Hewlett Packard Enterprise posted its first-quarter fiscal 2022 non-GAAP earnings of 53 cents per share, exceeding the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 15.2%. The figure is also higher than the company’s guidance of 42-50 cents. The year-ago quarter’s earnings were 52 cents per share.
Revenues rose +2% from the year-ago quarter to $7 billion, shy the consensus expectation of $7.02 billion. Annualized revenue run-rate (“ARR”) was up 23% year over year to $798 million.
The company’s revenue from its High Performance Compute & Artificial Intelligence segment rose+ 4% year over year to $790 million.
The Compute division’s sales increased 1% year on year to $3 billion, while revenues in the Intelligent Edge business climbed +11% to $901 million.
Financial Service revenues fell -2% year over year to $842 million. Revenues from the Storage business were down -3% year over year to $1.2 billion.
Corporate Investments & Other revenues rose +1% year over year.
Non-GAAP gross margin expanded 20 bps on a year-over-year basis to 33.9%, on the back of The strong pricing discipline, a positive mix shift toward high-margin software-rich businesses, cost takeouts and automation.
The company boosted its outlook for fiscal 2022 non-GAAP earnings to the range of $2.03-$2.17 per share, compared with prior forecast of $1.96-$2.10 per share.
It still expects free cash flow in the range of $1.8 billion to $2 billion.
HPE moved above its 50-day moving average on May 26, 2023 date and that indicates a change from a downward trend to an upward trend. In of 51 similar past instances, the stock price increased further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
The Momentum Indicator moved above the 0 level on May 17, 2023. You may want to consider a long position or call options on HPE as a result. In of 88 past instances where the momentum indicator moved above 0, the stock continued to climb. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) for HPE just turned positive on May 15, 2023. Looking at past instances where HPE's MACD turned positive, the stock continued to rise in of 45 cases over the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
Following a 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where HPE advanced for three days, in of 337 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
The RSI Oscillator demonstrated that the stock has entered the overbought zone. This may point to a price pull-back soon.
The Stochastic Oscillator has been in the overbought zone for 1 day. Expect a price pull-back in the near future.
The 10-day moving average for HPE crossed bearishly below the 50-day moving average on April 25, 2023. This indicates that the trend has shifted lower and could be considered a sell signal. In of 15 past instances when the 10-day crossed below the 50-day, the stock continued to move higher over the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
Following a 3-day decline, the stock is projected to fall further. Considering past instances where HPE declined for three days, the price rose further in of 62 cases within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
HPE broke above its upper Bollinger Band on May 26, 2023. This could be a sign that the stock is set to drop as the stock moves back below the upper band and toward the middle band. You may want to consider selling the stock or exploring put options.
The Aroon Indicator for HPE entered a downward trend on May 15, 2023. This could indicate a strong downward move is ahead for the stock. Traders may want to consider selling the stock or buying put options.
The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to outstanding earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is seriously undervalued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: P/B Ratio (1.005) is normal, around the industry mean (8.930). P/E Ratio (23.866) is within average values for comparable stocks, (57.099). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (0.876) is also within normal values, averaging (2.141). Dividend Yield (0.031) settles around the average of (0.043) among similar stocks. P/S Ratio (0.698) is also within normal values, averaging (22.936).
The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating steady price growth. HPE’s price grows at a higher rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating weak sales and an unprofitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.
The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating that the returns do not compensate for the risks. HPE’s unstable profits reported over time resulted in significant Drawdowns within these last five years. A stable profit reduces stock drawdown and volatility. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 87, placing this stock better than average.
The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows
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