HP Inc. Reports Fiscal 2020 First Quarter Results

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HP Inc. and its subsidiaries (“HP”) announced fiscal 2020 first quarter net revenue of $14.6 billion, down 0.6% (up 0.5% in constant currency) from the prior-year period.

First quarter GAAP diluted net EPS was $0.46, down from $0.51 in the prior-year period and above the previously provided outlook of $0.39 to $0.42. First quarter non-GAAP diluted net EPS was $0.65, up from $0.52 in the prior-year period and above the previously provided outlook of $0.53 to $0.56. First quarter non-GAAP net earnings and non-GAAP diluted net EPS exclude after-tax adjustments of $278 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, related to restructuring and other charges, acquisition-related charges, amortization of intangible assets, non-operating retirement-related (credits)/charges, and tax adjustments.

“Our Q1 results reflect a business that is strong and getting stronger. Our non-GAAP EPS growth of 25% was significantly above our guided range, driven by tremendous execution against our strategic priorities,” said Enrique Lores, President and CEO, HP Inc. “This is a team at the top of its game, combining the industry’s best innovation with disciplined execution and cost management to deliver for our shareholders. We have great confidence in our plans and are raising our full-year earnings outlook.”

Asset management
HP’s net cash provided by operating activities in the first quarter of fiscal 2020 was $1.3 billion. Accounts receivable ended the quarter at $4.9 billion, down 5-days quarter over quarter to 30 days. Inventory ended the quarter at $4.9 billion, down 3-days quarter over quarter to 38 days. Accounts payable ended the quarter at $12.8 billion, down 9 days quarter over quarter to 98 days.

HP generated $1.1 billion of free cash flow in the first quarter. Free cash flow includes net cash provided by operating activities of $1.3 billion adjusted for net investment in leases of $34 million and net investment in property, plant and equipment of $198 million.

HP’s dividend payment of $0.1762 per share in the first quarter resulted in cash usage of $0.3 billion. HP also utilized $0.7 billion of cash during the quarter to repurchase approximately 33.8 million shares of common stock in the open market. As a result, HP returned 84% of its first quarter free cash flow to shareholders. HP exited the quarter with $4.5 billion in gross cash, which includes cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments of $0.3 billion included in other current assets.

Fiscal 2020 First quarter segment results
•      Personal Systems net revenue was up 2% year over year (up 4% in constant currency) with a 6.7% operating margin. Commercial net revenue increased 7% and Consumer net revenue decreased 7%. Total units were up 4% with Notebooks units up 2% and Desktops units up 7%.

•      Printing net revenue was down 7% year over year (down 6% in constant currency) with a 16.0% operating margin. Total hardware units were down 10%. Commercial hardware revenue was down 1% and Consumer hardware revenue was down 13%. Supplies net revenue was down 7% (down 7% in constant currency).

Outlook
For the fiscal 2020 second quarter, HP estimates GAAP diluted net EPS to be in the range of $0.46 to $0.50 and non-GAAP diluted net EPS to be in the range of $0.49 to $0.53. Fiscal 2020 second quarter non-GAAP diluted net EPS estimates exclude $0.03 per diluted share, primarily related to restructuring and other charges, acquisition-related charges, defined benefit plan settlement charges, amortization of intangible assets, non-operating retirement-related (credits)/charges, tax adjustments and the related tax impact on these items.

For fiscal 2020, HP is updating its estimate of GAAP diluted net EPS to be in the range of $2.03 to $2.13 and revises its previous estimate of non-GAAP diluted net EPS to be in the range of $2.33 to $2.43. Fiscal 2020 non-GAAP diluted net EPS estimates exclude $0.30 per diluted share, primarily related to restructuring and other charges, acquisition-related charges, defined benefit plan settlement charges, amortization of intangible assets, non-operating retirement-related (credits)/charges, tax adjustments and the related tax impact on these items.

More information on HP’s earnings, including additional financial analysis and an earnings overview presentation, is available on HP’s Investor Relations website at www.investor.hp.com.

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