HP (NYSE: HPQ)
  • Fiscal 2021 GAAP diluted net earnings per share ("EPS") of $5.331, above the previously provided outlook of $3.56 to $3.62 per share
  • Fiscal 2021 non-GAAP diluted net EPS of $3.79, above the previously provided outlook of $3.69 to $3.75 per share
  • Fiscal 2021 net revenue of $63.5 billion, up 12.1% from the prior-year period
  • Fiscal 2021 net cash provided by operating activities of $6.4 billion1, free cash flow of $4.2 billion
  • Fiscal 2021 returned $7.2 billion to shareholders in the form of share repurchases and dividends
  • Fourth quarter GAAP diluted net EPS of $2.711, above the previously provided outlook of $0.82 to $0.88 per share
  • Fourth quarter non-GAAP diluted net EPS of $0.94, above the previously provided outlook of $0.84 to $0.90 per share
  • Fourth quarter net revenue of $16.7 billion, up 9.3% from the prior-year period
  • Fourth quarter net cash provided by operating activities of $2.8 billion1, free cash flow of $0.9 billion
  • Fourth quarter returned $2.0 billion to shareholders in the form of share repurchases and dividends

HP Inc.'s fiscal 2021 full-year and fourth quarter financial performance

    FY21 FY20 Y/Y Q4 FY21 Q4 FY20 Y/Y
GAAP net revenue ($B) $ 63.5   $ 56.6   12.1%   $ 16.7   $ 15.3   9.3%  
GAAP operating margin   8.4%     6.1%   2.3 pts     7.4%     6.5%   0.9 pts  
GAAP net earnings1 ($B) $ 6.5   $ 2.8   129%   $ 3.1   $ 0.7   364%  
GAAP diluted net EPS1 $ 5.33   $ 2.00   167%   $ 2.71   $ 0.49   453%  
Non-GAAP operating margin2   9.1%     7.2%   1.9 pts     8.1%     6.9%   1.2 pts  
Non-GAAP net earnings2 ($B) $ 4.6   $ 3.2   43%   $ 1.1   $ 0.8   29%  
Non-GAAP diluted net EPS2 $ 3.79   $ 2.28   66%   $ 0.94   $ 0.62   52%  
Net cash provided by operating activities1 ($B) $ 6.4   $ 4.3   48%   $ 2.8   $ 1.9   52%  
Free cash flow2 ($B) $ 4.2   $ 3.9   7%   $ 0.9   $ 1.8   (48)%  

Notes

  1. GAAP net earnings and Net cash provided by operating activities includes a net impact of $1,771 million for one-time Oracle Corporation (“Oracle”) litigation proceeds. This has resulted in an impact of $1.55 and $1.45 on the GAAP diluted net earnings per share for the three and twelve months ended October 31, 2021, respectively.
  2. Information about HP Inc.'s use of non-GAAP financial information is provided under "Use of non-GAAP financial information" below.

Net revenue and EPS results

HP Inc. and its subsidiaries (“HP”) announced fiscal 2021 net revenue of $63.5 billion, up 12.1% (up 10.2% in constant currency) from the prior-year period.

Fiscal 2021 GAAP diluted net EPS was $5.33, up from $2.00 in the prior-year period and above the previously provided outlook of $3.56 to $3.62. Fiscal 2021 non-GAAP diluted net EPS was $3.79, up from $2.28 in the prior-year period and above the previously provided outlook of $3.69 to $3.75. Fiscal 2021 non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP diluted net EPS exclude after-tax adjustments of $1,883 million, or $1.54 per diluted share, related to restructuring and other charges, acquisition-related charges, amortization of intangible assets, non-operating retirement-related (credits)/charges, defined benefit plan settlement (gains)/charges, Oracle litigation proceeds, debt extinguishment costs, and tax adjustments.

Fourth quarter net revenue was $16.7 billion, up 9.3% (up 6.9% in constant currency) from the prior-year period.

Fourth quarter GAAP diluted net EPS was $2.71, up from $0.49 in the prior-year period and above the previously provided outlook of $0.82 to $0.88. Fourth quarter non-GAAP diluted net EPS was $0.94, up from $0.62 in the prior-year period and above the previously provided outlook of $0.84 to $0.90. Fourth quarter non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP diluted net EPS exclude after-tax adjustments of $2,023 million, or $1.77 per diluted share, related to restructuring and other charges, acquisition-related charges, amortization of intangible assets, non-operating retirement-related (credits)/charges, defined benefit plan settlement (gains)/charges, Oracle litigation proceeds, and tax adjustments.

