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Company Growth (employees)
Armonk, US
Size (employees)
380,300 (est)
IBM was founded in 1911 and is headquartered in Armonk, US

Key People at IBM

Virginia M. Rometty

Virginia M. Rometty

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Jon C. Iwata

Jon C. Iwata

Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Bruno Di Leo

Bruno Di Leo

Senior Vice President, Sales and Distribution
Diane Gherson

Diane Gherson

Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Tom Rosamilia

Tom Rosamilia

Senior Vice President, IBM Systems
Bridget van Kralingen

Bridget van Kralingen

Senior Vice President, IBM Industry Platforms
Michelle H. Browdy

Michelle H. Browdy

Senior Vice President, Legal and Regulatory Affairs, and General Counsel
Erich Clementi

Erich Clementi

Senior Vice President, Global Markets and Chairman, IBM Europe
Mark Foster

Mark Foster

Senior Vice President, Global Business Services IBM
Martin Jetter

Martin Jetter

Senior Vice President, IBM Global Technology Services
James J. Kavanaugh

James J. Kavanaugh

Senior Vice President, Transformation & Operations
Dr. John E. Kelly III

Dr. John E. Kelly III

Senior Vice President, Cognitive Solutions and IBM Research
David Kenny

David Kenny

Senior Vice President, IBM Watson and Cloud Platform
Ken Keverian

Ken Keverian

Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy
Arvind Krishna

Arvind Krishna

Senior Vice President, Hybrid Cloud, and Director of IBM Research
Robert J. LeBlanc

Robert J. LeBlanc

Senior Vice President, Cloud
Martin Schroeter

Martin Schroeter

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Bob Lord

Bob Lord

IBM Chief Digital Officer

IBM Office Locations

IBM has offices in Armonk, Seoul, Markham, México and in 72 other locations
Armonk, US (HQ)
New Orchard Rd
Singapore, SG
9 Changi Business Park Central 1
Tokyo, JP
19-21 Nihonbashi, Hakozaki-cho Chuo-ku
Bangaluru, IN
No.12, Subramanya Arcade, Bannerghatta Main Road
Beijing, CN
25/F, Pangu Plaza, No. 27, Central North Fourth Ring Road, Chaoyang District
Casablanca, MA
Casablanca Nearshore Park, Shore 19, 1100 Bd Al Qods – Quartier Sidi Maârouf
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IBM Data and Metrics

IBM Financial Metrics

IBM's revenue was reported to be $18.2 b in Q1, 2017

Revenue (Q1, 2017)

18.2 b

Gross profit (Q1, 2017)

7.8 b

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2017), %


Net income (Q1, 2017)

1.8 b

Market capitalization (17-Aug-2017)

132.2 b

Cash (31-Dec-2016)

7.8 b


166.5 b
IBM's current market capitalization is $132.2 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


99.8 b92.8 b81.7 b79.9 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

51.2 b46.4 b41.1 b41.6 b

Gross profit

48.5 b46.4 b40.7 b38.3 b

Gross profit Margin, %


General and administrative expense

21.1 b

Operating expense total

21.1 b

Interest expense

402 m484 m468 m630 m

Pre tax profit

19.5 b20 b15.9 b12.3 b

Income tax expense

3 b4.2 b2.6 b449 m

Net Income

16.5 b12 b13.2 b11.9 b
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017


24.4 b22.4 b19.6 b20.8 b19.3 b18.7 b20.2 b19.2 b18.2 b

Cost of goods sold

12.4 b11.5 b10.1 b10.4 b9.8 b10 b10.5 b10.2 b10.4 b

Gross profit

12 b10.9 b9.5 b10.4 b9.4 b8.7 b9.7 b9 b7.8 b

Gross profit Margin, %


General and administrative expense

5.6 b5.3 b5.4 b5.2 b4.7 b6 b5.3 b4.7 b5.2 b

Operating expense total

5.6 b5.3 b5.4 b5.2 b4.7 b6 b5.3 b4.7 b5.2 b

Interest expense

136 m126 m108 m115 m117 m147 m167 m158 m135 m

Pre tax profit

5.2 b4.4 b3 b4.2 b3.6 b1 b3 b3.3 b1.4 b

Income tax expense

1 b906 m585 m698 m659 m

Net Income

6.5 b6.5 b2.3 b5.8 b8.7 b2 b4.5 b7.4 b1.8 b
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


10.7 b8.5 b7.7 b7.8 b


2.3 b2.1 b1.6 b1.6 b

Total Assets

126.2 b117.5 b110.5 b117.5 b

Total Debt

39.7 b40.8 b39.9 b42.2 b

Total Liabilities

103.3 b105.5 b96.1 b99.1 b

Total Equity

22.9 b12 b14.4 b18.4 b

Debt to Equity Ratio

1.7 x3.4 x2.8 x2.3 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.3 x0.3 x0.4 x0.4 x

Financial Leverage

5.5 x9.8 x7.7 x6.4 x
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

16.5 b12 b13.2 b11.9 b

Depreciation and Amortization

4.4 b


(57 m)(39 m)133 m(14 m)

Accounts Payable

(529 m)(456 m)81 m197 m

Cash From Operating Activities

17.5 b16.9 b17 b17 b

Purchases of PP&E

(3.6 b)(3.7 b)(3.6 b)(3.6 b)

Cash From Investing Activities

(7.3 b)(3 b)(8.2 b)(11 b)

Dividends Paid

(4.1 b)(4.3 b)(4.9 b)(5.3 b)

Cash From Financing Activities

(9.9 b)(15.5 b)(9.2 b)(5.8 b)
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Net Income

