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Earnings Details
1st Quarter January 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 4:05:33 PM
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Hewlett-Packard Misses

Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) reported 1st Quarter January 2017 earnings of $0.38 per share on revenue of $12.7 billion. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.37 per share on revenue of $11.8 billion. The Earnings Whisper number was $0.39 per share. Revenue grew 3.6% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it expects second quarter earnings of $0.37 to $0.40 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.39 per share for the quarter ending April 30, 2017.

Hewlett-Packard Company is a provider of products, technologies, software, solutions & services to individual consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health and education sectors.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.38
Earnings Whisper
$0.39
Consensus Estimate
$0.37
Reported Revenue
$12.68 Bil
Revenue Estimate
$11.77 Bil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

HP Inc. Reports Fiscal 2017 First Quarter Results

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 22, 2017) -   HP (HPQ)

First quarter GAAP diluted net earnings per share from continuing operations of $0.36, within the previously provided outlook of $0.33 to $0.36 per share

First quarter non-GAAP diluted net earnings per share of $0.38, within the previously provided outlook of $0.35 to $0.38 per share

First quarter net revenue of $12.7 billion, up 4% (up 5% in constant currency) from the prior-year period

First quarter net cash provided by operating activities of $0.8 billion

First quarter returned $613 million to shareholders in the form of share repurchases and dividends

 
 
HP Inc.’s fiscal 2017 first quarter financial performance
 
 
 
 
  Q1 FY17
    Q1 FY16
    Y/Y
 
GAAP net revenue ($B)
  $
12.7
    $
12.2
    4
%
GAAP operating margin from continuing operations
    6.7
%
    7.6
%
  (0.9 pts )
GAAP net earnings from continuing operations ($B)
  $
0.6
    $
0.7
    (6
)%
GAAP diluted net earnings per share from continuing operations   $
0.36
    $
0.36
    -
 
Non-GAAP operating margin
    7.1
%
    7.5
%
  (0.4 pts )
Non-GAAP net earnings ($B)
  $
0.6
    $
0.6
    -
 
Non-GAAP diluted net earnings per share
  $
0.38
    $
0.36
    6
%
Cash provided by operating activities ($B)
  $
0.8
    $
(0.1
)
  NM
 
 
                   
 

Notes to table Information about HP Inc.’s use of non-GAAP financial information is provided under "Use of non-GAAP financial information" below. NM - Not Meaningful

Net revenue and EPS results HP Inc. ("HP") announced first quarter net revenue of $12.7 billion, up 4% (up 5% in constant currency) from the prior-year period.

First quarter GAAP diluted net earnings per share ("EPS") from continuing operations was $0.36, flat from the prior-year period and within the previously provided outlook of $0.33 to $0.36. First quarter non-GAAP diluted net EPS was $0.38, up from $0.36 in the prior-year period and within the previously provided outlook of $0.35 to $0.38. First quarter non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP diluted net EPS exclude after-tax adjustments of $35 million, or $0.02 per share, related to restructuring and other charges, acquisition-related charges, non-operating retirement-related credits / (charges), and net tax indemnifications.

"In Q1, we delivered earnings at the high end of our outlook range with strong free cash flow, driven by relentless execution and innovation," said Dion Weisler, President and CEO, HP Inc. "We are confident in our ability to manage our business and deliver our FY17 financial commitments."

Asset management HP’s cash provided by operating activities in the first quarter was $0.8 billion. Accounts receivable ended the quarter at $3.5 billion, down 5 days quarter over quarter to 25 days. Inventory ended the quarter at $4.6 billion, unchanged quarter over quarter at 39 days. Accounts payable ended the quarter at $11.0 billion, down 4 days quarter over quarter to 94 days. HP’s dividend payment of $0.1327 per share in the first quarter resulted in cash usage of $0.2 billion. HP also utilized $0.4 billion of cash during the quarter to repurchase approximately 25.5 million shares of common stock in the open market. HP exited the quarter with $6.3 billion in gross cash, which includes cash and cash equivalents, short-term investments, and certain liquid long-term investments.

Fiscal 2017 first quarter segment results

Personal Systems net revenue was up 10% year over year (up 11% in constant currency) with a 3.8% operating margin. Commercial net revenue increased 7% and Consumer net revenue increased 15%. Total units were up 8% with Notebooks units up 12% and Desktops units flat.

Printing net revenue was down 3% year over year (down 2% in constant currency) with a 16.0% operating margin. Total hardware units were up 6% with Commercial hardware units up 2% and Consumer hardware units up 7%. Supplies net revenue was down 3% (down 2% in constant currency).

