Stock Analysis on Net
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International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM)

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Analysis of Profitability Ratios

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Profitability Ratios (Summary)

International Business Machines Corp., profitability ratios

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Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Return on Sales
Gross profit margin
Operating profit margin
Net profit margin
Return on Investment
Return on equity (ROE)
Return on assets (ROA)

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-25), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28).

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. International Business Machines Corp.’s gross profit margin ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. International Business Machines Corp.’s operating profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. International Business Machines Corp.’s net profit margin ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from 2019 to 2020.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. International Business Machines Corp.’s ROE deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. International Business Machines Corp.’s ROA deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Gross Profit Margin

International Business Machines Corp., gross profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Gross profit
Revenue
Profitability Ratio
Gross profit margin1
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, Competitors2
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Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-25), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28).

1 2020 Calculation
Gross profit margin = 100 × Gross profit ÷ Revenue
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. International Business Machines Corp.’s gross profit margin ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Operating Profit Margin

International Business Machines Corp., operating profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Operating income
Revenue
Profitability Ratio
Operating profit margin1
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Competitors2
Accenture PLC
Adobe Inc.
Autodesk Inc.
Automatic Data Processing Inc.
Fidelity National Information Services Inc.
Fiserv Inc.
Intuit Inc.
Mastercard Inc.
Microsoft Corp.
Oracle Corp.
PayPal Holdings Inc.
salesforce.com inc.
ServiceNow Inc.
Visa Inc.
Operating Profit Margin, Sector
Software & Services
Operating Profit Margin, Industry
Information Technology

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-25), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28).

1 2020 Calculation
Operating profit margin = 100 × Operating income ÷ Revenue
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. International Business Machines Corp.’s operating profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Net Profit Margin

International Business Machines Corp., net profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income attributable to IBM
Revenue
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors2
Accenture PLC
Adobe Inc.
Autodesk Inc.
Automatic Data Processing Inc.
Fidelity National Information Services Inc.
Fiserv Inc.
Intuit Inc.
Mastercard Inc.
Microsoft Corp.
Oracle Corp.
PayPal Holdings Inc.
salesforce.com inc.
ServiceNow Inc.
Visa Inc.
Net Profit Margin, Sector
Software & Services
Net Profit Margin, Industry
Information Technology

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-25), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28).

1 2020 Calculation
Net profit margin = 100 × Net income attributable to IBM ÷ Revenue
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. International Business Machines Corp.’s net profit margin ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from 2019 to 2020.

Return on Equity (ROE)

International Business Machines Corp., ROE calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income attributable to IBM
Total IBM stockholders’ equity
Profitability Ratio
ROE1
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors2
Accenture PLC
Adobe Inc.
Autodesk Inc.
Automatic Data Processing Inc.
Fidelity National Information Services Inc.
Fiserv Inc.
Intuit Inc.
Mastercard Inc.
Microsoft Corp.
Oracle Corp.
PayPal Holdings Inc.
salesforce.com inc.
ServiceNow Inc.
Visa Inc.
ROE, Sector
Software & Services
ROE, Industry
Information Technology

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-25), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28).

1 2020 Calculation
ROE = 100 × Net income attributable to IBM ÷ Total IBM stockholders’ equity
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. International Business Machines Corp.’s ROE deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Return on Assets (ROA)

International Business Machines Corp., ROA calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income attributable to IBM
Total assets
Profitability Ratio
ROA1
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors2
Accenture PLC
Adobe Inc.
Autodesk Inc.
Automatic Data Processing Inc.
Fidelity National Information Services Inc.
Fiserv Inc.
Intuit Inc.
Mastercard Inc.
Microsoft Corp.
Oracle Corp.
PayPal Holdings Inc.
salesforce.com inc.
ServiceNow Inc.
Visa Inc.
ROA, Sector
Software & Services
ROA, Industry
Information Technology

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-25), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28).

1 2020 Calculation
ROA = 100 × Net income attributable to IBM ÷ Total assets
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. International Business Machines Corp.’s ROA deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.