At a glance: How HP-Compaq compares

A quick look at how Hewlett-Packard Co., Compaq Computer Corp. and the planned new company to be formed by the acquisition of Compaq by HP measures up against major industry players.

Hewlett-Packard Co. Compaq Computer Corp. HP/Compaq combined company IBM Corp. Dell Computer Corp. Sun Microsystems Inc.

  Hewlett-Packard Co. Compaq Computer Co. HP/Compaq combined company IBM Corp. Dell Computer Corp. Sun Microsystems Inc.
Total revenues US$ (last four reported quarters) $47.0 billion $40.4 billion $87.4 billion $90.0 billion $32.6 billion $18.2 billion
Total net income (last four reported quarters) $1.4 billion -$323 million $1.1 billion $8.4 billion $1.5 billion $981 million
Total staff 88,500 65,000 145,000 325,000 35,300 43,000
Year founded 1939 1982 n/a 1924 1984 1982
Headquarters Palo Alto, California Houston, Texas Palo Alto, California Armonk, New York Austin, Texas Mountain View, California
2001 Fortune 500 ranking (America's largest companies) 19 21 n/a 8 48 125
Market Capitalization $49.5 billion $22.6 billion n/a $187.5 billion $59.6 billion $47.2 billion
Notes: HP earnings are unaudited FY2000 Q4 through FY2001 Q3. Compaq, IBM, Dell, Sun earnings are unaudited FY2000 Q3 through FY2001 Q2. Combined company Sources: The companies, IDG News Service reports, Fortune Magazine, Multex Global Estimates.

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