Outlook For the fiscal 2017 second quarter, HP estimates GAAP diluted net EPS from continuing operations to be in the range of $0.32 to $0.35 and non-GAAP diluted net EPS to be in the range of $0.37 to $0.40. Fiscal 2017 second quarter non-GAAP diluted net EPS estimates exclude $0.05 per diluted share, primarily related to restructuring and other charges, acquisition-related charges, non-operating retirement-related credits / (charges), and net tax indemnifications.

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 FY17 Q1 earnings conference call is accessible via an audio webcast www.hp.com/investor/2017Q1Webcast.

About HP Inc. HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our portfolio of printers, PCs, mobile devices, solutions, and services, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP Inc. (HPQ) 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 net revenue on a constant currency basis, as well as non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net earnings, non-GAAP diluted net earnings per share and gross cash financial measures. HP also provides forecasts of non-GAAP diluted net earnings per share. A reconciliation of the adjustments to GAAP results for this quarter 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 net revenue, operating profit, operating margin, net earnings from continuing operations, diluted net earnings per share from continuing operations 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 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 earnings per share, cash flows, benefit plan funding, deferred tax assets, 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 the execution of the 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 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, 2016, 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 Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2017 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
 
 
  January 31, 2017
    October 31, 2016
    January 31, 2016
 
Net revenue
  $
12,684
    $
12,512
    $
12,246
 
Costs and expenses:
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
 
Cost of revenue
   
10,436
     
10,221
     
9,961
 
 
Research and development
   
296
     
318
     
292
 
 
Selling, general and administrative
   
1,017
     
1,075
     
1,037
 
 
Restructuring and other charges
   
63
     
49
     
20
 
 
Acquisition-related charges
   
16
     
7
     
--
 
 
Amortization of intangible assets
   
--
     
--
     
8
 
 
Defined benefit plan settlement charges
   
--
     
179
     
--
 
 
 
Total costs and expenses
   
11,828
     
11,849
     
11,318
 
Earnings from continuing operations
   
856
     
663
     
928
 
Interest and other, net
   
(81
)
   
347
     
(94
)
Earnings from continuing operations before taxes
   
775
     
1,010
     
834
 
Provision for taxes
   
(164
)
   
(497
)
   
(184
)
Net earnings from continuing operations
   
611
     
513
     
650
 
Net loss from discontinued operations, net of taxes
   
--
     
(21
)
   
(58
)
Net earnings
  $
611
    $
492
    $
592
 
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
Net earnings (loss) per share:
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
Basic
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
 
Continuing operations
  $
0.36
    $
0.30
    $
0.37
 
 
Discontinued operations
   
--
     
(0.01
)
   
(0.04
)
 
 
Total basic net earnings per share
  $
0.36
    $
0.29
    $
0.33
 
Diluted
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
 
Continuing operations
  $
0.36
    $
0.30
    $
0.36
 
 
Discontinued operations
   
--
     
(0.02
)
   
(0.03
)
 
 
Total diluted net earnings per share   $
0.36
    $
0.28
    $
0.33
 
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
Cash dividends declared per share
  $
0.27
    $
--
    $
0.25
 
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
Weighted-average shares used to compute net earnings (loss) per share:
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
 
Basic
   
1,704
     
1,712
     
1,776
 
 
Diluted
   
1,721
     
1,729
     
1,785
 
 
 
 
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 January 31, 2017     Diluted
    Three Months Ended October 31, 2016     Diluted
    Three months ended January 31, 2016     Diluted
 
net earnings
net earnings
net earnings
per share
per share
per share
GAAP net earnings from continuing operations
  $
611
    $
0.36
    $
513
    $
0.30
    $
650
    $
0.36
 
Non-GAAP adjustments:
   
 
             
 
             
 
         
 
Restructuring and other charges
   
63
      0.04
     
49
      0.03
     
20
      0.01
 
 
Acquisition-related charges
   
16
      0.01
     
7
      --
     
--
      --
 
 
Amortization of intangible assets
   
--
      --
     
--
      --
     
8
      0.01
 
 
Non-operating retirement-related credits    
(32
)
    (0.02
)
   
(28
)
    (0.02
)
   
(40
)
    (0.02
)
 
Defined benefit plan settlement charges
   
--
      --
     
179
      0.10
     
--
      --
 
 
Adjustments for taxes
   
(3
)
    --
     
329
      0.20
     
7
      --
 
 
Tax indemnification credits
   
(9
)
    (0.01
)
   
(435
)
    (0.25
)
   
--
      --
 
Non-GAAP net earnings
  $
646
    $
0.38
    $
614
    $
0.36
    $
645
    $
0.36
 
 
   
