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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-K

ANNUAL REPORT

pursuant to Section 13 or 15 (d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019

1-2360

(Commission file number)

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

New York
(State of Incorporation)

One New Orchard Road

13-0871985

(IRS Employer Identification Number)

Armonk, New York
(Address of principal executive offices)

10504
(Zip Code)

914-499-1900

(Registrant’s telephone number)

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

    


Trading Symbol

    

Name of each exchange
on which registered

Capital stock, par value $.20 per share

IBM

New York Stock Exchange

Chicago Stock Exchange

2.750% Notes due 2020

IBM 20B

New York Stock Exchange

1.875% Notes due 2020

IBM 20A

New York Stock Exchange

0.500% Notes due 2021

IBM 21B

New York Stock Exchange

2.625% Notes due 2022

IBM 22A

New York Stock Exchange

1.25% Notes due 2023

IBM 23A

New York Stock Exchange

0.375% Notes due 2023

IBM 23B

New York Stock Exchange

1.125% Notes due 2024

IBM 24A

New York Stock Exchange

2.875% Notes due 2025

IBM 25A

New York Stock Exchange

0.950% Notes due 2025

IBM 25B

New York Stock Exchange

0.875% Notes due 2025

IBM 25C

New York Stock Exchange

0.300% Notes due 2026

IBM 26B

New York Stock Exchange

1.250% Notes due 2027

IBM 27B

New York Stock Exchange

0.300% Notes due 2028

IBM 28B

New York Stock Exchange

1.750% Notes due 2028

IBM 28A

New York Stock Exchange

1.500% Notes due 2029

IBM 29

New York Stock Exchange

1.750% Notes due 2031

IBM 31

New York Stock Exchange

0.650% Notes due 2032

IBM 32A

New York Stock Exchange

1.200% Notes due 2040

IBM 40

New York Stock Exchange

7.00% Debentures due 2025

IBM 25

New York Stock Exchange

6.22% Debentures due 2027

IBM 27

New York Stock Exchange

6.50% Debentures due 2028

IBM 28

New York Stock Exchange

7.00% Debentures due 2045

IBM 45

New York Stock Exchange

7.125% Debentures due 2096

IBM 96

New York Stock Exchange

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None.

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. Yes  No 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act. Yes  No 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes  No 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes  No 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Large accelerated filer 

Accelerated filer 

Non-accelerated filer 

Smaller reporting company 

Emerging growth company 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Exchange Act Rule 12b-2). Yes  No 

The aggregate market value of the voting stock held by non-affiliates of the registrant as of the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter was $122.1 billion.

The registrant had 888,408,023 shares of common stock outstanding at February 10, 2020.

Documents incorporated by reference:

Portions of IBM’s Annual Report to Stockholders for the year ended December 31, 2019 are incorporated by reference into Parts I, II and IV of this Form 10-K.

Portions of IBM’s definitive Proxy Statement to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and delivered to stockholders in connection with the Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held April 28, 2020 are incorporated by reference into Part III of this Form 10-K.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

PART I

1

Item 1. Business

1

Item 1A. Risk Factors

10

Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments

15

Item 2. Properties

15

Item 3. Legal Proceedings

16

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

16

PART II

17

Item 5. Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

17

Item 6. Selected Financial Data

17

Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

17

Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

18

Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

18

Item 9. Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure

18

Item 9A. Controls and Procedures

18

Item 9B. Other Information

18