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  • bluecheese4u bluecheese4u Jan 22, 2013 6:13 PM Flag

    IBM Reports 2012 Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results

    IBM Reports 2012 Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results

    ARMONK, N.Y. - 22 Jan 2013: Fourth-Quarter 2012:

    · Diluted EPS:

    - GAAP: $5.13, up 11 percent;

    - Operating (non-GAAP): $5.39, up 14 percent;

    · Net income:

    - GAAP: $5.8 billion, up 6 percent;

    - Operating (non-GAAP): $6.1 billion, up 10 percent;

    · Gross profit margin:

    - GAAP: 51.8 percent, up 1.8 points;

    - Operating (non-GAAP): 52.3 percent, up 2.1 points;

    · Revenue of $29.3 billion, down 1 percent, flat adjusting for currency:

    - Up 1 percent excluding divested RSS business adjusting for currency;

    · Free cash flow of $9.5 billion, up $0.6 billion;

    · Software revenue up 3 percent, up 4 percent adjusting for currency;

    · Services revenue down 2 percent, down 1 percent adjusting for currency;

    · Services backlog of $140 billion, flat, up $1 billion adjusting for currency;

    · Systems and Technology revenue down 1 percent, up 4 percent excluding RSS:

    - System z mainframe up 56 percent.


    Full-Year 2012:

    · Diluted EPS, up double-digits for 10th consecutive year:

    - GAAP: $14.37, up 10 percent;

    - Operating (non-GAAP): $15.25, up 13 percent;

    · Net income:

    - GAAP: $16.6 billion, up 5 percent;

    - Operating (non-GAAP): $17.6 billion, up 8 percent;

    · Revenue of $104.5 billion, down 2 percent, flat adjusting for currency;

    · Free cash flow of $18.2 billion, up $1.6 billion;

    · Growth markets revenue up 4 percent, up 7 percent adjusting for currency:

    - BRIC countries up 7 percent, up 12 percent adjusting for currency;

    · Business analytics revenue up 13 percent;

    · Smarter Planet revenue up more than 25 percent;

    · Cloud revenue up 80 percent.

    Full-Year 2013 Expectation:

    · GAAP EPS of at least $15.53 and operating (non-GAAP) EPS of at least $16.70.

    IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced fourth-quarter 2012 diluted earnings of $5.13 per share, compared with diluted earnings of $4.62 per share in the fourth quarter of 2011, an increase of 11 percent. Operating (non-GAAP) diluted earnings were $5.39 per share, compared with operating diluted earnings of $4.71 per share in the fourth quarter of 2011, an increase of 14 percent.

    Fourth-quarter net income was $5.8 billion compared with $5.5 billion in the fourth quarter of 2011, an increase of 6 percent. Operating (non-GAAP) net income was $6.1 billion compared with $5.6 billion in the fourth quarter of 2011, an increase of 10 percent.

    Total revenues for the fourth quarter of 2012 of $29.3 billion decreased 1 percent (flat adjusting for currency) from the fourth quarter of 2011. Without the impact of the divested Retail Store Solutions (RSS) business, revenue increased 1 percent, adjusting for currency.


    "We achieved record profit, earnings per share and free cash flow in 2012. Our performance in the fourth quarter and for the full year was driven by our strategic growth initiatives -- growth markets, analytics, cloud computing, Smarter Planet solutions -- which support our continued shift to higher-value businesses,” said Ginni Rometty, IBM chairman, president and chief executive officer.

    ”Looking ahead, we continue to invest to deliver innovations for the enterprise in key areas such as big data, mobile solutions, social business and security, while expanding into new markets and reaching new clients. We are well on track toward our long-term roadmap for operating EPS of at least $20 in 2015.””

    Fourth-Quarter GAAP - Operating (non-GAAP) Reconciliation

    Fourth-quarter operating (non-GAAP) diluted earnings exclude $0.26 per share of net charges: $0.21 per share for the amortization of purchased intangible assets and other acquisition-related charges, and $0.05 per share for retirement-related items driven by changes to plan assets and liabilities primarily related to market performance.

    Full-Year 2013 Expectation

    IBM said that it expects to deliver full-year 2013 GAAP earnings per share of at least $15.53; and operating (non-GAAP) earnings per share of at least $16.70. The 2013 operating (non-GAAP) earnings exclude $1.17 per share of charges for amortization of purchased intangible assets, other acquisition-related charges, and retirement-related items driven by changes to plan assets and liabilities primarily related to market performance.