 
             
 
             
 
         
GAAP earnings from continuing operations
  $
856
            $
663
            $
928
         
Non-GAAP adjustments:
   
 
             
 
             
 
         
 
Restructuring and other charges
   
63
             
49
             
20
         
 
Acquisition-related charges
   
16
             
7
             
--
         
 
Amortization of intangible assets
   
--
             
--
             
8
         
 
Non-operating retirement-related credits    
(32
)
           
(28
)
           
(40
)
       
 
Defined benefit plan settlement charges
   
--
             
179
             
--
         
Non-GAAP earnings
  $
903
            $
870
            $
916
         
 
   
 
             
 
             
 
         
GAAP operating margin from continuing operations
   
7
%
           
5
%
           
8
%
       
Non-GAAP adjustments
   
--
             
2
%
           
(1
)%
       
Non-GAAP operating margin
   
7
%
           
7
%
           
7
%
       
 
 
 
HP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
(In millions)
 
 
  As of
 
 
  January 31, 2017
    October 31, 2016
 
ASSETS
   
 
     
 
 
Current assets:
   
 
     
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
  $
6,331
    $
6,288
 
 
Accounts receivable
   
3,478
     
4,114
 
 
Inventory
   
4,555
     
4,484
 
 
Other current assets
   
3,411
     
3,582
 
 
 
Total current assets
   
17,775
     
18,468
 
Property, plant and equipment
   
1,730
     
1,736
 
Goodwill
   
5,622
     
5,622
 
Other non-current assets(a)
   
3,065
     
3,161
 
Total assets
  $
28,192
    $
28,987
 
 
   
 
     
 
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT
   
 
     
 
 
Current liabilities:
   
 
     
 
 
 
Notes payable and short-term borrowings
  $
100
    $
78
 
 
Accounts payable
   
10,951
     
11,103
 
 
Employee compensation and benefits
   
526
     
759
 
 
Taxes on earnings
   
267
     
231
 
 
Deferred revenue
   
952
     
919
 
 
Other accrued liabilities
   
5,791
     
5,718
 
 
 
Total current liabilities    
18,587
     
18,808
 
Long-term debt(a)
   
6,688
     
6,735
 
Other non-current liabilities
   
7,244
     
7,333
 
Stockholders’ deficit
   
(4,327
)
   
(3,889
)
Total liabilities and stockholders’ deficit
  $
28,192
    $
28,987
 
   
(a)
Pursuant to Accounting Standard Update 2015-03 "Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs" in Q1 FY17, debt issuance costs has been reclassified from other non-current assets to long-term debt. The change has been adopted including prior comparative periods.
   
   
   
HP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
(In millions)
 
 
  Three months ended January 31
 
 
  2017
    2016
 
 
  In millions
 
Cash flows from operating activities:(a)
             
 
 
Net earnings
  $
611
    $
592
 
 
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
             
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
    84
      79
 
 
 
Stock-based compensation expense
    75
      61
 
 
 
Provision for doubtful accounts
    (2
)
    11
 
 
 
Provision for inventory
    (2
)
    34
 
 
 
Restructuring and other charges
    63
      20
 
 
 
Deferred taxes on earnings
    67
      526
 
 
 
Other, net
    23
      (15
)
 
 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions:
             
 
 
 
 
Accounts receivable
    614
      704
 
 
 
 
Inventory
    (69
)
    202
 
 
 
 
Accounts payable
    (116
)
    (1,104
)
 
 
 
Taxes on earnings
    (75
)
    (534
)
 
 
 
Restructuring and other
    (51
)
    (31
)
 
 
 
Other assets and liabilities
    (455
)
    (647
)
 
 
 
 
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities     767
      (102
)
Cash flows from investing activities:
             
 
 
Investment in property, plant and equipment
    (101
)
    (120
)
 
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment
    69
      --
 
 
Purchases of available-for-sale securities and other investments
    (56
)
    --
 
 
Maturities and sales of available-for-sale securities and other investments
    2
      9
 
 
 
 
 
Net cash used in investing activities
    (86
)
    (111
)
Cash flows from financing activities:
             
 
 
Short-term borrowings with original maturities less than 90 days, net
    35
      26
 
 
Proceeds from debt, net of issuance costs
    5
      4
 
 
Payment of debt
    (27
)
    (2,155
)
 
Settlement of cash flow hedges
    (4
)
    (11
)
 
Net transfer of cash and cash equivalents to Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
    --
      (10,375 )
 
Net payments related to stock-based award activities
    (34
)
    (3
)
 
Repurchase of common stock
    (386
)
    (797
)
 
Cash dividends paid
    (227
)
    (221
)
 
 
 
 
Net cash used in financing activities
    (638
)
    (13,532 )
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
    43
      (13,745 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
    6,288
      17,433
 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
  $
6,331
    $
3,688
 
   
(a)
Pursuant to Accounting Standard Update 2016-09 "Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting" in Q1 FY17, excess income tax benefit from stock-based compensation expense is no longer separated from operating income tax cash flows and reported as financing activity. In addition, income taxes paid on shares withheld is now required to be presented as financing activity as opposed to operating activity. The change has been adopted including prior comparative periods.
   
