Press Release: November 25, 2014

HP Reports Fiscal 2014 Full-Year and Fourth Quarter Results

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 25, 2014) - HP (NYSE: HPQ)

  • Fiscal 2014 net revenue of $111.5 billion, down 1% from the prior-year period and flat on a constant currency basis
  • Fiscal 2014 non-GAAP diluted net earnings per share of $3.74, within the previously provided outlook of $3.70 to $3.74 per share
  • Fiscal 2014 GAAP diluted net earnings per share of $2.62, within the previously provided outlook of $2.60 to $2.64 per share
  • Fourth quarter net revenue of $28.4 billion, down 2% from the prior-year period and down 3% on a constant currency basis
  • Fourth quarter non-GAAP diluted net earnings per share of $1.06, up 5% from the prior-year period, versus the previously provided outlook of $1.03 to $1.07 per share
  • Fourth quarter GAAP diluted net earnings per share of $0.70, down 4% from the prior-year period, versus the previously provided outlook of $0.67 to $0.71 per share
  • Fourth quarter cash flow from operations of $2.7 billion, down 4% from the prior-year period
  • Returned $1.1 billion to shareholders in the form of share repurchases and dividends in the fourth quarter
  • Operating company net cash of $5.9 billion, a sequential improvement of $1 billion

HP fiscal 2014 fourth quarter and full-year financial performance

             
  Q4 FY14 Q4 FY13 Y/Y FY14 FY13 Y/Y
GAAP net revenue ($B) $28.4 $29.1 (2%) $111.5 $112.3 (1%)
GAAP operating margin 6.7% 6.6% 0.1 pts. 6.4% 6.4% 0 pts.
GAAP net earnings ($B) $1.3 $1.4 (6%) $5.0 $5.1 (2%)
GAAP diluted net earnings per share $0.70 $0.73 (4%) $2.62 $2.62 0%
Non-GAAP operating margin 9.6% 9.0% 0.6 pts. 8.8% 8.5% 0.3 pts.
Non-GAAP net earnings ($B) $2.0 $2.0 3% $7.1 $6.9 3%
Non-GAAP diluted net earnings per share $1.06 $1.01 5% $3.74 $3.56 5%
Cash flow from operations ($B) $2.7 $2.8 (4%) $12.3 $11.6 6%
             

Information about HP's use of non-GAAP financial information is provided under "Use of non-GAAP financial information" below.

HP today announced financial results for fiscal 2014 and fourth quarter ended October 31, 2014.

Fiscal 2014 net revenue of $111.5 billion was down 1% from the prior-year period and flat on a constant currency basis.

Fiscal 2014 GAAP diluted net earnings per share (EPS) was $2.62, flat in comparison with the prior-year period amount and within the previously provided outlook of $2.60 to $2.64 per share. Fiscal 2014 non-GAAP diluted net EPS was $3.74, up from $3.56 in the prior-year period and within the previously provided outlook of $3.70 to $3.74 per share. Fiscal 2014 non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP diluted net EPS exclude after-tax costs of $2.1 billion and $1.12 per diluted share, respectively, related to restructuring charges, the amortization of intangible assets and acquisition-related charges.

Fourth quarter net revenue of $28.4 billion was down 2% from the prior-year period and down 3% on a constant currency basis.

Fourth quarter diluted net GAAP EPS was $0.70, down from $0.73 in the prior-year period and within its previously provided outlook of $0.67 to $0.71 per share. Fourth quarter non-GAAP diluted net EPS was $1.06, up from $1.01 in the prior-year period and within its previously provided outlook of $1.03 to $1.07. Fourth quarter non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP diluted net EPS exclude after-tax costs of $684 million and $0.36 per diluted share, respectively, related to restructuring charges, the amortization of intangible assets and acquisition-related charges.

"I'm excited to say that HP's turnaround continues on track," said Meg Whitman, chairman, president and chief executive officer, HP. "In FY14, we stabilized our revenue trajectory, strengthened our operations, showed strong financial discipline, and once again made innovation the cornerstone of our company. Our product roadmaps are the best they've been in years and our partners and customers believe in us. There's still a lot left to do, but our efforts to date, combined with the separation we announced in October, sets the stage for accelerated progress in FY15 and beyond."

Outlook
For fiscal 2015, HP estimates non-GAAP diluted net EPS to be in the range of $3.83 to $4.03 and GAAP diluted net EPS to be in the range of $3.23 to $3.43. Fiscal 2015 non-GAAP diluted net EPS estimates exclude after-tax costs of approximately $0.60 per share, related primarily to the amortization of intangible assets and restructuring charges.

For the fiscal 2015 first quarter, HP estimates non-GAAP diluted net EPS to be in the range of $0.89 to $0.93 and GAAP diluted net EPS to be in the range of $0.72 to $0.76. Fiscal 2015 first quarter non-GAAP diluted net EPS estimates exclude after-tax costs of approximately $0.17 per share, related primarily to the amortization of intangible assets and restructuring charges.

The fiscal 2015 full year and first quarter outlooks do not include costs associated with the separation, which are expected to be non-GAAP adjustments beginning in Q1 2015.

