HP Reports First Quarter 2013 Results - Page 2

Thursday, February 21st 2013

Asset Management
HP generated $2.6 billion in cash flow from operations in the first quarter, up 115% from the prior-year period. Inventory ended the quarter at $6.4 billion, with days of inventory down 2 days year over year to 26 days. Accounts receivable of $14.2 billion was down 3 days year over year to 45 days. Accounts payable ended the quarter at $11.7 billion, flat from the prior-year period at 48 days. HP's dividend payment of $0.132 per share in the first quarter resulted in cash usage of $258 million. HP also utilized $253 million of cash during the quarter to repurchase approximately 19.2 million shares of common stock in the open market. HP exited the quarter with $13.1 billion in gross cash.

"After returning more than half a billion dollars to shareholders through share repurchases and dividends in the quarter, we improved our operating company net debt position for the fourth successive quarter by more than $1 billion to $4.7 billion," said Whitman. "We'll continue to take this approach and focus on rebuilding our balance sheet."

First Quarter Fiscal 2013 Segment Results

  • Personal Systems revenue was down 8% year over year with a 2.7% operating margin. Commercial revenue decreased 4%, and Consumer revenue declined 13%. Total units were down 5% with Desktops units up 10% and Notebooks units down 14%.
  • Printing revenue declined 5% year over year with a strong operating margin of 16.1%. Total hardware units were down 11% year over year. Commercial hardware units were down 6% year over year, and Consumer hardware units were down 13% year over year.
  • Enterprise Group revenue declined 4% year over year with a 15.5% operating margin. Networking revenue was up 4%, Industry Standard Servers revenue was down 3%, Business Critical Systems revenue was down 24%, Storage revenue was down 13% and Technology Services revenue was down 1% year over year.
  • Enterprise Services revenue declined 7% year over year with a 1.3% operating margin. Application and Business Services revenue was down 9% year over year, and IT Outsourcing revenue declined 6% year over year.
  • Software revenue was down 2% year over year with a 17.0% operating margin. Support revenue was up 11% while license revenue was down 16% and services revenue was down 8% year over year.
  • HP Financial Services revenue grew 1% year over year as a 1% increase in net portfolio assets was offset by a 25% decrease in financing volume. The business delivered a 10.6% operating margin.

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 Q1 FY13 earnings conference call is accessible via an audio webcast at www.hp.com/investor/2013Q1webcast.

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