Stock Analysis on Net
Stock Analysis on Net

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Analysis of Profitability Ratios
Quarterly Data

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Profitability Ratios (Summary)

Apple Inc., profitability ratios (quarterly data)

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Return on Sales
Gross profit margin 38.19% 38.11% 37.95% 37.82% 37.90% 38.05% 38.21% 38.34% 38.27% 38.30% 38.43% 38.47% 38.51% 38.41% 38.52% 39.08% 39.49% 39.81% 40.13% 40.06% 39.71% 39.66% 39.26% 38.59%
Operating profit margin 24.52% 24.48% 24.71% 24.57% 24.87% 25.34% 25.98% 26.69% 26.60% 26.70% 26.87% 26.76% 26.84% 26.91% 27.15% 27.84% 28.55% 29.39% 30.28% 30.48% 30.21% 30.15% 29.67% 28.72%
Net profit margin 21.33% 21.35% 21.49% 21.24% 21.50% 22.12% 22.72% 22.41% 21.98% 21.55% 21.12% 21.09% 20.87% 20.74% 20.73% 21.19% 21.70% 22.27% 22.87% 22.85% 22.62% 22.53% 22.25% 21.61%
Return on Investment
Return on equity (ROE) 80.83% 72.96% 64.25% 61.06% 57.74% 54.01% 50.41% 55.56% 48.82% 42.02% 36.04% 36.07% 35.23% 34.11% 34.15% 35.62% 37.77% 38.85% 41.89% 44.74% 40.37% 37.06% 36.05% 35.42%
Return on assets (ROA) 18.41% 17.86% 16.89% 16.32% 17.28% 16.72% 15.90% 16.28% 16.07% 14.51% 12.42% 12.88% 13.52% 13.67% 13.65% 14.20% 15.64% 16.60% 18.32% 18.38% 18.57% 18.30% 16.98% 17.04%

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-01-29), 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-01-30), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-02-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-02-01), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-01-27), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-01-28), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-04-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-01-28).

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 improved from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 and from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Apple Inc.’s operating profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 but then slightly improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Apple Inc.’s net profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 and from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Apple Inc.’s ROE improved from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 and from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Apple Inc.’s ROA improved from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 and from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.

