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January 4, 2013
13:00 EDTHPQHewlett-Packard calls WSJ article 'thoroughly misleading'
Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) issued a statement last night related to a Jan. 3, 2013, Wall Street Journal article, “Questioning Receivable Wisdom at H-P”, calling the story "thoroughly misleading." As part of its reply, HP noted that in FY12 the company generated $10.6B in operating cash flow and $7.5B in free cash flow and reduced its debt by $5.6B for the year, to a net debt position of $5.8B. HP added that the story's idea that the acceleration of cash via sold receivables added significantly to HP’s free cash flow generation is not accurate. HP said its receivables sales program has been in place since May 2011 and its impact on cash flow in FY12 was negligible, as previously noted in a 10K filing. In the WSJ article, author Rolfe Winkler wrote that sales of receivables are common at companies other than HP, but "for investors, they have cash-flow implications" as HP appears to be pulling more future cash flow forward via the practice. Winkler also contended that since the company does not disclose the discount at which it is selling receivables, investors can't tell how much future cash is being sacrificed and that "their growth is potentially worrisome." In early afternoon trading, shares of Hewlett-Packard fell 3c, or 0.17%, to $15.11.
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October 10, 2014
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10:01 EDTHPQOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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