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Earnings Highlights and Summary

For the three months ended October 31, 2017, HP's net revenue increased 11%, or 12% on a constant currency basis, to $13.93 billion from $12.51 billion in Q4 FY16. The Company's net revenue numbers surpassed analysts' expectations of $13.25 billion.

During FY17, the Company's net revenue increased 8% to $52.06 billion from $48.24 billion in FY16.

During Q4 FY17, HP's operating income increased 34.2% to $890 million from $663 million in the same period of last year. For the reported quarter, the Company's operating margin increased 110 basis points to 6.4% of revenue from 5.3% of revenue in Q4 FY16.

During FY17, HP's operating income decreased 0.8% to $3.52 billion from $3.55 million in FY16. During FY17, the Company's operating margin decreased 60 basis points to 6.8% of revenue from 7.4% of revenue in FY16.

During Q4 FY17, HP's earnings before tax (EBT) decreased 16% to $848 million from $1.01 billion in the comparable period of last year. For the reported quarter, the Company's EBT margin decreased 200 basis points to 6.1% of revenue from 8.1% of revenue in Q4 FY16.

For the reported quarter, HP's net income increased 29% to $660 million on a y-o-y basis from $513 million in Q4 FY16. During Q4 FY17, the Company's diluted earnings per share (EPS) increased 30% to $0.39 on a y-o-y basis from $0.30 in the corresponding period of last year. For the reported quarter, HP's adjusted net income increased 22% to $749 million on a y-o-y basis from $614 million in Q4 FY16. The adjusted net income excluded restructuring and other charges of $113 million and acquisition-related charges of $49 million. During Q4 FY17, the Company's adjusted diluted EPS increased 22% to $0.44 on a y-o-y basis from $0.36 in Q4 FY16, and was in-line with analysts' expectations of $0.44.

During FY17, HP's net income decreased 5% to $2.53 billion from $2.67 billion in FY16. During FY17, HP's diluted EPS decreased 3% to $1.48 from $1.53 in FY16. During FY17, HP's adjusted net income increased 1% to $2.82 billion from $2.79 billion in FY16. During FY17, HP's adjusted diluted EPS increased 3% to $1.65 from $1.60 in FY16.

Segment Details

Personal Systems - During Q4 FY17, the Company's Personal Systems segment's revenue increased 13%, or 14% on a constant currency basis, to $9.08 billion from $8.02 billion in the same period of last year. For the reported quarter, the segment's operating margin decreased 50 basis points to 3.8% of revenue from 4.3% of revenue in Q4 FY16. For the reported quarter, the segment's EBT decreased 0.9% to $343 million from $346 million in Q4 FY16.

Printing - During Q4 FY17, the Company's Printing segment's revenue increased 7% to $4.88 billion from $4.56 billion in the comparable period of last year. For the reported quarter, the segment's operating margin increased 260 basis points to 16.6% of revenue from 14.0% of revenue in Q4 FY16, primarily due to the lower margins in the fourth quarter of 2016 resulting from the Supplies' sales model change. For the reported quarter, the segment's EBT increased 26.7% to $807 million from $637 million in Q4 FY16.

Balance Sheet

As on October 31, 2017, HP's cash and cash equivalents increased 11.3% to $7.00 billion from $6.29 billion as on October 31, 2016. For the reported quarter, the Company's long-term debt increased 0.2% to $6.75 billion from $6.74 billion in Q4 FY16.

For the reported quarter, the Company's accounts receivable increased 7.3% to $4.41 billion from $4.11 billion in Q4 FY16. For the reported quarter, the Company's accounts payable increased 19.6% to $13.28 billion from $11.10 billion in Q4 FY16.

During Q4 FY17, the Company's net cash provided by operating activities decreased 3% to $680 million from $704 million in the corresponding period of last year.

Stock Performance Snapshot

December 29, 2018 - At Friday's closing bell, HP Inc.'s stock was slightly down 0.66%, ending the trading session at $21.01.

Volume traded for the day: 5.20 million shares.

Stock performance in the last three-month – up 5.26%; previous six-month period – up 20.19%; past twelve-month period – up 40.63%; and year-to-date – up 41.58%

After last Friday's close, HP Inc.'s market cap was at $34.80 billion.

Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio was at 14.17.

The stock has a dividend yield of 2.67%.

The stock is part of the Technology sector, categorized under the Diversified Computer Systems industry.

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