Gross Profit Margin

Apple Inc., gross profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

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Jun 27, 2020 Mar 28, 2020 Dec 28, 2019 Sep 28, 2019 Jun 29, 2019 Mar 30, 2019 Dec 29, 2018 Sep 29, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 30, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jul 1, 2017 Apr 1, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Jun 25, 2016 Mar 26, 2016 Dec 26, 2015 Sep 26, 2015 Jun 27, 2015 Mar 28, 2015 Dec 27, 2014 Sep 27, 2014 Jun 28, 2014 Mar 29, 2014 Dec 28, 2013
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Gross margin 22,680  22,370  35,217  24,313  20,227  21,821  32,031  24,084  20,421  23,422  33,912  19,931  17,488  20,591  30,176  17,813  16,106  19,921  30,423  20,548  19,681  23,656  29,741  16,009  14,735  17,947  21,846 
Net sales 59,685  58,313  91,819  64,040  53,809  58,015  84,310  62,900  53,265  61,137  88,293  52,579  45,408  52,896  78,351  46,852  42,358  50,557  75,872  51,501  49,605  58,010  74,599  42,123  37,432  45,646  57,594 
Profitability Ratio
Gross profit margin1 38.19% 38.11% 37.95% 37.82% 37.90% 38.05% 38.21% 38.34% 38.27% 38.30% 38.43% 38.47% 38.51% 38.41% 38.52% 39.08% 39.49% 39.81% 40.13% 40.06% 39.71% 39.66% 39.26% 38.59%
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, Competitors2
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. 44.36% 43.69% 42.61% 40.78% 39.83% 38.87% 37.79% 37.10% 35.81% 34.86% 34.21% 33.48% 24.79% 23.96% 23.36% 22.55% 28.62% 26.97% 27.06%
Analog Devices Inc. 65.39% 65.56% 66.43% 67.00% 67.79% 67.95% 68.09% 68.27% 67.46% 63.96% 61.12% 59.94% 59.57% 63.11% 65.95% 65.10% 64.84% 64.86% 65.05% 65.77%
Applied Materials Inc. 44.23% 44.04% 43.81% 43.72% 43.93% 44.39% 45.01% 45.31% 45.47% 45.48% 45.31% 44.93% 44.31% 43.55% 42.55% 41.67% 41.14% 40.74% 40.90% 40.92% 41.36% 42.08% 42.32% 42.36%
Broadcom Inc. 55.70% 55.21% 55.32% 55.24% 55.09% 54.33% 53.09% 51.48% 50.28% 49.42% 48.53% 48.25% 49.01% 48.78% 44.85% 44.86% 43.55% 43.52% 52.70% 52.07% 50.87% 46.71% 45.51% 43.97%
Cisco Systems Inc. 64.41% 63.97% 63.44% 62.94% 62.38% 62.17% 62.32% 62.04% 62.18% 62.35% 62.29% 62.96% 63.19% 63.53% 63.40% 62.87% 62.12% 61.55% 60.85% 60.38%
Intel Corp. 57.88% 59.51% 58.56% 58.92% 60.46% 60.83% 61.73% 62.50% 61.87% 61.93% 62.25% 61.86% 62.12% 61.52% 60.94% 61.59% 61.48% 62.33% 62.65%
Lam Research Corp. 45.86% 45.20% 45.13% 45.15% 45.66% 46.12% 46.42% 46.63% 46.18% 45.99% 45.56% 44.97% 44.81% 44.44% 44.15% 44.49% 44.01% 43.91% 43.83% 43.43%
Micron Technology Inc. 29.03% 30.33% 36.11% 45.72% 53.60% 57.87% 59.55% 58.87% 56.43% 53.13% 48.25% 41.51% 33.92% 25.74% 20.49% 20.20% 22.66% 26.21% 29.57% 32.21% 33.47% 34.20% 34.31% 33.24%
NVIDIA Corp. 59.49% 58.57% 59.64% 61.21% 62.51% 62.41% 61.36% 59.93% 59.31% 59.18% 59.16% 58.80% 57.84% 57.01% 56.33% 56.11% 55.99% 55.72% 55.99% 55.53%
Qualcomm Inc. 56.96% 65.07% 65.22% 64.57% 63.06% 54.26% 54.58% 54.94% 56.00% 55.57% 55.22% 56.07% 57.12% 58.16% 59.38% 58.61% 58.55% 58.53% 58.82% 58.95% 58.95% 59.36% 59.10% 59.66%
Texas Instruments Inc. 63.65% 63.68% 63.71% 64.23% 64.51% 64.73% 65.11% 65.18% 64.84% 64.61% 64.26% 63.64% 62.97% 62.19% 61.63% 60.65% 59.62% 58.86% 58.15%

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-01-29), 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-01-30), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-02-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-02-01), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-01-27), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-01-28), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-04-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-01-28).

1 Q3 2020 Calculation
Gross profit margin = 100 × (Gross marginQ3 2020 + Gross marginQ2 2020 + Gross marginQ1 2020 + Gross marginQ4 2019) ÷ (Net salesQ3 2020 + Net salesQ2 2020 + Net salesQ1 2020 + Net salesQ4 2019)
= 100 × (22,680 + 22,370 + 35,217 + 24,313) ÷ (59,685 + 58,313 + 91,819 + 64,040) = 38.19%

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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 improved from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 and from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.

