PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HP (NYSE: HPQ)

  • Fiscal 2018 GAAP diluted net earnings per share (“EPS”) of $3.26, above the previously provided outlook of $2.82 to $2.85 per share

  • Fiscal 2018 non-GAAP diluted net EPS of $2.02, within the previously provided outlook of $2.00 to $2.03 per share  

  • Fiscal 2018 net revenue of $58.5 billion, up 12% from the prior-year period  

  • Fiscal 2018 net cash provided by operating activities of $4.5 billion, free cash flow of $4.2 billion  

  • Fiscal 2018 returned $3.5 billion to shareholders in the form of share repurchases and dividends  

  • Fourth quarter GAAP diluted net EPS of $0.91, above the previously provided outlook of $0.48 to $0.51 per share  

  • Fourth quarter non-GAAP diluted net EPS of $0.54, within the previously provided outlook of $0.52 to $0.55 per share  

  • Fourth quarter net revenue of $15.4 billion, up 10% from the prior-year period  

  • Fourth quarter net cash provided by operating activities of $1.0 billion, free cash flow of $0.8 billion  

  • Fourth quarter returned $0.8 billion to shareholders in the form of share repurchases and dividends
HP Inc.'s fiscal 2018 full-year and fourth quarter financial performance
 FY18 FY17 Y/Y Q4 FY18 Q4 FY17 Y/Y
GAAP net revenue ($B)$58.5 $52.1 12% $15.4 $13.9 10%
GAAP operating margin7.0% 6.8% 0.2 pts 6.8% 6.4% 0.4 pts
GAAP net earnings ($B)$5.3 $2.5 111% $1.5 $0.7 120%
GAAP diluted net EPS$3.26 $1.48 120% $0.91 $0.39 133%
            
Non-GAAP operating margin7.2% 7.4% (0.2) pts 7.1% 7.3% (0.2) pts
Non-GAAP net earnings ($B)$3.3 $2.8 17% $0.9 $0.7 15%
Non-GAAP diluted net EPS$2.02 $1.65 22% $0.54 $0.44 23%
Net cash provided by operating activities ($B)$4.5 $3.7 23% $1.0 $0.7 42%
Free cash flow ($B)$4.2 $3.3 24% $0.8 $0.5 64%

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

Net revenue and EPS results
HP Inc. (“HP”) announced fiscal 2018 net revenue of $58.5 billion, up 12% (up 10% in constant currency) from the prior-year period.

Fiscal 2018 GAAP diluted net EPS was $3.26, up from $1.48 in the prior-year period and above the previously provided outlook of $2.82 to $2.85. Fiscal 2018 non-GAAP diluted net EPS was $2.02, up from $1.65 in the prior-year period and within the previously provided outlook of $2.00 to $2.03. Fiscal 2018 non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP diluted net EPS exclude after-tax adjustments of $2.0 billion, or $1.24 per diluted share, related to restructuring and other charges, acquisition-related charges, defined benefit plan settlement charges, amortization of intangible assets, non-operating retirement-related credits/(charges), debt extinguishment costs, and tax adjustments.

Fourth quarter net revenue was $15.4 billion, up 10% (up 9% in constant currency) from the prior-year period.

Fourth quarter GAAP diluted net EPS was $0.91, up from $0.39 in the prior-year period and above the previously provided outlook of $0.48 to $0.51. Fourth quarter non-GAAP diluted net EPS was $0.54, up from $0.44 in the prior-year period and within the previously provided outlook of $0.52 to $0.55. Fourth quarter non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP diluted net EPS exclude after-tax adjustments of $586 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, related to restructuring and other charges, acquisition-related charges, defined benefit plan settlement charges, amortization of intangible assets, non-operating retirement-related credits/(charges), and tax adjustments.

“Our results once again demonstrate HP’s consistent performance with full year non-GAAP EPS growth of 22% year over year and free cash flow generation of $4.2 billion,” said Dion Weisler, President and CEO, HP Inc.  “These results reflect our continued innovation across the portfolio and sharp execution across segments and regions as we position HP for continued long-term sustainable growth.”

