HP Net Revenue Drops 5%
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Press release from the issuing company
HP today announced financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended July 31, 2012. For the quarter, net revenue of $29.7 billion was down 5% year over year and down 2% when adjusted for the effects of currency.
GAAP loss per share was $4.49, down from earnings per share (EPS) of $0.93 in the prior-year period. Non-GAAP diluted EPS was $1.00, down 9% from the prior-year period. Third quarter non-GAAP earnings information excludes after-tax costs of $10.8 billion, or $5.49 per diluted share, related to the amortization and impairment of purchased intangible assets, the impairment of goodwill, restructuring charges, acquisition-related charges and charges relating to the wind-down of certain retail publishing business activities, including the previously announced charges related to the impairment of goodwill within HP's Services segment, the restructuring program announced in May 2012, and the impairment of the purchased intangible asset associated with the "Compaq" trade name.
"HP is still in the early stages of a multi-year turnaround, and we're making decent progress despite the headwinds," said Meg Whitman, HP president and chief executive officer. "During the quarter we took important steps to focus on strategic priorities, manage costs, drive needed organizational change, and improve the balance sheet. We continue to deliver on what we say we will do."
Business Group Results
HP generated $2.8 billion in cash flow from operations in the third quarter. Inventory ended the quarter at $7.3 billion, with days of inventory up 1 day year over year to 29 days. Accounts receivable of $15.7 billion was down 4 days year over year to 48 days. Accounts payable ended the quarter at $12.6 billion, down 4 days from the prior-year period to 50 days. HP's dividend payment of $0.132 per share in the third quarter resulted in cash usage of $260 million. HP also utilized $365 million of cash during the quarter to repurchase approximately 16.5 million shares of common stock in the open market. HP exited the quarter with $9.9 billion in gross cash.
For fiscal 2012, HP now estimates non-GAAP diluted EPS to be in the range of $4.05 to $4.07, at the low end of the previously provided outlook.
Full year fiscal 2012 non-GAAP diluted EPS estimates exclude after-tax costs of approximately $6.30 per share, related primarily to the amortization and impairment of purchased intangible assets, the impairment of goodwill, restructuring charges and acquisition-related charges.
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 Q3 FY12 earnings conference call is accessible via an audio webcast atwww.hp.com/investor/2012q3webcast.
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