HP Beats The Street; Q4 Revenue Up 8 Percent To $33.3 Billion
HP narrowly beat analyst expectations for Q4 earnings today, postingÂ net revenue of $33.3 billion, up $2.5 billion or 8% from a year earlier. Non-GAAP diluted EPS was $1.33, up 17% from $1.14 in the prior-year period.Â Â Analysts expectedÂ revenue of $32.75 billion and earnings of $1.27 a share.
For the quarter, non-GAAP operating profit was up 10% to $4.0 billion. For the 2010 fiscal year, net revenue came in at $126 billion,Â up 10% or $11.5 billion. The company said the yearly increase in revenue was spurred by Â growth in theÂ commercial PC Clients and Printers Â segments of 20% and 22%, respectively, in the fourth quarter.
HP’s new CEO and President LÃ©o Apotheker stated in a release: â€œHP proved once again that it is able to execute given its market strengths and technology leadership…I have seen firsthand that we have talented people who are focused on delivering value for our customers. Our market opportunity is vast, and I am confident that we will extend our leadership into the future.â€
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