HP Inc. Reports Fiscal 2024 First Quarter Results

February 28, 2024

PALO ALTO, Calif, Feb. 28, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HP (NYSE: HPQ)

  • First quarter GAAP diluted net earnings per share ("EPS") of $0.62, within the previously provided outlook of $0.60 to $0.70 per share
  • First quarter non-GAAP diluted net EPS of $0.81, within the previously provided outlook of $0.76 to $0.86 per share
  • First quarter net revenue of $13.2 billion, down 4.4% from the prior-year period
  • First quarter net cash provided by operating activities of $121 million, free cash flow of $25 million
  • First quarter returned $0.8 billion to shareholders in the form of share repurchases and dividends
HP Inc.'s fiscal 2024 first quarter financial performance
 Q1 FY24Q1 FY23Y/Y
GAAP net revenue ($B)$13.2 $13.8 (4.4)%
GAAP operating margin 7.1%  5.4% 1.7 pts
GAAP net earnings ($B)$0.6 $0.5 33%
GAAP diluted net EPS$0.62 $0.47 32%
Non-GAAP operating margin 8.4%  7.6% 0.8 pts
Non-GAAP net earnings ($B)$0.8 $0.7 11%
Non-GAAP diluted net EPS$0.81 $0.73 11%
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities ($B)(1)$0.1 $(0.0) NM
Free cash flow ($B)(1)$0.0 $(0.2) 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.

(1) "NM" represents not meaningful.

Net revenue and EPS results
HP Inc. and its subsidiaries (“HP”) announced fiscal 2024 first quarter net revenue of $13.2 billion, down 4.4% (down 4.9% in constant currency) from the prior-year period.

“Our Q1 results reflect continued progress against our Future Ready plan,” said Enrique Lores, HP President and CEO. “We are bringing terrific innovation to our customers while driving disciplined execution across every facet of the business. As a result, we delivered solid earnings growth this quarter and we are well positioned to accelerate as the market recovers.”

First quarter GAAP diluted net EPS was $0.62, up from $0.47 in the prior-year period and within the previously provided outlook of $0.60 to $0.70. First quarter non-GAAP diluted net EPS was $0.81, up from $0.73 in the prior-year period and within the previously provided outlook of $0.76 to $0.86. First quarter non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP diluted net EPS excludes after-tax adjustments of $186 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, related to restructuring and other charges, acquisition and divestiture charges, amortization of intangible assets, non-operating retirement-related credits and tax adjustments.

Asset management
HP's net cash provided by operating activities in the first quarter of fiscal 2024 was $121 million. Accounts receivable ended the quarter at $3.8 billion, down 2 days quarter over quarter to 26 days. Inventory ended the quarter at $6.9 billion, up 4 days quarter over quarter to 61 days. Accounts payable ended the quarter at $13.3 billion, down 1 day quarter over quarter to 116 days.

HP generated $25 million of free cash flow in the first quarter. Free cash flow includes net cash provided by operating activities of $121 million adjusted for net investments in leases of $62 million and net investments in property, plant and equipment of $158 million.

HP’s dividend payment of $0.2756 per share in the first quarter resulted in cash usage of $0.3 billion. HP also utilized $0.5 billion of cash during the quarter to repurchase approximately 16.7 million shares of common stock in the open market. HP exited the quarter with $2.4 billion in gross cash, which includes cash and cash equivalents of $2.3 billion, restricted cash of $154 million, and short-term investments of $3 million included in other current assets. Restricted cash relates to amounts collected and held on behalf of a third party for trade receivables previously sold.

Fiscal 2024 First quarter segment results

  • Personal Systems net revenue was $8.8 billion, down 4% year over year (down 5% in constant currency) with a 6.1% operating margin. Consumer PS net revenue was down 1% and Commercial PS net revenue was down 5%. Total units were up 5% with Consumer PS units up 10% and Commercial PS units up 2%.
  • Printing net revenue was $4.4 billion, down 5% year over year (down 5% in constant currency) with a 19.9% operating margin. Consumer Printing net revenue was down 22% and Commercial Printing net revenue was down 12%. Supplies net revenue was flat (up 1% in constant currency). Total hardware units were down 17%, with Consumer Printing units down 15% and Commercial Printing units down 18%.

Outlook
For the fiscal 2024 second quarter, HP estimates GAAP diluted net EPS to be in the range of $0.58 to $0.68 and non-GAAP diluted net EPS to be in the range of $0.76 to $0.86. Fiscal 2024 second quarter non-GAAP diluted net EPS estimates exclude $0.18 per diluted share, primarily related to restructuring and other charges, acquisition and divestiture charges, amortization of intangible assets, non-operating retirement-related credits, tax adjustments and the related tax impact on these items.