Asset management
HP generated $2.7 billion in cash flow from operations in the fourth quarter, down 4% from the prior-year period. Inventory ended the quarter at $6.4 billion, up 3 days year over year to 27 days. Accounts receivable ended the quarter at $13.8 billion, down 5 days year over year to 44 days. Accounts payable ended the quarter at $15.9 billion, up 11 days year over year to 67 days. HP's dividend payment of $0.16 per share in the fourth quarter resulted in cash usage of $309 million. HP also utilized $750 million of cash during the quarter to repurchase approximately 21.7 million shares of common stock in the open market. HP exited the quarter with $15.5 billion in gross cash.

Fiscal 2014 fourth quarter segment results

  • Personal Systems revenue was up 4% year over year with a 4.0% operating margin. Commercial revenue increased 7% and Consumer revenue decreased 2%. Total units were up 5% with Desktops units down 2% and Notebooks units up 8%.
  • Printing revenue was down 5% year over year with an 18.1% operating margin. Total hardware units were down 1% with Commercial hardware units up 5% and Consumer hardware units down 4%. Supplies revenue was down 7%.
  • Enterprise Group revenue was down 4% year over year with a 14.8% operating margin. Industry Standard Servers revenue was down 2%, Storage revenue was down 8%, Business Critical Systems revenue was down 29%, Networking revenue was up 2% and Technology Services revenue was down 3%.
  • Enterprise Services revenue was down 7% year over year with a 6.8% operating margin. Application and Business Services revenue was down 6% and Infrastructure Technology Outsourcing revenue declined 7%.
  • Software revenue was down 1% year over year with a 31.1% operating margin. License revenue was up 2%, support revenue was down 1%, professional services revenue was down 5% and software-as-a-service (SaaS) revenue was flat.
  • HP Financial Services revenue was down 1% year over year with a 1% decrease in net portfolio assets and a 15% increase in financing volume. The business delivered an operating margin of 12.1%.

More information on HP's 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 FY14 earnings conference call is accessible via an audio webcast at www.hp.com/investor/2014Q4webcast.

About HP
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Use of non-GAAP financial information
To supplement HP's consolidated condensed financial statements presented on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis, HP provides revenue on a constant currency basis, non-GAAP operating profit, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net earnings, non-GAAP diluted net earnings per share, gross cash, free cash flow, net capital expenditures, net debt, net cash, operating company net debt and operating company net cash. HP also provides forecasts of non-GAAP diluted net earnings per share. A reconciliation of the adjustments to GAAP results for this quarter and full year and prior periods is included in the tables below or elsewhere in the materials accompanying this news release. In addition, an explanation of the ways in which HP's management uses these non-GAAP measures to evaluate its business, the substance behind HP'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's management compensates for those limitations, and the substantive reasons why HP's 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 revenue, operating profit, operating margin, net earnings, diluted net earnings per share, cash and cash equivalents, cash flow from operations, capital expenditures, or total company debt 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, effective tax rates, net earnings, net earnings per share, cash flows, benefit plan funding, share repurchases, currency exchange rates or other financial items; any projections of the amount, timing or impact of cost savings or restructuring charges; any statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations, including the previously announced separation transaction and the future performances of the post-separation companies if the separation is completed, as well as the execution of restructuring plans and any resulting cost savings or revenue or profitability improvements; any statements concerning the expected development, performance, market share or competitive performance relating to products or services; any statements regarding current or future 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 the need to address the many challenges facing HP's businesses; the competitive pressures faced by HP's businesses; risks associated with executing HP's strategy, including the planned separation transaction; the impact of macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; the need to manage third-party suppliers and the distribution of HP's products and the delivery of HP's services effectively; the protection of HP's intellectual property assets, including intellectual property licensed from third parties; risks associated with HP's international operations; the development and transition of new products and services and the enhancement of existing products and services to meet customer needs and respond to emerging technological trends; the execution and performance of contracts by HP and its suppliers, customers and partners; the hiring and retention of key employees; integration and other risks associated with business combination and investment transactions; the execution, timing and results of the separation transaction or restructuring plans, including estimates and assumptions related to the cost (including any possible disruption of HP's business) and the anticipated benefits of implementing the separation transaction and restructuring plans; 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, 2013, 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, 2014. 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 reasonable, these amounts could differ materially from reported amounts in HP's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2014. In particular, determining HP's tax balances and provisions as of October 31, 2014 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 Annual Report on Form 10-K. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.

  
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES 
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS 
(Unaudited) 
(In millions, except per share amounts) 
          
  Three months ended 
  October 31,
2014
  July 31,
2014
  October 31,
2013
 
          
Net revenue $28,406  $27,585  $29,131 
             
Costs and expenses:            
 Cost of sales  21,425   20,974   22,437 
 Research and development  876   887   729 
 Selling, general and administrative  3,364   3,388   3,351 
 Amortization of intangible assets  226   227   317 
 Restructuring charges  604   649   371 
 Acquisition-related charges  3   2   3 
  Total costs and expenses  26,498   26,127   27,208 
             
Earnings from operations  1,908   1,458   1,923 
             
Interest and other, net  (146)  (145)  (103)
             
Earnings before taxes  1,762   1,313   1,820 
             
Provision for taxes  (432)  (328)  (406)
             
Net earnings $1,330  $985  $1,414 
             
Net earnings per share:            
 Basic $0.71  $0.53  $0.74 
 Diluted $0.70  $0.52  $0.73 
             