Asset management
HP generated $4.5 billion in net cash provided by operating activities and $4.2 billion of free cash flow in fiscal 2018. Free cash flow includes net cash provided by operating activities and net investments in property, plant and equipment of $0.4 billion. HP utilized approximately $2.6 billion of cash during fiscal 2018 to repurchase approximately 112 million shares of common stock in the open market. When combined with the almost $0.9 billion of cash used to pay dividends, HP returned 83% of its free cash flow to shareholders in fiscal 2018.

HP’s net cash provided by operating activities in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 was $1.0 billion. Accounts receivable ended the quarter at $5.1 billion, up 2 days quarter over quarter to 30 days. Inventory ended the quarter at $6.1 billion, down 3 days quarter over quarter to 43 days. Accounts payable ended the quarter at $14.8 billion, down 3 days quarter over quarter to 105 days.

HP generated $0.8 million of free cash flow in the fourth quarter. Free cash flow includes net cash provided by operating activities and net investments in property, plant and equipment of $125 million.

HP’s dividend payment of $0.1393 per share in the fourth quarter resulted in cash usage of $0.2 billion. HP also utilized $0.6 billion of cash during the quarter to repurchase approximately 24.4 million shares of common stock in the open market.  As a result, HP returned 97% of its fourth quarter free cash flow to shareholders. HP exited the quarter with $5.9 billion in gross cash, which includes cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments of $0.7 billion included in other current assets.

Fiscal 2018 fourth quarter segment results

  • Personal Systems net revenue was up 11% year over year (up 10% in constant currency) with a 3.8% operating margin. Both Commercial and Consumer net revenue increased 11%. Total units were up 6% with Notebooks units up 8% and Desktops units up 2%.
  • Printing net revenue was up 9% year over year (up 8% in constant currency) with a 16.1% operating margin. Total hardware units were up 11% with Commercial hardware units up 85% and Consumer hardware units up 3%. Supplies net revenue was up 7% (up 6% in constant currency). 

Outlook
For the fiscal 2019 first quarter, HP estimates GAAP diluted net EPS to be in the range of $0.46 to $0.49 and non-GAAP diluted net EPS to be in the range of $0.50 to $0.53. Fiscal 2019 first quarter non-GAAP diluted net EPS estimates exclude $0.04 per diluted share, primarily related to restructuring and other charges, acquisition-related charges, defined benefit plan settlement charges, amortization of intangible assets, non-operating retirement-related credits/(charges), tax adjustments and the related tax impact on these items.

For fiscal 2019, HP estimates GAAP diluted net EPS to be in the range of $2.04 to $2.14 and non-GAAP diluted net EPS to be in the range of $2.12 to $2.22.  Fiscal 2019 non-GAAP diluted net EPS estimates exclude $0.08 per diluted share, primarily related to restructuring and other charges, acquisition-related charges, defined benefit plan settlement charges, amortization of intangible assets, non-operating retirement-related credits/(charges), tax adjustments and the related tax impact on these items. 

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 FY18 Q4 earnings conference call is accessible via an audio webcast at www.hp.com/investor/2018Q4Webcast.

About HP Inc.
HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our portfolio of printers, Personal Computers, mobile devices, solutions, and services, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.

Use of non-GAAP financial information
To supplement HP’s consolidated financial statements presented on a generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) basis, HP provides net revenue on a constant currency basis, non-GAAP total operating expense, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP tax rate, non-GAAP net earnings, non-GAAP diluted net EPS, free cash flow, gross cash and net cash (debt) financial measures. HP also provides forecasts of non-GAAP diluted net EPS and free cash flow. Reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are 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 net revenue, operating profit, operating margin, net earnings, diluted net EPS, cash provided by operating activities or cash and cash equivalents 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 and its consolidated subsidiaries 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 net revenue, margins, expenses, effective tax rates, net earnings, net EPS, cash flows, benefit plan funding, deferred taxes, share repurchases, foreign currency exchange rates or other financial items; any projections of the amount, timing or impact of cost savings or restructuring and other charges; any statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations, including, but not limited to, our sustainability goals, the execution of restructuring plans and any resulting cost savings, net 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, including with respect to the timing and expected benefits of acquisitions and other business combination and investment transactions; 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 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, clients and partners; the hiring and retention of key employees; integration and other risks associated with business combination and investment transactions; the results of the restructuring plans, including estimates and assumptions related to the cost (including any possible disruption of HP’s business) and the anticipated benefits of the restructuring plans; the impact of changes in tax laws, including uncertainties related to the interpretation and application of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 on HP's tax obligations and effective tax rate; 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, 2017, and HP’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