6.5 b6.5 b2.3 b5.8 b8.7 b2 b4.5 b7.4 b1.8 b

Depreciation and Amortization

2.3 b3.4 b968 m1.9 b2.9 b1 b2.1 b3.3 b1.1 b

Cash From Operating Activities

6.9 b10.8 b3.6 b7.5 b11.7 b5.6 b9.1 b13.3 b4 b

Purchases of PP&E

(1.8 b)(2.8 b)(857 m)(1.7 b)(2.7 b)(956 m)(1.8 b)(2.6 b)(740 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(965 m)(1.8 b)560 m(1.4 b)(2.7 b)(2 b)(6.6 b)(7.6 b)350 m

Dividends Paid

(2.1 b)(3.2 b)(1.1 b)(2.4 b)(3.6 b)(1.3 b)(2.6 b)(3.9 b)(1.3 b)

Cash From Financing Activities

(6.9 b)(9.8 b)(3.4 b)(6 b)(7.8 b)2.8 b(322 m)(4.5 b)(2.1 b)
USDY, 2017


42.1 x


47.7 k

IBM Operating Metrics

FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Patents Issued

7.53 k7.36 k8.09 k


$128.4 b$120.7 b$118.7 b



Data Centers


Images (Watson Health Cloud)

30 b

Claims Records (Watson Health Cloud)

200 m

Electronic Health Records (Watson Health Cloud )

100 m

IBM Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Sanovi TechnologiesOctober 27, 2016
Promontory Financial GroupSeptember 29, 2016
EZSourceJune 01, 2016
BluewolfMarch 30, 2016$200 m
Resilient SystemsFebruary 29, 2016
Truven Health AnalyticsFebruary 18, 2016$2.6 b
Ecx.ioFebruary 03, 2016
ApertoFebruary 02, 2016
Resource/AmmiratiJanuary 28, 2016
UstreamJanuary 21, 2016
ClearleapDecember 08, 2015
GravitantNovember 03, 2015
The Weather CompanyOctober 28, 2015
CleversafeOctober 05, 2015$1.3 b
MeteorixSeptember 28, 2015
StrongLoopSeptember 10, 2015
Merge HealthcareAugust 06, 2015$1 b
ComposeJuly 23, 2015
Blue BoxJune 03, 2015
PhytelMay 04, 2015
ExplorysApril 16, 2015
BlekkoMarch 27, 2015
AlchemyAPIMarch 04, 2015
CrossIdeasJuly 31, 2014
CogneaMay 20, 2014
SilverpopApril 10, 2014
CloudantFebruary 24, 2014
AsperaDecember 19, 2013
FiberlinkDecember 18, 2013$375 m
The Now FactoryOctober 29, 2013
XtifyOctober 03, 2013
TrusteerAugust 15, 2013
CSL InternationalJuly 10, 2013$20 m
Star AnalyticsFebruary 01, 2013
SoftLayerJanuary 04, 2013$2 b
StoredIQDecember 19, 2012
Butterfly SoftwareSeptember 24, 2012
KenexaAugust 28, 2012$1.3 b
Texas Memory SystemsAugust 16, 2012
CibecsJuly 01, 2012
TealeafMay 02, 2012
VivisimoApril 25, 2012
Varicent SoftwareApril 13, 2012
WorklightJanuary 31, 2012$70 m
Green HatJanuary 04, 2012
Cúram SoftwareDecember 20, 2011
EmptorisDecember 15, 2011
DemandTecDecember 08, 2011$440 m
Platform ComputingOctober 11, 2011
Q1 LabsOctober 04, 2011
AlgorithmicsSeptember 01, 2011$380.2 m
i2August 31, 2011
TRIRIGAApril 14, 2011
Clarity SystemsOctober 21, 2010
PSS SystemsOctober 13, 2010
UnicaOctober 06, 2010$480 m
BLADE Network TechnologiesSeptember 27, 2010
NetezzaSeptember 20, 2010$1.8 b
OpenPagesSeptember 15, 2010
BigFixJuly 01, 2010
CoremetricsJune 15, 2010
StorwizeJune 14, 2010$140 m
Sterling CommerceMay 24, 2010$1.4 b
Cast Iron SystemsMay 03, 2010
IntellidenFebruary 16, 2010
Initiate SystemsFebruary 03, 2010
National Interest Security CompanyJanuary 20, 2010
Lombardi SoftwareDecember 16, 2009
GuardiumNovember 30, 2009$225 m
TransitiveNovember 18, 2009
RedPill SolutionsSeptember 22, 2009
Ounce LabsJuly 28, 2009
SPSSJuly 28, 2009$1.2 b
Platform SolutionsJuly 02, 2009
ExerosMay 05, 2009
OutblazeApril 16, 2009
InfoDyne CorporationApril 29, 2008
DiligentApril 22, 2008
EncentuateMarch 12, 2008
CognosJanuary 31, 2008
Solid Information TechnologyDecember 21, 2007
TelelogicJune 11, 2007
Unicorn SolutionsMay 08, 2006
BuildForgeMay 02, 2006
ViacorFebruary 08, 2006
Network Solutions Private LimitedNovember 09, 2005
iPhase TechnologiesNovember 01, 2005
CorioJanuary 25, 2005$182 m
Liberty Insurance ServicesNovember 23, 2004
CandleJune 07, 2004
Daksh InfosoftApril 07, 2004
Trigo TechnologiesMarch 09, 2004
PwCOctober 02, 2002$3.5 b
MainspringJune 07, 2001
DascomSeptember 22, 1999
Lotus Development CorporationJuly 06, 1995$3.5 b
Lotus Development CorporationJuly 06, 1995

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