Cash dividends declared per share $-  $0.32  $- 
             
             
Weighted-average shares used to compute net earnings per share:            
 Basic  1,862   1,870   1,918 
 Diluted  1,896   1,899   1,940 
              
  
  
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES 
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS 
(In millions, except per share amounts) 
  
  Twelve months ended October 31, 
  2014  2013 
  (Unaudited)    
       
Net revenue $111,454  $112,298 
         
Costs and expenses:        
 Cost of sales  84,839   86,380 
 Research and development  3,447   3,135 
 Selling, general and administrative  13,353   13,267 
 Amortization of intangible assets  1,000   1,373 
 Restructuring charges  1,619   990 
 Acquisition-related charges  11   22 
  Total costs and expenses  104,269   105,167 
         
Earnings from operations  7,185   7,131 
         
Interest and other, net  (628)  (621)
         
Earnings before taxes  6,557   6,510 
         
Provision for taxes  (1,544)  (1,397)
         
Net earnings $5,013  $5,113 
         
Net earnings per share:        
 Basic $2.66  $2.64 
 Diluted $2.62  $2.62 
         
Cash dividends declared per share $0.61  $0.55 
         
         
Weighted-average shares used to compute net earnings per share:        
 Basic  1,882   1,934 
 Diluted  1,912   1,950 
          
  
  
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES 
ADJUSTMENTS TO GAAP NET EARNINGS, EARNINGS FROM OPERATIONS, 
OPERATING MARGIN AND DILUTED NET EARNINGS PER SHARE 
(Unaudited) 
(In millions, except per share amounts) 
              
  Three
months
ended
October
31, 2014
 Diluted
net
earnings
per
share
 Three
months
ended
July
31, 014
 Diluted
net
earnings
per
share
 Three
months
ended
October
31, 2013
 Diluted
net
earnings
per
share
 
              
GAAP net earnings $1,330 $0.70 $985 $0.52 $1,414 $0.73 
                    
Non-GAAP adjustments:                   
 Amortization of intangible assets  226  0.12  227  0.12  317  0.16 
 Restructuring charges  604  0.32  649  0.34  371  0.19 
 Acquisition-related charges  3  -  2  -  3  - 
 Adjustments for taxes  (149) (0.08) (165) (0.09) (146) (0.07)
Non-GAAP net earnings $2,014 $1.06 $1,698 $0.89 $1,959 $1.01 
                    
                    
GAAP earnings from operations $1,908    $1,458    $1,923    
                    
Non-GAAP adjustments:                   
 Amortization of intangible assets  226     227     317    
 Restructuring charges  604     649     371    
 Acquisition-related charges  3     2     3    
Non-GAAP earnings from operations $2,741    $2,336    $2,614    
                    
GAAP operating margin  7%    5%    7%   
Non-GAAP adjustments  3%    3%    2%   
Non-GAAP operating margin  10%    8%    9%   
                    
  
  
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES 
ADJUSTMENTS TO GAAP NET EARNINGS, EARNINGS FROM OPERATIONS, 
OPERATING MARGIN AND DILUTED NET EARNINGS PER SHARE 
(Unaudited) 
(In millions, except per share amounts) 
             
  Twelve months
ended
October 31, 2014
  Diluted
net
earnings
per
share
  Twelve months
ended
October 31, 2013
  Diluted
net
earnings
per
share
 
GAAP net earnings $5,013  $2.62  $5,113  $2.62 
                 
Non-GAAP adjustments:                
 Amortization of intangible assets  1,000   0.52   1,373   0.70 
 Restructuring charges  1,619   0.85   990   0.51 
 Acquisition-related charges  11   0.01   22   0.01 
 Adjustments for taxes  (498)  (0.26)  (560)  (0.28)
Non-GAAP net earnings $7,145  $3.74  $6,938  $3.56 
                 
                 
GAAP earnings from operations $7,185      $7,131     
                 
Non-GAAP adjustments:                
 Amortization of intangible assets  1,000       1,373     
 Restructuring charges  1,619       990     
 Acquisition-related charges  11       22     
Non-GAAP earnings from operations $9,815      $9,516     
                 
GAAP operating margin  6%      6%    
Non-GAAP adjustments  3%      2%    
Non-GAAP operating margin  9%      8%    
                 
 
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS
(In millions)
     
  As of October 31,
  2014 2013
  (Unaudited)  
ASSETS    
     
Current assets:    
 Cash and cash equivalents $15,133 $12,163
 Accounts receivable  13,832  15,876
 Financing receivables  2,946  3,144
 Inventory  6,415  6,046
 Other current assets  11,819  13,135
       
  Total current assets  50,145  50,364
       
Property, plant and equipment  11,340  11,463
       
Long-term financing receivables and other assets  8,454  9,556
       
Goodwill and intangible assets  33,267  34,293
       
Total assets $103,206 $105,676
       
       
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY      
       
Current liabilities:      
 Notes payable and short-term borrowings $3,486 $5,979
 Accounts payable  15,903  14,019
 Employee compensation and benefits  4,209  4,436
 Taxes on earnings  1,017  1,203
 Deferred revenue  6,143  6,477
 Other accrued liabilities  12,977  13,407
       
