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'Simply breathtaking': Apple's growth profile in two charts

April 25, 2012: 12:50 PM ET

Visualizing Apple's growth in earnings, revenue and margins

Source: Asymco Twitpic

FORTUNE -- Asymco's Horace Dediu has posted a couple of charts that show better than I could tell the significance of Apple's (AAPL) quarterly results.

The first graphs the rise in Apple's growth- and operating-margin percentages. Dediu's two-word TwitPic comment: "Simply breathtaking."

Below, an up-to-date version of the chart with which Dediu tracks Apple's quarterly net sales and earnings growth rates.

Click here to read his commentary.


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