For fiscal 2024, HP estimates GAAP diluted net EPS to be in the range of $2.61 to $3.01 and non-GAAP diluted net EPS to be in the range of $3.25 to $3.65. Fiscal 2024 non-GAAP diluted net EPS estimates exclude $0.64 per diluted share, primarily related to restructuring and other charges, acquisition and divestiture charges, amortization of intangible assets, non-operating retirement-related credits, tax adjustments and the related tax impact on these items. For fiscal 2024, HP anticipates generating free cash flow in the range of $3.1 to $3.6 billion.

More information on HP's earnings, including additional financial analysis and an earnings overview presentation, is available on HP's Investor Relations website at investor.hp.com.

HP's FY24 Q1 earnings conference call is accessible via audio webcast at www.hp.com/investor/2024Q1Webcast

About HP Inc.
HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) is a global technology leader and creator of solutions that enable people to bring their ideas to life and connect to the things that matter most. Operating in more than 170 countries, HP delivers a wide range of innovative and sustainable devices, services and subscriptions for personal computing, printing, 3D printing, hybrid work, gaming, and more. For more information, please visit 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, non-GAAP total operating expense, non-GAAP operating profit, 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 expense, operating profit, operating margin, tax rate, net earnings, diluted net EPS, cash provided by (used in) operating activities or cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash prepared in accordance with GAAP.

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 HP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS
(Unaudited)
(In millions, except per share amounts)
 

 

 Three months ended
 January 31, 2024 October 31, 2023 January 31, 2023
Net revenue:(a)     
Products$12,419  $13,045  $13,044 
Services 766   772   754 
Total net revenue 13,185   13,817   13,798 
Cost of revenue:(a)     
Products 9,871   10,399   10,589 
Services 426   433   422 
Total cost of revenue 10,297   10,832   11,011 
Research and development 399   411   403 
Selling, general and administrative 1,383   1,327   1,331 
Restructuring and other charges 63   111   141 
Acquisition and divestiture charges 27   34   84 
Amortization of intangible assets 81   88   85 
Total operating expenses 12,250   12,803   13,055 
Earnings from operations 935   1,014   743 
Interest and other, net (142)  (162)  (181)
Earnings before taxes 793   852   562 
(Provision for) benefit from taxes (171)  122   (93)
Net earnings$622  $974  $469 
      
Net earnings per share:     
Basic$0.63  $0.98  $0.47 
Diluted$0.62  $0.97  $0.47 
      
Cash dividends declared per share$0.55  $  $0.53 
      
Weighted-average shares used to compute net earnings per share:     
Basic 995   994   989 
Diluted 1,002   1,004   996 

 

(a)Effective first quarter of fiscal 2024, HP presents consolidated net revenue and cost of revenue bifurcated between products and services. HP has reflected this change to its prior reporting periods on an as-if basis. The reporting change had no impact to previously reported segment net revenue, consolidated net revenue, earnings from operations, net earnings or net earnings per share ("EPS"). Services include revenues from support and maintenance contracts and other services, and excludes product hardware and supplies revenues associated with as-a-service offerings and instant ink subscriptions which are categorized within product revenues.

 

 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, 2024 October 31, 2023 January 31, 2023
 Amounts Diluted
net earnings
per share
 Amounts Diluted
net earnings
per share
 Amounts Diluted
net earnings
per share
GAAP net earnings$622  $0.62 $974  $0.97  $469  $0.47 
Non-GAAP adjustments:           
Restructuring and other charges 63   0.06  111   0.11   141   0.14 
Acquisition and divestiture charges 27   0.03  34   0.03   84   0.08 
Amortization of intangible assets 81   0.08  88   0.09   85   0.09 
Debt extinguishment costs            8   0.01 
Non-operating retirement-related credits (2)    (11)  (0.01)  (10)  (0.01)
Tax adjustments(a) 17   0.02  (294)  (0.29)  (46)  (0.05)
Non-GAAP net earnings$808  $0.81 $902  $0.90  $731  $0.73 
            
GAAP earnings from operations$935    $1,014    $743   
Non-GAAP adjustments:           
Restructuring and other charges 63     111     141   
Acquisition and divestiture charges 27     34     84   
Amortization of intangible assets 81     88     85   
Non-GAAP earnings from operations$1,106    $1,247    $1,053   
            
GAAP operating margin 7.1%    7.3%    5.4%  
Non-GAAP adjustments 1.3%    1.7%    2.2%  
Non-GAAP operating margin 8.4%    9.0%    7.6%  

(a) Includes tax impact on non-GAAP adjustments.