“Our results reflect a growth-oriented company on its front foot and hitting its stride. We delivered a very strong quarter to close out an exceptional year of double-digit revenue, operating profit and EPS growth while returning record levels of capital to shareholders,” said Enrique Lores, HP President and CEO. “HP is at the heart of hybrid with an innovative portfolio of hardware, software and subscriptions that position the company well for sustained growth in fiscal year 2022 and beyond.”

Asset management

HP generated $6.4 billion in net cash provided by operating activities and $4.2 billion of free cash flow in fiscal 2021. Free cash flow includes net cash provided by operating activities of $6.4 billion adjusted for net Oracle litigation proceeds of $1,771 million, net investments in leases of $111 million and net investments in property, plant and equipment of $582 million. HP utilized $6.2 billion of cash during fiscal 2021 to repurchase approximately 224 million shares of common stock in the open market. When combined with the $938 million of cash used to pay dividends, HP returned 172% of its free cash flow to shareholders in fiscal 2021.

HP's net cash provided by operating activities in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 was $2.8 billion. Accounts receivable ended the quarter at $5.5 billion, up 1 day quarter over quarter to 30 days. Inventory ended the quarter at $7.9 billion, down 9 days quarter over quarter to 53 days. Accounts payable ended the quarter at $16.1 billion, down 12 days quarter over quarter to 108 days.

HP generated $0.9 billion of free cash flow in the fourth quarter. Free cash flow includes net cash provided by operating activities of $2.8 billion adjusted for net Oracle litigation proceeds of $1,771 million, net investments in leases of $33 million and net investments in property, plant and equipment of $172 million.

In the fourth quarter, HP returned $2.0 billion to shareholders. HP utilized $1.8 billion of cash during the quarter to repurchase approximately 61 million shares of common stock in the open market and paid a cash dividend of $219 million. As a result, HP returned 210% of its fourth quarter free cash flow to shareholders. HP exited the quarter with $4.3 billion in gross cash, which includes cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments of $5 million included in other current assets.

Fiscal 2021 fourth quarter segment results

  • Personal Systems net revenue was $11.8 billion, up 13% year over year (up 10% in constant currency) with a 6.5% operating margin. Consumer PCs net revenue decreased 3% and Commercial PCs net revenue increased 25%. Total units were down 9% with Notebooks units down 12% and Desktops units up 2%.
  • Printing net revenue was $4.9 billion, up 1% year over year (flat in constant currency) with a 17.0% operating margin. Total hardware units were down 26% with Consumer units down 28% and Commercial units down 12%. Consumer net revenue was down 6% and Commercial net revenue was up 19%. Supplies net revenue was down 2% (down 3% in constant currency).

Outlook

For the fiscal 2022 first quarter, HP estimates GAAP diluted net EPS to be in the range of $0.92 to $0.98 and non-GAAP diluted net EPS to be in the range of $0.99 to $1.05. Fiscal 2022 first quarter non-GAAP diluted net EPS estimates exclude $0.07 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 2022, HP estimates GAAP diluted net EPS to be in the range of $3.86 to $4.06 and non-GAAP diluted net EPS to be in the range of $4.07 to $4.27. Fiscal 2022 non-GAAP diluted net EPS estimates exclude $0.21 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 2022, HP anticipates generating free cash flow of at least $4.5 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 FY21 Q4 earnings conference call is accessible via audio webcast at www.hp.com/investor/2021Q4Webcast.

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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 (used in)/ provided by operating activities or cash and cash equivalents 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
  October 31, 2021   July 31, 2021   October 31, 2020
Net revenue $ 16,675     $ 15,289     $ 15,258  
Costs and expenses:          
Cost of revenue 13,410     11,901     12,579  
Research and development 445     477     381  
Selling, general and administrative 1,474     1,408     1,244  
Restructuring and other charges 29     56     31  
Acquisition-related charges 28     24     2  
Amortization of intangible assets 51     42     29  
Total costs and expenses 15,437     13,908     14,266  
Earnings from operations 1,238     1,381     992  
Interest and other, net(a) 2,315     (55 )   (216 )
Earnings before taxes 3,553     1,326     776  
Provision for taxes(a) (454 )   (218 )   (108 )
Net earnings $ 3,099     $ 1,108     $ 668  
           
Net earnings per share:          
Basic $ 2.75     $ 0.94     $ 0.50  
Diluted $ 2.71     $ 0.92     $ 0.49  
           
Cash dividends declared per share $     $ 0.39     $  
           
Weighted-average shares used to compute net earnings per share:          
Basic 1,128     1,185     1,347  
Diluted 1,142     1,199     1,356  

(a) Interest and other, net and Provision for taxes includes a gain and corresponding tax expense, respectively, from the one time Oracle litigation proceeds for the three months ended October 31, 2021.