As in prior periods, the financial information set forth in this release, including any 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 years ended October 31, 2018 and October 31, 2019 and HP’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements. HP’s Investor Relations website at www.hp.com/investor/home contains a significant amount of information about HP, including financial and other information for investors. HP encourages investors to visit its website from time to time, as information is updated, and new information is posted.

 
 
HP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS
(Unaudited)
(In millions, except per share amounts)
 
 Three months ended
 October 31,
2018
 July 31,
2018
 October 31,
2017
Net revenue$15,366 $14,586 $13,927
Costs and expenses:     
Cost of revenue12,669 11,898 11,407
Research and development354 347 291
Selling, general and administrative1,210 1,227 1,177
Restructuring and other charges40 4 113
Acquisition-related charges26 10 49
Amortization of intangible assets20 20 
Total costs and expenses14,319 13,506 13,037
      
Earnings from operations1,047 1,080 890
Interest and other, net(40) (62) (42)
Earnings before taxes1,007 1,018 848
Benefit from (provision for) taxes444 (138) (188)
Net earnings$1,451 $880 $660
      
Net earnings per share:     
Basic$0.92 $0.55 $0.40
Diluted$0.91 $0.54 $0.39
      
Cash dividends declared per share$ $0.28 $
      
Weighted-average shares used to compute net earnings per share:     
Basic1,578 1,601 1,670
Diluted1,598 1,618 1,687
      


 
HP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS
(Unaudited)
(In millions, except per share amounts)
 
 Twelve months ended October 31,
 2018 2017
Net revenue$58,472 $52,056
Costs and expenses:   
Cost of revenue47,803 42,478
Research and development1,404 1,190
Selling, general and administrative4,866 4,381
Restructuring and other charges132 362
Acquisition-related charges123 125
Amortization of intangible assets80 1
Total costs and expenses54,408 48,537
    
Earnings from operations4,064 3,519
Interest and other, net(1,051) (243)
Earnings before taxes3,013 3,276
Benefit from (provision for) taxes2,314 (750)
Net earnings5,327 2,526
    
Net earnings per share:   
Basic$3.30 $1.50
Diluted$3.26 $1.48
    
Cash dividends declared per share$0.56 $0.53
    
Weighted-average shares used to compute net earnings per share:   
Basic1,615 1,688
Diluted1,634 1,702
    


 
HP INC. 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, 2018
 Diluted
net
earnings
per share
 Three
months
ended
July
31, 2018
 Diluted
net
earnings
per share
 Three
months
ended
October
31, 2017
 Diluted
net
earnings
per share
GAAP net earnings$1,451 $0.91 $880 $0.54 $660 $0.39
Non-GAAP adjustments:           
Restructuring and other charges40 0.02 4  113 0.06
Acquisition-related charges26 0.02 10 0.01 49 0.03
Amortization of intangible assets20 0.01 20 0.01  
Non-operating retirement-related credits(54) (0.03) (56) (0.03) (34) (0.02)
Defined benefit plan settlement charges5  1  1 
Tax adjustments(623) (0.39) (19) (0.01) (40) (0.02)
Non-GAAP net earnings$865 $0.54 $840 $0.52 $749 $0.44
            
GAAP earnings from operations$1,047   $1,080   $890  
Non-GAAP adjustments:           
Restructuring and other charges40   4   113  
Acquisition-related charges26   10   49  
Amortization of intangible assets20   20     
Non-operating retirement-related credits(54)   (56)   (34)  
Defined benefit plan settlement charges5   1   1  
Non-GAAP earnings from operations$1,084   $1,059   $1,019  
            
GAAP operating margin7%   7%   6%  
Non-GAAP adjustments0%   0%   1%  
Non-GAAP operating margin7%   7%   7%  
 