 HP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
(In millions)
 

 

 As of
 January 31, 2024 October 31, 2023
ASSETS   
Current assets:   
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash$2,417  $3,232 
Accounts receivable, net 3,804   4,237 
Inventory 6,928   6,862 
Other current assets 3,709   3,646 
Total current assets 16,858   17,977 
Property, plant and equipment, net 2,807   2,827 
Goodwill 8,610   8,591 
Other non-current assets 7,571   7,609 
Total assets$35,846  $37,004 
    
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT   
Current liabilities:   
Notes payable and short-term borrowings$359  $230 
Accounts payable 13,255   14,046 
Other current liabilities 10,243   10,212 
Total current liabilities 23,857   24,488 
Long-term debt 9,301   9,254 
Other non-current liabilities 4,328   4,331 
Stockholders' deficit (1,640)  (1,069)
Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit$35,846  $37,004 

 

 

 HP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
(In millions)
 

 

 Three months ended
 January 31, 2024 January 31, 2023
Cash flows from operating activities:   
Net earnings$622  $469 
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities:   
Depreciation and amortization 205   209 
Stock-based compensation expense 177   167 
Restructuring and other charges 63   141 
Deferred taxes on earnings (5)  (140)
Other, net (20)  4 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions:   
Accounts receivable 446   244 
Inventory (47)  230 
Accounts payable (744)  (1,731)
Net investment in leases (62)  (16)
Taxes on earnings 49   220 
Restructuring and other (87)  (92)
Other assets and liabilities (476)  279 
    Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities 121   (16)
Cash flows from investing activities:   
Investment in property, plant and equipment, net (158)  (192)
Purchases of available-for-sale securities and other investments    (4)
Maturities and sales of available-for-sale securities and other investments    1 
Collateral posted for derivative instruments (70)  (240)
    Net cash used in investing activities (228)  (435)
Cash flows from financing activities:   
Proceeds from short-term borrowings with original maturities less than 90 days, net 100   200 
Proceeds from debt, net of issuance costs 92   52 
Payment of debt (49)  (539)
Stock-based award activities and others (76)  (79)
Repurchase of common stock (500)  (100)
Cash dividends paid (275)  (259)
Collateral returned for derivative instruments    (200)
    Net cash used in financing activities (708)  (925)
Decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash (815)  (1,376)
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period 3,232   3,145 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period$2,417  $1,769 

 

 

 HP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SEGMENT/BUSINESS UNIT INFORMATION
(Unaudited)
(In millions)
 

 

 Three months ended Change (%)
 January 31, 2024 October 31, 2023 January 31, 2023 Q/Q Y/Y
Net revenue:         
Commercial PS$6,045  $6,213  $6,382  (3)% (5)%
Consumer PS 2,764   3,185   2,803  (13)% (1)%
Personal Systems 8,809   9,398   9,185  (6)% (4)%
Supplies 2,863   2,821   2,857  1% %
Commercial Printing(a) 1,227   1,281   1,388  (4)% (12)%
Consumer Printing(a) 285   316   367  (10)% (22)%
Printing 4,375   4,418   4,612  (1)% (5)%
Corporate Investments(b) 2   2   1  NM NM
Total segment net revenue 13,186   13,818   13,798  (5)% (4)%
Other(b) (1)  (1)    NM NM
    Total net revenue$13,185  $13,817  $13,798  (5)% (4)%
          
Earnings before taxes:         
Personal Systems$537  $631  $475     
Printing 872   836   870     
Corporate Investments (37)  (39)  (33)    
Total segment earnings from operations 1,372   1,428   1,312     
Corporate and unallocated cost and other (89)  (96)  (92)    
Stock-based compensation expense (177)  (85)  (167)    
Restructuring and other charges (63)  (111)  (141)    
Acquisition and divestiture charges (27)  (34)  (84)    
Amortization of intangible assets (81)  (88)  (85)    
Interest and other, net (142)  (162)  (181)    
        Total earnings before taxes$793  $852  $562     

 

(a)Effective at the beginning of its first quarter of fiscal 2024, HP realigned its business unit financial reporting more closely with its customer market segmentation. The realignment resulted in the transfer of LaserJet printers net revenues from Consumer Printing to Commercial Printing. HP reflected this change to its business unit information in prior reporting periods on an as-if basis which resulted in the reclassification of net revenues from Consumer Printing to Commercial Printing. The reporting change had no impact to previously reported segment net revenue, consolidated net revenue, earnings from operations, net earnings or net earnings per share.
(b)"NM" represents not meaningful.

