The 2012 fiscal year, which ended Oct. 31, was one riddled with problems. HP had to take a massive write-down on the value of a British software business it had bought, Autonomy, and faces shareholder lawsuits and government investigations over Autonomy's accounting practices. HP lost nearly $13 billion for the fiscal year, revenue slipped, and the shares lost nearly half of their value, falling to $13.85 from $26.61.
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