HP Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2013 Results

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 its fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year ended Oct. 31, 2013.

Fourth quarter GAAP diluted net earnings per share (EPS) was $0.73, up from a GAAP diluted net loss per share of $3.49 in the prior-year period. Fourth quarter non-GAAP diluted net EPS was $1.01, down from $1.16 in the prior-year period. Fourth quarter non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP diluted net EPS exclude after-tax costs of $545 million and $0.28 per diluted share, respectively, related to restructuring charges, the amortization of intangible assets and acquisition-related charges.

Fourth quarter net revenue of $29.1 billion was down 3% from the prior-year period and down 1% when adjusted for the effects of currency.

Fiscal 2013 GAAP diluted net EPS was $2.62, up from a GAAP diluted net loss per share of $6.41 in the prior-year period and below the previously provided outlook of $2.67 to $2.71 per share. Fiscal 2013 non-GAAP diluted net EPS was $3.56, down from $4.05 in the prior-year period and within the previously provided outlook of $3.53 to $3.57 per share. Fiscal 2013 non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP diluted net EPS exclude after-tax costs of $1.8 billion and $0.94 per diluted share, respectively, related to the amortization of intangible assets, restructuring charges and acquisition-related charges.

Fiscal 2013 net revenue of $112.3 billion was down 7% from the prior year and down 5% when adjusted for the effects of currency.

"Through improved execution, strong cost management, and with the support of our customers and partners, HP ended fiscal 2013 on a high note," said Meg Whitman, HP president and chief executive officer. "Our Q4 results demonstrate that HP's turnaround remains on track heading into fiscal 2014. While we still have much more work to do, our business units and their core assets are delivering on HP's strategy to help customers thrive by providing solutions for the New Style of IT."

Outlook
For the first quarter of fiscal 2014, HP estimates non-GAAP diluted net EPS to be in the range of $0.82 to $0.86 and GAAP diluted net EPS to be in the range of $0.60 to $0.64. First quarter fiscal 2014 non-GAAP diluted net EPS estimates exclude after-tax costs of approximately $0.22 per share, related primarily to the amortization of intangible assets and restructuring charges.

For fiscal 2014, HP estimates non-GAAP diluted net EPS to be in the range of $3.55 to $3.75 and GAAP diluted net EPS to be in the range of $2.85 to $3.05, in line with the outlook HP previously communicated at its Oct. 9 Securities Analyst Meeting. Fiscal 2014 non-GAAP diluted net EPS estimates exclude after-tax costs of approximately $0.70 per share, related primarily to the amortization of intangible assets and restructuring charges.

Asset management
HP generated $2.8 billion in cash flow from operations in the fourth quarter, down 31% from the prior-year period. Inventory ended the quarter at $6.0 billion, down 1 day year over year to 24 days. Accounts receivable ended the quarter at $15.9 billion, flat year over year at 49 days. Accounts payable ended the quarter at $14.0 billion, up 3 days year over year to 56 days. HP's dividend payment of $0.1452 per share in the fourth quarter resulted in cash usage of $284 million. HP also utilized $479 million of cash during the quarter to repurchase approximately 21.5 million shares of common stock in the open market. HP exited the quarter with $12.5 billion in gross cash.

Fourth quarter fiscal 2013 segment results

  • Personal Systems revenue was down 2% year over year with a 3.0% operating margin. Commercial revenue increased 4% and Consumer revenue declined 10%. Total units were up 2% with Desktops units down 5% and Notebooks units up 3%.
  • Printing revenue was down 1% year over year with a 17.7% operating margin. Total hardware units were up 6% with Commercial hardware units up 9% and Consumer hardware units up 4%. Supplies revenue was down 4%.
  • Enterprise Group revenue was up 2% year over year with a 14.5% operating margin. Networking revenue was up 3%, Industry Standard Servers revenue was up 10%, Business Critical Systems revenue was down 17%, Storage revenue was up 1% and Technology Services revenue was down 6%.
  • Enterprise Services revenue declined 9% year over year with a 4.4% operating margin. Application and Business Services revenue was down 10%, and Infrastructure Technology Outsourcing revenue declined 9%.
  • Software revenue was down 9% year over year with a 30.8% operating margin. Support revenue was up 4%, license revenue was down 24%, professional services revenue was down 13% and software-as-a-service ("SaaS") revenue was up 15%.
  • HP Financial Services revenue was down 6% year over year with a 5% decrease in net portfolio assets and a 3% decrease in financing volume. The business delivered an operating margin of 11.2%.

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 FY13 earnings conference call is accessible via an audio webcast at www.hp.com/investor/2013Q4earnings.

About HP
HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. With the broadest technology portfolio spanning printing, personal systems, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP delivers solutions for customers' most complex challenges in every region of the world. 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 generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis, HP provides 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 debt, net cash, operating company net debt and operating company net cash. HP also provides forecasts of non-GAAP diluted 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 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'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 operating profit, operating margin, net earnings, diluted net earnings per share, cash and cash equivalents, cash flow from operations 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, HP's effective tax rate, earnings, 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 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; the impact of macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; the need to manage third-party suppliers and the distribution of HP's products and 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 restructuring plans, including estimates and assumptions related to the cost and the anticipated benefits of implementing those 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, 2012 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, 2013. 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, 2013. In particular, determining HP's actual tax balances and provisions as of October 31, 2013 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.

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