HP Reports Fourth Quarter 2008 Results

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced financial results for its fourth fiscal quarter ended Oct. 31, 2008, with net revenue of $33.6 billion, up 19% from a year earlier and up 16% when adjusted for the effects of currency. Excluding EDS revenue, net revenue grew 5% year over year or 2% when adjusted for the effects of currency.

In the fourth quarter, GAAP operating profit was $2.7 billion and GAAP diluted earnings per share (EPS) was $0.84, up from $0.81 in the prior-year period. Non-GAAP operating profit was $3.4 billion, with non-GAAP diluted EPS of $1.03, up from $0.86 in the prior-year period. Non-GAAP financial information excludes $482 million of adjustments on an after-tax basis, or $0.19 per diluted share, related primarily to amortization of purchased intangible assets, restructuring charges, acquisition-related charges and in-process research and development charges.

“HP capped off a strong year by delivering another solid quarter led by strength in our services segment and disciplined expense management,” said Mark Hurd, HP chairman and chief executive officer. “Our global reach, broad portfolio, numerous cost initiatives and consistent execution differentiate HP in the current economic environment.”

Information about HP’s use of non-GAAP financial information is provided under “Use of non-GAAP financial information” below. Unless otherwise noted, all growth rates included in the narrative below reflect year-over-year comparisons.

Revenue grew 17% in the Americas, 22% in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and 14% in Asia Pacific to $14.0 billion, $14.1 billion and $5.5 billion, respectively. When adjusted for the effects of currency, revenue grew 17% in the Americas, 15% in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and 12% in Asia Pacific. Revenue from outside of the United States in the fourth quarter accounted for 68% of total revenue, with revenue in the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) growing 23% over the prior-year period and accounting for 9% of total revenue.

Personal Systems Group

Personal Systems Group (PSG) revenue grew 10% to $11.2 billion, with unit shipments up 19%. Notebook revenue for the quarter grew 21%, while Desktop revenue declined 2%. Commercial client revenue grew 7%, while Consumer client revenue increased 15%. Operating profit was $616 million, or 5.5% of revenue, up from $589 million, or 5.8% of revenue, in the prior-year period.

Imaging and Printing Group

Imaging and Printing Group (IPG) revenue declined 1% to $7.5 billion. Supplies revenue grew 9%, while Commercial hardware revenue and Consumer hardware revenue declined 10% and 21%, respectively. Printer unit shipments decreased 8%, with Consumer printer hardware units down 8% and Commercial printer hardware units down 9%. Operating profit was $1.2 billion, or 15.5% of revenue, versus $1.1 billion, or 14.5% of revenue, in the prior-year period.

Enterprise Storage and Servers

Enterprise Storage and Servers (ESS) reported total revenue of $5.1 billion, down 1%. Storage revenue grew 13% led by 16% revenue growth in the midrange EVA product line and 9% revenue growth in the high-end XP product line. Industry Standard Server revenue declined 3% and Business Critical Systems revenue declined 10% while ESS blade revenue increased 43%. Operating profit was $705 million, or 13.9% of revenue, down from $736 million, or 14.4% of revenue, in the prior-year period.

HP Services

HP Services (HPS) revenue increased 99% to $8.6 billion, led by $3.9 billion revenue resulting from the EDS acquisition for the period between the Aug. 26 acquisition date and Oct. 31. Excluding EDS, HPS revenue grew 10%. Revenue in Technology Services and Outsourcing Services grew 10% and 15%, respectively, with revenue in Consulting and Integration up 2%. Operating profit was $920 million, or 10.6% of revenue, compared to $515 million, or 11.8% of revenue, in the prior-year period.

HP Software

HP Software revenue grew 13% to $855 million, led by 15% growth in the Business Technology Optimization portfolio. Operating profit was $195 million, or 22.8% of revenue, up from $145 million, or 19.1% of revenue, in the prior-year period.

HP Financial Services

HP Financial Services (HPFS) reported revenue of $691 million, up 5%. Financing volume increased 5%, and net portfolio assets declined 2%. Operating margin was 7.4% of revenue, up from 7.3% in the prior-year period.

Asset management

HP generated $3.3 billion in cash flow from operations for the fourth quarter. Inventory ended the quarter at $7.9 billion, down 7 days. Accounts receivable of $16.9 billion was up 2 days. Accounts payable ended the quarter at $14.1 billion, down 1 day. HP’s dividend payment of $0.08 per share in the fourth quarter resulted in cash usage of $196 million. HP utilized $1.9 billion of cash during the fourth quarter to repurchase approximately 45 million shares of common stock in the open market. HP exited the quarter with $10.3 billion in gross cash, which includes cash and cash equivalents of $10.2 billion, short-term investments of $93 million, and certain long-term investments of $95 million.

