HP Reports Modest Revenue Decline; Imaging and Printing Group Hit Harder

Revenue grew 8% in the Americas to $12.6 billion. Revenue declined 12% in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and 4% in Asia Pacific to $9.9 billion and $5.0 billion, respectively. When adjusted for the effects of currency, revenue grew 11% in the Americas while declining 2% in Europe, the Middle East and Africa while Asia Pacific was flat. Revenue from outside of the United States in the third quarter accounted for 62% of total revenue, with revenue in the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) declining 6% over the prior-year period while accounting for 10% of total HP revenue.

Services

Services revenue increased 93% to $8.5 billion due primarily to the EDS acquisition. Infrastructure Technology Outsourcing posted revenue of $3.9 billion while Technology Services, Application Services and Business Process Outsourcing posted revenue of $2.4 billion, $1.4 billion and $711 million, respectively. Operating profit was $1.3 billion, or 15.2% of revenue, up from $567 million, or 12.9% of revenue, in the prior-year period. The EDS integration is tracking ahead of plan.

Enterprise Storage and Servers
Enterprise Storage and Servers (ESS) reported total revenue of $3.7 billion, down 23%. Storage revenue declined 21%, with the midrange EVA product line down 23%. Industry Standard Server revenue declined 21% and Business Critical Systems revenue declined 30%, while ESS blade revenue was down 14%. Operating profit was $356 million, or 9.7% of revenue, down from $544 million, or 11.5% of revenue, in the prior-year period.

HP Software

HP Software revenue declined 22% to $847 million. Business Technology Optimization declined 22%, and Other Software revenue declined 23%. Operating profit was $153 million, or 18.1% of revenue, up from $135 million, or 12.4% of revenue, in the prior-year period.

Personal Systems Group

Personal Systems Group (PSG) posted an increase of unit shipments of 2% and maintained the leading market position in PCs worldwide. PSG revenue declined 18% to $8.4 billion. Notebook revenue for the quarter was down 10%, while Desktop revenue declined 26%. Commercial client revenue was down 22%, while Consumer client revenue decreased 13%. Operating profit was $386 million, or 4.6% of revenue, down from $587 million, or 5.7% of revenue, in the prior-year period.

Imaging and Printing Group

Imaging and Printing Group (IPG) revenue declined 20% to $5.7 billion. Supplies revenue was down 13% due in part to continued channel inventory realignment, while Commercial hardware revenue and Consumer hardware revenue declined 37% and 21%, respectively. Printer unit shipments decreased 23%, with Commercial printer hardware units down 42% and Consumer printer hardware units down 16%. Operating profit was $960 million, or 17.0% of revenue, versus $1.0 billion, or 14.8% of revenue, in the prior-year period.

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