  HP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS (Unaudited) (In millions, except per share amounts)  
  Twelve months ended
  October 31, 2021   October 31, 2020
Net revenue $ 63,487     $ 56,639  
Costs and expenses:      
Cost of revenue 50,070     46,202  
Research and development 1,907     1,478  
Selling, general and administrative 5,741     4,906  
Restructuring and other charges 245     462  
Acquisition-related charges 68     16  
Amortization of intangible assets 154     113  
Total costs and expenses 58,185     53,177  
Earnings from operations 5,302     3,462  
Interest and other, net(a) 2,209     (231 )
Earnings before taxes 7,511     3,231  
Provision for taxes(a) (1,008 )   (387 )
Net earnings $ 6,503     $ 2,844  
       
Net earnings per share:      
Basic $ 5.38     $ 2.01  
Diluted $ 5.33     $ 2.00  
       
Cash dividends declared per share $ 0.78     $ 0.70  
       
Weighted-average shares used to compute net earnings per share:      
Basic 1,208     1,413  
Diluted 1,220     1,420  

(a) Interest and other, net and Provision for taxes includes a gain and corresponding tax expense, respectively, from the one time Oracle litigation proceeds for the twelve months ended October 31, 2021.  

  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
  October 31, 2021   July 31, 2021   October 31, 2020
  Amounts   Diluted net earnings per share   Amounts   Diluted net earnings per share   Amounts   Diluted net earnings per share
GAAP net earnings $ 3,099     $ 2.71     $ 1,108     $ 0.92     $ 668     $ 0.49  
Non-GAAP adjustments:                      
Restructuring and other charges 29     0.02     56     0.04     31     0.02  
Acquisition-related charges 28     0.02     24     0.02     2      
Amortization of intangible assets 51     0.04     42     0.04     29     0.02  
Debt extinguishment costs         16     0.01          
Oracle litigation proceeds (2,304 )   (2.01 )                
Defined benefit plan settlement (gains) charges (37 )   (0.03 )           214     0.16  
Non-operating retirement-related credits (38 )   (0.03 )   (39 )   (0.03 )   (57 )   (0.04 )
Tax adjustments(a) 248     0.22     (9 )       (52 )   (0.03 )
Non-GAAP net earnings $ 1,076     $ 0.94     $ 1,198     $ 1.00     $ 835     $ 0.62  
                       
GAAP earnings from operations $ 1,238         $ 1,381         $ 992      
Non-GAAP adjustments:                      
Restructuring and other charges 29         56         31      
Acquisition-related charges 28         24         2      
Amortization of intangible assets 51         42         29      
Non-GAAP earnings from operations $ 1,346         $ 1,503         $ 1,054      
                       
GAAP operating margin 7.4 %       9.0 %       6.5 %    
Non-GAAP adjustments 0.7 %       0.8 %       0.4 %    
Non-GAAP operating margin 8.1 %       9.8 %       6.9 %    

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

  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)   
  Twelve months ended
  October 31, 2021   October 31, 2020
  Amounts   Diluted net earnings per share   Amounts   Diluted net earnings per share
GAAP net earnings $ 6,503     $ 5.33     $ 2,844     $ 2.00  
Non-GAAP adjustments:              
Restructuring and other charges 245     0.20     462     0.33  
Acquisition-related charges 68     0.06     16     0.01  
Amortization of intangible assets 154     0.13     113     0.08  
Debt extinguishment costs 16     0.01     40     0.03  
Oracle litigation proceeds (2,304 )   (1.89 )        
Defined benefit plan settlement (gains) charges (37 )   (0.03 )   214     0.15  
Non-operating retirement-related credits (153 )   (0.13 )   (225 )   (0.16 )
Tax adjustments(a) 128     0.11     (230 )   (0.16 )
Non-GAAP net earnings $ 4,620     $ 3.79     $ 3,234     $ 2.28  
               
