Dell, the world's largest personal computer maker, shrugged off weakness in the PC market to increase profits in the three months to 29 April.
Dell has seen non-US sales grow to make up 42% of total sales
Its profit rose 28% to $934m (£500.7m), compared with $731m a year earlier.
Sales rose 16% to $13.39bn from $11.54bn a year ago, benefiting from overseas sales growth and from the sale of storage systems and mobile products.
Non-US sales grew 21% compared with a year ago, and now make up 42% of total revenues.
Dell's shares rose seven cents to close at $36.61 as the Nasdaq market anticipated favourable first-quarter results.
Its results - which were in line with Wall Street's expectations - were reported after the Nasdaq closed.