Hewlett-Packard dampens expectations for the coming years

Hewlett-Packard, the world's largest computer manufacturers. has spooked investors with a gloomy outlook. The share price collapsed after the unexpectedly weak forecast by nearly 13 percent to its lowest level in nearly a decade. HP sets itself to years of drought. Not until the year 2016, the company will again grow as fast as the U.S. economy, announced consolidated boss Meg Whitman. After all, should then determine operating income faster than sales, and the yield are among the leaders in the industry.

The conversion took longer than planned, Whitman conceded. The environment remains still very difficult. For the fiscal year beginning in November 2013, it turned a profit per share from 2.10 to 2.30 dollars in prospect. How much so that the expectations of the market will be missed shows, when adjusted for some items forecast: HP calculated on this basis, with 3.40 to 3.60 dollars per share, analysts expected so far with an average of $ 4.16. The price fell to trading down to $ 14.91 and did not stabilize until after trading hours.

Next year it will go to "repairs and reconstruction," announced Whitman. She wants to emphasize in the next two years 29,000 jobs.

HP makes such other classic computer manufacturers the enthusiasm of consumers and businesses for smartphones and tablet computers to create. The demand for laptops and desktop PCs on the other hand decreases. The second pillar of HP, the printer is, in times of digital images and documents no longer such a good deal as it used to.

Last year was the come from SAP CEO Léo Apotheker from the PC area and instead focus on software. He also laid the ailing business with smartphones and tablets on ice. The course has been controversial, the stock collapsed. Pharmacists had to go, after all, the former eBay chief Whitman to join the top. She is now hoping for, among other things on a tablet with Microsoft's new operating system Windows 8, the company should respond. The number of different models in the printer business is to be reduced by 30 percent.

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