HP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ) Files An 8-K Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities Item 2.05.
On September 30, 2019, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of HP Inc. (“HP”) approved a restructuring plan intended to optimize and simplify its operating model and cost structure (the “plan”) that it expects will be implemented through fiscal 2022 and is expected to generate estimated annualized gross run rate savings of approximately $1 billion by the end of fiscal 2022.
As part of the plan, HP expects approximately 7,000 to 9,000 employees to exit by the end of fiscal 2022, with a portion of those employees exiting the company as part of a voluntary early retirement program for U.S. employees whose combined age and years of service exceed certain levels. The changes to the workforce will vary by country, based on local legal requirements and consultations with employee works councils and other employee representatives, as appropriate.
In connection with the plan, HP anticipates incurring approximately $1 billion in restructuring and other charges due to both labor and non-labor actions beginning in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, approximately $900 million of which is expected to be cash expenditures. Of these amounts, HP expects to incur approximately $900 million primarily in labor costs related to workforce reductions.
On September 30, 2019, the Board of HP authorized an increase of 10% in HP’s planned quarterly cash dividend amount payable to holders of record of its outstanding common stock, commencing with the dividend for the first fiscal quarter of fiscal year 2020, which would result in a quarterly dividend of $0.1762 per share. Each future quarterly dividend must be declared by the Board out of legally available sources prior to payment.
On October 3, 2019, HP issued a press release entitled “HP Inc. Announces Fiscal 2020 Financial Outlook & Restructuring Plan”, which discusses its 2019 Securities Analyst Meeting, during which HP provided a strategy update and financial outlook for its 2020 fiscal year. The text of the press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1. The slides presented at the 2019 Securities Analyst Meeting will be available for a period of one year thereafter at www.hp.com/investor/SAM2019.
The information in this Item 7.01, including the press release attached as Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section and shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
This document contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If the risks or uncertainties ever materialize or the assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HP Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries (“HP”) may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, any projections of net revenue, margins, expenses, effective tax rates, net earnings, net earnings per share, cash flows, benefit plan funding, deferred taxes, share repurchases, foreign currency exchange rates or other financial items; any projections of the amount, timing or impact of cost savings or restructuring and other charges; any statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations,
including, but not limited to, HP’s sustainability goals, HP’s go-to-market strategy the execution of restructuring plans and any resulting cost savings, net revenue or profitability improvements; any statements concerning the expected development, performance, market share or competitive performance relating to products or services; any statements regarding current or future macroeconomic trends or events and the impact of those trends and events on HP and its financial performance; any statements regarding pending investigations, claims or disputes; any statements of expectation or belief, including with respect to the timing and expected benefits of acquisitions and other business combination and investment transactions; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the need to address the many challenges facing HP’s businesses; the competitive pressures faced by HP’s businesses; risks associated with executing HP’s strategy and business model changes; successfully innovating, developing and executing HP’s go-to-market strategy, including online, omnichannel and contractual sales, in an evolving distribution and reseller landscape; successfully competing and maintaining the value proposition of HP’s products, including supplies; the impact of macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; the need to manage third-party suppliers, manage HP’s global, multi-tier distribution network, limit potential misuse of pricing programs by HP’s channel partners, adapt to new or changing marketplaces and effectively deliver HP’s services; challenges to HP’s ability to accurately forecast inventories, demand and pricing, which may be due to HP’s multi-tiered channel, sales of HP’s products to unauthorized resellers or unauthorized resale of HP’s products; the protection of HP’s intellectual property assets, including intellectual property licensed from third parties; risks associated with HP’s international operations; the development and transition of new products and services and the enhancement of existing products and services to meet customer needs and respond to emerging technological trends; the execution and performance of contracts by HP and its suppliers, customers, clients and partners; the hiring and retention of key employees; integration and other risks associated with business combination and investment transactions; the results of the restructuring plans, including estimates and assumptions related to the cost (including any possible disruption of HP’s business) and the anticipated benefits of the restructuring plans; the impact of changes in tax laws, including uncertainties related to the interpretation and application of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 on HP’s tax obligations and effective tax rate; the resolution of pending investigations, claims and disputes; and other risks that are described in HP’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2018 and that are otherwise described or updated from time to time in HP’s other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.
The HP Board authorized on September 30, 2019 an additional $5.0 billion for future repurchases of its outstanding shares of common stock. HP intends to use the additional authorization to repurchase its shares from time to time to offset the dilution created by shares issued under employee stock plans and to repurchase shares opportunistically. As of September 30, 2019, HP had approximately $1.7 billion of share repurchase authorization remaining, prior to the Board\’s approval of the increase.
Repurchases by HP under the repurchase program may be effected from time to time through open market purchases, trading plans established in accordance with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules or other means, depending on satisfactory market conditions, applicable legal requirements and other factors. The repurchase program does not obligate HP to repurchase any particular amount of common stock, and it may be suspended at any time at HP’s discretion.
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HP Inc. is a provider of products, technologies, software, solutions and services to individual consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses, and enterprises, including customers in the government, health and education sectors. The Company provides personal computing and other access devices, imaging and printing products, and related technologies, solutions and services. Its segments include Personal Systems, Printing and Corporate Investments. The Personal Systems segment provides Commercial personal computers (PCs), Consumer PCs, workstations, thin clients, Commercial tablets and mobility devices, retail point-of-sale systems, displays and other accessories, software, support and services for the commercial and consumer markets. The Printing segment provides consumer and commercial printer hardware, supplies, media, solutions and services, as well as scanning devices. The Corporate Investments segment includes the operations of HP Labs and certain business incubation projects.