HP Inc (NYSE:HPQ) announced first quarter net revenue of $12.2 billion, down 12% from the prior-year period and down 5% in constant currency.

First quarter GAAP diluted net earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations was $0.36, down from $0.41 in the prior-year period and above the previously provided outlook of $0.27 to $0.32. First quarter non-GAAP diluted net EPS from continuing operations was $0.36, down from $0.41 in the prior-year period and within its previously provided outlook of $0.33 to $0.38. First quarter non-GAAP net earnings from continuing operations and non-GAAP diluted net EPS from continuing operations exclude after-tax costs of $5 million, rounding to $0.00 per diluted share, respectively, related to non-operating retirement-related credits, restructuring charges, and the amortization of intangible assets.

“We have a clear strategy that leverages our strengths, and we are focused on execution, taking cost out of the business and delivering innovations that will amaze our customers and partners,” said Dion Weisler, HP’s President and CEO. “Although we have some tough quarters ahead, I am confident in the future.”

Asset management
HP’s net cash used in operating activities in the first quarter was $108 million. Inventory ended the quarter at $4.1 billion, down 2 days quarter over quarter to 37 days. Accounts receivable ended the quarter at $4.1 billion, down 5 days quarter over quarter to 30 days. Accounts payable ended the quarter at $9.0 billion, down 11 days quarter over quarter to 82 days. HP’s dividend payment of $0.124 per share in the first quarter resulted in cash usage of $0.2 billion. HP also utilized $0.8 billion of cash during the quarter to repurchase approximately 67.0 million shares of common stock in the open market. HP exited the quarter with $3.7 billion in gross cash.

Fiscal 2016 first quarter segment results

  • Personal Systems net revenue was down 13% year over year (down 6% in constant currency) with a 3.1% operating margin. Commercial net revenue decreased 11% and Consumer net revenue decreased 16%. Total units were down 13% with Notebooks units down 8% and Desktops units down 13%.
  • Printing net revenue was down 17% year over year (down 11% in constant currency) with a 17.0% operating margin. Total hardware units were down 20% with Commercial hardware units down 15% and Consumer hardware units down 23%. Supplies revenue was down 14% (down 8% in constant currency).

Outlook
For the fiscal 2016 second quarter, HP estimates non-GAAP diluted net EPS from continuing operations to be in the range of $0.35 to $0.40 and GAAP diluted net EPS from continuing operations to be in the range of $0.33 to $0.38. Fiscal 2016 second quarter non-GAAP diluted net EPS from continuing operations estimates exclude $0.02 per diluted share, respectively related to non-operating retirement-related credits, restructuring charges, and the amortization of intangible assets.

For fiscal 2016, HP estimates non-GAAP diluted net EPS from continuing operations to be in the range of $1.59 to $1.69 and GAAP diluted net EPS from continuing operations to be in the range of $1.52 to $1.62. Fiscal 2016 non-GAAP diluted net EPS from continuing operations estimates exclude $0.07 per diluted share, respectively, related to non-operating retirement-related credits, restructuring charges, and the amortization of intangible assets. (Original Source)

Shares of HP closed today at $10.81, up $0.50 or 4.85%. HPQ has a 1-year high of $18.78 and a 1-year low of $5.35. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $10.04 and its 200-day moving average is $11.89.

On the ratings front, HP has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. In a report issued on February 11, RBC analyst Amit Daryanani reiterated a Hold rating on HPQ, with a price target of $11, which represents a potential upside of 7.0% from where the stock is currently trading. Separately, on February 3, Citigroup’s Jim Suva maintained a Hold rating on the stock and has a price target of $10.75.

According to TipRanks.com, which ranks over 7,500 financial analysts and bloggers to gauge the performance of their past recommendations, Amit Daryanani and Jim Suva have a total average return of -1.5% and 1.1% respectively. Daryanani has a success rate of 46.6% and is ranked #2698 out of 3664 analysts, while Suva has a success rate of 45.0% and is ranked #1265.

Overall, 6 research analysts have assigned a Hold rating and 5 research analysts have given a Buy rating to the stock. When considering if perhaps the stock is under or overvalued, the average price target is $16.00 which is 55.6% above where the stock opened today.

HP Inc provides products, technologies, software, solutions & services to individual consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses including customers in the government, health and education sectors.