This excerpt taken from the HPQ 8-K filed Sep 16, 2008.
Use of Financial Forecasts and Projections
This Report contains forecasts and projections of the potential impact of the integration of the business and operations of EDS on HPs future financial results. Although sometimes presented with numerical specificity, these forecasts and projections are based upon a variety of estimates and hypothetical assumptions made by HPs management. These forecasts and projections are subjective in many respects and thus susceptible to interpretation and periodic revision based on actual experience and developments occurring since the date the forecasts and projections were prepared. While HPs management believes that these estimates and assumptions are reasonable under the circumstances, some or all of those estimates and assumptions may not be realized, and they are inherently subject to significant business and economic uncertainties and contingencies, and such uncertainties and contingencies can generally be expected to increase with the passage of time. Should any of the estimates and assumptions change or prove to have been incorrect, it could materially affect the ultimate accuracy of these forecasts and projections. For these reasons, the inclusion of these forecasts and projections in this Report should not be regarded as an indication that the forecasts and projections will be an accurate prediction of future events, and they should not be relied on as such. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forecasts and projections.