IBM reports 2012 fourth-quarter results

by Volker Weber

Revenues from the WebSphere family of software products increased 11 percent year over year. Information Management software revenues increased 2 percent. Revenues from Tivoli software increased 4 percent. Revenues from Lotus software increased 9 percent, and Rational software increased 12 percent.

Read how to read quarterly earnings. Also keep in mind that IBM acquired companies and then reports those revenues. The spreadsheet now looks like this:

Lotus is almost back to 2008 levels for the fourth quarter. Lots of rounding errors of course.

More >

Comments

You think we'd had a recession or something. These are pretty encouraging.

Rob Novak, 2013-01-23 01:53

? Means? Lotus is actually starting to get share?

Andy Steven, 2013-01-23 05:41

It means that whatever IBM tallies under "Lotus" is making more money. Than last year, but not more money than 4 years ago.

Volker Weber, 2013-01-23 09:34

That's an interesting question. With all the products rebranded, what actually accounts for Lotus software these days? And what about combined licenses? Does Connections account for Lotus, WebSphere, and Information Management? Is the revenue split somehow?

Max Nierbauer, 2013-01-23 10:46

Good to see Lotus revenues back up, as well as SWG revenues as a whole up by 3%.

@Max, those splits are never made public, unfortunately.

Stuart McIntyre, 2013-01-23 11:27

Maybe the 9% (or more) is just the Kenexa acquisition (who reported around $280 million revenues for 2011). IBM expected the transaction to close in the fourth quarter.

Henning Heinz, 2013-01-23 12:48

doesn't mean a thing - 5 years are a long, long time

Dieter Baum, 2013-01-23 13:26

Recent comments

Thomas Merchel on Kiesza at 22:25
Chris frei on Kiesza at 22:07
Ragnar Schierholz on Withings Blood Pressure Monitor at 21:53
Volker Weber on Withings Blood Pressure Monitor at 20:38
Christian Henseler on Withings Blood Pressure Monitor at 20:12
Craig Wiseman on I bet you did not see this coming from BlackBerry at 14:35
Volker Weber on Withings Blood Pressure Monitor at 13:51
Thomas Duff on Withings Blood Pressure Monitor at 13:50
Scott Hanson on Withings Blood Pressure Monitor at 12:45
Mariano Kamp on Withings Blood Pressure Monitor at 12:28
Ingo Seifert on Withings Blood Pressure Monitor at 11:50
Volker Weber on Wieder alles falsch gemacht at 11:14
Hubert Stettner on Wieder alles falsch gemacht at 11:05
Finn L. Knudsen on Hi Ray. My name is Volker. at 10:52
Martin Funk on Kiesza at 17:20
Volker Weber on Kiesza at 16:54
Bart Severein on Kiesza at 11:42
Thomas Odorfer on Kiesza at 10:48
Martin Forisch on LDC is now in the Asbestos removal business at 10:09
Scott Hanson on Kiesza at 09:15
Chris Frei on Kiesza at 09:15
Volker Weber on Kiesza at 08:29
Chris Frei on Kiesza at 08:27
Paul Mooney on LDC is now in the Asbestos removal business at 21:31
Daniel Tietze on Withings at 15:22

Ceci n'est pas un blog

vowe.net is a personal website published by Volker Weber a.k.a. vowe. I am an author, consultant and systems architect based in Darmstadt, Germany.

rss Click here to subscribe

Hello

About me
Contact
Publications
Certificates
Amazon Wish List
Frequently Asked Questions
Follow @vowe on Twitter

Local time is 04:24

visitors.gif

Tip jar

Archives

As most of my articles roll off the front page rather quickly, I am making an archive of previous posts available here. You can also use the handy search box at the top of the page if you are looking for something particular.

Last 30 days
More archives

Mobile tag for this page

© 1992-2014 Volker Weber.
All Rights Reserved.

Impressum