Apple företaget som 1996 stod nära ruinens brant har passerat IBM på Fortune 500 listan till en 17 plats. Men företagets 3 plats på listan över mest vinstgivande ger än mer imponerande bild av av hur apples integrerade plattforms strategi driver en formidable vinstmaskin.
Apple zooms to No. 17 on Fortune 500 list, tops IBM | Business Tech – CNET News: ”Apple’s is movin’ on up the Fortune 500 list, passing computer heavyweight IBM.
Apple landed at No. 17, up from No. 35, in terms of 2011 revenue, which was a cool $108.2 billion.
To put Apple’s meteoric rise into perspective, blue-chip tech stalwart IBM dropped one spot to No. 19, with 2011 revenues of $106.9 billion.
And Hewlett-Packard is also feeling the heat from Apple. Though Apple’s Silicon Valley neighbor moved up one spot to No. 10, with revenue of $127.2 billion, HP is not the profit juggernaut that Apple is.
Apple was No.3 on the list in terms of profits ($25.9 billion), only topped by the two oil giants, Exxon and Chevron. HP was ranked No. 24. Apple also bested IBM, which was No. 9 on the list of the most profitable companies.”