Competition

Exhibit 5 provides a comparison of IBM with HP and Accenture. Note that IBM is larger than both rival firms put together.

Exhibit 5 IBM versus Rival Firms

Ibm HP Accenture
# Employees 430,000 11,900 320,000
$ Net Income $12,000 M 707 M $2,941 M
$ Revenue $92.8 B $3.7 B $31.8 B
$ Revenue/Employee $215,814 $310,924 $99,375
$ EPS Ratio $11.90 $6.72 $4.66
Market Cap. $155 B $7.3 B $55.4 B

Source: Based on IBM’s company documents.

Hewlett Packard (HP)

Based in Palo Alto, California, HP provides technologies, software, PCs, workstations, tables, calculators, and many other accessories and services to individuals as well as corporations. The company has been struggling in recent years, with ...

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