Beware of the Five-Year Hangover as Hewlett Packard (HPQ) Isn’t Doing Well After Their Tech-Tonic Slide

Hewlett-Lackard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) debt is the riskiest in a decade relative to Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) as Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman struggles to transform the world’s largest computer maker in an age of tablets and smartphones.

Hewlett-Packard is suffering from falling sales of computers and printers and a debt load that’s climbed above the industry average this year. A “deteriorating outlook” kept the company from using savings to fund investment in businesses such as security, according to an analyst presentation.“It appears that the CDS market is expecting Hewlett- Packard’s performance to deteriorate further,” Joel Levington, managing director for corporate credit at Brookfield Investment Management Inc. in New York, said in an e-mail. “There is substantial investor skepticism around HP’s ability to turn around the business units.”

Hewlett-Packard, whose market value has dropped by more than $15 billion since Whitman assumed the helm a year ago, now trades at 0.24 times revenue, lower than all global competitors with market values bigger than $5 billion. Overall it doesn’t look good for HPQ in the near future. For deeper analysis, we have five great articles below to help give you more details on HPQ’s troubles and a better long-term outlook.

Hewlett Packard Reels from Tech-tonic Slide (Heard on the Street)

This Just In: H-P Isn’t Doing Well (Jeff Matthews)

Repeat the Technicals: How to Avoid the Next H-P (Josh Brown

HP Debt at Riskiest Level to Dell in Decade: Corporate Finance (Bloomberg)

HP: Beware of the Five-Year Hangover (The Street)

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