   
   
HP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SEGMENT INFORMATION
(Unaudited)
(In millions)
 
 
  Three months ended
 
 
  January 31, 2017
    October 31, 2016
    January 31, 2016
 
Net revenue:(a)
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
 
Personal Systems
  $
8,224
    $
8,018
    $
7,467
 
 
Printing
   
4,483
     
4,558
     
4,642
 
 
Corporate Investments
   
2
     
1
     
3
 
 
 
Total segments
   
12,709
     
12,577
     
12,112
 
 
Intersegment net revenue eliminations and other
   
(25
)
   
(65
)
   
134
 
 
 
Total net revenue
  $
12,684
    $
12,512
    $
12,246
 
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
Earnings from continuing operations before taxes:(a)
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
 
Personal Systems
  $
313
    $
346
    $
229
 
 
Printing
   
716
     
637
     
787
 
 
Corporate Investments
   
(23
)
   
(32
)
   
(23
)
 
 
Total segment earnings from operations
   
1,006
     
951
     
993
 
 
Corporate costs and eliminations
   
(28
)
   
(39
)
   
(16
)
 
Stock-based compensation expense
   
(75
)
   
(42
)
   
(61
)
 
Restructuring and other charges
   
(63
)
   
(49
)
   
(20
)
 
Acquisition-related charges
   
(16
)
   
(7
)
   
--
 
 
Amortization of intangible assets
   
--
     
--
     
(8
)
 
Non-operating retirement-related credits
   
32
     
28
     
40
 
 
Defined benefit plan settlement charges
   
--
     
(179
)
   
--
 
 
Interest and other, net
   
(81
)
   
347
     
(94
)
 
 
Total earnings from continuing operations before taxes   $
775
    $
1,010
    $
834
 
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
 
(a)
Effective at the beginning of its first quarter of fiscal year 2017, HP implemented an organizational change to align its business unit financial reporting more closely with its current business structure. The organizational change resulted in transfer of a portion of LaserJet printers from commercial to consumer within the Printing segment. HP reflected this change to its business unit information in prior reporting periods on an as-if basis which resulted in reclassification of revenues between the commercial and consumer business units of Printing. The reporting change had no impact to previously reported segment net revenue, consolidated net revenue, earnings from continuing operations, net earnings or net earnings per share.
   
   
   
HP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SEGMENT/BUSINESS UNIT INFORMATION
(Unaudited)
(In millions)
 
 
  Three months ended
  Change (%)
 
 
  January 31, 2017
    October 31, 2016
    January 31, 2016
  Q/Q
    Y/Y
 
Net revenue:(a)
   
 
     
 
     
 
           
Personal Systems
   
 
     
 
     
 
           
 
Notebooks
  $
4,890
    $
4,636
    $
4,205
  5
%
  16
%
 
Desktops
   
2,534
     
2,572
     
2,527
  (1
)%
  --
 
 
Workstations
   
491
     
489
     
444
  --
    11
%
 
Other
   
309
     
321
     
291
  (4
)%
  6
%
 
 
Total Personal Systems    
8,224
     
8,018
     
7,467
  3
%
  10
%
Printing
   
 
     
 
     
 
           
 
Supplies
   
3,007
     
2,835
     
3,101
  6
%
  (3
)%
 
Commercial Hardware
   
886
     
1,107
     
964
  (20
)%
  (8
)%
 
Consumer Hardware
   
590
     
616
     
577
  (4
)%
  2
%
 
 
Total Printing
   
4,483
     
4,558
     
4,642
  (2
)%
  (3
)%
Corporate Investments
   
2
     
1
     
3
  100
%
  (33
)%
 
 
Total segments
   
12,709
     
12,577
     
12,112
  1
%
  5
%
Intersegment net revenue eliminations and other(b)
   
(25
)
   
(65
)
   
134
  NM
    NM
 
 
 
Total net revenue
  $
12,684
    $
12,512
    $
12,246
  1
%
  4
%
 
   
 
     
 
     
 
           
(a)
Effective at the beginning of its first quarter of fiscal year 2017, HP implemented an organizational change to align its business unit financial reporting more closely with its current business structure. The organizational change resulted in transfer of a portion of LaserJet printers from commercial to consumer within the Printing segment. HP reflected this change to its business unit information in prior reporting periods on an as-if basis which resulted in reclassification of revenues between the commercial and consumer business units of Printing. The reporting change had no impact to previously reported segment net revenue, consolidated net revenue, earnings from continuing operations, net earnings or net earnings per share.
   