Full year fiscal 2008

Net revenue for the full fiscal year was $118.4 billion, representing growth of 13% or 8% when adjusted for the effects of currency. GAAP operating profit was $10.5 billion and GAAP diluted EPS was $3.25, up from $2.68 in the prior year. Non-GAAP operating profit was $11.8 billion, with non-GAAP diluted EPS of $3.62, up from $2.93 in the prior year. Non-GAAP financial information excludes $973 million of adjustments on an after-tax basis, or $0.37 per diluted share, related primarily to the amortization of purchased intangible assets, restructuring charges, acquisition-related charges and in-process research and development charges.

Outlook

In providing its outlook for the first fiscal quarter and full year 2009, the company has taken into consideration the current challenging economic environment and the relative strength of the U.S. dollar. Based on current exchange rates, the company now expects an unfavorable year-over-year currency impact on revenue of approximately 5 percentage points in the first quarter and roughly 6-7 percentage points for the full fiscal year and this impact is reflected in its outlook.

For the first fiscal quarter of 2009, HP expects revenue of approximately $32.0 billion to $32.5 billion, GAAP diluted EPS in the range of $0.80 to $0.82, and non-GAAP diluted EPS in the range of $0.93 to $0.95. Q109 non-GAAP diluted EPS estimates exclude after-tax costs of approximately $0.13 per share, related primarily to the amortization of purchased intangibles.

For the full fiscal year 2009, HP expects revenue of approximately $127.5 billion to $130.0 billion, GAAP diluted EPS in the range of $3.38 to $3.53, and non-GAAP diluted EPS in the range of $3.88 to $4.03. FY09 non-GAAP diluted EPS estimates exclude after-tax costs of approximately $0.50 per share, related primarily to the amortization of purchased intangibles.

More information on HP’s quarterly earnings, including additional financial analysis and an earnings overview presentation, is available on HP’s Investor Relations website at www.hp.com/investor/home.

HP’s Q4 FY08 earnings conference call is accessible via an audio webcast at www.hp.com/investor/q42008webcast.

About HP

HP, the world’s largest technology company, provides printing and personal computing products and IT services, software and solutions that simplify the technology experience for consumers and businesses. HP completed its acquisition of EDS on Aug. 26, 2008. More information about HP is available at http://www.hp.com/.

Use of non-GAAP financial information

To supplement HP’s consolidated condensed financial statements presented on a GAAP basis, HP provides non-GAAP operating profit, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net earnings, non-GAAP diluted earnings per share and gross cash. HP also provides forecasts of non-GAAP diluted earnings per share. A reconciliation of the adjustments to GAAP results for this quarter and prior periods is included in the tables below. In addition, an explanation of the ways in which HP management uses these non-GAAP measures to evaluate its business, the substance behind HP management’s decision to use these non-GAAP measures, the material limitations associated with the use of these non-GAAP measures, the manner in which HP management compensates for those limitations, and the substantive reasons why HP management believes that these non-GAAP measures provide useful information to investors is included under “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” after the tables below. This additional non-GAAP financial information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for operating profit, operating margin, net earnings, diluted earnings per share, or cash and cash equivalents prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Forward-looking statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If the risks or uncertainties ever materialize or the assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HP may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to any projections of revenue, margins, expenses, earnings, tax provisions, cash flows, benefit obligations, share repurchases, acquisition synergies, currency exchange rates or other financial items; any statements of the plans, strategies, and objectives of management for future operations, including execution of cost reduction programs and restructuring and integration plans; any statements concerning the expected development, performance or market share relating to products or services; any statements regarding macroeconomic trends or events and the impact of those trends and events on HP and its financial performance; any statements regarding pending investigations, claims or disputes; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; execution and performance of contracts by HP and its suppliers, customers and partners; the challenge of managing asset levels, including inventory; the difficulty of aligning expense levels with revenue changes; assumptions related to pension and other post-retirement costs; expectations and assumptions relating to the execution and timing of cost reduction programs and restructuring and integration plans; the possibility that the expected benefits of business combination transactions may not materialize as expected; the resolution of pending investigations, claims and disputes; and other risks that are described in HP’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007 and HP’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including HP’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended July 31, 2008. As in prior periods, the financial information set forth in this release, including tax-related items, reflects estimates based on information available at this time. While HP believes these estimates to be meaningful, these amounts could differ materially from actual reported amounts in HP’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2008. In particular, determining HP’s actual tax balances and provisions as of October 31, 2008 requires extensive internal and external review of tax data (including consolidating and reviewing the tax provisions of numerous domestic and foreign entities), which is being completed in the ordinary course of preparing HP’s Form 10-K. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.