 

 

 HP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SEGMENT OPERATING MARGIN SUMMARY
(Unaudited)
 

 

 Three months ended Change (pts)
 January 31, 2024 October 31, 2023 January 31, 2023 Q/Q Y/Y
Segment operating margin:         
Personal Systems6.1% 6.7% 5.2% (0.6)pts 0.9 pts
Printing19.9% 18.9% 18.9% 1.0 pts 1.0 pts
Corporate Investments(a)NM NM NM NM NM
Total segment10.4% 10.3% 9.5% 0.1 pts 0.9 pts

(a) "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
 January 31, 2024 October 31, 2023 January 31, 2023
Numerator:     
GAAP net earnings$622 $974 $469
Non-GAAP net earnings$808 $902 $731
      
Denominator:     
Weighted-average shares used to compute basic net earnings per share 995  994  989
Dilutive effect of employee stock plans(a) 7  10  7
Weighted-average shares used to compute diluted net earnings per share 1,002  1,004  996
      
GAAP diluted net earnings per share$0.62 $0.97 $0.47
Non-GAAP diluted net earnings per share$0.81 $0.90 $0.73

(a) Includes any dilutive effect of restricted stock units, stock options and performance-based awards.

 

 

 HP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SEGMENT / BUSINESS UNIT INFORMATION (Revised)
(Unaudited)
(In millions)
 

 

 REVISED AMOUNTS AMOUNTS AS PREVIOUSLY REPORTED CHANGE
                              
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Net revenue:                             
Consumer PS$2,803 $2,253  $2,731 $3,185  $10,972  $2,803 $2,253  $2,731 $3,185  $10,972  $  $  $  $  $ 
Commercial PS 6,382  5,916   6,201  6,213   24,712   6,382  5,916   6,201  6,213   24,712                
Personal Systems 9,185  8,169   8,932  9,398   35,684   9,185  8,169   8,932  9,398   35,684                
Supplies 2,857  3,006   2,768  2,821   11,452   2,857  3,006   2,768  2,821   11,452                
Commercial Printing(a) 1,388  1,373   1,208  1,281   5,250   1,056  1,089   974  1,064   4,183   332   284   234   217   1,067 
Consumer Printing(a) 367  357   287  316   1,327   699  641   521  533   2,394   (332)  (284)  (234)  (217)  (1,067)
Printing 4,612  4,736   4,263  4,418   18,029   4,612  4,736   4,263  4,418   18,029                
Corporate Investments 1  3   1  2   7   1  3   1  2   7                
Total segment 13,798  12,908   13,196  13,818   53,720   13,798  12,908   13,196  13,818   53,720                
Other   (1)    (1)  (2)    (1)    (1)  (2)               
Total net revenue$13,798 $12,907  $13,196 $13,817  $53,718  $13,798 $12,907  $13,196 $13,817  $53,718  $  $  $  $  $ 

 

(a)Effective at the beginning of its first quarter of fiscal 2024, HP realigned its business unit financial reporting more closely with its customer market segmentation. The realignment resulted in the transfer of LaserJet printers net revenues from Consumer Printing to Commercial Printing. HP reflected this change to its business unit information in prior reporting periods on an as-if basis which resulted in the reclassification of net revenues from Consumer Printing to Commercial Printing. The reporting change had no impact to previously reported segment net revenue, consolidated net revenue, earnings from operations, net earnings or net earnings per share.

 

 HP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SEGMENT / BUSINESS UNIT INFORMATION (Revised)
(Unaudited)
(In millions)
 

 

 REVISED AMOUNTS AMOUNTS AS PREVIOUSLY REPORTED CHANGE
                              
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Net revenue:                             
Consumer PS$4,339 $3,715  $3,117 $3,224 $14,395  $4,339 $3,715  $3,117 $3,224 $14,395  $  $  $  $  $ 
Commercial PS 7,842  7,802   6,956  7,016  29,616   7,842  7,802   6,956  7,016  29,616                
Personal Systems 12,181  11,517   10,073  10,240  44,011   12,181  11,517   10,073  10,240  44,011                
Supplies 3,068  3,131   2,814  2,748  11,761   3,068  3,131   2,814  2,748  11,761                
Commercial Printing(a) 1,349  1,317   1,322  1,351  5,339   1,039  1,042   1,036  1,108  4,225   310   275   286   243   1,114 
Consumer Printing(a) 414  515   439  434  1,802   724  790   725  677  2,916   (310)  (275)  (286)  (243)  (1,114)
Printing 4,831  4,963   4,575  4,533  18,902   4,831  4,963   4,575  4,533  18,902                
Corporate Investments 1       1  2   1       1  2                
Total segment 17,013  16,480   14,648  14,774  62,915   17,013  16,480   14,648  14,774  62,915                
Other   (5)      (5)    (5)      (5)               
Total net revenue$17,013 $16,475  $14,648 $14,774 $62,910  $17,013 $16,475  $14,648 $14,774 $62,910  $  $  $  $  $ 

