HPQ : NYSE : Technology
$18.57 up 0.06 | 0.32%
Today's Range: 18.405 - 18.6
Avg. Daily Volume: 1.07939E7
08/21/17 - 11:07 AM ET

Financial Analysis

HP INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. HP INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.67 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 17.36% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)12385.011588.0
EBITDA ($mil)1070.01026.0
EBIT ($mil)981.0941.0
Net Income ($mil)559.0629.0

Balance Sheet Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)6223.04636.0
Total Assets ($mil)28686.025523.0
Total Debt ($mil)6820.06772.0
Equity ($mil)-3955.0-4786.0

Profitability Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Gross Profit Margin19.9520.1
EBITDA Margin8.638.85
Operating Margin7.928.12
Sales Turnover1.721.9
Return on Assets8.5213.31
Return on Equity0.00.0
Debt Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Current Ratio0.980.91
Interest Expense73.058.0
Interest Coverage13.4416.22

Share Data Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)1683.341710.61
Div / share0.130.12
Book value / share-2.35-2.8
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1.0668481E71.0663407E7


HOLD. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 19.32 for the Computers & Peripherals industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.23. Normally, for additional comaprison, we would look at the price-to-book ratio; however, this company's price-to-book ratio is negative making the value useless for comparisons. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, HP INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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HPQ 12.59 Peers 19.32   HPQ 10.62 Peers 11.98

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

HPQ is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

HPQ is trading at a discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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HPQ 10.68 Peers 17.76   HPQ 1.75 Peers 1.89

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

HPQ is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Average. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

HPQ trades at a valuation on par to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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HPQ NM Peers 5.41   HPQ -24.49 Peers 5.04

Neutral. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

HPQ's P/B is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, HPQ is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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HPQ 0.63 Peers 3.13   HPQ 2.08 Peers 3.96

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

HPQ is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

HPQ significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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