 
HP INC. 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, 2018
 Diluted
net earnings
per share
 Twelve months
ended
October 31, 2017
 Diluted
net earnings
per share
GAAP net earnings$5,327 $3.26 $2,526 $1.48
Non-GAAP adjustments:       
Restructuring and other charges132 0.08 362 0.21
Acquisition-related charges123 0.07 125 0.07
Amortization of intangible assets80 0.05 1 
Non-operating retirement-related credits(219) (0.13) (135) (0.07)
Defined benefit plan settlement charges7  5 
Debt extinguishment costs126 0.08  
Tax adjustments(2,270) (1.39) (69) (0.04)
Non-GAAP net earnings$3,306 $2.02 $2,815 $1.65
        
GAAP earnings from operations$4,064   $3,519  
Non-GAAP adjustments:       
Restructuring and other charges132   362  
Acquisition-related charges123   125  
Amortization of intangible assets80   1  
Non-operating retirement-related credits(219)   (135)  
Defined benefit plan settlement charges7   5  
Non-GAAP earnings from operations$4,187   $3,877  
        
GAAP operating margin7%   7%  
Non-GAAP adjustments0%   0%  
Non-GAAP operating margin7%   7%  
 


 
HP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
(In millions)
 
 As of
 October 31, 2018 October 31, 2017
ASSETS   
Current assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents$5,166 $6,997
Accounts receivable, net5,113 4,414
Inventory6,062 5,786
Other current assets5,046 5,121
Total current assets21,387 22,318
Property, plant and equipment, net2,198 1,878
Goodwill5,968 5,622
Other non-current assets5,069 3,095
Total assets$34,622 $32,913
    
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT   
Current liabilities:   
Notes payable and short-term borrowings$1,463 $1,072
Accounts payable14,816 13,279
Employee compensation and benefits1,136 894
Taxes on earnings340 214
Deferred revenue1,095 1,012
Other accrued liabilities6,281 5,941
Total current liabilities25,131 22,412
Long-term debt4,524 6,747
Other non-current liabilities5,606 7,162
Stockholders' deficit(639) (3,408)
Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit$34,622 $32,913
 


 
HP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
(In millions)
 
 Three months ended October 31,
 2018 2017
Cash flows from operating activities:   
Net earnings$1,451 $660
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities:   
Depreciation and amortization140 91
Stock-based compensation expense65 55
Restructuring and other charges40 113
Deferred taxes on earnings(486) (174)
Other, net85 65
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions:   
Accounts receivable(514) (238)
Inventory(15) (615)
Accounts payable519 423
Taxes on earnings(412) 318
Restructuring and other(30) (78)
Other assets and liabilities125 60
     Net cash provided by operating activities968 680
Cash flows from investing activities:   
Investment in property, plant and equipment(187) (165)
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment62 
Purchases of available-for-sale securities and other investments(47) (362)
Maturities and sales of available-for-sale securities and other investments259 229
Collateral posted for derivative instruments(24) (372)
Collateral returned for derivative instruments24 676
     Net cash provided by investing activities87 6
Cash flows from financing activities:   
Payment of short-term borrowings with original maturities less than 90 days, net(834) (844)
Payment of short-term borrowings with original maturities greater than 90 days(412) 
Proceed from short-term borrowings with original maturities greater than 90 days 887
Payment of debt(39) (22)
Net proceeds related to stock-based award activities18 45
Repurchase of common stock(598) (501)
Cash dividends paid(219) (221)
     Net cash used in financing activities(2,084) (656)
(Decrease) Increase in cash and cash equivalents(1,029) 30
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period6,195 6,967
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$5,166 $6,997
 


 
HP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
(In millions)
 
