Hewlett-Packard Company: Technology and Communications Company Profile, SWOT & Financial Report

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					Hewlett-Packard Company

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Hewlett-Packard Company                                                         Financial Snapshot

                                                                                Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                         3000 Hanover Street, Palo Alto,        The company reported revenue of US$127,245.00
Headquarters Address
                                         94304,United States of America         million during the fiscal year 2011 (2011). The
                                                                                company's revenue grew at a CAGR of 5.10% during
Telephone                                 + 1 650 8571501
                                                                                2007–2011, with an annual growth of 0.96% over
                                                                                2010. In 2011, the company recorded an operating
Fax                                       + 1 650 8575518                       margin of 7.61%, as against 9.11% in 2010.

Website                                  www.hp.com
                                                                                Revenue and Margins
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange            HPQ, New York Stock Exchange

Number of Employees                      349,600

Fiscal Year End                          October

Revenue (in US$ million)                 127,245.00




SWOT Analysis

Strengths                                Weaknesses                             Return on Equity

Better ROE and Strong Growth                                                    The company recorded a return on equity (ROE) of
                                         Increase in debt obligations
Prospects                                                                       18.31% for 2011, as compared to its peers, Dell Inc.
                                                                                (Ticker: DELL), Apple Inc. (Ticker: MSFT) and Xerox
Diversified product and service portfolio Limited Liquidity Position            Corporation (Ticker: BCX), which recorded ROEs of
                                                                                33.93%, 33.83% and 10.59% respectively. The
Market leadership position               Litigation proceedings                 company reported an operating margin of 7.61% in
                                                                                2011.
Strong Fiscal 2008 Performance
                                                                                Return on Equity
Strong sales growth

Opportunities                            Threats

Acquisition of 3Com                      Consolidation in software industry

Business expansions                      Declining Global PC Shipments

                                         Global Economic Slowdown & IT
Emergence of cloud computing
                                         Spending

Strategic acquisition                    Highly Competitive Market

                                         Risk due to increasing IT complexity
                                                                                Liquidity Position
                                         Unauthorized copying
                                                                                The company reported a current ratio of 1.01 in 2011,
                                                                                as compared to its peers, Dell Inc., Apple Inc. and
                                                                                Xerox Corporation, which recorded current ratios of
                                                                                1.49, 1.61 and 1.24 respectively. As of October 2011,
                                                                                the company recorded cash and short-term
                                                                                investments of worth US$8,043.00 million, against
                                                                                US$4,345.00 million current debt. The company
                                                                                reported a debt to equity ratio of 0.79 in 2011 as
                                                                                compared to its peers, Dell Inc., Apple Inc. and Xerox
                                                                                Corporation, which recorded debt to equity ratios of
                                                                                0.77, 0.00 and 0.71 respectively.




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 5
    1.1       Company Overview ................................................................................................................................................5
    1.2       Business Description ..............................................................................................................................................5
    1.3       Major Products and Services .................................................................................................................................6
2     Analysis of Key Performance Indicators ............................................................................................... 7
    2.1       Five Year Snapshot: Overview of Financial and Operational Performance Indicators ..........................................7
    2.2       Key Financial Performance Indicators .................................................................................................................10
      2.2.1       Revenue and Operating Profit .........................................................................................................................10
      2.2.2       Asset, Liabilities and Capex .............................................................................................................................11
      2.2.3       Net Debt vs. Gearing Ratio ..............................................................................................................................12
      2.2.4       Solvency ..........................................................................................................................................................13
      2.2.5       Valuation ..........................................................................................................................................................14
    2.3       Competitive Benchmarking ..................................................................................................................................15
      2.3.1       Market Capitalization .......................................................................................................................................15
      2.3.2       Efficiency ..........................................................................................................................................................16
      2.3.3       Capital Expenditure ..........................................................................................................................................17
      2.3.4       Valuation ..........................................................................................................................................................18
      2.3.5       Turnover – Inventory and Asset .......................................................................................................................19
3     Recent Developments ........................................................................................................................... 20
4     SWOT Analysis ...................................................................................................................................... 23
    4.1       SWOT Analysis - Overview ..................................................................................................................................23
    4.2       Strengths ..............................................................................................................................................................23
    4.3       Weaknesses .........................................................................................................................................................24
    4.4       Opportunities ................................................................
				
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