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IBM Q1 net profit by 26% depreciation of the dollar boosted overseas business

In Electronic Infomation Category: R | on November   1, 2010

IBM yesterday released 2008 first quarter earnings, first quarter operating income of 24.5 billion, more than 22 billion U.S. dollars last year up 11% Excluding the impact of exchange rate changes, an increase of 4%; to achieve a net profit of $ 2,320,000,000, an increase of 26%, earnings per share of $ 1.65; gross margin was 41.5%, 40.2% higher than the same period last year.

IBM expects 2008 earnings per share of at least $ 8.50, higher than expected in February of this years $ 8.25 -8.35 U.S. dollars.

Yesterday, IBM shares on the NYSE rose $ 3.30 in regular trading, to close at $ 120.47, or 2.82%. In after-hours trading, IBM shares rose another $ 3.08 to $ 123.55, or 2.62%. The past 52 weeks, IBMs highest price of $ 121.46, the lowest price is $ 93.91.

Services and IRF540 datasheet and software business performance excellence

IBM in the first quarter results exceeded analyst expectations, analysts had expected revenue of IBM in the first quarter of 237 million U.S. dollars, earnings per share of $ 1.45.

IBM first-quarter revenue growth was mainly from the services business and IRF540 price and in the United States unexpectedly strong sales. Although the public generally worried about the U.S. economic downturn, but the companys revenue in the United States is still up 8% to 99 billion U.S. dollars, excluding foreign exchange effects, revenue growth of 6%. IBM said that many corporate customers are buying used to improve efficiency or reduce costs of products and IRF540 suppliers and services, for example, re-design in order to reduce data center power consumption.

IBM software business in the first quarter revenue of 4.8 billion, an increase of 14%, after adjusting for an increase of 6%; services revenue of 97 billion U.S. dollars, an increase of 17%. Analysts said the surprising performance of services, the department more than half of total revenue, business growth due to more short-term contract signed, such a business can quickly bring in revenue. IBM

the first quarter of the amount of new services contracts signed fell to 10.8 billion, a decrease of 2%. But at the end of the first quarter, the service contract last year the total was still higher than 20 billion U.S. dollars, a few quarters before this is because the accumulation of a large number of contracts. IBM hardware revenue declined by 7%, mainly due to the semiconductor segment revenues decreased by 20%. Since IBM introduced the first quarter of next-generation Z-series mainframe, highly profitable mainframe business grew 10%.

In addition, IBM has been heavily repurchase shares in order to reduce the amount of the outstanding shares, the companys earnings per share increased by 36% so.

Dollar boost overseas business

IBMs sales revenue of nearly 2 / 3 from outside the United States and overseas outstanding performance, especially in Asia and developing countries. Among them, the income from Asia increased by 14%, after adjusting for 3%; from Europe and the Middle East grew by 16%, after adjusting for 4%.

Analysts believe that in these markets, IBM enjoyed a double advantage, that rapid economic growth and the increasing appreciation of the local currency. When the performance report will be converted to U.S. dollars sales, even for the same sales, dollar figures will be converted than a year ago.

Market analysts believe that, IBMs earnings reports and profit forecasts show some technology companies are emerging from the U.S. subprime mortgage crisis and the impact of declining consumer confidence.

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