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HP Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results

  • Third quarter non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.86, down 14% from the prior year, within previously provided outlook of $0.84 to $0.87 per share
  • Third quarter GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.71, up from GAAP diluted loss per share of $4.49 in the prior year, above previously provided outlook of $0.56 to $0.59 per share
  • Third quarter net revenue of $27.2 billion, down 8% from the prior year and down 7% when adjusted for the effects of currency
  • Cash flow from operations of $2.7 billion, down 6% from the prior year
  • Returned $283 million to shareholders in the form of dividends and share repurchases
  • Improved operating company net debt position by $1.7 billion, the sixth consecutive quarterly reduction of over $1 billion


(Editor's note: for more details, read today's press release, "HP Reports Third Quarter 2013 Earnings”)

Reference Guide: HP's Q3 FY13 Earnings Announcement

Hewlett Packard (NYSE ticker symbol: HPQ) will present its third quarter earnings results tomorrow, Wednesday, August 21, 2013, after the market closes.  We will post links to the news release, financials and other information as it becomes available here at Data Central and on both Twitter and Stocktwits at @hpnews. 
CEO Meg Whitman and CFO Cathie Lesjak will also host a live audio webcast to review HP’s financial results.  The call is scheduled for tomorrow at 2:00 pm PT and will be available here
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Take action. Earn tickets. Have impact!

HP LIFE e-learners and supporters can earn a chance to win festival tickets, thanks to new HP/Global Poverty Project partnership


Since 2007, the HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE ) has touched more than 2 million people, and created about 57,000 jobs. And less than a year ago, the initiative—which helps prepare entrepreneurs for small business success—went fully online. This means virtually anyone, anywhere, anytime can access cloud-based, free business and IT skills training, and a global community of like-minded people. In addition, HP employee volunteers offer support as e-mentors. Now, thanks to a new partnership between HP and The Global Poverty Project, would-be entrepreneurs and supporters of the HP LIFE e-Learning initiative can earn a chance to be part of the Global Citizen Festival, Sept. 28, in Central Park, New York City, while raising awareness of the potential global impact of even the smallest businesses. 


The Global Poverty Project is an international education and advocacy organization working to catalyze the movement to end extreme poverty. It organizes the Global Citizen Festival, a free ticketed concert which, this year, is scheduled to showcase top talent and celebrities including Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Kings of Leon, and John Mayer, and be broadcast via live stream around the world to an audience of some 15 million. Socially conscious fans can take action to earn their admission to the Global Citizen Festival via the innovative Global Citizen online platform and mobile application, which tracks and rewards activists through a point-scoring system.


Through the partnership, Global Citizens who register on HP LIFE earn three points while learning more about the power of entrepreneurship. For each HP LIFE module aspiring entrepreneurs complete, they receive not only their certificate of completion from HP but also five Global Citizen points. Additional points can be earned on the Global Citizen website by watching, voting for, and sharing favorite HP LIFE entrepreneur stories – all of which are hugely inspirational. Once participants have collected eight points, they can enter the draw to win two tickets to the Global Citizen Festival.


HP and The Global Poverty Project make good partners, sharing a common vision and a belief in the power of technology to affect social change. Both understand that many people around the world have entrepreneurial ambition and ideas, yet lack access to skills and the opportunity to turn their ideas into a better life. Harnessing the power of technology, HP LIFE gives e-learners the chance to acquire skills essential to starting their own business, creating jobs, and helping to build a more prosperous society.


New HP LIFE modules and features are being added regularly, expanding the range of available topics and language versions. Join more than 60,000 registered e-learners from over 200 countries around the world, take a look at the module choices today, and watch how some HP LIFE entrepreneurs have already turned their dreams into reality.

20 new STEMx mini-courses under construction

HP announces additional Catalyst Academy Grants



We are very excited to announce the development of another 20 HP Catalyst Academy mini-courses. These mini-courses are being created by HP Catalyst Academy Fellows from 18 organizations located in 9 countries around the globe. They will add to the existing Catalyst Academy catalog of innovative online professional learning opportunities, each designed for busy teachers seeking new ways to engage their students and increase academic success in various STEMx subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and related subjects).


Recipient organizations are given an HP grant of $16,000 to support each HP Catalyst Academy Fellow developing a new mini-course. By growing the HP Catalyst Academy, the HP Sustainability & Social Innovation team aims to help close the so-called ‘Quality STEMx Teacher Gap’ and compensate for current models of teacher professional development that are failing to keep pace with demand. The long term goal is to reach hundreds of thousands of teachers around the world.


Many teachers have already enrolled for HP Catalyst Academy mini-courses and, by November – when courses developed by the new Fellows will also go online – there will be a broader portfolio of mini-courses. Innovative, engaging, and highly practical, these mini-courses employ different pedagogical approaches, from game-based learning to real-time formative assessment and self-directed learning. They are designed for teachers and faculty serving students from lower secondary (around 11-years old) to undergraduate level. Teachers receive digital badges and downloadable certificates as recognition for every mini-course they complete.


The recipient organizations and their 20 new mini-courses are:


Peer 2 Peer University Inc. (San Francisco, CA, USA)

                “Choose Your Own Learning Adventure” (English)

CSEV, Centro Superior para la Enseñanza Virtual (Madrid, Spain)

                “Mobile app design without programming” (Spanish, Portuguese)

Digital Wish (Manchester, VT, USA)

                “Mobile Curriculum Building Hack-a-Thon” (English)

The Blake School (Hopkins, MN, USA)

                “Stereotype Threat:  The Key to Eliminating Invisible Barriers to Success in STEMx”

New Jersey City University (Jersey City, NJ, USA)

                “The Sound of Science: Making Audio for STEMx”

Learning Links Foundation (Delhi, India)

                “Grameen Sawaal, STEMx Hul aur Samvaad (Hindi title); Rural problems (Issues), STEMx Solutions and Conversations (Translated title)” (Hindi)

                “Cultivating Creativity and Innovation (The CCI course) - Creating an ICT-enabled transformational learning environment” (English)

Polar Bears International (Bozeman, MT, USA)

                “Arctic Connections: Changing Ecosystems Around the World” (English)

Taking IT Global Youth Association (Toronto, Canada)

                “Intercultural Understanding through Digital Exchanges” (Arabic, English, French, Spanish)

                “DeforestACTION: Developing Earthwatchers in your Classroom” (English)

Good Shepherd Episcopal School (Dallas, TX, USA)

                “Digitally Curious: Fostering Mathematical Curiosity in Technology-rich Learning Environments” (English)

University of the Western Cape (Bellville, South Africa)

                “Teaching and learning of science through Inquiry-based science learning centres” (English)

Saint Andrew's School (Boca Raton, FL, USA)

                “Creating Social Entrepreneurs using the Design Cycle Engineering Model” (English, French)

California State University, Northridge (Northridge, CA, USA)

                “Computer Supported Collaborative Science (CSCS): Engaging Students in Science and Engineering Practices of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)” (English)

STEM Team East (Cambridge, UK)

                “Analysing Sporting Performance with GeoGebra” (English)

Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA, USA)

                “Crash Course on Games (for Learning) and Game Design” (English)

Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (Madrid, Spain)

                “Developing Mobile Augmented Reality Apps” (Spanish)

Slide2learn (Allens Rivulet, Tasmania, Australia)

                “Using Mobile Devices to turn students into citizen scientists” (English)

Universidad de Palermo (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

                “GAME (Geogebra Application for Meaningful Education)” (Spanish)

Agastya International Foundation (Bangalore, India)

                “Building digital literacy in the hands-on science classroom” (English)



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