IBM

IBM-N

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The International Business Machines Corporation is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York, United States, with operations in over 170 countries.
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DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
March 28, 2018

His own research indicates they're playing accounting games with discount rates for their pensions as well as share buybacks. So, he won't touch it. Offers a little growth, but not price appreciation unlike with software companies.

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March 28, 2018

His own research indicates they're playing accounting games with discount rates for their pensions as well as share buybacks. So, he won't touch it. Offers a little growth, but not price appreciation unlike with software companies.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
January 22, 2018

This has struggled in terms of growing their top line. Warren Buffett had a big position and has since trimmed it. This might have been a bit of an ROE trap. They might have been slow to adjust to the new technological landscape. It has gone basically nowhere over the last 10 years. There are a lot better opportunities in the Tech space.

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January 22, 2018

This has struggled in terms of growing their top line. Warren Buffett had a big position and has since trimmed it. This might have been a bit of an ROE trap. They might have been slow to adjust to the new technological landscape. It has gone basically nowhere over the last 10 years. There are a lot better opportunities in the Tech space.

COMMENT
COMMENT
January 10, 2018

IBM (IBM-N) or Microsoft (MSFT-Q)? Doesn't own either, but of the 2, Microsoft is the safer name to own. They are much deeper into their turnaround. The theme with Microsoft has been Cloud, Cloud, Cloud.

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IBM (IBM-N)
January 10, 2018

IBM (IBM-N) or Microsoft (MSFT-Q)? Doesn't own either, but of the 2, Microsoft is the safer name to own. They are much deeper into their turnaround. The theme with Microsoft has been Cloud, Cloud, Cloud.

COMMENT
COMMENT
January 9, 2018

She has not held this name, because it got so large it couldn't really grow its top line anymore. They managed to grow the bottom line by buying back stock. There is not a lot of growth in this. They’re trying to change that through acquisitions, and that will take some time. You typically buy technology stocks for growth, and she feels there are more attractive growth companies than this one.

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IBM (IBM-N)
January 9, 2018

She has not held this name, because it got so large it couldn't really grow its top line anymore. They managed to grow the bottom line by buying back stock. There is not a lot of growth in this. They’re trying to change that through acquisitions, and that will take some time. You typically buy technology stocks for growth, and she feels there are more attractive growth companies than this one.

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COMMENT
December 20, 2017

This has a monopoly position with a story similar to Microsoft. The only difference is that this one is effectively what Microsoft is ultimately going to become, i.e., they buy back shares about 2%-3% per year and have done that for about 15 years. Have raised the dividend every year. A total return story, capital appreciation plus the dividend. At the moment it is fairly inexpensive and is actually on sale. If you have a multiyear time horizon, its an interesting way to play tech. Very, very strong balance sheet.

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IBM (IBM-N)
December 20, 2017

This has a monopoly position with a story similar to Microsoft. The only difference is that this one is effectively what Microsoft is ultimately going to become, i.e., they buy back shares about 2%-3% per year and have done that for about 15 years. Have raised the dividend every year. A total return story, capital appreciation plus the dividend. At the moment it is fairly inexpensive and is actually on sale. If you have a multiyear time horizon, its an interesting way to play tech. Very, very strong balance sheet.

COMMENT
COMMENT
December 13, 2017

(Market Call Minute.) This company is tying their wagon to artificial intelligence. The stock has come off its lows of August, and the jury is still out. He would be a "solid neutral" on this.

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December 13, 2017

(Market Call Minute.) This company is tying their wagon to artificial intelligence. The stock has come off its lows of August, and the jury is still out. He would be a "solid neutral" on this.

BUY
BUY
December 8, 2017

An old tech company that is undergoing a significant transition. Ultimately, they are going to be successful. It may take another year or so of flattish earnings, but after that they are really going to hit their stride with their software and services offering. Shares are very cheap, trading at 11X earnings.

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IBM (IBM-N)
December 8, 2017

An old tech company that is undergoing a significant transition. Ultimately, they are going to be successful. It may take another year or so of flattish earnings, but after that they are really going to hit their stride with their software and services offering. Shares are very cheap, trading at 11X earnings.

COMMENT
COMMENT
October 3, 2017

Artificial Intelligence is something that almost everybody is interested in. This company is in that business. They made their bones as the first big hardware company when mainframes were the thing. Also invented the PC. In recent years, this has become a software company, almost like a utility in terms of managing existing infrastructure.

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IBM (IBM-N)
October 3, 2017

Artificial Intelligence is something that almost everybody is interested in. This company is in that business. They made their bones as the first big hardware company when mainframes were the thing. Also invented the PC. In recent years, this has become a software company, almost like a utility in terms of managing existing infrastructure.

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DON'T BUY
September 12, 2017

In Q1 there was a lot of positive momentum behind the stock. However, the bloom has now come off that rose a little. Technically it has broken down. You have to climb through a couple of major resistance levels if you want to reclaim and then ultimately set higher highs. Kind of a single digit grower and ultimately, they have a pretty tough row. He would prefer something else.

