Here is the ratio of some key dimensions of Apple (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|
|cash and short-term inv.||7.55|
|research and development||7.60|
|cash flow from operations||13.80|
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