Revenue grew 11% in the Americas to $12.4 billion. Revenue declined 3% in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and 11% in Asia Pacific to $12.0 billion and $4.4 billion, respectively. When adjusted for the effects of currency, revenue grew 13% in the Americas and 1% in Europe, the Middle East and Africa while declining 9% in Asia Pacific. Revenue from outside of the United States in the first quarter accounted for 65% of total revenue, with revenue in the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) declining 22% over the prior-year period while accounting for 7% of total HP revenue.
Personal Systems Group
Personal Systems Group (PSG) revenue declined 19% to $8.8 billion, with unit shipments down 4%. Notebook revenue for the quarter was down 13%, while Desktop revenue declined 25%. Commercial client revenue was down 19%, while Consumer client revenue decreased 18%. Operating profit was $435 million, or 5.0% of revenue, down from $628 million, or 5.8% of revenue, in the prior-year period.
Imaging and Printing Group
Imaging and Printing Group (IPG) revenue declined 19% to $6.0 billion. Supplies revenue was down 7%, while Commercial hardware revenue and Consumer hardware revenue declined 34% and 37%, respectively. Printer unit shipments decreased 33%, with Consumer printer hardware units down 31% and Commercial printer hardware units down 39%. Operating profit was $1.1 billion, or 18.5% of revenue, versus $1.1 billion, or 15.5% of revenue, in the prior-year period.
Enterprise Storage and Servers
Enterprise Storage and Servers (ESS) reported total revenue of $3.9 billion, down 18%. Storage revenue declined 7% with the midrange EVA product line down 7%. Industry Standard Server revenue and Business Critical Systems revenue declined 22% and 17%, respectively, while ESS blade revenue grew 4%. Operating profit was $405 million, or 10.3% of revenue, down from $673 million, or 14.0% of revenue, in the prior-year period.
Services revenue increased 116% to $8.7 billion due primarily to the EDS acquisition. Revenue in Technology Services was flat. ITO, Application Services and BPO posted revenue of $3.9 billion, $1.6 billion and $743 million, respectively. Operating profit was $1.1 billion, or 12.8% of revenue, up from $499 million, or 12.3% of revenue, in the prior-year period.
HP Software revenue declined 7% to $878 million. Business Technology Optimization portfolio revenue declined 4% while Other Software revenue was down 14%. Operating profit was $140 million, or 15.9% of revenue, up from $49 million, or 5.2% of revenue, in the prior-year period.
HP Financial Services
HP Financial Services (HPFS) reported revenue of $636 million, down 1% from the prior-year period. Financing volume increased 2%, and net portfolio assets declined 3%. Operating margin was 6.4% of revenue, down from 6.7% in the prior-year period.
HP generated $1.1 billion in cash flow from operations for the first quarter. Inventory ended the quarter at $7.6 billion, down 2 days. Accounts receivable of $14.8 billion was up 7 days. Accounts payable ended the quarter at $11.2 billion, down 1 day. HP’s dividend payment of $0.08 per share in the first quarter resulted in cash usage of $193 million. HP utilized $1.2 billion of cash during the first quarter to repurchase approximately 34 million shares of common stock in the open market. HP exited the quarter with $11.3 billion in gross cash.
HP estimates second quarter FY09 revenue will decline approximately two to three percent from the prior-year period.
Second quarter FY09 GAAP diluted EPS is expected to be approximately $0.70 to $0.72, and non-GAAP diluted EPS is expected to be approximately $0.84 to $0.86. Second quarter FY09 non-GAAP diluted EPS estimates exclude after-tax costs of approximately $0.14 per share, related primarily to the amortization of purchased intangibles and restructuring charges.
HP estimates full year FY09 revenue will decline approximately two to five percent from the prior-year period.
Full year FY09 GAAP diluted EPS is expected to be approximately $3.19 to $3.31, and non-GAAP diluted EPS is expected to be approximately $3.76 to $3.88. FY09 non-GAAP diluted EPS estimates exclude after-tax costs of approximately $0.57 per share, related primarily to the amortization of purchased intangibles and restructuring charges.
HP’s outlook for the second quarter of FY09 and the full year FY09
assumes that first quarter FY09 market conditions will persist. In
addition, HP has assumed that currency exchange rates will have an
unfavorable year-over-year impact on revenue of approximately 7 or 8
percentage points for the second quarter of FY09 and the full year FY09.