Operating Profit Margin

Apple Inc., operating profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

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Jun 27, 2020 Mar 28, 2020 Dec 28, 2019 Sep 28, 2019 Jun 29, 2019 Mar 30, 2019 Dec 29, 2018 Sep 29, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 30, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jul 1, 2017 Apr 1, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Jun 25, 2016 Mar 26, 2016 Dec 26, 2015 Sep 26, 2015 Jun 27, 2015 Mar 28, 2015 Dec 27, 2014 Sep 27, 2014 Jun 28, 2014 Mar 29, 2014 Dec 28, 2013
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Operating income 13,091  12,853  25,569  15,625  11,544  13,415  23,346  16,118  12,612  15,894  26,274  13,120  10,768  14,097  23,359  11,761  10,105  13,987  24,171  14,623  14,083  18,278  24,246  11,165  10,282  13,593  17,463 
Net sales 59,685  58,313  91,819  64,040  53,809  58,015  84,310  62,900  53,265  61,137  88,293  52,579  45,408  52,896  78,351  46,852  42,358  50,557  75,872  51,501  49,605  58,010  74,599  42,123  37,432  45,646  57,594 
Profitability Ratio
Operating profit margin1 24.52% 24.48% 24.71% 24.57% 24.87% 25.34% 25.98% 26.69% 26.60% 26.70% 26.87% 26.76% 26.84% 26.91% 27.15% 27.84% 28.55% 29.39% 30.28% 30.48% 30.21% 30.15% 29.67% 28.72%
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Competitors2
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. 11.56% 10.63% 9.37% 5.16% 4.68% 6.05% 6.97% 7.73% 7.37% 5.89% 3.83% 2.40% -6.49% -7.53% -8.71% -10.14% -7.30% -10.86% -12.05%
Analog Devices Inc. 24.91% 25.30% 26.56% 28.55% 30.69% 31.07% 31.05% 30.35% 29.56% 25.18% 21.17% 20.66% 21.09% 25.91% 30.23% 30.05% 22.96% 22.90% 23.83% 24.19%
Applied Materials Inc. 24.26% 23.58% 23.20% 22.93% 23.55% 25.09% 26.83% 27.80% 28.35% 28.17% 27.53% 26.61% 25.58% 24.11% 21.99% 19.88% 18.17% 16.71% 16.63% 17.53% 17.60% 17.97% 17.83% 16.75%
Broadcom Inc. 15.27% 14.85% 15.90% 15.24% 18.15% 20.70% 22.28% 24.63% 20.93% 18.05% 14.98% 13.51% 11.87% 6.75% -2.42% -3.09% -2.52% 3.23% 24.51% 23.92% 21.59% 15.68% 13.47% 10.26%
Cisco Systems Inc. 27.81% 27.47% 26.91% 27.39% 27.04% 26.55% 26.57% 24.95% 24.68% 25.02% 24.80% 24.94% 25.24% 24.82% 25.47% 25.71% 24.75% 24.56% 23.20% 21.91%
Intel Corp. 32.90% 32.88% 30.62% 30.48% 31.77% 32.49% 32.91% 32.48% 30.58% 29.37% 28.58% 27.49% 26.60% 22.99% 21.68% 21.83% 21.86% 24.80% 25.29%
Lam Research Corp. 26.37% 25.20% 25.40% 25.53% 26.90% 28.19% 28.47% 29.01% 27.84% 26.96% 25.73% 23.74% 22.22% 19.70% 17.82% 18.25% 16.42% 17.04% 16.74% 14.98%
Micron Technology Inc. 12.33% 13.36% 20.04% 31.51% 41.16% 46.84% 49.70% 49.34% 46.71% 43.04% 37.17% 28.88% 19.16% 9.12% 2.27% 1.35% 4.91% 9.35% 14.33% 18.52% 20.21% 21.28% 21.44% 18.87%
NVIDIA Corp. 21.46% 22.40% 26.72% 32.47% 36.89% 37.21% 35.97% 33.05% 31.97% 31.33% 29.74% 27.99% 23.64% 19.43% 15.80% 14.91% 14.98% 14.57% 16.57% 16.21%
Qualcomm Inc. 17.52% 32.49% 32.59% 31.59% 24.99% 9.05% 6.62% 3.26% 7.57% 6.98% 8.34% 11.73% 18.09% 21.09% 23.50% 27.57% 25.55% 24.22% 22.53% 22.85% 24.99% 27.16% 30.12% 28.50%
Texas Instruments Inc. 38.79% 39.58% 39.79% 40.61% 41.59% 41.98% 42.53% 42.74% 42.18% 41.56% 40.66% 39.92% 38.40% 36.93% 35.89% 35.16% 34.04% 33.32% 32.88%

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-01-29), 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-01-30), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-02-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-02-01), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-01-27), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-01-28), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-04-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-01-28).

