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Basis of Presentation
6 Months Ended
Apr. 30, 2011
Basis of Presentation  
Basis of Presentation

Note 1: Basis of Presentation

        In the opinion of management, the accompanying Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements of Hewlett-Packard Company and its consolidated subsidiaries ("HP") contain all adjustments, including normal recurring adjustments, necessary to present fairly HP's financial position as of April 30, 2011, its results of operations for the three and six months ended April 30, 2011 and 2010 and its cash flows for the six months ended April 30, 2011 and 2010. The Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheet as of October 31, 2010 is derived from the October 31, 2010 audited consolidated financial statements.

        The results of operations for the three and six months ended April 30, 2011 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year. The information included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q should be read in conjunction with "Risk Factors," "Legal Proceedings," "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," "Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk" and the Consolidated Financial Statements and notes thereto included in Items 1A, 3, 7, 7A and 8, respectively, of the Hewlett-Packard Company Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2010.

        The preparation of financial statements in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in HP's Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements and accompanying notes. Actual results could differ materially from those estimates.

  • Reclassifications and Segment Reorganization

        In connection with organizational realignments implemented in the first quarter of fiscal 2011, certain costs previously reported as Cost of services have been reclassified as Selling, general and administrative expenses to better align those costs with the functional areas that benefit from those expenditures. HP has made certain segment and business unit realignments in order to optimize its operating structure. Reclassifications of prior year financial information have been made to conform to the current year presentation. None of the changes impacts HP's previously reported consolidated net revenue, earnings from operations, net earnings or net earnings per share. See Note 16 for a further discussion of HP's segment reorganization.