    Geographic Regions

    The Americas’ fourth-quarter revenues were $12.5 billion, flat (up 1 percent, adjusting for currency) from the 2011 period. Revenues from Europe/Middle East/Africa were $9.1 billion, down 5 percent (down 3 percent, adjusting for currency). Asia-Pacific revenues increased 4 percent (up 5 percent, adjusting for currency) to $7.0 billion. OEM revenues were $679 million, down 5 percent compared with the 2011 fourth quarter.

    Growth Markets

    Revenues from the company’s growth markets increased 7 percent. Revenues in the BRIC countries — Brazil, Russia, India and China — increased 11 percent (up 14 percent, adjusting for currency).

    Services

    Global Technology Services segment revenues decreased 2 percent (flat adjusting for currency) to $10.3 billion. Global Business Services segment revenues were down 3 percent (down 2 percent, adjusting for currency) at $4.7 billion.

    Pre-tax income from Global Technology Services increased 5 percent; pre-tax margin increased to 19.2 percent. Global Business Services pre-tax income was flat; pre-tax margin increased to 17.2 percent.

    The estimated services backlog at December 31 was $140 billion, flat (up $1 billion, adjusting for currency).

    Software

    Revenues from the Software segment were $7.9 billion, an increase of 3 percent (up 4 percent, adjusting for currency) from the fourth quarter of 2011. Software pre-tax income of $4.0 billion increased 8 percent year over year.

    Revenues from IBM’s key middleware products, which include WebSphere, Information Management, Tivoli, Lotus and Rational products, were $5.5 billion, an increase of 5 percent (up 6 percent, adjusting for currency) versus the fourth quarter of 2011. Operating systems revenues of $709 million were flat (up 1 percent, adjusting for currency) compared with the prior-year quarter.

    Revenues from the WebSphere family of software products increased 11 percent year over year. Information Management software revenues increased 2 percent. Revenues from Tivoli software increased 4 percent. Revenues from Lotus software increased 9 percent, and Rational software increased 12 percent.

    Hardware

    Revenues from the Systems and Technology segment totaled $5.8 billion for the quarter, down 1 percent from the fourth quarter of 2011. Excluding Retail Store Solutions (RSS), revenues were up 4 percent. Systems and Technology pre-tax income was $1.0 billion, an increase of 23 percent.

    Total systems revenues, excluding RSS, increased 4 percent. Revenues from System z mainframe server products increased 56 percent compared with the year-ago period; revenue in the growth markets increased 68 percent. Total delivery of System z computing power, as measured in MIPS (millions of instructions per second), increased 66 percent versus the prior year and represented the largest MIPS shipment quarter in the company’s history. New workload specialty engines, including Linux, represented one-half of the MIPS shipped. Revenues from Power Systems decreased 19 percent compared with the 2011 period. Revenues from System x decreased 2 percent. Revenues from System Storage decreased 5 percent. Revenues from Retail Store Solutions decreased $239 million year over year as a result of the divestiture in the third quarter. Revenues from Microelectronics OEM increased 4 percent.

    Financing

    Global Financing segment revenues were down 2 percent (down 1 percent, adjusting for currency) in the fourth quarter to $535 million. Pre-tax income for the segment increased 1 percent to $518 million.

    Gross Profit

    The company’s total gross profit margin was 51.8 percent in the 2012 fourth quarter compared with 49.9 percent in the 2011 fourth-quarter period. Total operating (non-GAAP) gross profit margin was 52.3 percent in the 2012 fourth quarter compared with 50.2 percent in the 2011 fourth-quarter period, with increases in Services, Software and Hardware.

    Expense

    Total expense and other income decreased 2 percent to $7.3 billion compared with the prior-year period. S,G&A expense of $5.9 billion decreased 3 percent year over year compared with prior-year expense. R,D&E expense of $1.6 billion increased 2 percent compared with the year-ago period. Intellectual property and custom development income decreased to $227 million compared with $253 million a year ago. Other (income) and expense was income of $47 million compared with prior-year income of $44 million. Interest expense decreased to $109 million compared with $113 million in the prior year.

    Total operating (non-GAAP) expense and other income decreased 2 percent to $7.2 billion compared with the prior-year period. Operating (non-GAAP) S,G&A expense of $5.8 billion decreased 3 percent year over year compared with prior-year expense. Operating (non-GAAP) R,D&E expense of $1.6 billion increased 1 percent compared with the year-ago period.

    ***

    Pre-tax income increased 8 percent to $7.8 billion; total operating (non-GAAP) pre-tax income increased 10 percent to $8.1 billion. Pre-tax margin was 26.7 percent, up 2.1 points; total operating (non-GAAP) pre-tax margin was 27.7 percent, up 2.6 points.