  Total current liabilities  43,735  45,521
       
Long-term debt  16,039  16,608
       
Other liabilities  16,305  15,891
       
Stockholders' equity:      
 HP stockholders' equity  26,731  27,269
 Non-controlling interests  396  387
       
  Total stockholders' equity  27,127  27,656
       
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $103,206 $105,676
       
  
  
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES 
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS 
(Unaudited) 
(In millions) 
  
  Three months ended October 31, 
  2014  2013 
Cash flows from operating activities:      
 Net earnings $1,330  $1,414 
 Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities:        
  Depreciation and amortization  1,075   1,120 
  Stock-based compensation expense  128   102 
  Provision for doubtful accounts and inventory  62   71 
  Restructuring charges  604   371 
  Deferred taxes on earnings  95   (952)
  Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation  (9)  (1)
  Other, net  16   100 
         
  Changes in operating assets and liabilities (net of acquisitions):        
   Accounts receivable  355   (1,542)
   Financing receivables  80   (84)
   Inventory  (211)  441 
   Accounts payable  716   611 
   Taxes on earnings  18   937 
   Restructuring  (456)  (260)
   Other assets and liabilities  (1,102)  488 
    Net cash provided by operating activities  2,701   2,816 
         
Cash flows from investing activities:        
  Investment in property, plant and equipment  (956)  (919)
  Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment  141   146 
  Purchases of available-for-sale securities and other investments  (79)  (450)
  Maturities and sales of available-for-sale securities and other investments  123   279 
  Payments made in connection with business acquisitions  (29)  - 
  Proceeds from business diverstiture, net  6   - 
    Net cash used in investing activities  (794)  (944)
         
Cash flows from financing activities:        
  Short-term borrowings with original maturities less than 90 days, net  59   16 
  Issuance of debt  272   25 
  Payment of debt  (583)  (2,248)
  Issuance of common stock under employee stock plans  54   9 
  Repurchase of common stock  (750)  (479)
  Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation  9   1 
  Cash dividends paid  (309)  (284)
    Net cash used in financing activities  (1,248)  (2,960)
         
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents  659   (1,088)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period  14,474   13,251 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $15,133  $12,163 
         
  
  
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES 
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS 
(In millions) 
       
  Twelve months ended October 31, 
  2014  2013 
  (Unaudited)    
Cash flows from operating activities:      
 Net earnings $5,013  $5,113 
 Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities:        
  Depreciation and amortization  4,334   4,611 
  Stock-based compensation expense  560   500 
  Provision for doubtful accounts and inventory  266   336 
  Restructuring charges  1,619   990 
  Deferred taxes on earnings  (34)  (410)
  Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation  (58)  (2)
  Other, net  81   443 
         
  Changes in operating assets and liabilities (net of acquisitions):        
   Accounts receivable  2,017   530 
   Financing receivables  420   484 
   Inventory  (580)  (4)
   Accounts payable  1,912   541 
   Taxes on earnings  310   417 
   Restructuring  (1,506)  (904)
   Other assets and liabilities  (2,021)  (1,037)
    Net cash provided by operating activities  12,333   11,608 
         
Cash flows from investing activities:        
  Investment in property, plant and equipment  (3,853)  (3,199)
  Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment  843   653 
  Purchases of available-for-sale securities and other investments  (1,086)  (1,243)
  Maturities and sales of available-for-sale securities and other investments  1,347   1,153 
  Payments made in connection with business acquisitions  (49)  (167)
  Proceeds from business diverstiture, net  6   - 
    Net cash used in investing activities  (2,792)  (2,803)
         
Cash flows from financing activities:        
  Short-term borrowings with original maturities less than 90 days, net  148   (154)
  Issuance of debt  2,875   279 
  Payment of debt  (6,037)  (5,721)
  Issuance of common stock under employee stock plans  297   288 
  Repurchase of common stock  (2,728)  (1,532)
  Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation  58   2 
  Cash dividends paid  (1,184)  (1,105)
    Net cash used in financing activities  (6,571)  (7,943)
         
Increase in cash and cash equivalents  2,970   862 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period  12,163   11,301 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $15,133  $12,163 
         
  
  
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES 
SEGMENT INFORMATION 
(Unaudited) 
(In millions) 
          
  Three months ended 
  October 31,
2014
  July 31,
2014
  October 31,
2013
 
Net revenue:(a)            
             
 Personal Systems $8,948  $8,649  $8,604 
 Printing  5,740   5,590   6,047 
  Total Printing and Personal Systems Group  14,688   14,239   14,651 
 Enterprise Group  7,270   6,894   7,575 
 Enterprise Services  5,511   5,590   5,918 
 Software  1,087   959   1,093 
 HP Financial Services  906   855   912 
 Corporate Investments  5   3   5 
  Total segments  29,467   28,540   30,154 
 Elimination of intersegment net revenue and other  (1,061)  (955)  (1,023)
             
  Total HP consolidated net revenue $28,406  $27,585  $29,131 
             
Earnings before taxes:(a)            
             
 Personal Systems $355  $346  $265 
 Printing  1,040   1,026   1,081 
  Total Printing and Personal Systems Group  1,395   1,372   1,346 
 Enterprise Group  1,075   966   1,092 
 Enterprise Services  374   228   255 
 Software  338   203   330 
 HP Financial Services  110   79   102 
 Corporate Investments  (107)  (115)  (86)
  Total segment earnings from operations  3,185   2,733   3,039 
             
