An income of $2.5 billion, or $1.10 a share, a raise of around 5% from a year prior for a fourth quarter in which the tech huge was in succession mostly with no chief executive, Hewlett-Packard Co. reported.
A boost of around 8% from a year before and it is producing around $33.3 billion in sales throughout the three-month time ended Oct. 31.
The income statement issued after markets stopped was increasing than analysts had forecasted.
Leo Apotheker, HP’s new chief executive who comes on board just three weeks ago obtained a back seat to other company executives in a conference call following the income release.
He refused to talk about fully his plan for Hewlett-Packard which has long relied on its imaging and printing set as its biggest producer of revenue. Throughout the quarter, printer unit shipments augmented 14%.
However, Apotheker did speak that HP wanted to construct its software business, which accounted for just about 4% of revenue in the quarter. This could engage purchasing other companies.
The income statement was a high note following the untidy change to Apotheker from CEO Mark Hurd, CEO, who left under following a study into accusations of sexual persecution and expense information in exactness.
Marshall said that “They acted precisely what they wanted to perform, together from a financial presentation point of view and almost certainly more highly from Leo Apotheker, and I believed he addressed all the issues he wanted to his first weeks at the company, customers, employees and technology.”
Marshall believed “What he is there to perform, and that is constructing HP’s Achilles’ heel, which is software.”
Analysts at Blaylock Robert Van in Oakland, Joel Achramowicz was not as positive.
He said, “They are striking the figures, however it appears comparable like the same HP we have observed for the previous couple of years, and HP is still too dependent on printing. You can not say to me that printing is going to blow up once more the manner it did.
“It still experience like the company is on autopilot immediately.”
HP shares stopped up 76 cents, or 1.8%, at $43.25. In after-hours trading HP shares increased around 3% to around $44.50.