1 Q3 2020 Calculation
Operating profit margin = 100 × (Operating incomeQ3 2020 + Operating incomeQ2 2020 + Operating incomeQ1 2020 + Operating incomeQ4 2019) ÷ (Net salesQ3 2020 + Net salesQ2 2020 + Net salesQ1 2020 + Net salesQ4 2019)
= 100 × (13,091 + 12,853 + 25,569 + 15,625) ÷ (59,685 + 58,313 + 91,819 + 64,040) = 24.52%

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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 Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 but then slightly improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.

Net Profit Margin

Apple Inc., net profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

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Jun 27, 2020 Mar 28, 2020 Dec 28, 2019 Sep 28, 2019 Jun 29, 2019 Mar 30, 2019 Dec 29, 2018 Sep 29, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 30, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jul 1, 2017 Apr 1, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Jun 25, 2016 Mar 26, 2016 Dec 26, 2015 Sep 26, 2015 Jun 27, 2015 Mar 28, 2015 Dec 27, 2014 Sep 27, 2014 Jun 28, 2014 Mar 29, 2014 Dec 28, 2013
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income 11,253  11,249  22,236  13,686  10,044  11,561  19,965  14,125  11,519  13,822  20,065  10,714  8,717  11,029  17,891  9,014  7,796  10,516  18,361  11,124  10,677  13,569  18,024  8,467  7,748  10,223  13,072 
Net sales 59,685  58,313  91,819  64,040  53,809  58,015  84,310  62,900  53,265  61,137  88,293  52,579  45,408  52,896  78,351  46,852  42,358  50,557  75,872  51,501  49,605  58,010  74,599  42,123  37,432  45,646  57,594 
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1 21.33% 21.35% 21.49% 21.24% 21.50% 22.12% 22.72% 22.41% 21.98% 21.55% 21.12% 21.09% 20.87% 20.74% 20.73% 21.19% 21.70% 22.27% 22.87% 22.85% 22.62% 22.53% 22.25% 21.61%
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors2
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. 7.96% 6.72% 5.07% 3.47% 3.25% 4.46% 5.20% 5.51% 5.04% 3.29% 0.81% -1.39% -11.82% -10.42% -11.63% -13.29% -8.74% -15.53% -16.54%
Analog Devices Inc. 20.14% 20.05% 21.06% 22.75% 24.71% 25.18% 25.42% 24.12% 22.95% 17.72% 13.80% 14.24% 14.79% 20.90% 25.14% 25.18% 19.49% 19.11% 19.89% 20.29%
Applied Materials Inc. 19.58% 18.89% 18.83% 18.52% 19.40% 22.10% 23.50% 19.20% 19.87% 19.24% 18.53% 23.62% 22.08% 20.41% 18.05% 15.90% 14.62% 13.29% 13.76% 14.26% 13.57% 13.60% 12.63% 11.82%
Broadcom Inc. 10.70% 10.97% 11.64% 12.05% 13.44% 15.92% 30.50% 58.80% 57.66% 55.79% 40.81% 9.59% 3.12% -1.54% -12.03% -13.13% -6.20% -1.58% 19.97% 19.99% 16.28% 10.90% 9.24% 6.16%
Cisco Systems Inc. 21.32% 21.44% 21.15% 22.39% 25.76% 25.31% 2.52% 0.22% -2.61% -3.00% 20.26% 20.02% 20.61% 20.24% 21.73% 21.81% 20.72% 20.84% 19.32% 18.27%
Intel Corp. 29.97% 30.02% 29.25% 27.46% 28.05% 29.04% 29.72% 21.91% 20.06% 17.32% 15.30% 22.31% 20.60% 18.57% 17.37% 17.90% 17.84% 20.39% 20.63%
Lam Research Corp. 21.81% 21.67% 22.38% 22.70% 25.64% 26.70% 21.26% 21.49% 18.32% 17.60% 22.85% 21.19% 19.82% 15.67% 15.02% 15.53% 13.51% 14.39% 14.07% 12.47%
Micron Technology Inc. 11.16% 11.72% 17.01% 26.97% 37.36% 43.56% 46.82% 46.51% 43.36% 38.68% 32.77% 25.04% 14.66% 4.68% -2.32% -2.23% 2.86% 7.80% 14.04% 17.90% 21.27% 22.97% 21.85% 18.61%
NVIDIA Corp. 24.07% 26.92% 30.67% 35.34% 37.79% 36.22% 34.45% 31.37% 28.78% 27.41% 26.05% 24.11% 19.86% 16.97% 13.32% 12.26% 12.33% 11.01% 13.28% 13.47%
Qualcomm Inc. 13.72% 16.36% 17.31% 18.07% 13.41% 11.57% 10.03% -21.40% -18.40% -20.15% -18.64% 11.06% 17.26% 19.25% 20.56% 24.22% 22.64% 21.70% 20.02% 20.85% 23.02% 26.04% 29.91% 30.08%
Texas Instruments Inc. 36.88% 35.23% 34.88% 35.16% 34.98% 34.84% 35.35% 29.62% 28.08% 26.39% 24.61% 29.98% 29.03% 28.20% 26.89% 25.74% 24.53% 23.65% 22.97%