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HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS
(Unaudited)
(In millions except per share amounts)
   
 
 
Three months ended
October 31,
2008
July 31,
2008
October 31,
2007
 
Net revenue $ 33,603 $ 28,032 $ 28,293
 
Costs and expenses(a):
Cost of sales 25,908 21,253 21,304
Research and development 842 895 914
Selling, general and administrative 3,451 3,137 3,272
Amortization of purchased intangible assets 337 213 187
In-process research and development charges 32 - 4
Restructuring 251 5 (20 )
Acquisition-related charges   41     -     -  
Total costs and expenses   30,862     25,503     25,661  
 
Earnings from operations 2,741 2,529 2,632
 
Interest and other, net   (98 )   23     67  
 
Earnings before taxes 2,643 2,552 2,699
 
Provision for taxes(b)   531     525     535  
 
Net earnings $2,112   $2,027   $2,164  
 
Net earnings per share:
Basic $ 0.87 $ 0.82 $ 0.84
Diluted $ 0.84 $ 0.80 $ 0.81
 
 
Cash dividends declared per share $ - $ 0.16 $ -
 
Weighted-average shares used to compute net earnings per share:
Basic 2,440 2,459 2,576
Diluted 2,516 2,533 2,678
 
(a) Stock-based compensation expense included under SFAS 123(R) was as follows:
Cost of sales $ 46 $ 34 $ 40
Research and development 17 16 18
Selling, general and administrative   94     90     110  
Total costs and expenses $ 157 $ 140 $ 168
 
(b) Tax benefit from stock-based compensation $ (37 ) $ (38 ) $ (54 )
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS
(In millions except per share amounts)
     
 
 
Twelve months ended
October 31,
2008 2007
(unaudited)
 
Net revenue $ 118,364 $ 104,286
 
Costs and expenses(a):
Cost of sales 89,921 78,887
Research and development 3,543 3,611
Selling, general and administrative 13,104 12,226
Amortization of purchased intangible assets 967 783
In-process research and development charges 45 190
Restructuring charges 270 387
Acquisition-related charges 41 -
Pension curtailments and pension settlements, net   -     (517 )
Total costs and expenses   107,891     95,567  
 
Earnings from operations 10,473 8,719
 
Interest and other, net   -     458  
 
Earnings before taxes 10,473 9,177
 
Provision for taxes(b)   2,144     1,913  
 
Net earnings $8,329   $7,264  
 
Net earnings per share:
Basic $ 3.35 $ 2.76
Diluted $ 3.25 $ 2.68
 
 
Cash dividends declared per share $ 0.32 $ 0.32
 
Weighted-average shares used to compute net earnings per share:
Basic 2,483 2,630
Diluted 2,567 2,716
 
(a) Stock-based compensation expense included under SFAS 123(R) was as follows:
Cost of sales $ 152 $ 161
Research and development 72 74
Selling, general and administrative   382     394  
Total costs and expenses $ 606 $ 629
 
(b) Tax benefit from stock-based compensation $ (167 ) $ (182 )
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
ADJUSTMENTS TO GAAP NET EARNINGS, EARNINGS FROM OPERATIONS,
OPERATING MARGIN AND EARNINGS PER SHARE
(Unaudited)
(In millions except per share amounts)
           
 
Three months ended
October 31,
2008
  Diluted earnings per share Three months ended
July 31,
2008
  Diluted earnings per share Three months ended
October 31,
2007
  Diluted earnings per share
 
GAAP net earnings $ 2,112 $ 0.84 $ 2,027 $ 0.80 $ 2,164 $ 0.81
 
Non-GAAP adjustments:
Amortization of purchased
intangible assets
337 0.13 213 0.08 187 0.07
In-process research and
development charges
32 0.01 - - 4 -
Restructuring 251 0.10 5 - (20 ) (0.01 )
Acquisition-related charges

41

0.02 - - - -
Adjustments for taxes   (179 )   (0.07 )   (57 )   (0.02 )   (39 )   (0.01 )
 
Non-GAAP net earnings $2,594   $1.03   $2,188   $0.86   $2,296   $0.86  
 
 
GAAP earnings from operations $ 2,741 $ 2,529 $ 2,632
 
Non-GAAP adjustments:

Amortization of purchased intangible assets

337 213 187

In-process research and

development charges

32 - 4
Restructuring 251 5 (20 )
Acquisition-related charges   41     -     -  
 
Non-GAAP earnings from operations $3,402   $2,747   $2,803  
 
GAAP operating margin 8 % 9 % 9 %
Non-GAAP adjustments   2%   1%   1%
 
Non-GAAP operating margin   10%   10%   10%
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
ADJUSTMENTS TO GAAP NET EARNINGS, EARNINGS FROM OPERATIONS,

OPERATING MARGIN AND EARNINGS PER SHARE

(Unaudited)
(In millions except per share amounts)
       

 

Twelve months ended
October 31, 2008
  Diluted earnings
per share
Twelve months ended
October 31, 2007
  Diluted earnings
per share
 
GAAP net earnings $ 8,329 $ 3.25 $ 7,264 $ 2.68
 
Non-GAAP adjustments:
Amortization of purchased
intangible assets
967 0.38 783 0.29
In-process research and
development charges
45 0.02 190 0.07
Restructuring charges 270 0.10 387 0.14
Acquisition-related charges 41 0.01 - -
Pension curtailments and
pension settlements, net
- - (517) (0.19)
Adjustments for taxes   (350)   (0.14)   (153)   (0.06)
 
Non-GAAP net earnings $9,302$3.62$7,954$2.93
 
 
GAAP earnings from operations $ 10,473 $ 8,719
 
Non-GAAP adjustments:
Amortization of purchased
intangible assets
967 783
In-process research and
development charges
45 190
Restructuring charges 270 387
Acquisition-related charges 41 -
Pension curtailments and
pension settlements, net
  -   (517)
 
Non-GAAP earnings from operations $11,796$9,562
 
GAAP operating margin 9% 8%
Non-GAAP adjustments   1%   1%
 
Non-GAAP operating margin   10%   9%
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS
(In millions)
 
 
October 31,
2008
October 31,
2007
(unaudited)
 
ASSETS
 
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 10,153 $ 11,293
Short-term investments 93 152
Accounts receivable 16,928 13,420
Financing receivables 2,314 2,507
Inventory 7,879 8,033
Other current assets  

14,361

  11,997
 
Total current assets  

51,728

  47,402
 
Property, plant and equipment 10,838 7,798
 
Long-term financing receivables and other assets

10,468

7,647
 
Goodwill and purchased intangible assets  

40,297

  25,852
 
Total assets $

113,331

$88,699
 
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
 
Current liabilities:
Notes payable and short-term borrowings $ 10,176 $ 3,186
Accounts payable 14,138 11,787
Employee compensation and benefits 4,159 3,465
Taxes on earnings

869

1,891
Deferred revenue 6,287 5,025
Other accrued liabilities   17,310   13,906
 
Total current liabilities  

52,939

  39,260
 
Long-term debt 7,676 4,997
Other liabilities

13,774

5,916
 
Stockholders' equity  

38,942

  38,526
 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $

113,331

$88,699
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
(In millions)
 
 

Three months
ended

October 31, 2008

Twelve months
ended

October 31, 2008

 
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net earnings $ 2,112 $ 8,329
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to
net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 1,088 3,356
Stock-based compensation expense 157 606
Provision for bad debt and inventory 193 489
In-process research and development charges 32 45
Acquisition-related charges 41 41
Restructuring charges 251 270
Deferred taxes on earnings

(128

)

1,035

Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation (80 ) (293 )
Other, net (47 ) (72 )
 
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Accounts and financing receivables 176 (261 )
Inventory 344 89
Accounts payable (518 ) 1,630
Taxes on earnings

226

 

(43

)
Restructuring (96 ) (165 )
Other assets and liabilities   (475 )   (465 )
Net cash provided by operating activities   3,276     14,591  
 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Investment in property, plant and equipment (1,024 ) (2,990 )
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment 154 425
Purchases of available-for-sale securities
and other investments
(92 ) (178 )
Maturities and sales of available-for-sale
securities and other investments
68 280
Payments made in connection with business
acquisitions, net
  (9,770 )   (11,248 )
Net cash used in investing activities   (10,664 )   (13,711 )
 
Cash flows from financing activities:
Issuance of commercial paper and notes payable, net 5,036 5,015
Issuance of debt 67 3,121
Payment of debt (792 ) (1,843 )
Issuance of common stock under employee stock plans 463 1,810
Repurchase of common stock (1,900 ) (9,620 )
Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation 80 293
Dividends   (196 )   (796 )
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   2,758     (2,020 )
 
