International Business Machines Corp. doesn't plan to lockitself into another precise earnings forecast after ditching itslong-held goal for 2015 profit.

Chief Financial Officer Martin Schroeter said IBM is unlikely toput in place another “absolute” earnings-per-share (EPS) roadmap.He said there's still value in laying out the complex company'sstrategy for investors.

“We are going to have to be as transparent as we have been aboutthe business and what it can earn over time,” Schroeter said todayat an RBC Capital Markets investor conference. He added that thetechnology giant isn't looking for any big, transformativeacquisitions.

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