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  • Previous Rank3
  • Revenues ($M)$229,234.00
  • Revenue Percent Change6.3%
  • Profits ($M)$48,351.00
  • Profits Percent Change5.8%
  • Assets ($M)$375,319.00
  • Employees123,000
  • Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$851,317.90

Apple took a small step back, from No. 3 to No. 4, despite a 6% gain in annual sales, but it led the way in profits with more than $48 billion in net income. In short, the Apple juggernaut continues at tremendous scale and despite the overall saturation of smartphones, which make up the vast majority of the company’s sales and profits. In an unusual move, Apple introduced three new phones, the upgraded iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, as well as the redesigned iPhone X (pronounced “ten”), powered by facial-recognition technology. Services likes Apple Pay and Apple Music continued to rise too.

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Company Info

Timothy D. Cook
CEO Title
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Computers, Office Equipment
HQ Location
Cupertino, Calif.
Years on Fortune 500 List24
Figures are for fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2017.

Apple Rank History

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$229,234.006.3%
Profits ($M)$48,351.005.8%
Assets ($M)$375,319.00-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$134,047.00-
Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$851,317.90-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues21.1%
Profits as % of Assets12.9%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity36.1%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)9.21
EPS % Change (from 2016)10.8%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)7.9%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)32.3%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2017)48.5%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)19.7%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)20.9%