Decrease in cash and cash equivalents (4,630 ) (1,140 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   14,783     11,293  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $10,153   $10,153  
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
SEGMENT INFORMATION
(Unaudited)
(In millions)
     
Three months ended
October 31,
2008
July 31,
2008

October 31,
2007(a)

 
Net revenue:
 
Enterprise Storage and Servers $ 5,059 $ 4,741 $ 5,108
HP Services 8,639 4,753 4,348
HP Software   855     781     759  
Technology Solutions Group   14,553     10,275     10,215  
Personal Systems Group 11,179 10,254 10,133
Imaging and Printing Group 7,503 6,979 7,554
HP Financial Services 691 680 657
Corporate Investments   246     271     210  
Total Segments 34,172 28,459 28,769
Eliminations of intersegment net revenue and other   (569 )   (427 )   (476 )
 
Total HP Consolidated $33,603   $28,032   $28,293  
 
Earnings (Loss) from operations:
 
Enterprise Storage and Servers $ 705 $ 544 $ 736
HP Services 920 574 515
HP Software   195     122     145  
Technology Solutions Group   1,820     1,240     1,396  
Personal Systems Group 616 587 589
Imaging and Printing Group 1,162 1,048 1,094
HP Financial Services 51 51 48
Corporate Investments   9     26     (5 )
Total Segments 3,658 2,952 3,122
 
Corporate and unallocated costs and eliminations (152 ) (85 ) (197 )
Unallocated costs related to stock-based compensation
expense
(104 ) (120 ) (122 )
Amortization of purchased intangible assets (337 ) (213 ) (187 )
In-process research and development charges (32 ) - (4 )
Restructuring (251 ) (5 ) 20
Acquisition-related charges (41 ) - -
Interest and other, net   (98)   23     67  
 
Total HP Consolidated Earnings Before Taxes $2,643   $2,552   $2,699  
 
 
(a) Certain fiscal 2008 organizational reclassifications have been reflected retroactively to provide improved visibility and comparability. For each of the quarters in fiscal year 2007, the reclassifications resulted in the transfer of revenue and operating profit among the Enterprise Storage and Servers, HP Services and HP Software segments within the Technology Solutions Group. There was no impact on the previously reported financial results for the other segments.
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
SEGMENT INFORMATION
(Unaudited)
(In millions)
   
Twelve months ended
October 31,
  2008    

2007(a)

 

 
Net revenue:
 
Enterprise Storage and Servers $ 19,400 $ 18,639
HP Services 22,397 16,570
HP Software   3,029     2,531  
Technology Solutions Group   44,826     37,740  
Personal Systems Group 42,295 36,409
Imaging and Printing Group 29,385 28,465
HP Financial Services 2,698 2,336
Corporate Investments   965     762  
Total Segments 120,169 105,712
Eliminations of intersegment net revenue and other   (1,805 )   (1,426 )
 
Total HP Consolidated $118,364   $104,286  
 
Earnings (Loss) from operations:
 
Enterprise Storage and Servers $ 2,577 $ 2,148
HP Services 2,491 1,787
HP Software   461     221  
Technology Solutions Group   5,529     4,156  
Personal Systems Group 2,375 1,939
Imaging and Printing Group 4,590 4,315
HP Financial Services 192 155
Corporate Investments   49     (57 )
Total Segments 12,735 10,508
 
Corporate and unallocated costs and eliminations (460 ) (439 )
Unallocated costs related to stock-based compensation
expense
(479 ) (507 )
Amortization of purchased intangible assets (967 ) (783 )
In-process research and development charges (45 ) (190 )
Restructuring charges (270 ) (387 )
Acquisition-related charges (41 ) -
Pension curtailments and pension settlements, net - 517
Interest and other, net   -     458  
 
Total HP Consolidated Earnings Before Taxes $10,473   $9,177  
 
 
(a) Certain fiscal 2008 organizational reclassifications have been reflected retroactively to provide improved visibility and comparability. For fiscal year 2007, the reclassifications resulted in the transfer of revenue and operating profit among the Enterprise Storage and Servers, HP Services and HP Software segments within the Technology Solutions Group. There was no impact on the previously reported financial results for the other segments.
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
SEGMENT / BUSINESS UNIT INFORMATION
(Unaudited)
(In millions)
 
Three months ended
October 31,
2008
  July 31,
2008
 

October 31,
2007(a)

 
Net revenue:
 
