According to Forbes , Apple brand “is worth nearly twice as much as any other brand on the planet by our count" (Forbes , 2013). This valuation is based on huge sales for Apple products and revenue earned by Apple. In the period between 28... ... middle of paper ... ...ness.time.com/2013/10/04/two-years-after-steve-jobs-death-is-apple-a-different-company/ Lowensohn, J. (2013,October 30,).Apple's R&D up 32 percent in 2013, still dwarfed by rivals. cnet.com.
One of Apples more recent iPhone model, the iPhone 5 which came out in September of 2012 was soon replaced by the iPhone 5c and 5s which came out a year late. Samsung stocks are slowly creeping past Apple's which have dropped 37% scene September 2013's all time high- just two days before the iPhone 5 was available in stores. In comparison IHS iSuppli, an industrial data website specializing in electronic/ media services reported that Samsung held 28% of global smartphone markets in the previous year. Samsung VS Apple A recent survey from a research investment firm called Canaccord Genuity concludes that more recent Galaxy phones sold more combined units in the U.S than Apple’s iPhone did in May of 2013. Respectively Android and IOS operating systems represented 91.1% of all smartphone shipments during the 4QT of 2012.
From June 2004 to June 2005, Microsoft saw a 33% growth in net income. However, from June 2005 to June 2006, growth decreased to 2%. Investors consider net income to be the leading indicator for a stock price. To illustrate how the changes in net income affect stock prices, a time line is shown below. 6/30/04 Net income Change $24.65 Stock Growth 12/30/04 $25.89 (04-05) 6/30/05 33% $24.93 1.1% 12/30/05 $25.61 (05-06) 6/30/06 2.4% $23.92 (4.1)% In Microsoft’s 2004 fiscal year, a 33% increase in net income resulted in a 1% increase in stock price.
The total revenue for IBM in 2013 was 99.8 dollars billion which was a five percent decrease from 2012 (104.5 billion dollars). The net income for IBM in 2013 was 16.5 billion dollars which was a decrease of one percent from 2012 (16.6 billion dollars). The core businesses of IBM include their software, services, finance and hardware (systems and technology) segments which each changed in their own way from 2012 to 2013. In the fourth quarter of 2013 the software business brought in 8.1 billion dollars, which was a three percent increase from 2012 fourth quarter. The Global Technology Services revenue went down four percent from 2012 by bringing in 9.9 billion dollars.
During the financial year ended September 2014, Apple Inc. has reported a net profit of $39,510 million with sales income of $182,795 million. It is an increase of 7% over FY2013. (Applecom, annual report 2104) Background Apple Inc. was founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steven Wozniak and was incorporated in 1977 It was started to develop and sells personal computers. The
This would not only be because of their success with their company and products but their success rate overall. Apple stores were on track to generate a little over $1 billion in annual sales which was to compare to Apple's $8.3 billion fiscal revenue. In 2012 Apple's revenue and mounted to 156 billion which fainted as the second largest IT company in the world. Apple posted the absolute biggest quarterly profit of $18 billion in the last 3 months of 2014 in corporate history. But wait for it, in September of 2015 is when Apple's fiscal year ended once again and this time they were set to rake in $52.5 billion in
For example , Apple recently opened a new retail store in Chongqing . By product division, the fourth quarter of 2013 : iPhone sales of 33.8 million , compared with $ 26.9 million , innovation in the history of the September quarter, the best sales record ; iPhone and related products and services revenue of $ 19.51 billion last quarter of $ 18.154 billion , compared to $ 16.645 billion , growth of 7% , an increase of 17% ; iPad sales of 14.1 million units, compared to 14 million last year ; iPad and related products and services revenue was $ 6.188 billion , $ 6.374 billion last quarter , compared to $ 7.133 billion , fell 3 percent , down 13 % ; Mac computer sales of 460 million units, compared to 4.9 million last year ; Mac computer and related services revenue was $ 5.624 billion , $ 4.893 billion last quarter , compared to $ 6.617 billion , growth of 15% , down 15% ; iPod revenue of $ 573 million last quarter to $ 733 million , compared to $ 820 million , fell 22 percent , down 30% ; iTunes, software and services sales of $ 4.26 billion , $ 3.99 billion last quar... ... middle of paper ... ..., the new Retina MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, OS X Mavericks, the new version supports OS X and iOS iWork, iLife, and more earlier also launched new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C mobile phone . Apple is expected in the first quarter of fiscal year 2014 ushered in more growth . However , Apple has not made overly optimistic expectations. Apple expects revenues for the next quarter of $ 55 billion to $ 58 billion , according to the expectations of the ceiling , Apple's revenue growth next quarter is only 6.4%.
The company that tops this dream list is Apple, which with $ 104.3 billion is nearly double its nearest rival Microsoft, which at $56.7 billion occupies the second position. This figure is remarkable considering the fact that the stocks of Apple fell by around 45% from its high in September 2012 before recovering to some extent. This shows that Apple brand has captured the imagination of millions of consumers worldwide owing to its unrelenting focus on innovation and excellence, and a slight dip in the sales figures in recent times has not diminished the magic of owning an Apple product. The new device launched by Apple has onc... ... middle of paper ... ...n, the USA based companies accounted for a little more than half of the entries followed distantly by Germany, France, and Japan. While a list like this is helpful to find the position of your company in the world’s industrial map, we must never forget that the fast changing technology world could be very cruel as evident from the two recent cases of Blackberry and Nokia.
Apple’s external stakeholders are their customers and vendors. Apple is a superior brand and the brand’s average consumers are generally those with high income levels. The average household income for MAC owners are in excess of $98K annually according to Gaille (2015). Their targeted market are Millennials (18-34 years of age). Fifty-four percent of IPhone owners are repeat purchasers of the previous version.
Looking at the previously conducted profitability ratios for Blackberry, we can notice that all the ratios are not only lower than Apple’s, but have also decreased throughout 2011 until 2013. However, for Apple, all conducted profitability ratios are increasing throughout a three-year time span, from 2010 to 2012. The gross margin measures the relationship between sales and the costs that support these sales. Blackberry’s gross margin has decreased from years 2011-2013. It was 44% in 2011, but decreased to 35% in 2012.