Press Release: November 20, 2012
Topics: Financial

HP Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

  • Full year fiscal 2012 non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $4.05, within the previously provided outlook of $4.05 to $4.07 
  • Full year fiscal 2012 GAAP loss per share of $6.41
  • Full year fiscal 2012 net revenue of $120.4 billion, down 5% from the prior-year period and down 4% when adjusted for the effects of currency
  • Fourth quarter non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $1.16, down 1% from the prior-year period
  • Fourth quarter GAAP loss per share of $3.49
  • Fourth quarter net revenue of $30.0 billion, down 7% from the prior-year period and down 4% when adjusted for the effects of currency
  • Cash flow from operations of $4.1 billion, up 69% from the prior-year period
  • Returned $384 million in cash to shareholders in the form of dividends and share repurchases
  • Fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2012 results include a non-cash goodwill and intangible asset impairment charge of $8.8 billion relating to the Autonomy business within the Software segment

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 20, 2012 — HP today announced financial results for its fourth fiscal quarter and full fiscal year ended Oct. 31, 2012. 

For the full year fiscal 2012, net revenue of $120.4 billion was down 5% from the prior-year period and down 4% when adjusted for the effects of currency.

Full-year GAAP loss per share was $6.41, down from diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $3.32 in the prior-year period. Full-year non-GAAP diluted EPS was $4.05, down 17% from the prior-year period. Full year non-GAAP earnings information excludes after tax costs of $20.7 billion, or $10.46 per diluted share, related to the impairment of goodwill and purchased intangible assets, restructuring charges, amortization of purchased intangible assets, charges relating to the wind down of non-strategic businesses and acquisition-related charges.

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