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19. International Business Machines
International Business Machines
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Rank: 19 (Previous rank: 18)
CEO: Virginia M. Rometty
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In one of the most watched transfers of corporate leadership in modern history, IBM's top job went from Sam Palmisano to veteran IBMer Ginni Rometty on the first of the year. The transition capped off one of the company's best years ever, with sales topping $100 billion in 2011. IBM also managed to capture popular culture's attention thanks to Watson, its artificial intelligence program which played Jeopardy!. Better yet, Watson beat champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Banner year, indeed.

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2010
Revenues 106,916.0 7.1
Profits 15,855.0 6.9
Assets 116,433.0
Stockholders' equity 20,138.0
Market value (3/29/2012) 241,314.5
Profits as % of  
Revenues 14.8
Assets 13.6
Stockholders' equity 78.7
Earnings per share  
2011 $ 13.06
% change from 2010 13.4
2001-2011 annual growth rate % 11.6
Total return to investors %
2011 27.5
2001-2011 annual rate 5.7
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 International Business Machines 19 106,916.0
2 Computer Sciences 162 16,144.0
3 SAIC 245 10,657.0
4 CDW 270 9,602.4
5 Cognizant Technology Solutions 398 6,121.2
6 Booz Allen Hamilton Holding 439 5,591.3
Issue date: May 21, 2012
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