HP Q4 Earnings Down 88 Percent
HP announced financial results for its fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended Oct. 31, 2011.
"HP has a great opportunity to build on our strong hardware, software and services franchises with leading market positions, customer relationships and intellectual property," said Meg Whitman, HP president and chief executive officer. "We need to get back to the business fundamentals in fiscal 2012, including making prudent investments in the business and driving more consistent execution."
"While FY11 proved to be a challenging year, we grew non-GAAP EPS 7 percent and generated $12.6 billion in cash flow from operations," said Cathie Lesjak, HP executive vice president and chief financial officer. "We're remaining cautious heading into FY12, but are focused on delivering our earnings outlook and driving shareholder value."
Information about HP's use of non-GAAP financial information is provided under "Use of non-GAAP financial information" below. Unless otherwise specified, all revenue amounts below are calculated on a GAAP basis.
Full year fiscal 2011 GAAP net revenue for the full fiscal year 2011 was $127.2 billion, up 1 percent compared with the prior year or down 1 percent when adjusted for the effects of currency. GAAP operating profit was $9.7 billion, and GAAP diluted earnings per share (EPS) was $3.32, down 10 percent from the prior year.
Non-GAAP net revenue for the full fiscal year 2011 was $127.4 billion, up 1 percent compared with the prior year or down 1 percent when adjusted for the effects of currency. Non-GAAP operating profit was $13.8 billion, and non-GAAP diluted EPS was $4.88, up 7 percent from the prior year.
Fiscal 2011 non-GAAP net revenue includes an additional $0.2 billion of revenue resulting from the exclusion of contra revenue associated with sales incentive programs implemented in the fourth quarter in connection with the wind down of HP's webOS device business, net of fourth quarter webOS device revenue. Non-GAAP earnings and operating profit information excludes after-tax costs of $3.3 billion, or $1.56 per diluted share, related to the wind down of HP's webOS device business, impairment of goodwill and purchased intangible assets, amortization of purchased intangible assets, restructuring charges and acquisition-related charges.