HP Reports Growth in Q4

HP Reports Growth in Q3

HP Reports Growth in Q3

HP Reports Growth in Q3In fiscal 2021 third quarter (Q3), HP Inc. and its subsidiaries (“HP”) registered net revenue of $15.3 billion, up 7.0% (up 4.1% in constant currency) from the prior-year period.

“Strong and sustained demand for our technology drove another quarter of top and bottom-line growth and we more than doubled non-GAAP EPS year over year,” said Enrique Lores (pictured), HP President, and CEO. “We are performing while we are transforming our business models and service offerings to accelerate growth opportunities across our portfolio. The evolving hybrid world is driving innovation and market expansion for HP and we are well-positioned to capitalize on trends in our markets.”

Some highlights include:

  • GAAP diluted net EPS was $0.92, up from $0.52 in the prior-year period and above the previously provided outlook of $0.77 to $0.81.
  • Non-GAAP diluted net EPS was $1.00, up from $0.49 in the prior-year period and above the previously provided outlook of $0.81 to $0.85. GAAP and Non-GAAP diluted net EPS includes a net benefit of $0.13 per diluted share, resulting from a reduction in previously estimated sales and marketing program incentives which was partially offset by discretionary investments in, among other things, R&D, marketing and investing in our hybrid work strategy.
  • Nnon-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP diluted net EPS excludes after-tax adjustments of $90 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, related to restructuring and other charges, acquisition-related charges, amortization of intangible assets, non-operating retirement-related (credits)/charges, debt extinguishment costs, and tax adjustments.
  • Net cash provided by operating activities of $1.1 billion, free cash flow of $1.0 billion.
  • Returned $1.7 billion to shareholders in the form of share repurchases and dividends.

Fiscal 2021 third quarter segment results

  • Printing net revenue was $4.9 billion, up 24% year over year (up 22% in constant currency) with a 17.6% operating margin. Total hardware units were down 4% overall, with Consumer units down 8% and Commercial units up 29%. Consumer net revenue was up 15% and Commercial net revenue was up 46%. Supplies net revenue was up 20% (up 19% in constant currency).
  • Personal Systems net revenue was $10.4 billion, flat year over year (down 3% in constant currency) with a 8.4% operating margin. Consumer net revenue increased 3% and Commercial net revenue decreased 1%. Total units were flat with Notebooks units up 2% and Desktops units down 7%.

Outlook

For the fiscal 2021 fourth quarter, HP estimates GAAP diluted net EPS to be in the range of $0.82 to $0.88 and non-GAAP diluted net EPS to be in the range of $0.84 to $0.90. Fiscal 2021 fourth quarter non-GAAP diluted net EPS estimates exclude $0.02 per diluted share, primarily related to restructuring and other charges, acquisition-related charges, amortization of intangible assets, non-operating retirement-related (credits)/charges, tax adjustments and the related tax impact on these items.

For fiscal 2021, HP estimates GAAP diluted net EPS to be in the range of $3.56 to $3.62 and non-GAAP diluted net EPS to be in the range of $3.69 to $3.75. Fiscal 2021 non-GAAP diluted net EPS estimates exclude $0.13 per diluted share, primarily related to restructuring and other charges, acquisition-related charges, amortization of intangible assets, non-operating retirement-related (credits)/charges, debt extinguishment costs, tax adjustments and the related tax impact on these items. For fiscal 2021, HP anticipates generating a free cash flow of at least $4.0 billion.


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