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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Largest USA Tech Companies (Charts) *Financial Performance & Position Review*

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Largest USA Technology Companies: Financial Performance & Position Review*

Largest USA Tech Companies Two ways to rank which technology companies are the Largest USA Tech Companies are by market capitalization and total assets. Below is a review of the Largest USA Tech Companies compared to their peers, the largest technology companies in the United States. These 8 companies are Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Google, Oracle, Intel, Cisco, and HP. How a "technology company" is defined makes the first difference and how the largest USA technologies companies are measured makes a second difference. The companies included are designated as such in the S&P 500 technology sector.  Notable companies not included were Amazon and EMC Corporation and telecommunications sub-sector companies.

Largest USA Tech Companies Financial Measurement Five measurements of the 8 Largest USA Tech Companies are reviewed. First is value, ranking by market capitalization. Second is financial position ranking by total assets and capital ratio. Third is financial performance ranking by quarterly net income and annualized return on assets. Some of these companies are on a fiscal year, therefore the latest 4 fiscal quarters are included.

Largest USA Tech Companies by Market Capitalization A measure of the size of a technology company is the valuation of the company by the equity market. The market valuation below is as of the market close on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 and provides a snapshot. All prior and expected financial performance and position has been priced into the publicly traded stock, along with any other financial system and economic uncertainties to-date. Apple leads all technology companies with a market capitalization of $374.00 billion and is the 2nd largest corporation traded on USA equity markets by market capitalization. Microsoft is 2nd at $236.79 billion (3rd largest of all corporations), IBM is 3rd at $221.56 billion (4th largest), Google is 4th at $200.61 billion (7th largest), Oracle is 5th at $162.83 billion (14th largest), Intel is 6th at $121.39 billion (20th largest), Cisco is 7th at $89.60 billion (30th largest), and HP is 8th at $77.72 billion (35th largest). By market capitalization Apple is well ahead. Microsoft, IBM, and Google are in the next tier, followed by Oracle and Intel. Cisco and HP are the lower tier. The current average market capitalization of the 8 Largest USA Tech Companies is $185.56 billion. The current aggregate market capitalization of the 8 Largest USA Tech Companies is $1.485 trillion.


Largest USA Tech Companies by Total Assets The size of the financial position of the Largest USA Tech Companies is measured by total assets. By this measure, four companies have over $100 billion in total assets at the latest quarter. HP is largest at $125.13 billion followed by IBM at $113.47 billion. Microsoft is #3 with $108.70 billion and Apple is #4 with $106.76 billion. Next is #5 Cisco at $85.35 billion, #6 Oracle at $73.54 billion, #7 Intel at $66.09 billion, and #8 Google at $64.86 billion. The current average assets of the 8 Largest USA Tech Companies is $92.99 billion. The current aggregate assets of the 8 Largest USA Tech Companies is $743.90 billion.


Largest USA Tech Companies: Capital Ratio The strength of the financial position of the Largest USA Tech Companies is measured by the basic capital ratio (total equity divided by total assets). By this measurement, Google leads at 80.16%, followed by Intel at 73.72% and Apple at 64.95%. Next are Cisco, Oracle, and Microsoft at 55.31%, 54.73%, and 52.51%, respectively. HP is at 33.40% and IBM is last at 20.45%. The current average capital ratio for the 8 Largest USA Tech Companies is 54.40%.


Largest USA Tech Companies: Quarterly Net Income The current profitability of the financial performance of the Largest USA Tech Companies is measured by quarterly net income. By this measure, for the latest quarter, Apple leads with a $7.31 billion quarterly net income for the QE 6-30-11. Second is Microsoft at $5.87 billion. IBM is #3 at $3.66 billion, Oracle is #4 at $3.21 billion, Intel is #5 at $2.95 billion, Google is #6 at $2.51 billion, HP  is #7 at $2.30 billion, and Cisco is #8 at $1.81 billion. The current average quarterly net income of the 8 Largest USA Tech Companies is $3.70 billion. The current aggregate quarterly net income for the 8 Largest USA Tech Companies is $29.63 billion.


Largest USA Tech Companies: Return on Assets Annual return on assets is the ultimate measurement of a technology company's financial performance. Return on assets reveals how effectively assets are being deployed to maximize profits and a 4-quarter moving average is shown on the chart for each company. By this measurement, for the latest quarter, two companies have annual return on assets greater than 20.00%: Apple leads at 27.56%, followed by Microsoft at 24.20%. Next is #3 Intel at 19.56%, #4 Google 16.74%, #5 IBM 13.96%, #6 Oracle 12.75%, #7 Cisco 8.82%, and #8 HP 7.61%. The current average return on assets of the 8 Largest USA Tech Companies is 16.40%. [Note: Return on assets differ from company reports or other sources. A more detailed method is utilized for this chart.]



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