SHI’s 25th year was a momentous one, and not just because we celebrated our silver anniversary; in 2014, SHI broke the $6 billion revenue plateau and grew to more than 2,800 employees for the first time.
SHI’s revenue growth was driven significantly by each of SHI’s sales divisions, with the Corporate and Public Sector segments expanding the fastest at 30 percent and 18 percent year over year, respectively. To keep pace with our growth, SHI invested heavily in our workforce, adding 350 employees to the global team, as well as in real estate and infrastructure through space acquisitions in the U.K., Texas, and New Jersey.
CEO Thai Lee acknowledged this success in a press release issued yesterday, saying, “Our consistent, substantial growth is a direct result of our close partnerships and our team’s unmatched ability to help customers select, deploy, and manage their technology. Our success has given us the opportunity to build our team in a way that will drive growth and deliver a superior level of customer service.” Continue Reading…
SHI released its quarterly earnings statement last week, revealing powerful growth and record-breaking revenue in yet another quarter. SHI brought in $1.48 billion in revenue during the third quarter, attributable in great part to growth of legacy hardware partners. But the other driver was the many organizations upgrading their systems in preparation for the end of Windows Server 2003 support next year. This achievement brings SHI’s year-to-date revenue to $4.05 billion, a 15 percent surge over the same period in 2013.
For more details and CEO Thai Lee’s perspective on the growth, read our official press release.
This week SHI is hosting its annual Global Sales Conference, where hundreds of SHI employees and dozens of partners have gathered to celebrate SHI’s 25th anniversary and collaborate on how to continue to deliver exceptional value and experience as we help customers select, deploy, and manage technology.
The theme this year? Growth — in partner relationships; hardware, data center software, security, storage, and other business divisions; employee count; and revenue.
And so, in that spirit, we revealed today SHI’s revenue for the first half of 2014. In the first six months of the year, SHI recorded $2.57 billion — a 12 percent jump year over year — keeping us on pace for another record-breaking year.
Take a look at our official press release below for CEO Thai Lee’s thoughts on this latest milestone, and follow our hashtag, #SHIGSC, for additional updates from our event.
This morning SHI released first quarter financial results of $1.12 billion in revenue, a 12 percent increase over our record first quarter in 2013. This growth was driven in large part to the many customers that took the quarter, and the deadline for the discontinuation of Windows XP, to take inventory of their technology and upgrade their software and hardware.
Not surprisingly, the overwhelming majority of organizations decided to stick with the Windows platform. This was clearly evidenced by the revenue growth we experienced with many of our partners, including: Microsoft, up 35 percent; Dell, up 44 percent; Lenovo, up 95 percent, and HP, up 8 percent year over year.
Our press release contains more details on SHI’s technology lines and manufacturers that exhibited the most growth in the first quarter.
As always, thanks to our loyal customers and partners for helping us kick off 2014 with another record-setting quarter!
2013 was a great year for SHI, bringing tremendous growth, new service offerings, and widespread recognition. In a press release issued yesterday, we reported $5 billion in revenue for 2013, a 15 percent increase from 2012. For the first time ever, SHI’s public sector, corporate, and enterprise commercial sales divisions each surpassed $1 billion in revenue.
“If we were a public company, SHI’s $5 billion in revenue would rank us among the Fortune 500, which includes many of our valued customers and partners,” CEO Thai Lee said yesterday. “It’s clear that the close relationships we’ve built with our clients, partners, and, of course, our employees have been–and will remain–the key to our success now and well into the future.”
As Thai mentioned, SHI’s employees were a key component to our success in 2013, and we’re pleased to be expanding. We added over 400 new employees at offices throughout North America and Europe last year, expanding our headcount to 2,500–the most in company history.
SHI also continued to be recognized for its outstanding partnerships, winning the Microsoft Channel Partner of the Year for state and local government and academic, as well as VMWare Solution Provider Partner of the Year. Dell also named SHI its DMR Partner of the Year for the fourth consecutive year, and the company won the Microsoft Operational Excellence Award for the 10th consecutive year.
Has the best yet to come? We don’t think so. We look forward to an even bigger 2014!
SHI remains on track to exceed 2012 revenue, posting $1.2 billion in revenue during the third quarter of 2013, an 18.8 percent increase over the same period last year. This brings our year-to-date revenue to $3.5 billion, a sum more than 14 percent higher year over year.
This quarter’s overall revenue growth can be attributed in great part to strong sales of our cloud services and products, which total $250 million for the year.
For more SHI milestones achieved in Q3, read the press release that hit the wires today.
SHI recorded revenue of $2.3 billion in the first half of 2013, representing an 11.75 percent increase year over year. Revenue growth was strong across all business divisions, with the enterprise and public sector rising 4 percent, our international business climbing 21 percent, and the corporate division surging 39 percent year over year.
Demand for products and services, particularly in mobility, storage, and networking, is responsible for much of this increase.
Read the press release we issued this morning for more details.
SHI is breaking records like it’s our job. It’s not, of course. Our job is to connect you with the technology solutions your business needs. And our latest earnings announcement indicates that we must be doing it right.
SHI posted $1 billion in revenue for the first quarter of 2013, a 15.5 percent increase year over year and our highest first quarter revenue total ever. Not only that, but this is the third consecutive year in which we set a revenue record for the first quarter.
There are a lot of factors that contributed to this growth, and the press release we put out today has them all. Most importantly, though, thanks to our loyal customers and partners for contributing to this success.
In case you missed the headline this morning: SHI continues rapid growth, posts $4.45 billion in revenue for 2012. That’s an increase of 15 percent over last year, the final push needed for SHI to cross the $4 billion threshold for the first time in company history.
The press release we issued this morning has more of the details, including a breakdown of revenue growth across business segment and a recap of what it took to achieve another milestone: 2,000 full-time employees.
If our Q3 results are any indication, SHI is headed for a record-breaking year. Our third quarter revenues of more than $900 million brought our total year-to-date revenue up to $3.03 billion as of Sept. 30. This puts us on target to surpass $4 billion in annual sales for the first time in our history. Our growth this quarter was driven in part by our public sector division, which grew 35 percent year over year.
This morning we issued a press release announcing our Q3 2012 results. Give it a read to see our latest progress in delivering high-performance IT solutions to businesses and partners worldwide.