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-01-29), 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-01-30), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-02-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-02-01), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-01-27), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-01-28), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-04-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-01-28).

1 Q3 2020 Calculation
Net profit margin = 100 × (Net incomeQ3 2020 + Net incomeQ2 2020 + Net incomeQ1 2020 + Net incomeQ4 2019) ÷ (Net salesQ3 2020 + Net salesQ2 2020 + Net salesQ1 2020 + Net salesQ4 2019)
= 100 × (11,253 + 11,249 + 22,236 + 13,686) ÷ (59,685 + 58,313 + 91,819 + 64,040) = 21.33%

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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 deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 and from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.

Return on Equity (ROE)

Apple Inc., ROE calculation (quarterly data)

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Jun 27, 2020 Mar 28, 2020 Dec 28, 2019 Sep 28, 2019 Jun 29, 2019 Mar 30, 2019 Dec 29, 2018 Sep 29, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 30, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jul 1, 2017 Apr 1, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Jun 25, 2016 Mar 26, 2016 Dec 26, 2015 Sep 26, 2015 Jun 27, 2015 Mar 28, 2015 Dec 27, 2014 Sep 27, 2014 Jun 28, 2014 Mar 29, 2014 Dec 28, 2013
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income 11,253  11,249  22,236  13,686  10,044  11,561  19,965  14,125  11,519  13,822  20,065  10,714  8,717  11,029  17,891  9,014  7,796  10,516  18,361  11,124  10,677  13,569  18,024  8,467  7,748  10,223  13,072 
Shareholders’ equity 72,282  78,425  89,531  90,488  96,456  105,860  117,892  107,147  114,949  126,878  140,199  134,047  132,425  134,082  132,390  128,249  126,541  130,457  128,267  119,355  125,677  129,006  123,328  111,547  120,940  120,179  129,684 
Profitability Ratio
ROE1 80.83% 72.96% 64.25% 61.06% 57.74% 54.01% 50.41% 55.56% 48.82% 42.02% 36.04% 36.07% 35.23% 34.11% 34.15% 35.62% 37.77% 38.85% 41.89% 44.74% 40.37% 37.06% 36.05% 35.42%
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors2
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. 18.43% 16.04% 12.06% 9.60% 10.05% 15.21% 26.62% 32.00% 37.43% 27.55% 7.04% -13.27% -130.94% -112.71% -119.47% -142.34%
Analog Devices Inc. 9.44% 9.59% 10.37% 11.64% 12.88% 13.37% 13.66% 13.61% 12.99% 10.06% 7.52% 7.16% 6.81% 8.40% 17.23% 16.68% 13.28% 13.29% 13.67% 13.74%