 Twelve months ended October 31,
 2018 2017
Cash flows from operating activities:   
Net earnings$5,327 $2,526
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities:   
Depreciation and amortization528 354
Stock-based compensation expense268 224
Restructuring and other charges132 362
Deferred taxes on earnings(3,653) 238
Other, net319 134
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions:   
Accounts receivable(491) (453)
Inventory(136) (1,346)
Accounts payable1,429 2,161
Taxes on earnings389 73
Restructuring and other(237) (233)
Other assets and liabilities653 (363)
     Net cash provided by operating activities4,528 3,677
Cash flows from investing activities:   
Investment in property, plant and equipment(546) (402)
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment172 69
Purchases of available-for-sale securities and other investments(367) (1,400)
Maturities and sales of available-for-sale securities and other investments847 231
Collateral posted for derivative instruments(1,165) (1,170)
Collateral returned for derivative instruments1,379 955
Payments made in connection with business acquisitions, net of cash acquired(1,036) 
     Net cash used in investing activities(716) (1,717)
Cash flows from financing activities:   
Proceeds from short-term borrowings with original maturities less than 90 days, net743 202
Proceeds from short-term borrowings with original maturities greater than 90 days712 887
Proceeds from debt, net of issuance cost 5
Payment of short-term borrowings with original maturities greater than 90 days(1,596) (3)
Payment of debt(2,098) (84)
Settlement of cash flow hedge (9)
Net proceeds related to stock-based award activities52 57
Repurchase of common stock(2,557) (1,412)
Cash dividends paid(899) (894)
     Net cash used in financing activities(5,643) (1,251)
(Decrease) Increase in cash and cash equivalents(1,831) 709
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period6,997 6,288
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$5,166 $6,997
 


 
HP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SEGMENT INFORMATION
(Unaudited)
(In millions)
 
 Three months ended
 October 31,
2018
 July 31,
2018
 October 31,
2017
Net revenue:(a)     
Personal Systems$10,064 $9,395 $9,067
Printing5,300 5,188 4,859
Corporate Investments2 1 1
Total segments15,366 14,584 13,927
Other 2 
Total net revenue$15,366 $14,586 $13,927
      
Earnings before taxes:(a)     
Personal Systems$378 $365 $341
Printing851 832 805
Corporate Investments(20) (22) (18)
Total segment earnings from operations1,209 1,175 1,128
Corporate and unallocated cost and other(60) (61) (54)
Stock-based compensation expense(65) (55) (55)
Restructuring and other charges(40) (4) (113)
Acquisition-related charges(26) (10) (49)
Amortization of intangible assets(20) (20) 
Non-operating retirement-related credits54 56 34
Defined benefit plan settlement charges(5) (1) (1)
Interest and other, net(40) (62) (42)
Total earnings before taxes$1,007 $1,018 $848
  1. Effective at the beginning of its first quarter of fiscal year 2018, HP implemented an organizational change to align its segment and business unit financial reporting more closely with its current business structure. The organizational change resulted in the transfer of long life consumables from Commercial to Supplies within the Printing segment. Certain revenues related to service arrangements, which are being eliminated for the purposes of reporting HP’s consolidated net revenue, have now been reclassified from Other to segments. HP has reflected this change to its segment and business unit information in prior reporting periods on an as-if basis. The reporting change had no impact to previously reported consolidated net revenue, earnings from operations, net earnings or net earnings per share.
 
 
HP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SEGMENT INFORMATION
(Unaudited)
(In millions)
 
 Twelve months ended October 31,
 2018 2017
Net revenue:(a)   
Personal Systems$37,661 $33,321
Printing20,805 18,728
Corporate Investments5 8
Total segments58,471 52,057
Other1 (1)
Total net revenue$58,472 $52,056
    
Earnings before taxes:(a)   
Personal Systems$1,411 $1,210
Printing3,323 3,146
Corporate Investments(82) (87)
Total segment earnings from operations4,652 4,269
Corporate and unallocated costs and other(197) (168)
Stock-based compensation expense(268) (224)
Restructuring and other charges(132) (362)
Acquisition-related charges(123) (125)
Amortization of intangible assets(80) (1)
Non-operating retirement-related credits219 135
Defined benefit plan settlement charges(7) (5)
Interest and other, net(1,051) (243)
Total earnings before taxes$3,013 $3,276
  1. Effective at the beginning of its first quarter of fiscal year 2018, HP implemented an organizational change to align its segment and business unit financial reporting more closely with its current business structure. The organizational change resulted in the transfer of long life consumables from Commercial to Supplies within the Printing segment. Certain revenues related to service arrangements, which are being eliminated for the purposes of reporting HP’s consolidated net revenue, have now been reclassified from Other to segments. HP has reflected this change to its segment and business unit information in prior reporting periods on an as-if basis. The reporting change had no impact to previously reported consolidated net revenue, earnings from operations, net earnings or net earnings per share.
 