 Corporate and unallocated costs and eliminations  (316)  (265)  (323)
 Stock-based compensation expense  (128)  (132)  (102)
 Amortization of intangible assets  (226)  (227)  (317)
 Restructuring charges  (604)  (649)  (371)
 Acquisition-related charges  (3)  (2)  (3)
 Interest and other, net  (146)  (145)  (103)
             
  Total HP consolidated earnings before taxes $1,762  $1,313  $1,820 
               
(a)Effective at the beginning of its first quarter of fiscal 2014, HP implemented certain organizational changes to align its segment financial reporting more closely with its current business structure. These organizational changes include (i) transferring the HP Exstream business from the Commercial Hardware business unit within the Printing segment to the Software segment; (ii) transferring the Personal Systems trade and warranty support business from the Technology Services business unit within the Enterprise Group segment to the Other business unit within the Personal Systems segment; (iii) transferring the spare and replacement parts business supporting the Personal Systems and Printing segments from the Technology Services business unit within the Enterprise Group segment to the Other business unit within the Personal Systems segment and the Commercial Hardware business unit within the Printing segment, respectively; and (iv) transferring certain cloud-related incubation activities previously reported in Corporate and unallocated costs and eliminations and in the Enterprise Group segment to the Corporate Investments segment. In addition, HP transferred certain intrasegment eliminations from the Enterprise Services segment and the Enterprise Group segment to corporate intersegment revenue eliminations.

HP reflected these changes to its segment information in prior reporting periods on an as-if basis, which resulted in the transfer of revenue among the Personal Systems, Printing, the Enterprise Group, Enterprise Services and Software segments. These changes also resulted in the transfer of operating profit among the Personal Systems, Printing, the Enterprise Group, Software and Corporate Investments segments. These changes had no impact on HP's previously reported consolidated net revenue, earnings from operations, net earnings or net earnings per share.
  
  
  
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES 
SEGMENT INFORMATION 
(Unaudited) 
(In millions) 
       
  Twelve months ended October 31, 
  2014  2013 
Net revenue:(a)        
         
 Personal Systems $34,303  $32,179 
 Printing  22,979   23,896 
  Total Printing and Personal Systems Group  57,282   56,075 
 Enterprise Group  27,814   28,081 
 Enterprise Services  22,398   24,061 
 Software  3,933   4,021 
 HP Financial Services  3,498   3,629 
 Corporate Investments  302   24 
  Total segments  115,227   115,891 
 Elimination of intersegment net revenue and other  (3,773)  (3,593)
         
  Total HP consolidated net revenue $111,454  $112,298 
         
Earnings before taxes:(a)        
         
 Personal Systems $1,270  $980 
 Printing  4,185   3,933 
  Total Printing and Personal Systems Group  5,455   4,913 
 Enterprise Group  4,008   4,259 
 Enterprise Services  803   679 
 Software  872   868 
 HP Financial Services  389   399 
 Corporate Investments  (199)  (316)
  Total segment earnings from operations  11,328   10,802 
         
 Corporate and unallocated costs and eliminations  (953)  (786)
 Stock-based compensation expense  (560)  (500)
 Amortization of intangible assets  (1,000)  (1,373)
 Restructuring charges  (1,619)  (990)
 Acquisition-related charges  (11)  (22)
 Interest and other, net  (628)  (621)
         
  Total HP consolidated earnings before taxes $6,557  $6,510 
  
(a) Effective at the beginning of its first quarter of fiscal 2014, HP implemented certain organizational changes to align its segment financial reporting more closely with its current business structure. These organizational changes include (i) transferring the HP Exstream business from the Commercial Hardware business unit within the Printing segment to the Software segment; (ii) transferring the Personal Systems trade and warranty support business from the Technology Services business unit within the Enterprise Group segment to the Other business unit within the Personal Systems segment; (iii) transferring the spare and replacement parts business supporting the Personal Systems and Printing segments from the Technology Services business unit within the Enterprise Group segment to the Other business unit within the Personal Systems segment and the Commercial Hardware business unit within the Printing segment, respectively; and (iv) transferring certain cloud-related incubation activities previously reported in Corporate and unallocated costs and eliminations and in the Enterprise Group segment to the Corporate Investments segment. In addition, HP transferred certain intrasegment eliminations from the Enterprise Services segment and the Enterprise Group segment to corporate intersegment revenue eliminations.

HP reflected these changes to its segment information in prior reporting periods on an as-if basis, which resulted in the transfer of revenue among the Personal Systems, Printing, the Enterprise Group, Enterprise Services and Software segments. These changes also resulted in the transfer of operating profit among the Personal Systems, Printing, the Enterprise Group, Software and Corporate Investments segments. These changes had no impact on HP's previously reported consolidated net revenue, earnings from operations, net earnings or net earnings per share.
  
