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  • Previous Rank5
  • Revenues ($M)182,795
  • Revenue Percent Change7%
  • Profits ($M)39,510
  • Profits Percent Change6.7%
  • Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)724,773

After a bumpy start to 2014, Apple’s stock finished the year up 40%, adding nearly $200 billion to the company’s market value. A product pipeline that’s gotten Apple fanboys lining up all over again has certainly helped reenergize revenue growth: In addition to unveiling new categories like Apple Pay and Apple Watch, the company launched the iPhone 6, selling a record-breaking 10 million units in the first three days. As CEO Tim Cook recently told investors: “It’s tough to find something in the numbers not to like.” The normally low-profile Cook is breaking new ground in other ways too—in October, 2014 he came out as the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company.

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Company Info

CEO
Timothy D. Cook
Industry
Computers, Office Equipment
Sector
Technology
HQ Location
Cupertino, CA
Websitehttp://www.apple.com
Years on List21

Key Financials (last fiscal year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)182,7957%
Profits ($M)39,5106.7%
Total Stockholder Equity111,547-
Employees97,200-
Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)724,773-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues21.6%
Profits as % of Assets17%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity35.4%

Earnings Per Share (last fiscal year)

Earnings Per Share ($)6.45
EPS % Change (from 2013)13.6%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)48.3%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)63%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2014)40.5%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)31.1%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)38.2%