Customers in an Apple shop in Beijing Dawanglu CBD.  As
BEIJING, CHINA - 2016/07/27: Customers in an Apple shop in Beijing Dawanglu CBD. As Chinese smartphone makers offer better products, sales in China fell 33% to $8.8 billion in the 2nd quarter, compared with 112% growth a year earlier. (Photo by Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images)Zhang Peng — LightRocket via Getty Images
  • Previous Rank
    3
  • Revenues ($M)
    215639
  • Revenue Percent Change
    -7.7
  • Profits ($M)
    45687
  • Profits Percent Change
    -14.4
  • Assets ($M)
    321686
  • Employees
    116000
  • Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)
    753718

After more than a decade of solid growth fueled first by the iPod music player and then by the even more popular iPhone, Apple finally appeared to hit a wall, with lackluster sales relatively speaking for other products such as the iPad and Apple Watch and a heavy reliance on upgraded phone models. But the most profitable publicly-traded company in the world is investing heavily in software and its efforts in new areas of opportunity, including automobiles, remain in development (and under wraps). Apple was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Cupertino, Calif.

Company Info

CEOTimothy D. Cook
CEO TitleChief Executive Officer & Director
SectorTechnology
IndustryComputers, Office Equipment
HQ LocationCupertino, CA
Websitewww.apple.com
Years on Fortune 500 List23
Employees116,000

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

Revenues ($M)$215,639
Profits ($M)$45,687
Assets ($M)$321,686
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$128,249
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$753,718

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues21.2%
Profits as % of Assets14.2%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity35.6%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)8
EPS % Change (from 2015)-9.9%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)16%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)38.3%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2016)12.5%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)17%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)26.5%