  
  
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES 
SEGMENT/BUSINESS UNIT INFORMATION 
(Unaudited) 
(In millions) 
          
  Three months ended  Change (%) 
  October 31,
2014
  July 31,
2014
  October 31,
2013
  Q/Q  Y/Y 
Net revenue:(a)                  
                   
 Printing and Personal Systems Group                  
  Personal Systems                  
   Notebooks $4,869  $4,359  $4,461  12% 9%
   Desktops  3,185   3,395   3,273  (6%) (3%)
   Workstations  558   579   554  (4%) 1%
   Other  336   316   316  6% 6%
    Total Personal Systems  8,948   8,649   8,604  3% 4%
                   
  Printing                  
   Supplies  3,596   3,660   3,862  (2%) (7%)
   Commercial Hardware  1,567   1,401   1,554  12% 1%
   Consumer Hardware  577   529   631  9% (9%)
    Total Printing  5,740   5,590   6,047  3% (5%)
     Total Printing and Personal Systems Group  14,688   14,239   14,651  3% 0%
                   
  Enterprise Group                  
   Industry Standard Servers  3,370   3,097   3,451  9% (2%)
   Technology Services  2,115   2,096   2,182  1% (3%)
   Storage  878   796   952  10% (8%)
   Networking  669   672   656  0% 2%
   Business Critical Systems  238   233   334  2% (29%)
    Total Enterprise Group  7,270   6,894   7,575  5% (4%)
                   
  Enterprise Services                  
   Infrastructure Technology Outsourcing  3,446   3,494   3,722  (1%) (7%)
   Application and Business Services  2,065   2,096   2,196  (1%) (6%)
    Total Enterprise Services  5,511   5,590   5,918  (1%) (7%)
                   
  Software  1,087   959   1,093  13% (1%)
                   
  HP Financial Services  906   855   912  6% (1%)
                   
  Corporate Investments  5   3   5  67% 0%
    Total segments  29,467   28,540   30,154  3% (2%)
                   
  Elimination of intersegment net revenue and other  (1,061)  (955)  (1,023) 11% 4%
                   
   Total HP consolidated net revenue $28,406  $27,585  $29,131  3% (2%)
  
(a)Effective at the beginning of its first quarter of fiscal 2014, HP implemented certain organizational changes to align its segment financial reporting more closely with its current business structure. These organizational changes include (i) transferring the HP Exstream business from the Commercial Hardware business unit within the Printing segment to the Software segment; (ii) transferring the Personal Systems trade and warranty support business from the Technology Services business unit within the Enterprise Group segment to the Other business unit within the Personal Systems segment; (iii) transferring the spare and replacement parts business supporting the Personal Systems and Printing segments from the Technology Services business unit within the Enterprise Group segment to the Other business unit within the Personal Systems segment and the Commercial Hardware business unit within the Printing segment, respectively; and (iv) transferring certain cloud-related incubation activities previously reported in Corporate and unallocated costs and eliminations and in the Enterprise Group segment to the Corporate Investments segment. In addition, HP transferred certain intrasegment eliminations from the Enterprise Services segment and the Enterprise Group segment to corporate intersegment revenue eliminations.
  
 HP reflected these changes to its segment information in prior reporting periods on an as-if basis, which resulted in the transfer of revenue among the Personal Systems, Printing, the Enterprise Group, Enterprise Services and Software segments. These changes had no impact on HP's previously reported consolidated net revenue, earnings from operations, net earnings or net earnings per share.
  
  
  
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES 
SEGMENT/BUSINESS UNIT INFORMATION 
(Unaudited) 
(In millions) 
    
  Twelve months ended October 31, 
  2014  2013 
Net revenue:(a)        
         
 Printing and Personal Systems Group        
  Personal Systems        
   Notebooks $17,540  $16,029 
   Desktops  13,197   12,844 
   Workstations  2,218   2,147 
   Other  1,348   1,159 
    Total Personal Systems  34,303   32,179 
         
  Printing        
   Supplies  14,917   15,716 
   Commercial Hardware  5,717   5,744 
   Consumer Hardware  2,345   2,436 
    Total Printing  22,979   23,896 
     Total Printing and Personal Systems Group  57,282   56,075 
         
  Enterprise Group        
   Industry Standard Servers  12,474   12,102 
   Technology Services  8,466   8,788 
   Storage  3,316   3,475 
   Networking  2,629   2,526 
   Business Critical Systems  929   1,190 
    Total Enterprise Group  27,814   28,081 
         
  Enterprise Services        
   Infrastructure Technology Outsourcing  14,038   15,223 
   Application and Business Services  8,360   8,838 
    Total Enterprise Services  22,398   24,061 
         
  Software  3,933   4,021 
         
  HP Financial Services  3,498   3,629 
         
  Corporate Investments  302   24 
    Total segments  115,227   115,891 
         
  Elimination of intersegment net revenue and other  (3,773)  (3,593)
         
   Total HP consolidated net revenue $111,454  $112,298 
  
(a)Effective at the beginning of its first quarter of fiscal 2014, HP implemented certain organizational changes to align its segment financial reporting more closely with its current business structure. These organizational changes include (i) transferring the HP Exstream business from the Commercial Hardware business unit within the Printing segment to the Software segment; (ii) transferring the Personal Systems trade and warranty support business from the Technology Services business unit within the Enterprise Group segment to the Other business unit within the Personal Systems segment; (iii) transferring the spare and replacement parts business supporting the Personal Systems and Printing segments from the Technology Services business unit within the Enterprise Group segment to the Other business unit within the Personal Systems segment and the Commercial Hardware business unit within the Printing segment, respectively; and (iv) transferring certain cloud-related incubation activities previously reported in Corporate and unallocated costs and eliminations and in the Enterprise Group segment to the Corporate Investments segment. In addition, HP transferred certain intrasegment eliminations from the Enterprise Services segment and the Enterprise Group segment to corporate intersegment revenue eliminations.
  
