Apple Is More Valuable Than Microsoft and Google Put Together!

Apple_logoApple had regained the position for a little while as the world’s most valuable company. Revenue and sale numbers are out for Apple. The total valuation of this company now stands at $413 billion.

It replaced Exxon Mobil as the most valuable company for a while until their places were interchanged due to the day’s trading. In valuation terms, Apple is way ahead of tech giants like Microsoft and Google.

Microsoft is valued at $249 billion, while Google is at a much lower $146 billion. That means if the valuations of Microsoft and Google were combined it would be $395 billion. That is still below Apple’s $413 billion.

Apple’s Incredible Year

  • Apple has continued its good performance from last year, when it overtook Microsoft in terms of profitability.
  • More than just the market valuation, Apple also has cash reserves of almost a $100 billion. That means if tomorrow the Apple board decides it could buy out Dell and HP together and still have some money left.
  • It also has enough money to completely buy out the social network Facebook. As Facebook has not had a IPO, its market value cannot be easily calculated but it is estimated to be valued around $90 billion.

Less is more

  • The most amazing part of Apple’s growth in the past 2 years has been that it does not have a host of products and services. Products like iPhone, iPod, iPads and their App store is what is driving all this revenues.
  • Also considering it sells devices which are considered expensive and a bit of a luxury, it still has grown despite the economic recession in the US and Europe. It seems Apple is recession proof.

It seems Steve Job’s philosophy of concentrating on a handful of products instead of several, has paid off BIG. Also with iPhone 5 and iPad 3 expected in the year 2012, it could mean there is no stopping Apple at least for the next couple of years.

Source: Nasdaq



eddy January 27, 2012

thanks for this post. I have subscribed to your RSS feed. Also the infographic Microsoft vs Apple posted by you a few months back is amazing

Gaurang January 28, 2012

Thats the power of APPLE….) It rocks…