ZDNet: In its fourth quarter report, HP beat Wall Street expectations. The company earned $239 million, or 12 cents a share, on $32.1 billion in revenue. That's not as good as last year's $33.3 billion in revenue, but better than analysts had predicted.
In her first earnings call as HP's CEO, Meg Whitman signaled that the company would steer away from big acquisitions next year and instead "get back to the business fundamentals in fiscal 2012." She added, "We need to get back to doing what we do really well, being the reliable, trusted partner with whom our customers want to work and delivering the reliable, consistent results that all of you can count on."