer, Dell Technologies. "We remain focused on long-term relative growth and innovating across our family of businesses to help our customers transform for their digital future."
Sweet also mentioned China in the company's earnings call following the release.
"Clearly the U.S.-China trade tensions are a bit of overhang on the (servers) business," Sweet said, according to Reuters. "The server business saw this dynamic of a bit softer market coupled with some very large opportunities that were extraordinarily price aggressive."