Saturday, August 25, 2012
Big Tech Assets Rise, Apple Reaches Record $163 Billion
The Largest USA Tech Companies have reported all-time high aggregate total assets of $917 billion. This is a net increase of +$32 billion and +4% from the prior quarter. Apple led the way, and continues pulling away, with another incredible +$12 billion quarterly increase, followed by Google (+$9 billion), and Oracle (+$4 billion). The only decrease was reported by IBM (-$1.5 billion).
The $100 Billion Club: For the latest quarter reported, Apple continues #1 and largest at $162.9 billion. HP continues in second at $127.7 billion, followed by #3 Microsoft at $121.3 billion. IBM is #4 at $113.8 billion. Cisco is #5 at $91.2 billion. The next group is #6 Google at $86.1 billion, #7 Oracle ($78.3 billion), and #8 Intel ($72.4 billion). Qualcomm is a more distance #9 ($42.4 billion). Amazon is last and #10 at $21.0 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 54.18%, a slight decrease of -0.45% from the prior quarter. Six of the ten companies reviewed reported increases, led by Intel (+2.3%) and HP (+1.4%). Google reported the largest decrease (-4.8%) followed by Microsoft (-3.5%).
For the latest quarters reported, Qualcomm (77%) has surpassed Google (75%) to have the strongest capital position. Apple is #3 at 69%, followed closely by Intel at 67%. Next are Cisco, Oracle, and Microsoft at 56%, 56%, and 55%, respectively. Amazon is 8th at 36%, followed by HP (33%) and finally IBM (18%) is last and #10.
Updated through Amazon quarterly financial results reported 7-26-12
Next reports: Cisco (August 15), HP (August 22)
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