The company's quarterly income statement at a glance via Asymco's Horace Dediu
At the simplest level, the height of the first column represents the company's top line ($28.27 billion total revenue) and the last column, in green, represents its bottom line ($6.62 billion profit).
As for the rest, Dediu offers some handy tips: (edited slightly)
With one seventh as many employees as IBM, Apple generates 13 times more profit
As of September, Apple (AAPL) had 60,400 full-time equivalent employees, according to the SEC Form 10-K it filed Wednesday, nearly 30% more than the 46,600 it reported in Q4 2010.
But those employees generate more profit per capita -- by far -- than any of Apple's peers in the industry.
In the quarter that ended in September -- not MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 30, 2011 6:34 AM ET
James Gosling, who is often called the Father of Java, has been chiming in on the recent litigation between Oracle and Google.
There are some alternative narratives that are noteworthy in Gosling's recent blog posts. Namely that Google's Android project was started as more of a defense against Apple (AAPL) rather than a new revenue opportunity for Google (GOOG). He recalled meetings with Google when the two companies were discussing MORESeth Weintraub - Aug 17, 2010 5:18 PM ET
That first weekend of iPhone 3G sales was a very profitable one for Apple (AAPL), based on some quick back-of-the envelope analysis.
We know from Apple that the company sold at least 1 million iPhones in those first three days. We know from a teardown published by iSuppli Monday roughly how much the phones cost to build. We know their retail price and have some pretty good estimates of how much MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 16, 2008 11:26 AM ET
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