 
HP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SEGMENT/BUSINESS UNIT INFORMATION
(Unaudited)
(In millions)
 
 Three months ended Change (%)
 October 31,
2018
 July 31,
2018
 October 31,
2017
 Q/Q Y/Y
Net revenue(a):         
Personal Systems         
Notebooks$6,165 $5,634 $5,391 9% 14%
Desktops2,991 2,869 2,821 4% 6%
Workstations577 588 526 (2)% 10%
Other331 304 329 9% 1%
Total Personal Systems10,064 9,395 9,067 7% 11%
Printing         
Supplies3,385 3,405 3,156 (1)% 7%
Commercial Hardware1,248 1,170 1,077 7% 16%
Consumer Hardware667 613 626 9% 7%
Total Printing5,300 5,188 4,859 2% 9%
Corporate Investments2 1 1 100% 100%
Total segments15,366 14,584 13,927 5% 10%
Other(b) 2  NM NM
Total net revenue$15,366 $14,586 $13,927 5% 10%
  1. Effective at the beginning of its first quarter of fiscal year 2018, HP implemented an organizational change to align its segment and business unit financial reporting more closely with its current business structure. The organizational change resulted in the transfer of long life consumables from Commercial to Supplies within the Printing segment. Certain revenues related to service arrangements, which are being eliminated for the purposes of reporting HP’s consolidated net revenue, have now been reclassified from Other to segments. HP has reflected this change to its segment and business unit information in prior reporting periods on an as-if basis. The reporting change had no impact to previously reported consolidated net revenue, earnings from operations, net earnings or net earnings per share.

  2. "NM" represents not meaningful.
 
 
HP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SEGMENT/BUSINESS UNIT INFORMATION
(Unaudited)
(In millions)
 
 Twelve months ended October 31, Change (%)
 2018 2017 Y/Y
Net revenue(a):     
Personal Systems     
Notebooks$22,547 $19,782 14%
Desktops11,567 10,298 12%
Workstations2,246 2,042 10%
Other1,301 1,199 9%
Total Personal Systems37,661 33,321 13%
Printing     
Supplies13,575 12,524 8%
Commercial Hardware4,674 3,792 23%
Consumer Hardware2,556 2,412 6%
Total Printing20,805 18,728 11%
Corporate Investments5 8 (38)%
Total segments58,471 52,057 12%
Other(b)1 (1) NM
Total net revenue$58,472 $52,056 12%
  1. Effective at the beginning of its first quarter of fiscal year 2018, HP implemented an organizational change to align its segment and business unit financial reporting more closely with its current business structure. The organizational change resulted in the transfer of long life consumables from Commercial to Supplies within the Printing segment. Certain revenues related to service arrangements, which are being eliminated for the purposes of reporting HP’s consolidated net revenue, have now been reclassified from Other to segments. HP has reflected this change to its segment and business unit information in prior reporting periods on an as-if basis. The reporting change had no impact to previously reported consolidated net revenue, earnings from operations, net earnings or net earnings per share.
     
  2. "NM" represents not meaningful.
 
 
HP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SEGMENT OPERATING MARGIN SUMMARY
(Unaudited)
 
 Three months ended Change in Operating Margin (pts)
 October 31,
2018
 July 31,
2018
 October 31,
2017
 Q/Q Y/Y
Segment operating margin:(a)         
Personal Systems3.8% 3.9% 3.8% (0.1) pts 
Printing16.1% 16.0% 16.6% 0.1 pts (0.5) pts
Corporate Investments(b)NM NM NM NM NM
Total segments7.9% 8.1% 8.1% (0.2) pts (0.2) pts
  1. Effective at the beginning of its first quarter of fiscal year 2018, HP implemented an organizational change to align its segment and business unit financial reporting more closely with its current business structure. The organizational change resulted in the transfer of long life consumables from Commercial to Supplies within the Printing segment. Certain revenues related to service arrangements, which are being eliminated for the purposes of reporting HP’s consolidated net revenue, have now been reclassified from Other to segments. HP has reflected this change to its segment and business unit information in prior reporting periods on an as-if basis. The reporting change had no impact to previously reported consolidated net revenue, earnings from operations, net earnings or net earnings per share.
     