GAAP earnings from operations $ 5,302         $ 3,462      
Non-GAAP adjustments:              
Restructuring and other charges 245         462      
Acquisition-related charges 68         16      
Amortization of intangible assets 154         113      
Non-GAAP earnings from operations $ 5,769         $ 4,053      
               
GAAP operating margin 8.4 %       6.1 %    
Non-GAAP adjustments 0.7 %       1.1 %    
Non-GAAP operating margin 9.1 %       7.2 %    

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

  HP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited) (In millions)  
  As of
  October 31, 2021   October 31, 2020
ASSETS      
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 4,299     $ 4,864  
Accounts receivable, net 5,511     5,381  
Inventory 7,930     5,963  
Other current assets 4,430     4,440  
Total current assets 22,170     20,648  
Property, plant and equipment, net 2,546     2,627  
Goodwill 6,803     6,380  
Other non-current assets 7,091     5,026  
Total assets $ 38,610     $ 34,681  
       
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT      
Current liabilities:      
Notes payable and short-term borrowings $ 1,106     $ 674  
Accounts payable 16,075     14,704  
Other current liabilities 11,915     10,842  
Total current liabilities 29,096     26,220  
Long-term debt 6,386     5,543  
Other non-current liabilities 4,778     5,146  
Stockholders' deficit (1,650 )   (2,228 )
Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit $ 38,610     $ 34,681  
  HP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited) (In millions)  
  Three months ended
  October 31, 2021   October 31, 2020
Cash flows from operating activities:      
Net earnings $ 3,099     $ 668  
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities:      
Depreciation and amortization 200     196  
Stock-based compensation expense 70     57  
Restructuring and other charges 29     31  
Deferred taxes on earnings (512)     (76)  
Defined benefit plan settlement (gains) charges (37)     214  
Other, net 186     44  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions:      
Accounts receivable (583)     (124)  
Inventory 61     (139)  
Accounts payable 117     398  
Net investment in leases (33)     (40)  
Taxes on earnings 45     91  
Restructuring and other (39)     (77)  
Other assets and liabilities 245     631  
Net cash provided by operating activities 2,848     1,874  
Cash flows from investing activities:      
Investment in property, plant and equipment (172)     (116)  
Purchases of available-for-sale securities and other investments (4)     (160)  
Maturities and sales of available-for-sale securities and other investments 21     114  
Collateral posted for derivative instruments 27     77  
Payment made in connection with business acquisition, net of cash acquired (272)      
Net cash used in investing activities (400)     (85)  
Cash flows from financing activities:      
Proceeds from short-term borrowings with original maturities less than 90 days, net 400      
Proceed from short-term borrowings with original maturities greater than 90 days     8  
Proceeds from debt, net of issuance costs 47     30  
Payment of debt (53)     (61)  
Stock-based award activities and others (9)     (3)  
Repurchase of common stock (1,754)     (1,340)  
Cash dividends paid (219)     (238)  
Net cash used in financing activities (1,588)     (1,604)  
Increase in cash and cash equivalent 860     185  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 3,439     4,679  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 4,299     $ 4,864  
HP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited) (In millions)
  Twelve months ended
  October 31, 2021   October 31, 2020
Cash flows from operating activities:      
Net earnings $ 6,503     $ 2,844  
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities:      
Depreciation and amortization 785     789  
Stock-based compensation expense 330     278  
Restructuring and other charges 245     462  
Deferred taxes on earnings (605 )   70  
Defined benefit plan settlement (gains) charges (37 )   214  
Other, net 440     325  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions:      
Accounts receivable (80 )   575  
Inventory (2,164 )   (386 )
Accounts payable 1,257     (35 )
Net investment in leases (111 )   (152 )
Taxes on earnings 64     (147 )
Restructuring and other (205 )   (489 )
Other assets and liabilities (13 )   (32 )
Net cash provided by operating activities 6,409     4,316  
Cash flows from investing activities:      
Investment in property, plant and equipment (582 )   (580 )
Proceeds from the sale of property, plant and equipment     3  
Purchases of available-for-sale securities and other investments (28 )   (693 )
Maturities and sales of available-for-sale securities and other investments 304     417  
Collateral posted for derivative instruments 148     (163 )
Payment made in connection with business acquisitions, net of cash acquired (854 )    
Net cash used in investing activities (1,012 )   (1,016 )
Cash flows from financing activities:      
Proceeds from short-term borrowings with original maturities less than 90 days, net 400      
Proceed from short-term borrowings with original maturities greater than 90 days 22     27  
Proceeds from debt, net of issuance costs 2,099     3,081  
Payment of debt (1,245 )   (1,849 )
Stock-based award activities and others (51 )   (128 )
Repurchase of common stock (6,249 )   (3,107 )
Cash dividends paid (938 )   (997 )
Net cash used in financing activities (5,962 )   (2,973 )
(Decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalent (565 )   327  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 4,864     4,537  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 4,299     $ 4,864  
  HP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES SEGMENT/BUSINESS UNIT INFORMATION (Unaudited) (In millions)  
  Three months ended   Change (%)
  October 31, 2021   July 31, 2021   October 31, 2020   Q/Q   Y/Y
Net revenue:                  
Notebooks $ 8,339     $ 7,328     $ 7,405     14  %    13  % 
Desktops 2,510     2,246     2,253     12  %    11  % 
Workstations 492     388     355     27  %    39  % 
Other 454     444     419     2  %    8  % 
Personal Systems 11,795     10,406     10,432     13  %    13  % 
Supplies 3,057     3,092     3,131     (1 ) %   (2 ) %
Commercial 1,097     1,070     923     3  %    19  % 
Consumer 725     720     772     1  %    (6 ) %
Printing 4,879     4,882     4,826      %    1  % 
Corporate Investments(a) 2             NM     NM  
Total segment net revenue 16,676     15,288     15,258     9  %    9  % 
Other(a) (1 )   1         NM     NM  
Total net revenue $ 16,675     $ 15,289     $ 15,258     9  %    9  % 
                   
