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HP Net Earnings Fall, Commercial printer units down 36%

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP today announced financial results for its second fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2009, with net revenue of $27.4 billion, down 3% from a year earlier and up 3% when adjusted for the effects of currency.

In the second quarter, GAAP operating profit was $2.3 billion and GAAP diluted earnings per share (EPS) was $0.70, down from $0.80 in the prior-year period. Non-GAAP operating profit was $2.8 billion, with non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.86, down from $0.87 in the prior-year period. Non-GAAP financial information excludes $382 million of adjustments on an after-tax basis, or $0.16 per diluted share, related primarily to amortization of purchased intangible assets, restructuring charges and acquisition-related charges.

"Disciplined focus on operational efficiencies and execution drove record cash flow," said Mark Hurd, HP chairman and chief executive officer. "Our services business continued to deliver strong profitability with an increased deal pipeline and the EDS integration tracking ahead of schedule."

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 9% in the Americas to $12.1 billion. Revenue declined 11% in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and 10% in Asia Pacific to $10.6 billion and $4.7 billion, respectively. When adjusted for the effects of currency, revenue grew 12% in the Americas while declining 2% in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and 5% in Asia Pacific. Revenue from outside of the United States in the second quarter accounted for 64% of total revenue, with revenue in the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) declining 12% over the prior-year period while accounting for 9% of total HP revenue.

Services

Services revenue increased 99% to $8.5 billion due primarily to the EDS acquisition. Infrastructure Technology Outsourcing posted revenue of $3.8 billion while Technology Services, Application Services and Business Process Outsourcing posted revenue of $2.4 billion, $1.5 billion and $709 million, respectively. Operating profit was $1.2 billion, or 13.8% of revenue, up from $507 million, or 11.9% of revenue, in the prior-year period. The EDS integration is tracking ahead of plan.

Enterprise Storage and Servers

Enterprise Storage and Servers (ESS) reported total revenue of $3.5 billion, down 28%. Storage revenue declined 22% with the midrange EVA product line down 21%. Industry Standard Server revenue and Business Critical Systems revenue declined 29% each, while ESS blade revenue was down 12%. Operating profit was $250 million, or 7.2% of revenue, down from $655 million, or 13.7% of revenue, in the prior-year period.

HP Software

HP Software revenue declined 15% to $880 million. Business Technology Optimization and Other Software revenue declined 15% each. Operating profit was $157 million, or 17.8% of revenue, up from $104 million, or 10.0% of revenue, in the prior-year period.

Personal Systems Group

Personal Systems Group (PSG) posted flat unit shipments in a challenging environment and attained the leading market position in PCs in every region. PSG revenue declined 19% to $8.2 billion. Notebook revenue for the quarter was down 13%, while Desktop revenue declined 24%. Commercial client revenue was down 22%, while Consumer client revenue decreased 16%. Operating profit was $374 million, or 4.6% of revenue, down from $544 million, or 5.4% of revenue, in the prior-year period.

Imaging and Printing Group

Imaging and Printing Group (IPG) revenue declined 23% to $5.9 billion. Supplies revenue was down 14% due in part to channel inventory realignment, while Commercial hardware revenue and Consumer hardware revenue declined 40% and 31%, respectively. Printer unit shipments decreased 27%, with Commercial printer hardware units down 36% and Consumer printer hardware units down 23%. Operating profit was $1.1 billion, or 18.2% of revenue, versus $1.2 billion, or 16.0% of revenue, in the prior-year period.

HP Financial Services

HP Financial Services (HPFS) reported revenue of $641 million, down 6% from the prior-year period. Financing volume increased 7%, and net portfolio assets declined 1%. Operating margin was 7.2% of revenue, up from 6.9% in the prior-year period.

Asset management

HP generated $5.0 billion in cash flow from operations for the second quarter. Inventory ended the quarter at $5.7 billion, down 7 days. Accounts receivable of $14.7 billion was up 5 days. Accounts payable ended the quarter at $11.4 billion, down 6 days. HP's dividend payment of $0.08 per share in the second quarter resulted in cash usage of $192 million. HP utilized $801 million of cash during the second quarter to repurchase approximately 24 million shares of common stock in the open market. HP exited the quarter with $13.0 billion in gross cash.

Outlook

HP expects third quarter FY09 revenue to be approximately flat to down 2 percent sequentially.

Third quarter FY09 non-GAAP diluted EPS is expected to be approximately $0.88 to $0.90. Third quarter FY09 non-GAAP diluted EPS estimates exclude after-tax costs of approximately $0.22 to $0.24 per share, related primarily to the amortization of purchased intangibles and restructuring charges. On a GAAP basis, third quarter FY09 diluted EPS is expected to be approximately $0.64 to $0.68.

HP estimates full-year FY09 revenue will decline approximately 4 to 5 percent from the prior-year period.

Full year FY09 non-GAAP diluted EPS is expected to be approximately $3.76 to $3.88. FY09 non-GAAP diluted EPS estimates exclude after-tax costs of approximately $0.72 to $0.74 per share, related primarily to the amortization of purchased intangibles and restructuring charges. On a GAAP basis, full year FY09 diluted EPS is expected to be approximately $3.02 to $3.16.

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 Q2 FY09 earnings conference call is accessible via an audio webcast at www.hp.com/investor/q22009webcast.

 

 

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Richard Romano

Richard Romano, Section Editor/Senior Analyst
Richard has written about communication, graphics hardware and software trends for the past 15 years.

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