Apple made more than Microsoft, Google, eBay, Yahoo, Amazon and Facebook combined in fiscal 2012

Apple made more than Microsoft, Google, eBay, Yahoo, Amazon and Facebook combined in fiscal 2012
What do you get when you add Microsoft, Google, eBay, Amazon, Yahoo and Facebook profits all together? A number that is less than Apple's profits, that's for sure.

In its fiscal year 2012 that one company headquartered at One Infinity Loop bagged $41.7 billion in profit on $156.5 billion in revenue, a pretty decent 26.6% ratio, which most companies out there can only dream of, and which proves that disrupting an industry pays off big time even in a recession.

The other Silicon Valley giants above raked in $34.4 billion in combined profits, though Microsoft's profit margin is slightly higher than even Apple's, and that's with all the R&D costs around Windows 8/RT creation and distribution.

Another eye-opener on Apple's insane profits is the sum that all PC makers raked in as a whole - just south of $20 billion, which is less than a half of what Apple alone made, next to hardware giants like HP, Dell, IBM, Intel, Asus, Acer and Lenovo. Turning our attention to the mobile industry, despite Samsung's rapid ascent, Apple dominates the overall profit chart there, too, with Samsung, Nokia, RIM and HTC combined making less than $20 billion. The cable and media behemoths like Time Warner, Comcast, News Corp and Disney, are also slouching against Cupertino's signature hardware/software ecosystem.

source: Statista via SlashGear



1. 8logic

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

and all the sh**p complains about the oil companies.............. first!

28. yuvananda

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

Apple Fanboys' stature "Apple sales figures are tipping the scales"- Apple is Apple after all "Apple's revenue dropping"- You're tallying it wrong :P

2. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

There's nothing to be surprised of. Prices of their products obviously will tell you how Apple earned that billions of profits.

3. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

I got sick from biased articles of Iphone Arena... If you are brave, publish a review comparing IPhone 5 with Nokia Lumia 920... What will you say about your lovely baby apple here?? You would never ever do that .... at all.

4. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

calm down, you just shown how immature people are getting on here phonearena isnt biased, if they were why would they bother reporting on anything else. yes certain reviewers on here let there bias rule there articles but to say the entire site is biased is stupid and yes id like to see a comparison between the iphone 5 and 920 and for it to be fair but im not gonna moan about it.

13. lumia920

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

me tooo disperately waiting for lumia 920 vs iphone 5 review... and also for lumia 920 vs gs3 review so that my dream loving phone kick both of them is their asses..

15. mahmoodh

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

if u don find that review here then look for other sites that do have the review. P.S. i too wanna read the review, but not gonna moan bout it.

5. wendygarett unregistered

Yay for apple!!! Which one do you prefer apple? visa or mastercard :)

10. rahulcena5565

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 01, 2010

An Apple a day, keeps the stocks at bay!

16. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

How much is Pablo Escobar worth?

26. cslaten

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

Zero. He is dead....

32. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

So is Steve Jobs :)

17. kombinatonz

Posts: 30; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

I hope this site does not turn out in misleading people like the other Apple fan-boy sites.

18. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

OK dont get this...didn't samsung alone in the last 2 quaters make around 12 billion in profit so how come this graph shows them making only 12 billion with Nokia rim etc

27. lzsbleach

Posts: 155; Member since: May 20, 2012

Yea I was looking at that to. I see sometimes on this site they have articals that contradict each other.

21. TheRetroReplay

Posts: 256; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I don't buy that, Apple fudges it's numbers and pads the books really badly. They'll have one set of figures one day and then have a completely different and higher set of numbers the next. Also their products cost way too much for what they're worth. You can either buy a MacBook Pro for $2500 or get a Dell with the same specs for $500. So of course Apple is going to make boat loads of cash, they sell at such outrageous prices.The MacBook Air, the small one cost $1000 when you can get a netbook with the same specs for $300. This chart is very misleading, especially when Phone Arena reported that Samsung made around $12 billion last quarter and also reported that Apple profit margins were down too.

25. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

I would love to see this Dell with the "same specs for $500" as the Macbook Pro as well as this netbook. We'll be waiting.

33. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Enron fudged it too ... the account books i mean :)

22. Shino

Posts: 196; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Bhehehe! No surprise here! Apple now's flying in another orbit!

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Jealousy rears its ugly head.

29. Pdubb

Posts: 249; Member since: Aug 08, 2011

Instead of just adding the numbers and saying this company is doing better than all these other companies look at the figures in context as well. MS had a record year of almost 74 billion dollars in revenue and its profits were hit with an almost 7 billion dollar deduction still earning an healthy 17 billion profit. When a company any company can triple their profits from 10 years ago I would say that company id doing well no matter what the analyst say.

30. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Wow. That about sums it up.

31. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

its not a shocker that they will earn that much... remember this.. over price phone - the iPhone over price and oversize iPod - the iPad over price reader - the iPad mini over price loptop and desktop - the macs over price fruit- APPLE!

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