  2. "NM" represents not meaningful.
 
 
HP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CALCULATION OF DILUTED NET EARNINGS PER SHARE
(Unaudited)
(In millions, except per share amounts)
 
 Three months ended
 October 31,
2018
 July 31,
2018
 October 31,
2017
Numerator:     
GAAP net earnings$1,451 $880 $660
Non-GAAP net earnings$865 $840 $749
      
Denominator:     
Weighted-average shares used to compute basic net earnings per share1,578 1,601 1,670
Dilutive effect of employee stock plans(a)20 17 17
Weighted-average shares used to compute diluted net earnings per share1,598 1,618 1,687
      
GAAP diluted net earnings per share$0.91 $0.54 $0.39
Non-GAAP diluted net earnings per share$0.54 $0.52 $0.44
  1. Includes any dilutive effect of restricted stock units, stock options and performance-based awards.  
 
 
HP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CALCULATION OF DILUTED NET EARNINGS PER SHARE
(Unaudited)
(In millions, except per share amounts)
 
 Twelve months ended October 31,
 2018 2017
Numerator:   
GAAP net earnings$5,327 $2,526
Non-GAAP net earnings$3,306 $2,815
    
Denominator:   
Weighted-average shares used to compute basic net earnings per share1,615 1,688
Dilutive effect of employee stock plans(a)19 14
Weighted-average shares used to compute diluted net earnings per share1,634 1,702
    
GAAP diluted net earnings per share$3.26 $1.48
Non-GAAP diluted net earnings per share$2.02 $1.65
  1. Includes any dilutive effect of restricted stock units, stock options and performance-based awards.


Use of non-GAAP financial measures
To supplement HP’s consolidated financial statements presented on a GAAP basis, HP provides net revenue on a constant currency basis, non-GAAP total operating expense, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP tax rate, non-GAAP net earnings, non-GAAP diluted net EPS, free cash flow, gross cash and net cash (debt). HP also provides forecasts of non-GAAP diluted net EPS and free cash flow.

These non-GAAP financial measures are not computed in accordance with, or as an alternative to, GAAP in the United States. Reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are included in the tables above or elsewhere in the materials accompanying this news release.

Use and economic substance of non-GAAP financial measures
Net revenue on a constant currency basis excludes the effect of foreign currency exchange fluctuations calculated by translating current period revenues using monthly average exchange rates from the comparative period and excluding any hedging impact recognized in the current period. Non-GAAP operating margin is defined to exclude the effects of any amounts relating to restructuring and other charges, acquisition-related charges, defined benefit plan settlement charges, amortization of intangible assets and non-operating retirement-related credits/(charges). Non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP diluted net EPS consist of net earnings or diluted net EPS excluding those same charges, debt extinguishment costs, tax adjustments and the amount of additional taxes or tax benefits 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 for 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:

  • Restructuring and other charges are (i) costs associated with a formal restructuring plan and are primarily related to employee termination costs and benefits, costs of real estate consolidation and other non-labor charges; and (ii) other charges, which include non-recurring costs that are distinct from ongoing operational costs. HP excludes these restructuring and other charges (and any reversals of charges recorded in prior periods) for purposes of calculating these non-GAAP measures because HP 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 cost related to its acquisitions, which it would not have otherwise incurred as part of its operations. The charges are direct expenses such as third-party professional and legal fees, and integration-related costs, as well as non-cash adjustments to the fair value of certain acquired assets such as inventory. These charges related to acquisitions are inconsistent in amount and frequency and are significantly impacted by the timing and nature of HP's acquisitions. HP believes that eliminating such 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 past operating performance.
     
  • HP incurs charges relating to the amortization of intangible assets. Those charges are included in HP’s GAAP earnings, operating margin, net earnings and diluted net EPS. 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.
     
