IBM sees net income rise 17% to $2.7B in 4th quarter

Total revenue remains nearly unchanged at $16.7 billion

IBM saw its net income rise 17% to $2.7 billion in the fourth quarter of 2022, according to its financial results statement released Wednesday.

The US-based multinational tech firm posted a net income of $2.3 billion in the October-December period of 2021.

Its total revenue remained almost unchanged at approximately $16.7 billion.

The company said its software revenue was up 3% in the fourth quarter,while its infrastructure revenue rose 2%.

For the full year of 2022, total revenue rose 5% to $60.5 billion from $57.3 billion the previous year, but net income plummeted 72% to $1.6 billion from $5.7 billion in 2021.

The firm said its hybrid cloud revenue came in at $22.4 billion for the full year of 2022, up 11% year-on-year.

IBM Chairman and CEO Arvind Krishna said hybrid cloud and artificial intelligence solutions are a differentiating force in the current business environment.

With its net income plummeting 72% year-on-year, IBM’s stock price dove 2% to $137.90 per share during after-hours trading on the New York Stock Exchange after closing Wednesday at $140.76 a share.


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