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International Business Machines Corp IBM

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Corporate Tax Hikes Are Very Likely to Come for U.S. Equities

Preston Caldwell Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

| Preston Caldwell |

We expect a U.S. corporate tax hike to be passed this year. Our probability-weighted forecast is an increase in the statutory tax rate to 26% from 21% currently. Our equity analysts will be incorporating the new tax rate into their valuation models over the coming weeks, but our preliminary analysis suggests a mid-single-digit impact to the average U.S. equity valuation.

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Company Profile

Business Description

IBM looks to be a part of every aspect of an enterprise’s IT needs. The company primarily sells infrastructure services (37% of revenue), software (29% of revenue), IT services (23% of revenue) and hardware (8% of revenues). IBM operates in 175 countries and employs approximately 350,000 people. The company has a robust roster of 80,000 business partners to service 5,200 clients--which includes 95% of all Fortune 500. While IBM is a B2B company, IBM’s outward impact is substantial. For example, IBM manages 90% of all credit card transactions globally and is responsible for 50% of all wireless connections in the world.

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One New Orchard Road
Armonk, NY, 10504
T +1 914 499-1900
Sector Technology
Industry Information Technology Services
Most Recent Earnings Mar 31, 2021
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2021
Stock Type High Yield
Employees 375,300

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