 HP reflected these changes to its segment information in prior reporting periods on an as-if basis, which resulted in the transfer of revenue among the Personal Systems, Printing, the Enterprise Group, Enterprise Services and Software segments. These changes had no impact on HP's previously reported consolidated net revenue, earnings from operations, net earnings or net earnings per share.
  
 
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
SEGMENT OPERATING MARGIN SUMMARY DATA
(Unaudited)
 
  Three months ended  Change in Operating Margin (pts)
  October 31,
2014
  Q/Q  Y/Y
         
Segment operating margin:(a)        
 Personal Systems 4.0% 0.0 pts  0.9 pts
 Printing 18.1% (0.3 pts) 0.2 pts
  Printing and Personal Systems Group 9.5% (0.1 pts) 0.3 pts
         
 Enterprise Group 14.8% 0.8 pts  0.4 pts
 Enterprise Services 6.8% 2.7 pts  2.5 pts
 Software 31.1% 9.9 pts  0.9 pts
 HP Financial Services 12.1% 2.9 pts  0.9 pts
 Corporate Investments(b) NM  NM  NM
  Total segments 10.8% 1.2 pts  0.7 pts
         
(a)Effective at the beginning of its first quarter of fiscal 2014, HP implemented certain organizational changes to align its segment financial reporting more closely with its current business structure. These organizational changes include (i) transferring the HP Exstream business from the Commercial Hardware business unit within the Printing segment to the Software segment; (ii) transferring the Personal Systems trade and warranty support business from the Technology Services business unit within the Enterprise Group segment to the Other business unit within the Personal Systems segment; (iii) transferring the spare and replacement parts business supporting the Personal Systems and Printing segments from the Technology Services business unit within the Enterprise Group segment to the Other business unit within the Personal Systems segment and the Commercial Hardware business unit within the Printing segment, respectively; and (iv) transferring certain cloud-related incubation activities previously reported in Corporate and unallocated costs and eliminations and in the Enterprise Group segment to the Corporate Investments segment. In addition, HP transferred certain intrasegment eliminations from the Enterprise Services segment and the Enterprise Group segment to corporate intersegment revenue eliminations.
  
 HP reflected these changes to its segment information in prior reporting periods on an as-if basis, which resulted in the transfer of revenue among the Personal Systems, Printing, the Enterprise Group, Enterprise Services and Software segments. These changes also resulted in the transfer of operating profit among the Personal Systems, Printing, the Enterprise Group, Software and Corporate Investments segments. These changes had no impact on HP's previously reported consolidated net revenue, earnings from operations, net earnings or net earnings per share.
  
(b)"NM" represents not meaningful.
  
 
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
CALCULATION OF DILUTED NET EARNINGS PER SHARE
(Unaudited)
(In millions, except per share amounts)
       
  Three months ended
  October 31,
2014
 July 31,
2014
 October 31,
2013
          
Numerator:         
 GAAP net earnings $1,330 $985 $1,414
 Non-GAAP net earnings $2,014 $1,698 $1,959
          
Denominator:         
 Weighted-average shares outstanding during the reporting period  1,862  1,870  1,918
 Dilutive effect of employee stock plans(a)  34  29  22
  Weighted-average number of shares used to compute diluted net earnings per share  1,896  1,899  1,940
          
GAAP diluted net earnings per share $0.70 $0.52 $0.73
Non-GAAP diluted net earnings per share $1.06 $0.89 $1.01
  
(a)Includes any dilutive effect of restricted stock units, restricted stock, stock options and performance-based restricted stock units.
  
 
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
CALCULATION OF DILUTED NET EARNINGS PER SHARE
(Unaudited)
(In millions, except per share amounts)
     
  Twelve months ended October 31,
  2014 2013
       
Numerator:      
 GAAP net earnings $5,013 $5,113
 Non-GAAP net earnings $7,145 $6,938
       
Denominator:      
 Weighted-average number of shares outstanding during the reporting period  1,882  1,934
 Dilutive effect of employee stock plans(a)  30  16
  Weighted-average number of shares used to compute diluted net earnings per share  1,912  1,950
       
GAAP diluted net earnings per share $2.62 $2.62
Non-GAAP diluted net earnings per share $3.74 $3.56
       
(a)Includes any dilutive effect of restricted stock units, restricted stock, stock options and performance-based restricted stock units.
  
  

Use of non-GAAP financial measures
To supplement HP's consolidated condensed financial statements presented on a GAAP basis, HP provides revenue on a constant currency basis, non-GAAP operating profit, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net earnings, non-GAAP diluted net earnings per share, gross cash, free cash flow, net capital expenditures, net debt, net cash, operating company net debt and operating company net cash. HP also provides forecasts of non-GAAP diluted net earnings per share. These non-GAAP financial measures are not computed in accordance with, or as an alternative to, generally accepted accounting principles in the United States. The GAAP measure most directly comparable to revenue on a constant currency basis is revenue. 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 net earnings per share is diluted net earnings per share. The GAAP measure most directly comparable to gross cash is cash and cash equivalents. The GAAP measure most directly comparable to free cash flow is cash flow from operations. The GAAP measure most directly comparable to net capital expenditures is capital expenditures. The GAAP measure most directly comparable to net debt and operating company net debt is total company debt. The GAAP measure most directly comparable to net cash and operating company net cash is cash and cash equivalents. Reconciliations of each of these non-GAAP financial measures to GAAP information are included in the tables above or elsewhere in the materials accompanying this news release.

