PALO ALTO, Calif., May 29, 2024 – (GlobeNewswire) – HP (NYSE: HPQ)

  • Second quarter GAAP diluted net earnings per share (“EPS”) of $0.61, within the previously provided outlook of $0.58 to $0.68 per share
  • Second quarter non-GAAP diluted net EPS of $0.82, within the previously provided outlook of $0.76 to $0.86 per share
  • Second quarter net revenue of $12.8 billion, down 0.8% from the prior-year period
  • Second quarter net cash provided by operating activities of $0.6 billion, free cash flow of $0.5 billion
  • Second quarter returned $0.4 billion to shareholders in the form of dividends and share repurchases

Net revenue and EPS results

HP Inc. and its subsidiaries (“HP”) announced fiscal 2024 second quarter net revenue of $12.8 billion, down 0.8% (down 1.2% in constant currency) from the prior-year period.

“We delivered a solid quarter and first half, and unveiled an innovative portfolio of solutions designed for the AI and hybrid era” said Enrique Lores, President and CEO, HP Inc. “We have a clear strategy and are well positioned to drive profitable growth across our business.”

Second quarter GAAP diluted net EPS was $0.61, down from $1.06 in the prior-year period and within the previously provided outlook of $0.58 to $0.68. Second quarter non-GAAP diluted net EPS was $0.82, up from $0.79 in the prior-year period and within the previously provided outlook of $0.76 to $0.86. Second quarter non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP diluted net EPS excludes after-tax adjustments of $205 million, or $0.21 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 second quarter of fiscal 2024 was $581 million. Accounts receivable ended the quarter at $4.3 billion, up 5 days quarter over quarter to 31 days. Inventory ended the quarter at $7.5 billion, up 9 days quarter over quarter to 70 days. Accounts payable ended the quarter at $14.4 billion, up 16 days quarter over quarter to 132 days.

HP generated $481 million of free cash flow in the second quarter. Free cash flow includes net cash provided by operating activities of $581 million adjusted for net investments in leases of $19 million and net investments in property, plant and equipment of $119 million.

HP’s dividend payment of $0.2756 per share in the second quarter resulted in cash usage of $0.3 billion. HP also utilized $0.1 billion of cash during the quarter to repurchase approximately 3.5 million shares of common stock in the open market. HP exited the quarter with $2.5 billion in gross cash, which includes cash and cash equivalents of $2.4 billion, restricted cash of $75 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 $8.4 billion, up 3% year over year (up 2% in constant currency) with a 6.0% operating margin. Consumer PS net revenue was down 3% and Commercial PS net revenue was up 6%. Total units were up 7% with Consumer PS units down 1% and Commercial PS units up 12%.
  • Printing net revenue was $4.4 billion, down 8% year over year (down 7% in constant currency) with a 19.0% operating margin. Consumer Printing net revenue was down 16% and Commercial Printing net revenue was down 12%. Supplies net revenue was down 5% (down 4% in constant currency). Total hardware units were down 17%, with Consumer Printing units down 17% and Commercial Printing units down 17%.

Outlook

For the fiscal 2024 third quarter, HP estimates GAAP diluted net EPS to be in the range of $0.63 to $0.77 and non-GAAP diluted net EPS to be in the range of $0.78 to $0.92. Fiscal 2024 second quarter non-GAAP diluted net EPS estimates exclude $0.15 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 $2.60 to $2.90 and non-GAAP diluted net EPS to be in the range of $3.30 to $3.60. Fiscal 2024 non-GAAP diluted net EPS estimates exclude $0.70 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 Q2 earnings conference call is accessible via audio webcast at www.hp.com/investor/2024Q2Webcast.

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 other income and expenses, 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, other income and expenses, tax rate, net earnings, diluted net EPS, cash provided by operating activities or cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash prepared in accordance with GAAP.

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As in prior periods, the financial information set forth in this document, 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 ending July 31, 2024, Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ending October 31, 2024, and HP’s other filings with the SEC. The forward-looking statements in this document are made as of the date of this document and HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.

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