International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) released first-quarter earnings, reporting a revenue increase of 8% to $14.20 billion in the first quarter, beating estimates of $13.85 billion. Adjusted profit of $1.40 per share also topped expectations of $1.38. IBM expects to hit the top end of its revenue growth forecast for 2022 even as it flagged a $300 million knock to revenue from the suspension of its business in Russia.
The company expects to hit the higher end of its mid-single-digit revenue growth forecast for this year, with the growth expected to come from the consulting business. Analysts expect average annual revenue of $60.69 billion, implying a year-on-year rise of 5.8%. IBM is betting on high-growth software and consulting businesses with a focus on the so-called “hybrid cloud”. Its cloud revenue jumped 14% to $5 billion during the reported quarter.
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