Apple Financial Dimensions Compared To S&P 500 Companies

| About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)

Here is the ratio of some key dimensions of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) to the sum of the dimensions of the companies in the S&P 500 index (based on the most recent data as of March 23, 2012, as provided by AAII):

  • 4.19% of market-cap
  • 0.22% of total liabilities
  • 0.50% of total assets
  • 1.51% of total cash and short-term investments
  • 0.18% of total inventories
  • 1.27% of total capital expenditures
  • 1.52% of total research and development
  • 1.27% of total sales
  • 2.76% of total cash flow from operations
  • 3.74% of total net income

As a name, Apple represents 0.20% of names in the index. As a constituent of the S&P 500 index, Apple has a 4.40% weight.

N.B. These data are not the contribution to index, which is market-cap weighted. These data compare Apple as a company to the average company in the index -- each company represented by 100% of its financial dimensions.

As a multiple of the average name in the index, Apple has:

Financial Dimension Times Av. Name
market-cap 20.95
liabilities 1.10
assets 2.50
cash and short-term inv. 7.55
inventories 0.90
capital expenditures 6.35
research and development 7.60
sales 6.35
cash flow from operations 13.80
net income 18.70
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