International Business Machines Corp. ($IBM) Confident Investor Rating: Poor

IBM International Business Machines

Company name International Business Machines Corp.
Stock ticker IBM
Live stock price [stckqut]IBM[/stckqut]
P/E compared to competitors Good


Employee productivity Good
Sales growth Poor
EPS growth Fair
P/E growth Poor
EBIT growth Poor


Confident Investor Rating Poor
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $140.82
Target stock price (averages with growth) $184.37
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $185.92
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $165.02

The following company description is from Google Finance:

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is an information technology (IT) company. IBM operates in five segments: Global Technology Services (GTS), Global Business Services (GBS), Software, Systems and Technology and Global Financing. GTS primarily provides IT infrastructure services and business process services. GBS provides professional services and application management services. Software consists primarily of middleware and operating systems software. Systems and Technology provides clients with business solutions requiring advanced computing power and storage capabilities. In October 2013, International Business Machines Corporation acquired Xtify Inc. In October 2013, the Company announced that it has completed the acquisition of The Now Factory, a privately held provider of analytics software that helps communications service providers (CSPs) deliver better customer experiences and drive new revenue opportunities.


Confident Investor comments: At this price and at this time, I do not think that a Confident Investor can confidently invest in International Business Machines Corp.

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In order to assist you in using the techniques of this book, the values that I used when calculating the Manual pricing above were:

Stock price at the time of the calculation: $179.68

Growth: 0.08

Current EPS (TTM): $14.47

P/E: 12.5

Future EPS Calc: $21.26

Future Stock Price Calc: $265.76

Target stock price: $165.01

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