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International Business Machines
Rank: 20 (Previous rank: 14)
CEO: Samuel J. Palmisano
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Sales at Big Blue were down – as was its Fortune 500 ranking – but that doesn't mean it was an entirely bad year. Earnings and cash flow were stronger than ever despite the recession, thanks to a continued focus on selling high-margin software and services that are designed to help businesses save money and find customers.

Another sign of a solid 2009: Two of the most powerful enterprise technology companies in Silicon Valley, Hewlett-Packard and Oracle, regularly singled out IBM as a chief rival. Imitation might be the sincerest form of flattery, but vilification is a close second. --Jon Fortt

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2008
Revenues 95,758.0 -7.6
Profits 13,425.0 8.8
Assets 109,022.0
Stockholders' equity 22,637.0
Market value (3/26/2010) 167,909.1
Profits as % of  
Revenues 14.0
Assets 12.3
Stockholders' equity 59.3
Earnings per share  
2009 $ 10.01
% change from 2008 12.1
1999-2009 annual growth rate % 9.3
Total return to investors %
2009 58.6
1999-2009 annual rate 3.0
Rank Company 500
rank
Revenues
($ millions)
1 International Business Machines 20 95,758.0
2 Computer Sciences 138 16,739.9
3 SAIC 215 10,847.0
4 Affiliated Computer Services 341 6,523.2
5 Unisys 452 4,597.7
Issue date: May 3, 2010.
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International Business Machines
1 New Orchard Rd.
Armonk, NY 10504
914-499-1900
www.ibm.com
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