Applied Materials Inc. 33.30% 32.31% 32.64% 32.94% 35.53% 42.51% 48.11% 48.44% 50.10% 45.03% 33.69% 36.73% 35.13% 32.17% 27.81% 23.85% 21.22% 19.36% 18.35% 18.09% 16.26% 15.20% 14.46% 13.62%
Broadcom Inc. 10.54% 10.48% 10.83% 10.92% 13.91% 15.66% 27.99% 45.99% 42.53% 34.18% 29.66% 8.34% 2.67% -1.29% -9.86% -9.20% -3.48% -0.71% 27.14% 28.94% 24.99% 16.40% 13.23% 8.11%
Cisco Systems Inc. 30.20% 31.11% 31.95% 34.62% 35.91% 31.54% 2.88% 0.25% -2.72% -2.78% 14.77% 14.53% 15.29% 15.41% 16.77% 16.89% 16.43% 16.98% 15.98% 15.04%
Intel Corp. 28.85% 29.78% 27.16% 26.05% 26.35% 27.93% 28.24% 21.22% 18.97% 15.81% 13.91% 19.52% 18.52% 16.81% 15.58% 16.43% 16.46% 18.76% 18.70%
Lam Research Corp. 46.21% 47.26% 43.02% 46.89% 50.48% 50.17% 43.65% 36.62% 27.72% 27.38% 27.84% 24.90% 21.20% 15.62% 14.38% 15.51% 13.81% 15.29% 14.99% 12.85%
Micron Technology Inc. 5.98% 6.20% 9.62% 17.59% 28.53% 37.78% 43.55% 43.77% 42.51% 38.92% 33.68% 27.33% 15.78% 4.82% -2.45% -2.28% 2.99% 8.73% 17.09% 23.57% 28.72% 31.33% 31.60% 28.27%
NVIDIA Corp. 21.50% 26.53% 33.91% 44.33% 49.54% 48.91% 49.03% 40.78% 40.66% 38.29% 32.05% 28.91% 22.90% 20.60% 16.40% 13.74% 13.42% 12.57% 13.79% 14.27%
Qualcomm Inc. 83.00% 132.94% 94.02% 89.35% 62.00% 63.55% 59.64% -524.14% -18.22% -19.12% -17.43% 8.02% 12.45% 14.27% 15.66% 17.95% 16.86% 16.56% 15.86% 16.78% 18.38% 18.92% 20.77% 20.34%
Texas Instruments Inc. 66.05% 64.31% 56.33% 57.72% 62.82% 63.75% 62.04% 44.55% 41.38% 38.07% 35.62% 39.91% 38.46% 36.48% 34.33% 32.90% 31.76% 31.09% 30.02%

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-01-29), 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-01-30), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-02-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-02-01), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-01-27), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-01-28), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-04-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-01-28).

1 Q3 2020 Calculation
ROE = 100 × (Net incomeQ3 2020 + Net incomeQ2 2020 + Net incomeQ1 2020 + Net incomeQ4 2019) ÷ Shareholders’ equity
= 100 × (11,253 + 11,249 + 22,236 + 13,686) ÷ 72,282 = 80.83%

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Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Apple Inc.’s ROE improved from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 and from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.

Return on Assets (ROA)

Apple Inc., ROA calculation (quarterly data)