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IBM (IBM-N)
September 12, 2017

In Q1 there was a lot of positive momentum behind the stock. However, the bloom has now come off that rose a little. Technically it has broken down. You have to climb through a couple of major resistance levels if you want to reclaim and then ultimately set higher highs. Kind of a single digit grower and ultimately, they have a pretty tough row. He would prefer something else.

COMMENT
COMMENT
July 27, 2017

This is in the penalty box. The problem is with having their AI and Watson on one side, and all the old hardware and systems on the other side. You have legacy assets that are not growing, and you have growth coming out of the other. Revenues for the last quarter were down 3% at constant currency. Growth profit margins are down year-over-year. Cloud is going to be a commoditized market, because you have Amazon (AMZN-Q), Salesforce (CRM-N) and Microsoft (MSFT-Q) in that area. It is really going to come down to Watson and how quickly they can write that Artificial Intelligence algorithm scalable to get market share and keep it. It could go sideways for a while and you’ll pick up yield, but hope that new services can grow faster than legacy assets is declining.

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IBM (IBM-N)
July 27, 2017

This is in the penalty box. The problem is with having their AI and Watson on one side, and all the old hardware and systems on the other side. You have legacy assets that are not growing, and you have growth coming out of the other. Revenues for the last quarter were down 3% at constant currency. Growth profit margins are down year-over-year. Cloud is going to be a commoditized market, because you have Amazon (AMZN-Q), Salesforce (CRM-N) and Microsoft (MSFT-Q) in that area. It is really going to come down to Watson and how quickly they can write that Artificial Intelligence algorithm scalable to get market share and keep it. It could go sideways for a while and you’ll pick up yield, but hope that new services can grow faster than legacy assets is declining.

BUY
BUY
June 9, 2017

He would be a buyer here. Negativity is so great that a lot of it has impacted the price. He is still seeing strong cash flows and good earnings. You are only paying 11X earnings. They are migrating from old tech into new tech of Cloud. There is pretty good risk/reward.

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IBM (IBM-N)
June 9, 2017

He would be a buyer here. Negativity is so great that a lot of it has impacted the price. He is still seeing strong cash flows and good earnings. You are only paying 11X earnings. They are migrating from old tech into new tech of Cloud. There is pretty good risk/reward.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
June 6, 2017

*Short* This is a melting ice cube. They’ve had a lot of problems and a mixed view on the street, but when you consider what is happening, they’ve really been relying on share buybacks, manufacturing earnings, nonrecurring types of earnings. They’ve had 20 straight quarters of declining revenue. This is a company that has been shrinking, and it is shrinking fast. Dividend yield of 4%. (Analysts’ price target is $166.)

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IBM (IBM-N)
June 6, 2017

*Short* This is a melting ice cube. They’ve had a lot of problems and a mixed view on the street, but when you consider what is happening, they’ve really been relying on share buybacks, manufacturing earnings, nonrecurring types of earnings. They’ve had 20 straight quarters of declining revenue. This is a company that has been shrinking, and it is shrinking fast. Dividend yield of 4%. (Analysts’ price target is $166.)

COMMENT
COMMENT
May 10, 2017

This concerns him, because the debt was just downgraded. They’ve had something like 17 quarters in a row where revenues have gone down. The dividend is not in jeopardy, but with revenues and earnings going down, you can imagine that someday it will be in jeopardy.

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IBM (IBM-N)
May 10, 2017

This concerns him, because the debt was just downgraded. They’ve had something like 17 quarters in a row where revenues have gone down. The dividend is not in jeopardy, but with revenues and earnings going down, you can imagine that someday it will be in jeopardy.

SELL
SELL
May 2, 2017

He wouldn’t hold this. For a number of years, they did well by using cost containment. Had a lot of fat on their bones, and became leaner, but you have to look at not just the bottom line, but also revenue growth. If there is no revenue growth, but you see profit growth, that perhaps means the company is doing a good job of managing their business, but revenue is the fuel of earnings. They got so lean that they couldn’t really cut anymore fat. Revenue growth hasn’t been there for a long while.

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IBM (IBM-N)
May 2, 2017

He wouldn’t hold this. For a number of years, they did well by using cost containment. Had a lot of fat on their bones, and became leaner, but you have to look at not just the bottom line, but also revenue growth. If there is no revenue growth, but you see profit growth, that perhaps means the company is doing a good job of managing their business, but revenue is the fuel of earnings. They got so lean that they couldn’t really cut anymore fat. Revenue growth hasn’t been there for a long while.

HOLD
HOLD
March 21, 2017

This is so big and diversified that even if they are not successful in one area of the tech business, they have other areas. He likes the shift they are making towards artificial intelligence, towards more cloud services, and reducing emphasis on the legacy dinosaur mainframes. They are moving with the trend, but you are not having to pay up for it. One of the cheapest companies in the Tech universe, at about 12X earnings with a dividend of 3%+.

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IBM (IBM-N)
March 21, 2017

This is so big and diversified that even if they are not successful in one area of the tech business, they have other areas. He likes the shift they are making towards artificial intelligence, towards more cloud services, and reducing emphasis on the legacy dinosaur mainframes. They are moving with the trend, but you are not having to pay up for it. One of the cheapest companies in the Tech universe, at about 12X earnings with a dividend of 3%+.

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