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IBM Reports 2013 Second-Quarter Results

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Pre-Tax Income

Pre-tax income decreased 20 percent to $4.1 billion and pre-tax margin of 16.6 percent was down 3.4 points compared with the prior-year period. Operating (non-GAAP) pre-tax income decreased 16 percent to $4.6 billion and pre-tax margin was 18.4 percent, down 2.7 points. Operating (non-GAAP) pre-tax income, excluding the impact of workforce rebalancing, was $5.6 billion.


IBM’s tax rate was 22.1 percent, down 2.7 points year over year; operating (non-GAAP) tax rate was 22.0 percent, down 3.0 points compared to the year-ago period.

Net income margin decreased 2.1 points to 12.9 percent. Total operating (non-GAAP) net income margin decreased 1.5 points to 14.4 percent. Total operating (non-GAAP) net income margin, excluding the impact of workforce rebalancing, was 17.4 percent.

The weighted-average number of diluted common shares outstanding in the second-quarter 2013 was 1.11 billion compared with 1.16 billion shares in the same period of 2012. As of June 30, 2013, there were 1.10 billion basic common shares outstanding.

Debt, including Global Financing, totaled $34.1 billion, compared with $33.3 billion at year-end 2012. From a management segment view, Global Financing debt totaled $24.9 billion versus $24.5 billion at year-end 2012, resulting in a debt-to-equity ratio of 7.2 to 1. Non-global financing debt totaled $9.3 billion, an increase of $0.5 billion since year-end 2012, resulting in a debt-to-capitalization ratio of 39.1 percent from 36.1 percent.

IBM ended the second-quarter 2013 with $10.4 billion of cash on hand and generated free cash flow of $2.7 billion, excluding Global Financing receivables, down approximately $1.0 billion year over year. The company returned $4.6 billion to shareholders through $1.0 billion in dividends and $3.6 billion of share repurchases.

Year-To-Date 2013 Results

Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2013 was $6.3 billion compared with $6.9 billion in the year-ago period, a decrease of 10 percent. Diluted earnings per share were $5.60 compared with $5.95 per diluted share for the 2012 period, a decrease of 6 percent. Revenues for the six-month period totaled $48.3 billion, a decrease of 4 percent (down 2 percent, adjusting for currency) compared with $50.5 billion for the six months of 2012.

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