IBM Share Price Climbs On Positive Financial Earnings – Up over 4%
IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced second-quarter 2011 diluted earnings of $3.00 per share, compared with diluted earnings of $2.61 per share in the second quarter of 2010, an increase of 15 percent. Operating (non-GAAP) diluted earnings were $3.09 per share, compared with operating diluted earnings of $2.62 per share in the second quarter of 2010, an increase of 18 percent.
Second-quarter net income was $3.7 billion compared with $3.4 billion in the second quarter of 2010, an increase of 8 percent. Operating (non-GAAP) net income was $3.8 billion compared with $3.4 billion in the second quarter of 2010, an increase of 11 percent.
Total revenues for the second quarter of 2011 of $26.7 billion increased 12 percent (5 percent, adjusting for currency) from the second quarter of 2010.
“In the second quarter our long-term strategic investments in the company’s growth initiatives again helped drive strong revenue performance,” said Samuel J. Palmisano, IBM chairman, president and chief executive officer. “Hardware, software and services revenue grew at double digits, and we achieved strong profit and free cash flow growth.
“As IBM begins its second century, we continue a process of transformation, positioning the company to lead in the future and deliver higher value to our clients and our shareholders. Given our strong start to 2011, we are raising our full-year operating earnings per share expectations to at least $13.25.”
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