IBM Posts Higher 4Q Net Income

ARMONK, N.Y. (AP) -

IBM said its fourth-quarter net income grew 6 percent, surpassing Wall Street’s expectations even though revenue fell.

IBM Corp. said Tuesday that it earned $6.19 billion, or $5.73 per share, in the October-December period. That’s up from $5.83 billion, or $5.13 per share, in the same period a year earlier.

IBM’s adjusted earnings were $6.13 per share in the latest quarter.

Revenue fell 5.5 percent, to $27.7 billion from $29.3 billion.

Analysts, on average, had expected adjusted earnings of $5.99 per share on revenue of $28.27 billion, according to FactSet.

The Armonk, N.Y., company is forecasting 2014 earnings of at least $17 per share and adjusted earnings of at least $18 per share. Analysts expect $18.02 per share.