Industry standard servers $ 2,977 $ 2,874 $ 3,059
Business critical systems 935 829 1,034
Storage 1,147   1,038     1,015  
Enterprise Storage and Servers 5,059   4,741     5,108  
Technology services 2,447 2,394 2,229
Outsourcing services 1,468 1,456 1,271
Consulting and integration 868 903 848
EDS(b)3,856   -     -  
HP Services 8,639   4,753     4,348  
Business technology optimization(c) 714 642 620
Other(c)141   139     139  
HP Software 855   781     759  
Technology Solutions Group 14,553   10,275     10,215  
Notebooks 6,270 5,350 5,164
Desktops 4,146 4,158 4,222
Workstations 473 468 473
Handhelds 79 90 108
Other 211   188     166  
Personal Systems Group 11,179   10,254     10,133  
Commercial Hardware 1,695 1,567 1,880
Consumer Hardware 983 861 1,251
Supplies 4,825   4,551     4,423  
Imaging and Printing Group 7,503   6,979     7,554  
HP Financial Services 691 680 657
Corporate Investments 246   271     210  
Total Segments 34,172   28,459     28,769  
 
Eliminations of intersegment net revenue and other (569 ) (427 )   (476 )
 
Total HP Consolidated $ 33,603   $ 28,032   $28,293  
 
 

(a) Certain fiscal 2008 organizational reclassifications have been reflected retroactively to provide improved visibility and comparability. For each of the quarters in fiscal year 2007, the reclassifications resulted in the transfer of revenue among Enterprise Storage and Servers, HP Services and HP Software segments within the Technology Solutions Group. In addition, revenue was transferred among the business units within the Imaging and Printing Group and among the business units within the Personal Systems Group, but there was no change to the previously reported revenue for either segment as a whole. There was no impact on the previously reported financial results for the HP Financial Services and Corporate Investments segments.

 

(b) On August 26, 2008, HP completed its acquisition of Electronic Data Systems Corporation ("EDS"). HP has included the results of EDS for the period following the completion of the acquisition within HP Services for financial reporting purposes.

 

(c) The OpenView business unit was renamed as “Business Technology Optimization” and the OpenCall and Other business unit was renamed as “Other” effective fiscal 2008. The renamed "Other" business unit includes primarily the OpenCall and Business Information Optimization products.

 
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
SEGMENT / BUSINESS UNIT INFORMATION
(Unaudited)
(In millions)
   
Twelve months ended
October 31,
2008  

2007(a)

 

 
Net revenue:
 
Industry standard servers $ 11,657 $ 11,380
Business critical systems 3,538 3,553
Storage 4,205   3,706  
Enterprise Storage and Servers 19,400   18,639  
Technology services 9,413 8,539
Outsourcing services 5,597 4,839
Consulting and integration 3,531 3,192
EDS(b)3,856   -  
HP Services 22,397   16,570  
Business technology optimization(c) 2,497 2,004
Other(c)532   527  
HP Software 3,029   2,531  
Technology Solutions Group 44,826   37,740  
Notebooks 22,657 17,650
Desktops 16,626 15,889
Workstations 1,902 1,721
Handhelds 360 531
Other 750   618  
Personal Systems Group 42,295   36,409  
Commercial Hardware 6,799 6,863
Consumer Hardware 3,998 4,496
Supplies

18,588

  17,106  
Imaging and Printing Group 29,385   28,465  
HP Financial Services 2,698 2,336
Corporate Investments 965   762  
Total Segments 120,169   105,712  
 
Eliminations of intersegment net revenue and other (1,805 ) (1,426 )
 
Total HP Consolidated $ 118,364   $ 104,286  
 
 

(a) Certain fiscal 2008 organizational reclassifications have been reflected retroactively to provide improved visibility and comparability. For fiscal year 2007, the reclassifications resulted in the transfer of revenue among Enterprise Storage and Servers, HP Services and HP Software segments within the Technology Solutions Group. In addition, revenue was transferred among the business units within the Imaging and Printing Group and among the business units within the Personal Systems Group, but there was no change to the previously reported revenue for either segment as a whole. There was no impact on the previously reported financial results for the HP Financial Services and Corporate Investments segments.

 

(b) On August 26, 2008, HP completed its acquisition of Electronic Data Systems Corporation ("EDS"). HP has included the results of EDS for the period following the completion of the acquisition within HP Services for financial reporting purposes.

 

(c) The OpenView business unit was renamed as “Business Technology Optimization” and the OpenCall and Other business unit was renamed as “Other” effective fiscal 2008. The renamed "Other" business unit includes primarily the OpenCall and Business Information Optimization products.

HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
CALCULATION OF NET EARNINGS PER SHARE
(Unaudited)
(In millions except per share amounts)
     
 
Three months ended
October 31,
2008
July 31,
2008
October 31,
2007
 
Numerator:
Net earnings $ 2,112 $ 2,027 $ 2,164
Adjustment for interest expense on zero-coupon
subordinated convertible notes, net of taxes
  -   -   2
 
Net earnings, adjusted $2,112$2,027$2,166
 
Denominator:
Weighted-average shares used to compute
basic EPS 2,440 2,459 2,576
Effect of dilutive securities:
Dilution from employee stock plans 76 74 94
Zero-coupon subordinated convertible notes   -   -   8
Dilutive potential common shares   76   74   102
 
Weighted-average shares used to compute
diluted EPS
  2,516   2,533   2,678
 
Net earnings per share:
Basic(a) $ 0.87 $ 0.82 $ 0.84
Diluted(b) $ 0.84 $ 0.80 $ 0.81
 
 

(a) HP's basic earnings per share was calculated based on net earnings and the weighted-average
number of shares outstanding during the reporting period.

(b) The diluted earnings per share included additional dilution from potential issuance of
common stock, such as stock issuable pursuant to exercise of stock options, vesting of
restricted stock units and conversion of debt, except when such issuances would be anti-dilutive.

 

HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
CALCULATION OF NET EARNINGS PER SHARE
(In millions except per share amounts)
   
 
Twelve months ended
October 31,
  2008   2007
(unaudited)
 
Numerator:
Net earnings $ 8,329 $ 7,264
Adjustment for interest expense on zero-coupon
subordinated convertible notes, net of taxes
  3   7
 
Net earnings, adjusted $8,332$7,271
 
Denominator:
Weighted-average shares used to compute
basic EPS 2,483 2,630
Effect of dilutive securities:

 

Dilution from employee stock plans 81 78
Zero-coupon subordinated convertible notes   3   8
Dilutive potential common shares   84   86
 
Weighted-average shares used to compute
diluted EPS
  2,567   2,716
 
Net earnings per share:
Basic(a) $ 3.35 $ 2.76
Diluted(b) $ 3.25 $ 2.68
 
 

(a) HP's basic earnings per share was calculated based on net earnings and the
weighted-average number of shares outstanding during the reporting period.

(b) The diluted earnings per share included additional dilution from potential
issuance of common stock, such as stock issuable pursuant to exercise of stock
options, vesting of restricted stock units and conversion of debt, except when such
issuances would be anti-dilutive.

 

HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
CALCULATION OF NON-GAAP NET EARNINGS PER SHARE
(Unaudited)
(In millions except per share amounts)
 
 
 
 
Three months ended
October 31,
2008
July 31,
2008
October 31,
2007
 
Numerator:
Non-GAAP net earnings $ 2,594 $ 2,188 $ 2,296
Adjustment for interest expense on zero-
coupon subordinated convertible notes,
net of taxes
--2
 
Non-GAAP net earnings, adjusted $ 2,594$ 2,188$ 2,298
 
Denominator:
Weighted-average shares used to compute
basic EPS
2,440 2,459 2,576
Effect of dilutive securities:
Dilution from employee stock plans 76 74 94
Zero-coupon subordinated convertible notes --8
Dilutive potential common shares 7674102
 
Weighted-average shares used to compute
diluted EPS
2,5162,5332,678
 
Non-GAAP net earnings per share:
Basic(a) $ 1.06 $ 0.89 $ 0.89
Diluted(b) $ 1.03 $ 0.86 $ 0.86
 
 

(a) HP's basic non-GAAP earnings per share was calculated based on non-GAAP net earnings and the weighted-average number of shares outstanding during the reporting period.


(b) HP’s diluted non-GAAP earnings per share included additional dilution from potential issuance of common stock, such as stock issuable pursuant to exercise of stock options, vesting of restricted stock units and conversion of debt, except when such issuances would be anti-dilutive.

 

HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
CALCULATION OF NON-GAAP NET EARNINGS PER SHARE
(Unaudited)
(In millions except per share amounts)
   
 
Twelve months ended
October 31,
  2008   2007
 
Numerator:
Non-GAAP net earnings $ 9,302 $ 7,954
Adjustment for interest expense on zero-
coupon subordinated convertible notes,
net of taxes
  3   7
 
Non-GAAP net earnings, adjusted $9,305$7,961
 
Denominator:
Weighted-average shares used to compute
basic EPS
2,483 2,630
Effect of dilutive securities:
Dilution from employee stock plans 81 78
Zero-coupon subordinated convertible notes   3   8
Dilutive potential common shares   84   86
 
Weighted-average shares used to compute
diluted EPS
  2,567   2,716
 
Non-GAAP net earnings per share:
Basic(a) $ 3.75 $ 3.02
Diluted(b) $ 3.62 $ 2.93
 

(a) HP's basic non-GAAP earnings per share was calculated based on non-GAAP net
earnings and the weighted-average number of shares outstanding during the
reporting period.

