Wednesday, March 8, 2017

IBM annual report 2016

Front page of the annual 2016 report from IBM

For the report in full please go here, for the previous summary please see IBM annual report 2015 and to find out more regarding IBM then please click on analysis of IBM 2016.

Taken a look at the financial statement then we see the same trend continuous on and on and on with decreasing revenue stream and decreasing margin. At least the revenue seem to have started to flatten out and for 2016 IBM managed to bring in almost 80 billion USD while it was almost 82 billion USD the year before. The earnings have now dropped down to 11.9 billion USD which is bad considering that it was 13.4 in the previous year and 16.5 billion USD three years ago. Yeah... this oil tanker is not yet turned around.

Financial statement of annual 2016 report from IBM

Conclusion: IBM has very clearly a much longer way to go and there is not much to do about it besides from tucking in and trying to enjoy the ride until Watson rule the entire world! I will remain shareholder for now.

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