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9. Hewlett-Packard
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 9 (Previous rank: 14)
Compare tool: Hewlett-Packard vs. Top 10
CEO: Mark V. Hurd
Address: 3000 Hanover St.
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 650-857-1501
Website: www.hp.com
Yes, HP's leap into the top 10 was aided by its funky fiscal year. HP closes its books in October, which means its 2008 revenues were shielded from the economic disaster that was last November and December.

Even so, HP's performance was impressive. Revenue and earnings rose 13% and 15% respectively, buoyed by strong demand for laptops (up 21%) and services (10%). And that latter figure doesn't even include the impact from newly acquired EDS. - J.B.

  $ millions % change from 2007
Revenues 118,364.0 13.5
Profits 8,329.0 14.7
Assets 113,331.0
Stockholders' equity 38,942.0
Market value (3/27/2009) 79,879.1
Profits as % of  
Revenues 7.0
Assets 7.3
Stockholders' equity 21.4
Earnings per share  
2008 $ 3.25
% change from 2007 21.3
1998-2008 annual growth rate % 8.9
Total return to investors %
2008 -27.6
1998-2008 annual rate 3.9
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 Hewlett-Packard 9 118,364.0
2 Dell 33 61,101.0
3 Apple 71 32,479.0
4 Xerox 147 17,608.0
5 Sun Microsystems 187 13,880.0
6 Pitney Bowes 395 6,262.3
7 NCR 446 5,315.0
Issue date: May 4, 2009
Acquired Electronic Data Systems (2007 rank: 115), Aug. 26, 2008.
Figures are for fiscal year ended Oct. 31, 2008.
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