For this assignment, read the attached IBM Case Update. Use the financial statement to:

  1. Decompose IBM’s ROE and discuss the factors (and trends) that contribute to Big Blue’s profitability.
  2. Evaluate IBM’s revenue growth, receivables, and gross margins over the period (be sure to control for seasonality in your evaluation).
  3. Evaluate IBM’s earnings per Share (basic), and identify the factors most responsible for the increase in IBM’s earnings.

Write your analysis on a Word document.



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