(b) HP’s diluted non-GAAP earnings per share included additional dilution from potential
issuance of common stock, such as stock issuable pursuant to exercise of stock
options, vesting of restricted stock units and conversion of debt, except when such
issuances would be anti-dilutive.

 

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement HP’s consolidated condensed financial statements presented on a GAAP basis, HP provides non-GAAP operating profit, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net earnings, non-GAAP diluted earnings per share and gross cash. HP also provides forecasts of non-GAAP diluted earnings per share. These non-GAAP financial measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, generally accepted accounting principles in the United States. The GAAP measure most directly comparable to non-GAAP operating profit is earnings from operations. The GAAP measure most directly comparable to non-GAAP operating margin is operating margin. The GAAP measure most directly comparable to non-GAAP net earnings is net earnings. The GAAP measure most directly comparable to non-GAAP diluted earnings per share is diluted net earnings per share. The GAAP measure most directly comparable to gross cash is cash and cash equivalents. Reconciliations of each of these non-GAAP financial measures to GAAP information are included in the tables above.

Use and Economic Substance of Non-GAAP Financial Measures Used by HP

Non-GAAP operating profit and non-GAAP operating margin are defined to exclude the effects of any restructuring charges, charges relating to the amortization of purchased intangible assets, pension curtailment and settlement gains and losses, acquisition-related charges and in-process research and development charges recorded during the relevant period. Non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share consist of net earnings or diluted net earnings per share excluding those same charges. In addition, non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share are adjusted by the amount of additional taxes or tax benefit associated with each non-GAAP item. HP’s management uses these non-GAAP financial measures for purposes of evaluating HP’s historical and prospective financial performance, as well as HP’s performance relative to its competitors. HP’s management also uses these non-GAAP measures to further its own understanding of HP’s segment operating performance. HP believes that excluding those items mentioned above from these non-GAAP financial measures allows HP management to better understand HP’s consolidated financial performance in relationship to the operating results of HP’s segments, as management does not believe that the excluded items are reflective of ongoing operating results. More specifically, HP’s management excludes each of those items mentioned above for the following reasons:

Gross cash is a non-GAAP measure that is defined as cash and cash equivalents plus short-term investments and certain long-term investments that may be liquidated within 90 days pursuant to the terms of existing put options or similar rights. HP’s management uses gross cash for the purpose of determining the amount of cash available for investment in HP’s businesses, funding strategic acquisitions, repurchasing stock and other purposes. HP’s management also uses gross cash for the purposes of evaluating HP’s historical and prospective liquidity, as well as to further its own understanding of HP’s segment operating results. Because gross cash includes liquid assets that are not included in GAAP cash and cash equivalents, HP believes that gross cash provides a more accurate and complete assessment of HP’s liquidity and segment operating results.

Material Limitations Associated with Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

These non-GAAP financial measures may have limitations as analytical tools, and these measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of HP’s results as reported under GAAP. Some of the limitations in relying on these non-GAAP financial measures are:

Compensation for Limitations Associated with Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

HP compensates for the limitations on its use of non-GAAP operating profit, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net earnings, non-GAAP diluted earnings per share and gross cash by relying primarily on its GAAP results and using non-GAAP financial measures only supplementally. HP also provides robust and detailed reconciliations of each non-GAAP financial measure to its most directly comparable GAAP measure within this press release and in other written materials that include these non-GAAP financial measures, and HP encourages investors to review carefully those reconciliations.

Usefulness of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to Investors

HP believes that providing non-GAAP operating profit, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net earnings, non-GAAP diluted earnings per share and gross cash to investors in addition to the related GAAP measures provides investors with greater transparency to the information used by HP’s management in its financial and operational decision-making and allows investors to see HP’s results “through the eyes” of management. HP further believes that providing this information better enables HP’s investors to understand HP’s operating performance and to evaluate the efficacy of the methodology and information used by management to evaluate and measure such performance. Disclosure of these non-GAAP financial measures also facilitates comparisons of HP’s operating performance with the performance of other companies in HP’s industry that supplement their GAAP results with non-GAAP financial measures that are calculated in a similar manner.

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