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IBM's 2nd-quarter earnings top analyst estimates while revenue falls shy of projections

IBM's 2nd-quarter earnings top analyst estimates while revenue falls shy of projections
July 18, 2012 - 4:23 PM

ARMONK, N.Y. - IBM says its second-quarter earnings rose 6 per cent despite a downturn in revenue amid Europe's economic jitters.

Churning out higher earnings has become routine for IBM Corp., one of the technology industry's bellwether.

Wednesday's announcement marks the company's 38th consecutive quarter that its earnings have climbed from the previous year.

But IBM's 3 per cent drop in second-quarter revenue could unnerve investors, given the decline was larger than stock market analysts projected. The earnings exceeded analyst forecasts.

IBM earned US$3.9 billion, or $3.34 per share, for the three months ending in June. That compares with net income of $3.7 billion, or $3 per share, at the same time last year.

Revenue totalled $25.8 billion for the latest quarter, down from $26.7 billion last year.

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