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HP replaces Weisler with Enrique Lores

about 1 year ago by Lucy Cinder

HP replaces Weisler with Enrique Lores

Data Centre

Longtime HP veteran Enrique Lores, who runs the $20 billion printer business, is succeeding Dion Weisler as CEO, effective November 1.

Weisler, who was named CEO in late 2014 after the computing behemoth was split into two companies, is returning to Australia for a "family health matter". He will remain on the company's board.

Lores, a native of Spain who started his 30-year career as an intern, vowed to "simplify" and "evolve" the company's business model during a conference call with analysts following the earnings release.

The executive change comes amid wrenching changes -- and turmoil -- in the PC market, raising the question of where the market is headed for the rest of the year.

HP reported mixed results. It rang up non-GAAP earnings of 58 cents a share on flat revenue of $14.6 billion.

Analysts had estimated net income of 55 cents a share on revenue of $14.62 billion. HP shares are down 7.6 per cent this year.

HP benefited from a jump in global PC shipments during the quarter after two straight quarterly declines. Gartner said PC sales rose 1.5 per cent in the quarter to 63 million, as manufacturers got better access to chips from Intel and moved products out of China before tariffs hit.

HP’s Personal Systems net revenue improved three per cent year-over-year.

HP said it would have fourth-quarter earnings guidance of 55 cents to 59 cents a share; Analysts on average expect 58 cents.

source fudzilla

Industry: Data Centre

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