    IBM’s tax rate was 25.5 percent, up 1.0 points year over year; total operating (non-GAAP) tax rate was 24.4 percent, flat compared to the year-ago period.

    Net income margin increased 1.3 points to 19.9 percent; total operating (non-GAAP) net income margin was 20.9 percent, an increase of 1.9 points.

    The weighted-average number of diluted common shares outstanding in the fourth-quarter 2012 was 1.14 billion compared with 1.19 billion shares in the same period of 2011.

    In the quarter, IBM generated free cash flow of $9.5 billion excluding Global Financing receivables, up $0.6 billion year over year.

    Full-Year 2012 Results

    Net income for the year ended December 31, 2012 was $16.6 billion compared with $15.9 billion in the prior year, an increase of 5 percent. Operating (non-GAAP) net income was $17.6 billion compared with $16.3 billion in 2011, an increase of 8 percent.

    Diluted earnings were $14.37 per share compared with $13.06 per diluted share in 2011, an increase of 10 percent. Operating (non-GAAP) diluted earnings were $15.25 per share, compared with operating diluted earnings of $13.44 per share in 2011, an increase of 13 percent. This was the company’s 10th consecutive year of double-digit EPS growth.

    Revenues for 2012 totaled $104.5 billion, a decrease of 2 percent (flat adjusting for currency), compared with $106.9 billion in 2011.

    GAAP - Operating (non-GAAP) Reconciliation

    Operating (non-GAAP) diluted earnings for the year exclude $0.88 per share of net charges: $0.55 per share for the amortization of purchased intangible assets and other acquisition-related charges, and $0.33 per share for retirement-related items driven by changes to plan assets and liabilities primarily related to market performance.

    Geographic Regions

    From a geographic perspective, the Americas’ full-year revenues were $44.6 billion, a decrease of 1 percent (flat adjusting for currency) from the 2011 period. Revenues from Europe/Middle East/Africa were $31.8 billion, a decrease of 6 percent (down 1 percent, adjusting for currency). Asia-Pacific revenues increased 3 percent to $25.9 billion. OEM revenues were $2.2 billion, down 18 percent compared with 2011.

    Growth Markets

    Revenues from the company’s growth markets increased 4 percent (up 7 percent, adjusting for currency), and represents 24 percent of IBM’s total geographic revenue. Revenues in the BRIC countries — Brazil, Russia, India and China — increased 7 percent (up 12 percent, adjusting for currency).

    Segments

    Total Global Services revenues decreased 2 percent (flat adjusting for currency). Revenues from the Global Technology Services segment totaled $40.2 billion, a decrease of 2 percent (up 1 percent, adjusting for currency) compared with 2011. Revenues from the Global Business Services segment were $18.6 billion, down 4 percent (down 2 percent, adjusting for currency). Software segment revenues in 2012 totaled $25.4 billion, an increase of 2 percent (up 4 percent, adjusting for currency). Systems and Technology segment revenues were $17.7 billion, a decrease of 7 percent (down 6 percent, adjusting for currency); excluding Retail Store Solutions, revenues were down 5 percent (down 4 percent adjusting for currency). Global Financing segment revenues totaled $2.0 billion, a decrease of 4 percent (down 1 percent, adjusting for currency).

    ***

    The company’s total gross profit margin was 48.1 percent in 2012 compared with 46.9 percent in 2011. Overall gross profit margins improved year over year for the 9th consecutive year. Total operating (non-GAAP) gross profit margin was 48.7 percent in the 2012 period compared with 47.2 percent in the 2011 period, with increases in Services and Software.

    The weighted-average number of diluted common shares outstanding in 2012 was 1.16 billion compared with 1.21 billion shares in 2011. As of December 31, 2012, there were 1.12 billion basic common shares outstanding.

    Debt, including Global Financing, totaled $33.3 billion, compared with $31.3 billion at year-end 2011. From a management segment view, Global Financing debt totaled $24.5 billion versus $23.3 billion at year-end 2011, resulting in a debt-to-equity ratio of 7.0 to 1. Non-global financing debt totaled $8.8 billion, an increase of $0.8 billion since year-end 2011, resulting in a debt-to-capitalization ratio of 36.1 percent from 32.0 percent.

    IBM ended 2012 with $11.1 billion of cash on hand and generated free cash flow of $18.2 billion excluding Global Financing receivables, up approximately $1.6 billion year over year. The company returned $15.8 billion to shareholders through $3.8 billion in dividends and $12.0 billion of share repurchases. The company’s balance sheet remains strong and is well positioned to support the business over the long term.

    ibmDOTcom/press/us/en/pressrelease/40184DOTwss

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