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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Largest USA Tech Companies Assets Increase (Charts) *Financial performance & position update*


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Largest USA Technology Companies
* Updated 11-4-11 for Qualcomm quarterly financial results reported 11-2-11 *
* Cisco reports next, 11-9-11 *


Largest USA Technology Companies Quarterly Earnings Dip

Largest USA Tech Companies Profits Decrease The 9 Largest USA Tech Companies have reported an aggregate quarterly net income of $28.45B, which is a 2-quarter low. This is a QoQ decrease of -$2.21B and -7.22%. No companies reported a quarterly net loss. Companies reporting quarterly net income decreases were Oracle (-$1.37B), Apple (-$685M), Cisco (-$575M), HP (-$378M), and Microsoft (-$136M). Those reporting increases were Intel (+$514M), Google (+$224M), IBM (+$177M), and Qualcomm (+$14M). As a result, the average return on assets dipped slightly -0.24% to +15.75% from +15.99%.

Largest USA Tech Companies Assets Increase The 9 Largest USA Tech Companies have reported aggregate total assets of $795.88B, which is the highest in the 5 quarters reviewed. This is a QoQ increase of +$16.88B and +2.17%. Apple led the way with a +$9.61B increase, followed by Intel (+$4.46B), Google (+$4.23B), Cisco (+$1.75B), Qualcomm (+$1.32B), and Oracle (+$324M). IBM had the largest decrease of -$3.32B followed by Microsoft of -$1.29B and HP -$210M. The average capital ratio (total equity divided by total assets) decreased -0.94% to 55.75% from 56.69%.

Largest USA Tech Companies Market Value Rises The 9 Largest USA Tech Companies aggregate market capitalization rose to $1.559 trillion at November 4, 2011 from $1.525 trillion at October 21, 2011 (the last date measured). This is an increase of +$33.77B and +2.21%.

Qualcomm Reports Financial Results The data and charts are updated for Qualcomm, which reported financial results 11-2-11. Qualcomm updated market value and financial results:
* Market Capitalization: Increased to $94.10B from $86.85B, remains in 8th place
* Total Assets: Increased to $36.42B from $35.10B, remains in 9th place
* Capital Ratio: Decreased to 74.05% from 74.93%, remains in 2nd place
* Net Income: Increased to $1.05B from $1.04B, remains in 9th place
* Return on Assets: Increased to 12.72% from 12.70%, remains in 7th place

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 9 companies are Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Google, Oracle, Intel, Cisco, HP, and Qualcomm. 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 are Amazon, EMC Corporation, and telecommunications sub-sector companies.

Largest USA Tech Companies Financial Measurement Five measurements of the 9 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 5 fiscal quarters for each company is 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 Friday, November 4, 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, and is second in the world,  with a market capitalization of $373.68B. Microsoft is 2nd at $223.72B, IBM is 3rd at $223.69B and is about to overtake Microsoft, Google is 4th at $192.93B, Oracle is 5th at $167.72B, Intel is 6th at $127.07B, Cisco is 7th at $99.99B, Qualcomm is 8th at $94.10B, and HP is 9th at $55.67B. The current average market capitalization of the 9 Largest USA Tech Companies is $173.17B. The current aggregate market capitalization of the 9 Largest USA Tech Companies is $1.559 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, 4 companies have over $100 billion in total assets at the latest quarter. HP is largest at $124.92B. Apple has moved up to second at $116.37B.  followed by #3 IBM at $110.16B and #4 Microsoft at $107.42B. Next is #5 Cisco at $87.10B, #6 Oracle at $73.86B, #7 Intel at $70.55B, #8 Google at $69.09B, and #9 Qualcomm at $36.42B. The current average assets of the 9 Largest USA Tech Companies is $88.43B. The current aggregate assets of the 9 Largest USA Tech Companies is $795.88B.


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 with the strongest capital of 79.36%, followed by Qualcomm at 74.05%, Apple at 65.84%, and Intel at 65.37%. Next are OracleMicrosoft, and Cisco at 55.83%, 55.29%, and 54.26%, respectively. HP is at 31.40% and IBM is last at 20.31%. The current average capital ratio for the 9 Largest USA Tech Companies is 55.75%.


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 $6.62B quarterly net income for the latest quarter. Second is Microsoft at $5.74B. IBM is #3 at $3.84B, Intel is #4 at $3.47B, Google is #5 at $2.73B, HP  is #6 at $1.93B, Oracle is #7 at $1.84B, Cisco is #8 at $1.23B, and Qualcomm is #9 at $1.05B. The current average quarterly net income of the 9 Largest USA Tech Companies is $3.16B. The current aggregate quarterly net income for the 9 Largest USA Tech Companies is $28.45B.


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 27.00%, followed by Microsoft at 23.49%. Next is #3 Intel at 19.58%, #4 Google 16.51%, #5 IBM 14.02%, #6 Oracle 13.00%, #7 Qualcomm 12.72%, #8 Cisco 7.81%, and #8 HP 7.63%. The current average return on assets of the 9 Largest USA Tech Companies is 15.75%. [Note: Return on assets differ from company reports or other sources. A more detailed method is utilized for this chart.]


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