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Editor's note: Originally published on August 6, 2014

A few days ago, I wrote about the Revenue per Employee Ratio. Today I'm writing about the Net Income per Employee. It is one thing for a company to generate a lot of sales, but investors are looking for stocks that generate a profit.

To calculate the Income per Employee, also known as the Profit per Employee, you take the net income that the company had for the latest quarter and divide that number by the number of employees. The higher the number, the greater the profits that are generated by each employee on average. It is another way of looking at the efficiency of companies and comparing stocks.

If you look at the technology sector, you can see some interesting comparisons. Here are some examples:

Apple(NASDAQ:AAPL)$480,137
Facebook(NASDAQ:FB)$375,730
Google(NASDAQ:GOOG)$245,447
Microsoft(NASDAQ:MSFT)$226,535
Amazon(NASDAQ:AMZN)$1,535
Cisco(NASDAQ:CSCO)$104,935
Advanced Micro Devices(NASDAQ:AMD)$7,591
eBay(NASDAQ:EBAY)($4,667)
Dell(NASDAQ:DELL)$12,239
Intel(NASDAQ:INTC)$95,892
LinkedIn(NYSE:LNKD)($4,001)
Yahoo(NASDAQ:YHOO)$105,738
Hewlett-Packard(NYSE:HPQ)$17,329
Oracle(NYSE:ORCL)$96,661


The above is shown in the order of Revenues per Employee which was shown in the original article, to give you an idea of how the Income per Employee compares. As you can see, the first four, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft, are in the same order for both Revenues per Employees and Income per Employee.

Over the last 12 months, the Apple stock price, in first place, is up 50.9% and Facebook, in second place. is up 93.0%.

Disclosure: Author owns AAPL, MSFT, AMZN, YHOO, EBAY, INTC

Source: Stocks With The Best Income Per Employee