The above graph represents IBM annual revenue by country. In 2018, IBM posted total revenue of $79.59 billion, globally, with a negligible increase of 0.6% compared to the prior year. Interestingly, IBM’s US revenue accounted for nearly 36.5% of the company’s total revenue in 2018.
In 2018, IBM generated about $29 billion in revenue from the US, with a year-over-year decrease of 2.29% when the company posted $29.76 in revenue from the US. IBM clocked $37.17 billion in revenue from the US – the highest ever in the last 19 years.
On the other hand, about 10.7% of the company’s total revenue in 2018 came from Japan. IBM generated $8.49 billion in revenue from Japan, with a year-over-year increase of 3.03%.
In 2004, IBM’s revenue from Japan hit an all-time high of $12.3 billion, with a notable 5.12% YoY growth. Since then it has been either declining or stagnant.
Note: Revenues are attributed to countries based on the location of the client.
IBM Corporation: Additional Information
IBM (International Business Machines Corporation) is an American multinational information technology company, headquartered in Armonk, New York.
In 1911, IBM was founded by Thomas J. Watson at Endicott, New York, as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR) and later in 1924, it was renamed “International Business Machines” (IBM). As a globally integrated enterprise, the company currently operates in more than 175 countries. As of 2018, the number of employees in IBM/wholly owned subsidiaries crossed 350,000.
The company’s business model is built to support two principal goals: helping enterprise clients to move from one era to the next by bringing together innovative technology and industry expertise, and providing long-term value to shareholders.
IBM’s business segments include Technology Services & Cloud Platforms, Cognitive Solutions, Global Business Services, Systems & Technology, Global Financing and others.
In 2018, for the 26th consecutive year, IBM was awarded more U.S. patents than any other company. IBM’s 9,100 patents awarded in 2018 represent a diverse range of inventions in strategic growth areas for the company. Of the 9,100 patents granted to IBM in 2018, more than 1,600 were related to AI and 1,400 to cybersecurity – more than any other company in either area.
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