(b)
"NM"- Not Meaningful.
 
 
 
HP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SEGMENT OPERATING MARGIN SUMMARY DATA
(Unaudited)
 
 
  Three months ended
    Change in Operating Margin (pts)
 
  January 31, 2017     October 31, 2016     January 31, 2016     Q/Q
 
Y/Y
Segment operating margin:(a)
   
     
     
     
 
 
 
Personal Systems
  3.8
%
  4.3
%
  3.1
%
  (0.5) pts
 
0.7 pts
 
Printing
  16.0
%
  14.0
%
  17.0
%
  2.0 pts
 
(1.0) pts
Corporate Investments(b)
  NM
    NM
    NM
    NM
 
NM
 
 
Total segments   7.9
%
  7.6
%
  8.2
%
  0.3 pts
 
(0.3) pts
 
   
     
     
     
 
 
(a)
Effective at the beginning of its first quarter of fiscal year 2017, HP implemented an organizational change to align its business unit financial reporting more closely with its current business structure. The organizational change resulted in transfer of a portion of LaserJet printers from commercial to consumer within the Printing segment. HP reflected this change to its business unit information in prior reporting periods on an as-if basis which resulted in reclassification of revenues between the commercial and consumer business units of Printing. The reporting change had no impact to previously reported segment net revenue, consolidated net revenue, earnings from continuing operations, net earnings or net earnings per share.
 
 
 (b)  "NM"- Not Meaningful.
 
 
 
 
 
 
HP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CALCULATION OF DILUTED NET EARNINGS PER SHARE
(Unaudited)
(In millions, except per share amounts)
 
 
  Three months ended
 
  January 31, 2017
  October 31, 2016
  January 31, 2016
Numerator:
   
 
   
 
   
 
 
GAAP net earnings from continuing operations
  $
611
  $
513
  $
650
 
Non-GAAP net earnings
  $
646
  $
614
  $
645
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
Denominator:
   
 
   
 
   
 
 
Weighted-average shares used to compute basic net earnings per share
   
1,704
   
1,712
   
1,776
 
Dilutive effect of employee stock plans(a)
   
17
   
17
   
9
 
Weighted-average shares used to compute diluted net earnings per share    
1,721
   
1,729
   
1,785
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
GAAP diluted net earnings per share from continuing operations
  $
0.36
  $
0.30
  $
0.36
Non-GAAP diluted net earnings per share
  $
0.38
  $
0.36
  $
0.36
   
(a)
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 condensed financial statements presented on a generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") basis, HP provides net revenue on a constant currency basis, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net earnings, non-GAAP diluted net earnings per share and gross 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. 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 Net revenue on a constant currency basis assumes no change in the foreign currency exchange rate from the prior-year period. Non-GAAP operating margin is defined to exclude the effects of any amounts relating to restructuring and other charges, acquisition-related charges, the amortization of intangible assets, non-operating retirement-related credits/(charges), defined benefit plan settlement charges, and net tax indemnification amounts. Non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP diluted net earnings per share consist of net earnings from continuing operations or diluted net earnings per share from continuing operations 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 benefits associated with each non-GAAP item and other tax benefits or charges as a consequence of the separation of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company from HP Inc. (the "Separation"). 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:

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 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 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. 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 from continuing operations, operating margin from continuing operations, net earnings from continuing operations and diluted net earnings per share from continuing operations. 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 our 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.

As part of 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 excludes these adjustments for the purpose 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 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 purpose 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.

As part of the Separation, HP recorded several Separation-related items including: the reversal of a previously recorded valuation allowance, the write-off of specific deferred taxes providing no continued benefit to HP and the entry of certain Separation-related deferred tax expense. HP believes that eliminating these amounts for purposes of calculating non-GAAP net earnings facilitates a more meaningful comparison of HP’s net earnings to other periods, as HP’s management does not believe that the excluded items are reflective of ongoing operating results.

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 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 gross cash 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 helpful assessment of HP’s liquidity.

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 earnings per share, 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, net tax indemnifications and net valuation allowance, and separation taxes and adjustments that are excluded from 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 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 operating margin, non-GAAP net earnings, non-GAAP diluted net earnings per share and gross 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 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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