Friday, June 8, 2012

Big Tech Assets Rise, Apple Surges to $151 Billion

The Largest USA Tech Companies have reported aggregate total assets of $888 billion, which is the highest in the 5 quarters reviewed and an all-time high. This is a net increase of +$25 billion and +3% from the prior quarter. Apple led the way with a strong +$12 billion increase, followed by Microsoft (+$6 billion), Google (+$5 billion), and Qualcomm (+$4 billion). The only decreases were reported by Amazon (-$5 billion) and IBM (-$1 billion).

The $100 Billion Club: For the latest quarter reported, Apple continues #1 and largest at $150.9 billion. HP continues in second at $127.7 billion, followed by #3 Microsoft at $118.0 billion. IBM dropped to #4 at $115.3 billion. Next is #5 Cisco at $91.2 billion. The next group are #6 Google at $77.1 billion, which surpassed now #7 Oracle ($74.4 billion). Intel continues at #8 ($71.8 billion) followed by #9 Qualcomm ($41.5 billion). Amazon is last and #10 at $20.3 billion. I have included Amazon because of the Kindle Fire, streaming, cloud services, and the resulting competition with others listed.

The Largest USA Tech Companies have reported an average capital to assets ratio of 54.89%, a +1.39% increase from the prior quarter. The net increase was led by Amazon (+5%) and Apple (+3%). Only Google reported a decrease and this was negligible (-0.12%). For the latest quarters reported, Google continues leading with the strongest capital of 80%, followed by Qualcomm at 77%. Apple is #3 at 68%, followed closely by Intel at 65%. Next are OracleMicrosoft, and Cisco at 58%, 58%, and 56%, respectively. Amazon is 8th at 36%, followed by HP (33%) and finally IBM (18%).

Status Updated through HP quarterly financial results reported 5-23-12

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