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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

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Analysis of Profitability Ratios

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Profitability Ratios (Summary)

Apple Inc., profitability ratios

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Sep 28, 2019 Sep 29, 2018 Sep 30, 2017 Sep 24, 2016 Sep 26, 2015 Sep 27, 2014
Return on Sales
Gross profit margin
Operating profit margin
Net profit margin
Return on Investment
Return on equity (ROE)
Return on assets (ROA)

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-31), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-05), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-03), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-26), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-28), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-27).

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Apple Inc.’s gross profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Apple Inc.’s operating profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Apple Inc.’s net profit margin ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 not reaching 2017 level.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Apple Inc.’s ROE improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Apple Inc.’s ROA improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Gross Profit Margin

Apple Inc., gross profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Sep 28, 2019 Sep 29, 2018 Sep 30, 2017 Sep 24, 2016 Sep 26, 2015 Sep 27, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Gross margin
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Gross profit margin1
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, Competitors2
Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Applied Materials Inc.
Broadcom Inc.
Cisco Systems Inc.
Intel Corp.
Lam Research Corp.
Micron Technology Inc.
NVIDIA Corp.
Qualcomm Inc.
Texas Instruments Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-31), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-05), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-03), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-26), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-28), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-27).

1 2019 Calculation
Gross profit margin = 100 × Gross margin ÷ Net sales
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Apple Inc.’s gross profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Operating Profit Margin

Apple Inc., operating profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Sep 28, 2019 Sep 29, 2018 Sep 30, 2017 Sep 24, 2016 Sep 26, 2015 Sep 27, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Operating income
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Operating profit margin1
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Competitors2
Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Applied Materials Inc.
Broadcom Inc.
Cisco Systems Inc.
Intel Corp.
Lam Research Corp.
Micron Technology Inc.
NVIDIA Corp.
Qualcomm Inc.
Texas Instruments Inc.
Operating Profit Margin, Sector
Technology Hardware & Equipment
Operating Profit Margin, Industry
Technology

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-31), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-05), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-03), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-26), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-28), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-27).

1 2019 Calculation
Operating profit margin = 100 × Operating income ÷ Net sales
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Apple Inc.’s operating profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Net Profit Margin

Apple Inc., net profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Sep 28, 2019 Sep 29, 2018 Sep 30, 2017 Sep 24, 2016 Sep 26, 2015 Sep 27, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors2
Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Applied Materials Inc.
Broadcom Inc.
Cisco Systems Inc.
Intel Corp.
Lam Research Corp.
Micron Technology Inc.
NVIDIA Corp.
Qualcomm Inc.
Texas Instruments Inc.
Net Profit Margin, Sector
Technology Hardware & Equipment
Net Profit Margin, Industry
Technology

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-31), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-05), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-03), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-26), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-28), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-27).

1 2019 Calculation
Net profit margin = 100 × Net income ÷ Net sales
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Apple Inc.’s net profit margin ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 not reaching 2017 level.

Return on Equity (ROE)

Apple Inc., ROE calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Sep 28, 2019 Sep 29, 2018 Sep 30, 2017 Sep 24, 2016 Sep 26, 2015 Sep 27, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income
Shareholders’ equity
Profitability Ratio
ROE1
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors2
Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Applied Materials Inc.
Broadcom Inc.
Cisco Systems Inc.
Intel Corp.
Lam Research Corp.
Micron Technology Inc.
NVIDIA Corp.
Qualcomm Inc.
Texas Instruments Inc.
ROE, Sector
Technology Hardware & Equipment
ROE, Industry
Technology

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-31), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-05), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-03), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-26), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-28), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-27).

1 2019 Calculation
ROE = 100 × Net income ÷ Shareholders’ equity
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Apple Inc.’s ROE improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Return on Assets (ROA)

Apple Inc., ROA calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Sep 28, 2019 Sep 29, 2018 Sep 30, 2017 Sep 24, 2016 Sep 26, 2015 Sep 27, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income
Total assets
Profitability Ratio
ROA1
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors2
Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Applied Materials Inc.
Broadcom Inc.
Cisco Systems Inc.
Intel Corp.
Lam Research Corp.
Micron Technology Inc.
NVIDIA Corp.
Qualcomm Inc.
Texas Instruments Inc.
ROA, Sector
Technology Hardware & Equipment
ROA, Industry
Technology

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-31), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-05), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-03), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-26), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-28), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-27).

1 2019 Calculation
ROA = 100 × Net income ÷ Total assets
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Apple Inc.’s ROA improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.