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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (NYSE:HPE) Releases Its Q2 Earnings Report Surpassing Analyst Expectations

The tech company announced its Q2 earnings on Tuesday revealing that it secured a revenue of $7.5 billion during the quarter and its net earnings per share for the quarter was 34 cents. The company managed to surpass Wall Street’s revenue estimate of $7.38 billion and earnings per share estimate of 31 cents.

HPE’s CEO, Antonio Neri stated that the company has achieved growth in all of the company’s business segments. It also managed to complete all of its essential milestones in its HPE NEXT initiative, expanded its profitability and is continuously investing in innovative opportunities.

“Over the first half of this year, we have achieved some significant milestones across each of these areas. For example, we’ve reduced spans and layers between the CEO and the customer.  We’ve significantly streamlined our sales structure, empowering the frontline to make key decisions,” stated HPE CEO Antonio Neri in its earnings report.

A large percentage of HPE’s revenue was generated by Hybrid IT which made $6 billion in the second quarter, marking a 7 percent improvement compared to the revenue generated by the segment in Q2 of the previous year. Data networking revenue for the quarter surged by 2 percent, Compute revenue improved by 6 percent, Point next revenue grew by 1 percent and storage revenue by 24 percent.

The technology giant’s “intelligent edge” generated $710 million in revenue which marks a 17 percent rise compared to the revenue generated by the segment in Q2 of the previous year. Revenue from the HP Aruba Services improved by 10 percent while revenue from the HPE Aruba Product improved by 18 percent.

Revenue from HPE’s financial services grew by 5 percent year-over-year to $916 million. A technology analyst called Patrick Moorhead stated that the company has enjoyed four quarters of year-on-year growth. The announcement of the company’ Q2 2018 financial results promoted a positive outlook on the company’s performance HPE stated that it expects its earnings per share for the July quarter at 37 cents per share.

The company plans to focus its attention towards numerous initiatives such as creating a no-touch sales model for various product segments and also speeding up it’s IT transformation so that it can provide better services to partners and customers. HPE expects the changes that it is working on to provide a long-term competitive advantage and also to enhance the firm’s cost structure.

The CEO of HPE also reported that customers have been responding positively to new deals and actions that the company has been taking as far as innovation and operations are concerned. He pointed out that customers are confident in the company’s strategies as well as its strong product and services portfolio which the company is constantly working on.

Neri also added that he was pleased with HPE’s performance in the first half of the FY2018 and looks forward to a continued strong performance in the second half of the financial year.

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