Earnings before taxes:                  
Personal Systems $ 764     $ 869     $ 528          
Printing 830     857     713          
Corporate Investments (14 )   (20 )   (27 )        
Total segment earnings from operations 1,580     1,706     1,214          
Corporate and unallocated cost and other (164 )   (134 )   (103 )        
Stock-based compensation expense (70 )   (69 )   (57 )        
Restructuring and other charges (29 )   (56 )   (31 )        
Acquisition-related charges (28 )   (24 )   (2 )        
Amortization of intangible assets (51 )   (42 )   (29 )        
Interest and other, net 2,315     (55 )   (216 )        
Total earnings before taxes $ 3,553     $ 1,326     $ 776          

(a) "NM" represents not meaningful.

  HP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES SEGMENT/BUSINESS UNIT INFORMATION (Unaudited) (In millions)  
  Twelve months ended   Change (%)
  October 31, 2021   October 31, 2020   Y/Y
Net revenue:          
Notebooks $ 30,522     $ 25,766     18 %
Desktops 9,381     9,806     (4 ) %
Workstations 1,669     1,816     (8 ) %
Other 1,787     1,609     11 %
Personal Systems 43,359     38,997     11 %
Supplies 12,632     11,586     9 %
Commercial 4,209     3,539     19 %
Consumer 3,287     2,516     31 %
Printing 20,128     17,641     14 %
Corporate Investments(a) 3     2     NM  
Total segment net revenue 63,490     56,640     12 %
Other(a) (3 )   (1 )   NM  
Total net revenue $ 63,487     $ 56,639     12 %
           
Earnings before taxes:          
Personal Systems $ 3,101     $ 2,312      
Printing 3,636     2,495      
Corporate Investments (96 )   (69 )    
Total segment earnings from operations 6,641     4,738      
Corporate and unallocated cost and other (542 )   (407 )    
Stock-based compensation expense (330 )   (278 )    
Restructuring and other charges (245 )   (462 )    
Acquisition-related charges (68 )   (16 )    
Amortization of intangible assets (154 )   (113 )    
Interest and other, net 2,209     (231 )    
Total earnings before taxes $ 7,511     $ 3,231      

(a) "NM" represents not meaningful.

  HP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES SEGMENT OPERATING MARGIN SUMMARY (Unaudited)  
  Three months ended   Change (pts)
  October 31, 2021   July 31, 2021   October 31, 2020   Q/Q   Y/Y
Segment operating margin:                  
Personal Systems 6.5 %   8.4 %   5.1 %   (1.9 ) pts   1.4 pts
Printing 17.0 %   17.6 %   14.8 %   (0.6 ) pts   2.2 pts
Corporate Investments(a) NM   NM   NM   NM    NM 
Total segment 9.5 %   11.2 %   8.0 %   (1.7 ) pts   1.5 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
  October 31, 2021   July 31, 2021   October 31, 2020
Numerator:          
GAAP net earnings $ 3,099     $ 1,108     $ 668  
Non-GAAP net earnings $ 1,076     $ 1,198     $ 835  
           
