Apple Computer, Inc

Industry: Computer Hardware

Fortune Rank: 56

For the fiscal year ended 24 September 2005, Apple Computer, Inc.'s revenues rose 68% to $13.9B. Net income totaled $1.34B, up from $276M. Revenues reflect increased sales of iPods and higher sales of Macintosh products. Net income also benefited from an increase in gross margins, improved operating margins, the absence of restructuring costs, and benefits from several tax items related to net deferred tax assets and tax reserves.

Apple Computer, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets personal computers (PCs) and related software, peripherals and personal computing and communicating solutions. The Company also designs, develops and markets a line of portable digital music players along with related accessories and services including the online distribution of third-party music and audio books. The Company's products and services include the Macintosh line of desktop and notebook computers, the iPod digital music player, the Xserve server and Xserve RAID storage products, a portfolio of consumer and professional software applications, the Mac OS X operating system, the online iTunes Music Store, a portfolio of peripherals that support and enhance the Macintosh and iPod product lines, and a variety of other service and support offerings.

Apple Computer, Inc

Apple Computer, Inc is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 Apple Computer, Inc was ranked number 56 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 56th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

Apple Computer, Inc achieved revenue of $36,537.00 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $5,704.00 million.

Apple Computer, Inc' rank improves

The company ranking improved in 2010, moving up the Fortune 500 list to 56th compared to 71st in 2009. This was based on its 2009 revenue of $32,479 million (a change of 4 million compared to 2010) and profits of $4,834 million (a change of $1 million compared to 2009).

Another point of view

To many investors, profits are more important than the revenue a company earns. If the Fortune 500 was ranked by profits instead of revenue then Apple Computer, Inc would be ranked 26th rather than 56th due to its profits of $5,704 in 2010.

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