 

(a)Effective at the beginning of its first quarter of fiscal 2024, HP realigned its business unit financial reporting more closely with its customer market segmentation. The realignment resulted in the transfer of LaserJet printers net revenues from Consumer Printing to Commercial Printing. HP reflected this change to its business unit information in prior reporting periods on an as-if basis which resulted in the reclassification of net revenues from Consumer Printing to Commercial Printing. The reporting change had no impact to previously reported segment net revenue, consolidated net revenue, earnings from operations, net earnings or net earnings per share.


Use of non-GAAP financial measures
To supplement HP’s consolidated condensed financial statements presented on a GAAP basis, HP provides net revenue on a constant currency basis, non-GAAP total operating expense, non-GAAP operating profit, 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 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 and divestiture charges, amortization of intangible assets. Non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP diluted net EPS consist of net earnings or diluted net EPS excluding those same charges, non-operating retirement related (credits)/charges, debt extinguishment costs (benefit), 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 separation from service and early retirement costs and related benefits, costs of real estate consolidation and other non-labor charges; and (ii) other charges, which includes non-recurring costs including those as a result of information technology rationalization efforts and transformation program management and 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 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 operating performance in other periods.

  • HP incurs cost related to its acquisitions and divestitures, 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, integration and divestiture-related costs, as well as non-cash adjustments to the fair value of certain acquired assets such as inventory and certain compensation charges related to cash settlement of restricted stock units and performance-based restricted stock units towards acquisitions. These charges related to acquisitions and divestitures are inconsistent in amount and frequency and are significantly impacted by the timing and nature of HP's acquisitions or divestitures. 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 operating performance in other periods.

  • 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 operating performance in other periods.

  • HP incurs debt extinguishment (benefit)/costs includes certain (gain)/loss related to repurchase of certain of its outstanding U.S. dollar global notes or termination of commitments under revolving credit facilities. These (gain)/loss resulting from debt redemption transactions are partially or more than offset by costs such as bond repurchase premiums, bank fees, unpaid accrued interests, etc. HP excludes these (benefit)/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 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, 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 the value of 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 comparisons to operating performance in other periods.

  • HP recorded tax adjustments including tax expenses and benefits from internal reorganizations, realizability of certain deferred tax assets, various tax rate and regulatory changes, and tax settlements across various jurisdictions. 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 operating performance in other periods.

Free cash flow is a non-GAAP measure that is defined as cash flow provided by (used in) operations activities adjusted for net investment in leases and net investments in property, plant, and equipment. Gross cash is a non-GAAP measure that is defined as cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash 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, cash equivalents and restricted cash, HP believes that gross cash provides a helpful assessment of HP’s liquidity. Because free cash flow includes net cash provided by (used in) operating activities adjusted for net investment in leases and net investments in property, plant and equipment. 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 gains/losses on interest rate swaps.

Key Growth Areas
Key Growth Areas represent HP’s businesses which management expects to grow at a rate faster than HP’s core business with accretive margins in the longer term. HP’s Key Growth Areas are comprised of:

Hybrid Systems: Video conferencing solutions, cameras, headsets, voice, and related software capabilities

Gaming: Gaming PCs (Omen, Victus, etc.), HyperX and gaming accessories

Workforce Solutions: Managed services (Managed Print Service and Device-as-a-Service), digital services and lifecycle services

Consumer Subscriptions: Instant Ink, other consumer subscriptions and consumer digital services

Industrial Graphics: Large Format Industrial, Page Wide Press (PWP), Indigo and Page Wide Industrial packaging solutions and supplies

3D & Personalization: Portfolio of additive manufacturing solutions and supplies including end-to-end solutions such as molded fiber, footwear and orthotics

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 and divestiture charges, amortization of intangible assets are excluded from non-GAAP operating margin. In addition, non-operating retirement-related (credits)/charges, debt extinguishment costs (benefit) and tax adjustments are excluded from non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP diluted net EPS. These items 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 certain 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 accounts 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 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 profit, 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 insight 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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