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Decompose IBM’s ROE and discuss the factors (and trends) that contribute to Big Blue’s profitability The company’s profitability and stability is hence]to the confidence they build within their investors by utilizing their share buy back strategy. 2. Evaluate IBM’s Revenue growth, Receivables, and Gross margins and over the period (be sure to control for seasonality in your evaluation). Boost buybacks and use strategy in the for the years during the that account to the decrease in and to the seasonality of the business. 3. Evaluate IBM’s Earnings per Share (basic), and Identify the factors most responsible for the increase in IBM’s earnings, accelerated buybacks strategically in the year during the months of May to account for the decrease in sales hence]to the seasonality of the business.

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