Denominator:          
Weighted-average shares used to compute basic net earnings per share 1,128     1,185     1,347  
Dilutive effect of employee stock plans(a) 14     14     9  
Weighted-average shares used to compute diluted net earnings per share 1,142     1,199     1,356  
           
GAAP diluted net earnings per share $ 2.71     $ 0.92     $ 0.49  
Non-GAAP diluted net earnings per share $ 0.94     $ 1.00     $ 0.62  

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

  HP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CALCULATION OF DILUTED NET EARNINGS PER SHARE (Unaudited) (In millions, except per share amounts)  
  Twelve months ended
  October 31, 2021   October 31, 2020
Numerator:      
GAAP net earnings $ 6,503     $ 2,844  
Non-GAAP net earnings $ 4,620     $ 3,234  
       
Denominator:      
Weighted-average shares used to compute basic net earnings per share 1,208     1,413  
Dilutive effect of employee stock plans(a) 12     7  
Weighted-average shares used to compute diluted net earnings per share 1,220     1,420  
       
GAAP diluted net earnings per share $ 5.33     $ 2.00  
Non-GAAP diluted net earnings per share $ 3.79     $ 2.28  

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

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-related charges, and 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, defined benefit plan settlement (gains)/charges, non-operating retirement related (credits)/charges, debt extinguishment costs, Oracle litigation proceeds, 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 include non-recurring costs that 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, 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, and integration-related costs, as well as non-cash adjustments to the fair value of certain acquired assets such as inventory. These charges related to acquisitions are inconsistent in amount and frequency and are significantly impacted by the timing and nature of HP's acquisitions. 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.  
  • 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 has defined benefit plan settlement (gains)/charges relating to HP pension plans. The gains for fiscal 2021 are associated with transfer of certain pension obligations as part of an irrevocable group annuity contract with The Prudential Insurance Company of America. The charges for fiscal 2020 were associated with the net settlement and remeasurement resulting from voluntary lump sum payments offered to certain vested participants that are separated from service. HP excludes these (gains)/charges 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.  
  • HP incurs debt extinguishment costs relating to repurchase of certain of its outstanding U.S. dollar global notes or termination of commitments under revolving credit facilities. These costs primarily included bond repurchase premiums partly offset by gains from fair value hedges. HP excludes these 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.  
  • Interest and other, net and Provision for taxes includes a gain and a corresponding tax impact, respectively, from the Oracle litigation proceeds. HP excluded this one-time item when evaluating its performance for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 and fiscal 2021. This represents HP’s interest in the litigation judgement in connection with Oracle’s discontinuation of software support for HP’s Itanium-based line of mission-critical servers. This server business is now part of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (“HPE”) pursuant to the separation of HP and HPE on November 1, 2015. The awarded damages are being shared equally between HP and HPE pursuant to the terms of the separation and distribution agreement. HP believes that eliminating this item for purposes of calculating non-GAAP measures facilitates a more meaningful evaluation of HP's current operating performance and comparisons to operating performance in prior and future periods.  
  • Tax adjustments include U.S. tax reform adjustment.
    • HP recorded U.S. tax reform adjustments as one-time charges relating to the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and has completed the accounting for the tax effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act within the one year measurement period. Additional guidance is periodically issued by regulators and new positions taken or elections made by HP impact the income tax expense and effective tax rate in the period in which the adjustments are made.
    • HP also recorded other tax adjustment including tax benefits and expenses related to the 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 from operations adjusted for net investment in leases, net investments in property, plant, and equipment and the net impact of the one-time Oracle litigation proceeds received during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021. Gross cash is a non-GAAP measure that is defined as cash and cash equivalents 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 and cash equivalents, HP believes that gross cash provides a helpful assessment of HP’s liquidity. Because free cash flow includes net cash (used in)/ provided by operating activities adjusted for net investment in leases, net investments in property, plant and equipment and the net impact of the one-time Oracle litigation proceeds received during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021, 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.

Material limitations associated with use of non-GAAP financial measures These non-GAAP financial measures that HP uses 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-related charges, non-operating retirement-related (credits)/charges, defined benefit plan settlement (gains)/charges, debt extinguishment costs, Oracle litigation proceeds and tax adjustments that are excluded from non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP diluted net EPS 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 transparency 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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