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Jun 27, 2020 Mar 28, 2020 Dec 28, 2019 Sep 28, 2019 Jun 29, 2019 Mar 30, 2019 Dec 29, 2018 Sep 29, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 30, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jul 1, 2017 Apr 1, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Jun 25, 2016 Mar 26, 2016 Dec 26, 2015 Sep 26, 2015 Jun 27, 2015 Mar 28, 2015 Dec 27, 2014 Sep 27, 2014 Jun 28, 2014 Mar 29, 2014 Dec 28, 2013
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income 11,253  11,249  22,236  13,686  10,044  11,561  19,965  14,125  11,519  13,822  20,065  10,714  8,717  11,029  17,891  9,014  7,796  10,516  18,361  11,124  10,677  13,569  18,024  8,467  7,748  10,223  13,072 
Total assets 317,344  320,400  340,618  338,516  322,239  341,998  373,719  365,725  349,197  367,502  406,794  375,319  345,173  334,532  331,141  321,686  305,602  305,277  293,284  290,479  273,151  261,194  261,894  231,839  222,520  205,989  225,184 
Profitability Ratio
ROA1 18.41% 17.86% 16.89% 16.32% 17.28% 16.72% 15.90% 16.28% 16.07% 14.51% 12.42% 12.88% 13.52% 13.67% 13.65% 14.20% 15.64% 16.60% 18.32% 18.38% 18.57% 18.30% 16.98% 17.04%
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors2
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. 9.25% 8.30% 5.66% 3.98% 3.74% 5.52% 7.40% 8.28% 8.02% 5.24% 1.21% -1.92% -16.20% -13.97% -14.97% -15.15% -10.22% -19.76% -21.23%
Analog Devices Inc. 5.15% 5.21% 5.67% 6.37% 7.04% 7.21% 7.25% 7.31% 6.86% 5.12% 3.73% 3.44% 3.20% 3.14% 8.96% 10.81% 8.61% 8.56% 8.98% 9.87%
Applied Materials Inc. 15.05% 13.37% 14.30% 14.22% 15.34% 18.57% 20.87% 18.64% 19.12% 17.14% 14.58% 17.68% 16.05% 14.48% 14.03% 11.80% 10.56% 9.72% 9.87% 9.00% 9.86% 9.34% 8.93% 8.14%
Broadcom Inc. 3.13% 3.08% 3.26% 4.04% 4.29% 4.90% 9.01% 24.46% 23.18% 19.95% 14.09% 3.11% 1.06% -0.50% -3.78% -3.48% -1.36% -0.27% 12.90% 12.88% 10.71% 6.32% 4.49% 2.51%
Cisco Systems Inc. 11.80% 12.22% 11.89% 11.88% 13.59% 12.56% 1.20% 0.10% -1.11% -1.10% 7.42% 7.40% 7.94% 7.79% 8.42% 8.83% 8.63% 9.17% 8.57% 7.91%
Intel Corp. 15.51% 15.39% 15.42% 14.46% 15.10% 15.89% 16.45% 11.83% 10.55% 8.62% 7.79% 10.90% 10.41% 9.71% 9.10% 9.24% 9.19% 10.88% 11.08%
Lam Research Corp. 16.21% 17.37% 17.21% 18.26% 20.71% 26.95% 21.20% 19.08% 13.80% 13.03% 16.33% 14.00% 12.04% 8.67% 7.04% 7.45% 7.84% 8.71% 8.37% 7.00%
Micron Technology Inc. 4.35% 4.63% 7.07% 12.91% 21.77% 27.50% 33.08% 32.59% 29.10% 24.24% 20.40% 14.40% 7.67% 2.13% -1.08% -1.00% 1.35% 4.32% 8.62% 12.01% 14.23% 16.34% 16.37% 13.53%
NVIDIA Corp. 15.25% 18.56% 23.47% 31.15% 34.37% 33.40% 33.02% 27.11% 26.28% 24.32% 20.88% 16.93% 12.68% 12.37% 9.68% 8.33% 8.35% 7.54% 8.61% 8.76%
Qualcomm Inc. 8.49% 12.67% 12.81% 13.31% 9.92% 7.22% 6.30% -14.88% -6.77% -7.10% -6.48% 3.77% 6.05% 7.98% 9.34% 10.90% 10.18% 9.80% 9.55% 10.38% 11.67% 15.17% 16.64% 16.40%
Texas Instruments Inc. 28.94% 28.78% 27.84% 28.82% 30.67% 31.14% 32.56% 25.22% 23.75% 23.14% 20.87% 25.90% 25.05% 24.29% 21.88% 20.87% 20.16% 19.39% 18.40%

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-01-29), 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-01-30), 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-02-02), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-02-01), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-01-27), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-01-28), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-04-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-01-28).

1 Q3 2020 Calculation
ROA = 100 × (Net incomeQ3 2020 + Net incomeQ2 2020 + Net incomeQ1 2020 + Net incomeQ4 2019) ÷ Total assets
= 100 × (11,253 + 11,249 + 22,236 + 13,686) ÷ 317,344 = 18.41%

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Profitability ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Apple Inc.’s ROA improved from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 and from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.