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IBM Reports 2013 Second-Quarter Results

Second-quarter net income was $3.2 billion compared with $3.9 billion in the second quarter of 2012, a decrease of 17 percent. Operating (non-GAAP) net income was $3.6 billion, including workforce rebalancing charges, compared with $4.1 billion in the second quarter of 2012, a decrease of 12 percent. Operating (non-GAAP) net income, excluding the impact of workforce rebalancing, was $4.3 billion, an increase of 3 percent.

Total revenues for the second quarter of 2013 of $24.9 billion were down 3 percent (down 1 percent, adjusting for currency) from the second quarter of 2012.

“In the second quarter, we delivered strong performance in our higher-value software and mainframe businesses and again significantly increased our services backlog on growth in new business,” said Ginni Rometty, IBM chairman, president and chief executive officer.

“Going forward, we will continue investing in our strategic growth initiatives, acquiring and divesting capabilities, re-balancing skills and taking action in the areas that are not performing. We expect continued improvement through the second half of the year and remain confident that we will achieve our increased 2013 operating EPS expectation of at least $16.90, excluding the $1 billion workforce rebalancing charge in the second quarter.”

Second-Quarter GAAP – Operating (non-GAAP) Reconciliation

Second-quarter operating (non-GAAP) diluted earnings exclude $0.31 per share of charges: $0.15 per share for the amortization of purchased intangible assets and other acquisition-related charges, and $0.16 per share for retirement-related charges driven by changes to plan assets and liabilities primarily related to market performance.

Full-Year 2013 Expectations

The company said that a substantial second-half gain that it was expecting in its prior view of earnings per share will not likely be achieved the end of 2013. As a result, the company updated its prior full-year EPS expectations, including the impact of a second-quarter $1 billion workforce rebalancing charge, to at least $16.25, with the net impact of $0.45 driven by the elongated discussions for its larger divestiture project. IBM’s full-year 2013 EPS expectations are as follows:

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