  • Non-operating retirement-related credits/(charges) includes certain market-related factors such as interest cost, expected return on plan assets, amortized actuarial gains or losses, and impacts from other market-related factors associated with HP’s defined benefit pension and post-retirement benefit plans. The market-driven retirement-related adjustments are primarily due to the changes in pension plan assets and liabilities which are tied to financial market performance and HP considers these adjustments to be outside the operational performance of the business. Non-operating retirement-related credits/(charges) also include certain plan curtailments, settlements and special termination benefits related to HP’s defined benefit pension and post-retirement benefit plans. HP believes that eliminating such adjustments for purposes of calculating non-GAAP measures facilitates a more meaningful evaluation of HP's current operating performance and provides better transparency into the segment operating results.
     
  • HP incurred defined benefit plan settlement charges relating to the U.S. HP pension plan. The charges are associated with the net settlement and remeasurement resulting from voluntary lump sum payments offered to certain terminated vested participants. HP excludes these charges for the 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.
     
  • HP incurred debt extinguishment costs related to the March 2018 repurchase of certain of its outstanding U.S. dollar global notes. These costs primarily included bond repurchase premiums and losses from fair value hedges. HP excludes these costs for the 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.
     
  • Tax adjustments include U.S. tax reform adjustment and net tax indemnification amounts.
    •  HP recorded U.S. tax reform adjustment as one-time charges relating to the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. These charges encompass several elements, including the reversal of previously accrued taxes on unrepatriated overseas profits, a one-time transition tax on accumulated overseas profits and the revaluation of deferred tax assets and liabilities to the new U.S. tax rate. These charges are provisional based on reasonable estimates. Changes to these estimates, new guidance issued by regulators and new positions taken or elections made by HP may materially impact provision for income taxes and effective tax rate in the period in which the adjustments are made. HP expects the accounting for the tax effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will be completed during the one year measurement period.
    •  As a part of the separation of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company from HP Inc. (the “Separation”), HP evaluates all tax uncertain positions to determine the indemnification amounts under the Tax Matters Agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company and records the adjustments as net tax indemnifications amounts for the quarter.
    •  HP also recorded other tax adjustments including tax benefits primarily related to the realizability of certain deferred tax assets.
    HP excludes these adjustments for the 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.

Free cash flow is a non-GAAP measure that is defined as cash flow from operations less the net of investments in and proceeds from sales of property, plant, and equipment. 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. HP’s management uses free cash flow and gross cash for the purpose of determining the amount of cash available for investment in HP’s businesses, repurchasing stock and other purposes. HP’s management also uses free cash flow and gross cash to evaluate HP’s historical and prospective liquidity. Because gross cash includes liquid assets that are not included in cash and cash equivalents, HP believes that gross cash provides a helpful assessment of HP’s liquidity. Because free cash flow includes the effect of investment in property, plant and equipment and proceeds from the sale of property, plant and equipment that are not reflected in net cash provided by operating activities, HP believes that free cash flow provides a more accurate and complete assessment of HP’s liquidity and capital resources. Net cash (debt) is defined as gross cash less gross debt after adjusting the effect of unamortized premium/discount on debt issuance, debt issuance costs and unrealized gains/losses on fair value hedges and interest rate swaps.

Material limitations associated with use of non-GAAP financial measures
These non-GAAP financial measures may 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 change in value is not included in non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP diluted net EPS, and therefore does not reflect the full economic effect of the change in value of those intangible assets.
     
  • Items such as restructuring and other charges, acquisition-related charges, non-operating retirement-related credits/(charges), defined benefit plan settlement charges, debt extinguishment costs and tax adjustments that are excluded from non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP diluted net EPS can have a material impact on the equivalent GAAP earnings measure and cash flows.
     
  • HP may not be able to immediately liquidate 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 the non-GAAP financial measures differently than HP, 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 those reconciliations carefully.

Usefulness of non-GAAP financial measures to investors
HP believes that providing net revenue on a constant currency basis, non-GAAP total operating expense, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP tax rate, non-GAAP net earnings, non-GAAP diluted net EPS, free cash flow, gross cash and net cash (debt) to investors in addition to the related GAAP financial 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 financial condition and to evaluate the efficacy of the methodology and information used by HP’s management to evaluate and measure such performance and financial condition. 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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