The drivers of HP's recent success have been two-pronged. The company has undergone significant cost cutting measures since 2005, and operating margins increased from 4.0% then to 8.4% in 2007. However these have decreased slightly (by 0.3 %) from FY07 to FY08. At the same time, the company has focused on driving growth in key areas such as software and services. Software and services are generally much higher margin than hardware. IBM, which generates most revenues from services, realizes operating profits nearly twice as high as either HP or Dell. This transition continued with HP's acquisition of business network producer Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in August 2008. This acquisition helped improve the weighted-average net revenue growth of HP Services division from 1.1% in FY07 to 5.6% in FY08.
On March 5th 2010, Hewlett Packard revised its 1Q09 earnings due to a lawsuit against EDS, a company HP acquired in August 2008. The litigation brings HP's 1Q10 net income down from $2.25 billion to $2.32 billion . A London court ordered EDS to make an interim payment of $112 million to British Sky Broadcasting. HP will appeal the decision. 
On April 29, HP acquired Palm for $1 billion, giving HP a foothold into the smartphone market.
Business and Financial Metrics
In the second quarter of 2009, HP's revenue increased by 13 percent to $30.85 billion. This increase was primarily due to a rise in sales of PCs and other hardware. Notebook revenue rose by 17 % and desktop revenue rose by 27%. PC replacement demand driven by Windows 7 is expected to grow throughout the second half of 2010 and the beginning of 2011. Overall, HP reported a profit of $2.2 billion, up from 28% from $1.72 billion.
In 1Q09, HP sales' rose 8% to $31.2 billion from $28.8 billion. Profit also increased from $1.9 billion to $2.25 billion. Profit and sales were primarily due to a 20% jump in computer and laptop sales which accounted for $10.6 billion and an increase of 4% in the imaging and priting sales to $6.2 billion. 
Since 2005, HP has been growing at a Compounded annual growth rate - CAGR of 5.73%. HP has been cutting its operating costs since 2005, when operating expenses accounted for approximately 96% of total revenue. The bulk of these measures fell under the goal of streamlining the company's structure and included removing several layers of management, phasing global operations into all of HP's business segments, and outsourcing more production to subcontractors(by mid-2008, more than half of HP's PCs are built entirely by subcontractors). These measures considerably improved HP's profitability as its operating margin rose from 4.0% in 2005 to 8.4% in 2007 and to nearly 10% for the first half of 2008. HP plans on continuing to look for areas where operating efficiency and profitability can be improved, such as the development and installation of its own new IT databases or the improvement of their supply chain.
HP is the global leader in Personal Systems and Imaging and Printing. The company HP provides a wide range of products and services to its customers and is divided into six business segments:
On April 29, 2010, HP acquired Palm for $1 billion in cash. HP paid $5.70 a share, a 23% premium, for Palm. Palm, famous for its Palm Pilot, has seen heavy competition from Apple's iPhone, RIM's Blackberry, and other smartphones running Google's Android software. Palm, whose newest phones Pre and Pixi were largely unsucessful, has seen its share price drop 53% in the past year and it has been unprofitable since 2008.
Palm's global market share in smartphones is 1.5%, down from 3.5% in 2005. Palm will be integrated into its personal-computers business unit. HP currently sells a line of iPaq phones which run Microsoft's Windows. HP's global market share was 0.1% prior to the acqusition.
Link to HP's website about their current smartphones: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/country/us/en/prodserv/handheld.html
"HP Slate Specs, Prices Revealed?
Daniel Ionescu, PC World
Apr 6, 2010 5:34 am
Just hours after HP teased us with another short video of its Slate tablet, Engadget revealed even more details about the upcoming device. Those details are courtesy of an internal HP presentation, which shows the specs of the upcoming device, including both its advantages over the iPad and its weaknesses--such as half of the battery life of Apple's tablet.
The leaked HP Slate presentation, which looks genuine, elucidates many of the mysteries around the device, starting with the price: $549 for the 32GB model and $599 for the 64GB version. In comparison, the introductory price of an iPad starts at $499 for a Wi-Fi-only 16GB model.
The HP Slate will have a smaller, lower-resolution screen than the iPad, coming in at 8.9-inch and 1024 by 600 pixels against iPad's 9.7-inch, 1024 by 768 display. According to the leaked presentation, the HP Slate will also be able to run 1080p HD videos, while the iPad can only run videos at 720p.
As previewed in the promotional video on Thursday, the leaked specs also show that the HP Slate will feature a SD card reader (up to 128GB) and a USB 2.0 port, together with a conventional SIM card tray (the Wi-Fi+3G iPad comes with a new micro SIM card tray).
In addition, the HP Slate features a dock connector used for powering the device, audio, and HDMI out. The iPad does not feature an SD card reader (though there is an optional accessory available for $29) or a USB port. An optional video-out adapter is also available for the iPad for $29.
Size-wise, the HP Slate will be marginally lighter than the iPad, though slightly thicker (Slate - 0.57 inches / iPad - 0.5 inches). Due to the smaller screen size, the HP Slate is also slightly shorter and narrower than the iPad (Slate - 9.21 by 5.70 inches / iPad - 9.56 inches by 7.47 inches).
The leaked specs also show the HP Slate will be powered by a 1.6-GHz Intel Atom processor with 1GB of DDR2 RAM memory (non-user upgradable). The iPad runs on an Apple-customized 1-GHz chip (A4), with an unspecified amount of RAM memory. iPad tear-downs show that the Apple has 512MB of RAM installed, but apps can only access 256MB.
The HP Slate will run on a HP touch-optimized UI, based on Windows 7 Home Premium, though only real-life tests will show if the interface is as fluid as the promotional videos depict it.
Unlike the iPad, the HP Slate will feature two cameras: a VGA front camera for video calling and a 3MP camera on the back (the iPad has none). It's unknown whether the HP Slate's camera will have a flash or autofocus functions.
The beefed-up specs of the HP Slate will take a toll on the battery life though. The HP presentation shows that the Slate will have only half of the advertised battery life of the iPad (5 hours on the Slate versus over 10 hours on the iPad). The HP Slate's battery is also non-user replaceable, as with the iPad.
What's left of HP to reveal now is the launch date of the HP Slate, which is speculated to be around June or September. The HP Slate looks like a worthy competitor to the iPad, though with the iPad selling over 300,000 units in its first day, HP better get its act together fast before it's too late."
The HP Slate should address many of the issues users had with Apple's iPad. Rather than being an electronic device to run the company's applications, it looks to be like a fully functional touch screen, hand-held computer.
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