Will H-P be the Turnaround Story of 2013?

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E = Equity to Debt Ratio Is Weak

The debt-to-equity ratio for Hewlett-Packard isn’t terrible, but there is plenty of room for improvement. The same can be said for the balance sheet. Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) is stronger in both areas.  

Debt-To-Equity

Cash

Long-Term Debt

HPQ

1.25

$11.30 Billion

$21.79 Billion

DELL

.86

$11.27 Billion

$9.03 Billion

 

T = Technicals on the Stock Chart Are Weak

Hewlett-Packard has been performing well of late, but the last three years has been atrocious.

1 Month

Year-To-Date

1 Year

3 Year

HPQ

21.25%

-42.75%

-42.97%

-71.26%

DELL

15.12%

-28.13%

-28.79%

-25.48%

S&P 500

1.71%

16.28%

15.60%

36.03%

 

At $14.34, Hewlett-Packard is currently trading above its 50-day SMA, but below its 100-day and 200-day SMA.  

50-Day SMA

13.78

100-Day SMA

15.79

200-Day SMA

19.01

 

E = Earnings Have Been Weak

Annual revenue and earnings have been decreasing.

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Revenue ($)in billions

118.36

114.55

126.03

127.24

120.36

Diluted EPS ($)

3.25

3.14

3.69

3.32

-6.41

 

When we look at last quarter on a YoY basis, we see the same story.

9/2011

12/2011

3/2012

6/2012

9/2012

Revenue ($)in billions

32.12

30.04

30.69

29.67

29.96

Diluted EPS ($)

.17

.73

.80

-4.49

-3.49

 

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