Ginni Rometty

CeBIT 2018 Tech Show
Ginni Rometty, chief executive officer of International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), gestures while speaking at the CeBIT 2018 tech fair in Hanover, Germany, on Monday, June 11, 2018. CeBIT, Europe's business festival for innovation and digitization, runs June 11 15. Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg via Getty Images in Hannover, Germany, on Monday, June 11, 2018.Krisztian Bocsi — Bloomberg via Getty Images
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After five years of shrinking sales, IBM finally turned the corner in 2018, reporting modest revenue growth in January. Since then, Big Blue has posted a bump in sales each period, much of it coming from the old-school mainframe computing business. It’s a good sign for Rometty, but Wall Street is looking for clearer signals that IBM’s newer businesses, like its cloud-computing and data-crunching units, will lift the company for years to come. IBM’s stock is relatively flat over the past year, vs. a 16% rise for the S&P 500 index.

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Previous Rank6

Company Financials (2017, or most recently completed fiscal year)

Revenues ($M)791,390
Profits ($M)57,530
Market Value as of 09/18/18 ($M)135,600.8