Annual Reports

After becoming a public company, HP published its first annual report in 1957. The annual reports provide very good summaries on how the computer business performed during the year. They also provide good insight into how management perceived the computer business relative to other parts of the company.

HP was not shy about using annual reports to promote the computer business even in the earliest days. The 1966 report is 24 pages long. Two of those pages promote HP's first computer, the 2116, a machine that didn't get to market until the very beginning of HP's FY67. Computers accounted for a fraction of HP's revenue in 1968. However, nine pages of the 26-page annual report were devoted to the data processing business, thanks to the very-successful new 9100A. The HP 3000 computer was announced in 1972 and shipped in 1973 where it contributed only $2M to HP revenues because of its disastrous introduction. However, the 1972 annual report carried a picture promoting the new computer. The same page in the annual report carried a picture of the 9830A computer. Amusingly, the display on the 9830A reads "TRY AGAIN, INVALID INPUT".

Our collection of annual reports was donated by that great HP historian Chuck House. For the definitive story on HP's history and its many business transformations, be sure to read Chuck's 2009 book The HP Phenomenon.



1968 Annual Report, One Third Devoted to Data Processing

1957

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1957_20pages_OCR.pdf

1958

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1958_24pages_OCR.pdf

1959

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1959_23pages_OCR.pdf

1960

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1960_17pages_OCR.pdf

1961

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1961_23pages_OCR.pdf

1962

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1962_25pages_OCR.pdf

1963

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1963_25pages_OCR.pdf

1964

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1964_17pages_OCR.pdf

1965

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1965_22pages_OCR.pdf

1966

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1966_24pages_OCR.pdf

1967

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1967_25pages_OCR.pdf

1968

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1968_26pages_OCR.pdf

1969

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1969_32pages_OCR.pdf

1970

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1970_26pages_OCR.pdf

1971

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1971_24pages_OCR.pdf

1972

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1972_32pages_OCR.pdf

1973

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1973_34pages_OCR.pdf

1974

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1974_36pages_OCR.pdf

1975

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1975_42pages_OCR.pdf

1976

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1976_41pages_OCR.pdf

1977

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1977_42pages_OCR.pdf

1978

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1978_42pages_OCR.pdf

1979

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1979_43pages_OCR.pdf

1980

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1980_44pages_OCR.pdf

1981

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1981_41pages_OCR.pdf

1982

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1982_42pages_OCR.pdf

1983

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1983_43pages_OCR.pdf

1984

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1984_39pages_OCR.pdf

1985

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1985_44pages_OCR.pdf

1986

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1986_41pages_OCR.pdf

1987

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1987_48pages_OCR.pdf

1988

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1988_52pages_OCR.pdf

1989

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1989_52pages_OCR.pdf

1990

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1990_48pages_OCR.pdf

1991

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1991_5091-3390E_49pages_OCR.pdf

1993

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1993_5091-9911E_53pages_OCR.pdf

1994

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1994_5963-5264E_53pages_OCR.pdf

1995

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1995_5964-6425E_55pages_OCR.pdf

1996

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1996_5965-6046E_61pages_OCR.pdf

Issue - HPShareholderMeetingInvitation_1997_Feb25_5965-6549EUS_45pages.pdf

1997

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1997_5966-2778E_63pages_OCR.pdf

Issue - HPShareholderMeetingInvitation_1998_Feb24_5966-3389E_89pages.pdf

1998

Issue - HPAnnualReport_1998_5968-3384E_71pages_OCR.pdf


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