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More on Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) FQ2 earnings: FY2013 EPS guidance is upped to $3.50-$3.60...

More on Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) FQ2 earnings: FY2013 EPS guidance is upped to $3.50-$3.60 from $3.40-$3.60 previously. Operating margin of 8.6%, up from 7.9% in FQ1, down from 8.9% a year ago. PC sales down 20% Y/Y. Printers -1%. Enterprise hardware -10%. Services -8%. Software -3%. CC at 5 ET. Shares +12% AH. (PR)
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  • movies555
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    " PC sales down 20% Y/Y. Printers -1%. Enterprise hardware -10%. Services -8%. Software -3%"

     

    Umm...yay, I guess? Apparently a dinosaur of a company doing badly but less badly than expected is worth a double digit AH gain.
    22 May 2013, 04:23 PM Reply Like
  • CaladesiKid2
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    Yes, curious at such a positive reaction to declining sales. Whatever, this will help pump the market tomorrow. Beating estimates apparently has more importance than the reality of declining sales.
    22 May 2013, 06:50 PM Reply Like
  • m2grs
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    Don't understand either. I don't see any sign the revenue slide will stop. The profit is not sustainable.
    23 May 2013, 01:51 AM Reply Like
  • TwistTie
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    Are the negative comps behind us now?
    22 May 2013, 04:26 PM Reply Like
  • afortier
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    Operating margin of 8.6%, up from 7.9% in FQ1, down from 8.6% a year ago. THIS STATMENT CERTAINLY NEEDS SOME EXPLANATION. DOWN FROM WHAT AND WHEN.

     

    IF 8.6% IS UP FROM 7.9% HOW CAN IT BE DOWN FROM 8.6%
    22 May 2013, 04:34 PM Reply Like
  • Endermc12
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    YoY Operating Margin is down 0.3% but up 0.7% QoQ
    22 May 2013, 06:18 PM Reply Like
  • HPBunker
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    Time for a new acquisition! Maybe HPQ can buy Tumblr from Yahoo for $5 billion or so. Still a bargain next to Autonomy...
    22 May 2013, 04:37 PM Reply Like
  • leonixs
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    If you are not long why you are complaining. Tomorrow if it is up above 23$ I will be taking my profits. You do not need to complain if you are making money.
    22 May 2013, 04:53 PM Reply Like
  • mike7313
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    I don't need no stinkin' revenues! Junk rules!
    22 May 2013, 05:37 PM Reply Like
  • Ashraf Eassa
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    HP makes a lot of money it seems.
    22 May 2013, 07:24 PM Reply Like
  • AuroraInvest
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    Revenue is vanity, profits are sanity. Go Meg.
    23 May 2013, 06:11 AM Reply Like
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