Use and economic substance of non-GAAP financial measures used by HP
Revenue on a constant currency basis assumes no change in the foreign exchange rate from the prior-year period. 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 intangible assets and acquisition-related charges. Non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP diluted net 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 net 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 the items mentioned above from these non-GAAP financial measures allows HP's management to better understand HP's consolidated financial performance in relation to the operating results of HP's segments, as HP's 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:

  • HP incurs charges relating to the amortization of intangible assets. Those charges are included in HP's GAAP earnings from operations, operating margin, net earnings and diluted net earnings per share. Such charges are significantly impacted by the timing and magnitude of HP's acquisitions and any related impairment charges. Consequently, HP excludes these charges for purposes of calculating these non-GAAP measures to facilitate a more meaningful evaluation of HP's current operating performance and comparisons to HP's operating performance in other periods.
  • Restructuring charges are costs associated with a formal restructuring plan and are primarily related to (i) employee termination costs and benefits and (ii) costs to vacate duplicative facilities. HP excludes these restructuring costs (and any reversals of charges recorded in prior periods) for purposes of calculating these non-GAAP measures because it believes that these historical costs do not reflect expected future operating expenses and do not contribute to a meaningful evaluation of HP's current operating performance or comparisons to HP's operating performance in other periods.
  • HP incurs costs related to its acquisitions. As acquisition-related expenses are inconsistent in amount and frequency and are significantly impacted by the timing and nature of HP's acquisitions, HP believes that eliminating these expenses for purposes of calculating these non-GAAP measures facilitates a more meaningful evaluation of HP's current operating performance and comparisons to HP's operating performance in other periods.

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. Free cash flow is defined as cash flow from operations less net capital expenditures. Net capital expenditures is defined as investments in property, plant and equipment less proceeds from the sale of property, plant and equipment. HP's management uses gross cash and free cash flow for the purpose of determining the amount of cash available for investment in HP's businesses, funding acquisitions, repurchasing stock and other purposes. HP's management also uses gross cash and free cash flow to evaluate HP's historical and prospective liquidity. 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. Because net capital expenditures includes proceeds from the sale of property, plant and equipment, HP believes that net capital expenditures provides a more accurate and complete assessment of HP's liquidity. Because free cash flow includes the effect of net capital expenditures that are not reflected in GAAP cash flow from operations, HP believes that free cash flow provides a more accurate and complete assessment of HP's liquidity and capital resources.

Total company net debt consists of total debt (including the effects of hedging) less gross cash, which includes cash and cash equivalents, short-term investments, and certain liquid long-term investments. Total company net cash consists of gross cash less total debt. HP Financial Services (HPFS) net debt consists of HPFS debt, which includes primarily intercompany equity that is treated as debt for segment reporting purposes, intercompany debt, and borrowing and funding related activity associated with HPFS and its subsidiaries, less HPFS cash. Total company net debt and total company net cash provide useful information to HP's management about the state of HP's consolidated condensed balance sheet. Operating company net debt is a non-GAAP measure that is defined as total company net debt less HPFS net debt. Operating company net cash is a non-GAAP measure that is defined as total company net cash less HPFS net debt. Operating company net debt and operating company net cash provide additional useful information to HP's management about the state of HP's consolidated condensed balance sheet by providing more transparency into the financial components of the operating company separate from HP's financing business, which has different capital structure requirements and requires much greater leverage to run effectively.

Material limitations associated with use of non-GAAP financial measures
These non-GAAP financial measures 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:

  • Items such as amortization of intangible assets, though not directly affecting HP's cash position, represent the loss in value of intangible assets over time. The expense associated with this loss in value is not included in non-GAAP operating profit, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net earnings or non-GAAP diluted net earnings per share, and therefore does not reflect the full economic effect of the loss in value of those intangible assets.
  • Items such as restructuring charges that are excluded from non-GAAP operating profit, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP diluted net earnings per share can have a material impact on the equivalent GAAP earnings measure and cash flows.
  • HP may not be able to liquidate immediately the short-term and long-term investments included in gross cash, which may limit the usefulness of gross cash as a liquidity measure.
  • Other companies may calculate revenue on a constant currency basis, non-GAAP operating profit, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net earnings, non-GAAP diluted net earnings per share, gross cash, free cash flow, net capital expenditures, net debt, net cash, operating company net debt and operating company net cash differently than HP does, limiting the usefulness of those measures for comparative purposes.

Compensation for limitations associated with use of non-GAAP financial measures
HP compensates for the limitations on its use of non-GAAP financial measures 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 news 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 revenue on a constant currency basis, non-GAAP operating profit, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net earnings, non-GAAP diluted net earnings per share, gross cash, free cash flow, net capital expenditures, net debt, net cash, operating company net debt and operating company net 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 HP's 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 may be calculated in a similar manner.

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