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IBM Reports 2013 Second-Quarter Results


Revenues from the Software segment were $6.4 billion, up 4 percent (up 5 percent, adjusting for currency) compared with the second quarter of 2012. Software pre-tax income decreased 2 percent and pre-tax margin decreased to 34.1 percent. Software pre-tax income increased 6 percent and pre-tax margin increased to 37.2 percent, excluding the impact of workforce rebalancing.

Revenues from IBM’s key middleware products, which include WebSphere, Information Management, Tivoli, Social Workforce Solutions (formerly Lotus) and Rational products, were $4.3 billion, up 9 percent (up 10 percent, adjusting for currency) versus the second quarter of 2012. Operating systems revenues of $606 million were down 4 percent (down 2 percent, adjusting for currency) compared with the prior-year quarter.

Revenues from the WebSphere family of software products increased 9 percent year over year. Information Management software revenues increased 5 percent. Revenues from Tivoli software increased 13 percent. Revenues from Social Workforce Solutions increased 22 percent, and Rational software increased 12 percent.


Revenues from the Systems and Technology segment totaled $3.8 billion for the quarter, down 12 percent (down 11 percent, adjusting for currency) from the second quarter of 2012. Excluding Retail Store Solutions (RSS), revenues were down 8 percent (down 7 percent adjusting for currency). Systems and Technology pre-tax income decreased $375 million. Systems and Technology pre-tax income decreased $199 million, excluding the impact of workforce rebalancing.

Total systems revenues, excluding RSS, decreased 10 percent (down 9 percent, adjusting for currency). Revenues from Power Systems were down 25 percent compared with the 2012 period. Revenues from System x were down 11 percent. Revenues from System z mainframe server products increased 10 percent compared with the year-ago period. Total delivery of System z computing power, as measured in MIPS (millions of instructions per second), increased 23 percent. Revenues from System Storage decreased 7 percent. Revenues from Microelectronics OEM increased 6 percent.

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