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  • Previous Rank
    32
  • Revenues ($M)
    $79,139.00
  • Revenue Percent Change
    -1%
  • Profits ($M)
    $5,753.00
  • Profits Percent Change
    -51.5%
  • Assets ($M)
    $125,356.00
  • Employees
    366,000
  • Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)
    $141,334.80

After five years of trying to refocus IBM on hot tech areas like cloud computing, cybersecurity, and big data analytics, CEO Ginni Rometty had something to show for her efforts last year. In the fourth quarter, revenue grew 4% from a year earlier—the first growth after 22 consecutive quarters of decline. Now Rometty is adding the digital currency technology known as blockchain to IBM’s arsenal, with an offering to help customers build their own digital ledgers. Though Big Blue’s analytics and security businesses have grown formidably, revenue for the full year was down 1% and Wall Street may need some more convincing. IBM’s stock returned a loss of 4% in 2017 even with dividends.

Company Info

CEO
Virginia M. Rometty
CEO Title
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Sector
Technology
Industry
Information Technology Services
HQ Location
Armonk, N.Y.
Websitehttp://www.ibm.com
Years on Fortune 500 List24
Employees366,000
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Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$79,139.00-1%
Profits ($M)$5,753.00-51.5%
Assets ($M)$125,356.00-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$17,594.00-
Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$141,334.80-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues7.3%
Profits as % of Assets4.6%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity32.7%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)6.14
EPS % Change (from 2016)-50.4%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)-15.6%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-1.6%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2017)-4%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)-1.5%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)6.1%