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IBM Reports Encouraging Q1 Revenue Growth & Beat!

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) reports Q1 revenue growth after four quarters of declining figures. The technology giant reported an adjusted EPS of $1.77 per share versus $1.63 per share as expected by analysts. Revenue of $17.73 billion was recorded, a little ahead of market estimates of $17.35 billion. The company reiterated previous guidance of revenue growth for the full year.

“This quarter, we saw an improved trajectory in project activity and client-based business volumes including in some of the industries most affected by the pandemic such as retail and consumer products,” stated Jim Kavanaugh, IBM’s finance chief.

Key earning highlights:

  • IBM’s Global Technology Services segment, handling managed services, outsourcing, and support, contributed $6.37 billion in revenue.
  • The Company’s Cloud and Cognitive Software division including Red Hat stood at $5.44 billion in revenue, which was up 4% and ahead of the $5.30 billion estimates by FactSet consensus.
  • IBM reported $529 million in capital expenditures in the quarter, a 28% decline.
  • Global Business Services, the unit that includes consulting, contributed $4.23 billion in revenue, a 2% increase and higher than the $4.03 billion estimates.
  • Systems revenue stood at $1.43 billion, from sales of mainframe computers and other hardware, which was up 4% and above the $1.29 billion consensus estimate.

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