IBM 2Q11 results – Lotus up 12%


IBM today announced second-quarter 2011 diluted earnings of $3.00 per share, compared with diluted earnings of $2.61 per share in the second quarter of 2010, an increase of 15 percent. Operating (non-GAAP) diluted earnings were $3.09 per share, compared with operating diluted earnings of $2.62 per share in the second quarter of 2010, an increase of 18 percent.

Second-quarter net income was $3.7 billion compared with $3.4 billion in the second quarter of 2010, an increase of 8 percent. Operating (non-GAAP) net income was $3.8 billion compared with $3.4 billion in the second quarter of 2010, an increase of 11 percent.

Revenues from the Software segment were $6.2 billion, an increase of 17 percent (10 percent, adjusting for currency). Software pre-tax income of $2.3 billion was up 12 percent year over year.

Revenues from IBM’s key middleware products, which include WebSphere, Information Management, Tivoli, Lotus and Rational products, were $3.9 billion, an increase of 21 percent (14 percent, adjusting for currency) versus the second quarter of 2010. Operating systems revenues of $630 million increased 16 percent (9 percent, adjusting for currency) compared with the prior-year quarter.

Revenues from the WebSphere family of software products increased 55 percent year over year. Information Management software revenues increased 18 percent. Revenues from Tivoli software increased 9 percent. Revenues from Lotus software increased 12 percent, and Rational software increased 4 percent.

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Well done IBM, and particularly, congratulations to the Lotus/ICS team!

Stuart McIntyre is a Senior Strategist at Fostering Community Limited. He curates a number of product-focused news sites, is a lapsed podcaster, founded the Social Connections user group and regularly speaks at conferences and events. This blog represents his own slightly-eccentric and usually-controversial opinions!