When looking at the financial performance of a company, it is important to examine the financial ratios. There are several different classifications of financial ratios. Profitability ratios show the profitability of the company. Liquidity ratios deal with the current assets and current liabilities of the company, and they determine how the company is performing with their liquid finances. Leverage ratios deal with the company’s debt, and how they affect performance. Activity ratios deal with a company’s inventory and collection period, determining how well a company is able to turn over inventory and collect debts. The other important measures of financial performance include information on dividends, common stock, and cash flows (**Use …show more content…
As before, the trend should be upward, and the higher the value, the better (**Book). Apple’s ratio for the past three years has been: 25.73% for 2010, 29.32% for 2011, and 30.35% for 2012 (Apple financials). While these values are not very high, the trend has been increasing over the time period. Therefore, the ratio shows positive growth for the company. Earnings per share shows the earnings for each share of common stock outstanding. The bigger the value, the better, and the trend should always be increasing (**Book). For Apple, this ratio shows positive growth, although the values are very small. In 2010, the company showed a ratio of $0.02. The trend shows a positive increase in 2011, and again in 2012, with a ratio of $0.03 and $0.04, respectively (Apple financials). Liquidity Ratios The liquidity ratios for Apple also show that the company is doing well. The current ratio shows the ability of a company to pay their current liabilities with their current assets. The ratio should be at least one in order to be considered good. Anything less than one means that a company cannot pay its current liabilities with its current assets. Anything over one is considered desirable, and anything over two is better yet. The trend should be increasing (**Book). For Apple, the ratio over the last three years has been 2.01 in 2010, 1.61 in 2011, and 1.50 in 2012 (Apple financials). Although the trend is
The figure above shows Apple Inc, the Market cap lead, and Dell, the Market cap last, corporations and their market share compared to the industry and the technology sector. As you can see above Apple Inc. is almost as close to the market cap for the Personal Computers industry. Although, it does have a smaller P/E ratio compared to the industry it still is the highest among the top leaders within the industry. Compared to the industry Apple’s does not have a debt to equity ratio, which is excellent. Apple’s net profit is also the highest within the top competitors and the industry. The price to free cash flow exceeds the industry as well as the technology sector.
Throughout the past year, Apple stock has had an astounding growth of 45% over the past twelve months, as well as a 10% growth of dividends by 10%. This increase in dividend is expected to increase by 7.43% over the next 12 months. Along with stock price and dividends, earnings per share is also expected to rise. Earnings per share is expected to rise from the current amount of $1.88 to as high as $10.74 per share. Apple’s marketing strategy is designed to keep stock prices high and shareholders happy. This growth in Apple stock is expected to continue to rise with a median change of 8.7% in the next twelve months. The current state of Apple stock is very impressive and market predictions show that it should become even more impressive in the next twelve months. (Financial Times
Overall regards to liquidity ratios, the higher the number the better; however, a too high also indicates that the firms were not using their resources to their full potential. Current ratio of 1.0 or greater shows that a company can pay its current liabilities with its current assets. JWN’s ratio increased from 2.06 in 2007 to 2.57 in 2010, and slightly decreased to 2.16 in 2011. JWN’s cash ratio increased significantly from 22% in 2007 to 80% in 2010. JWN has a cash ratio of 73% in 2011, which is useful to creditors when deciding how much debt they would be willing to extend to JWN. In addition, JWN also has moderate CFO ratio of 46%, indicating the companies’ ability to pay off their short term liabilities with their operating cash
Second once Apple stabilized after year 2019, the prediction of growth is 3%, and Beta was projected to be .96. Again, by using the boundaries stated above: the (Ke), weight of equity/debt, and WACC were as follow 6.34%, 80%, 20%, and 5.63%. These numbers were somewhat similar to its high growth stage; therefore, signifying Apple is still a strong company once it stabilizes. Yet, another reason why Apple can provide such attractive returns. Conversely, finding the Terminal Value (Pt) of the company, which is the value of the company at a future year, projected the PV for stable growth, in this case it was 2020. The (Pt) was over $1 billion, yet again another reason why Apple creates a great investment opportunity. Moreover, by adding all of the PV, including the stable growth year, the intrinsic value of the firm is over $966 million and minus the current value of debt, Apple is still worth (value of equity) over $926 million. This equity divided the current number of shares outstanding; Apple’s intrinsic value of stock is $988.80 per share. By comparison the current stock price, which is $649.79 per share, the stock value is undervalued. Likewise, making (AAPL) a rewarding opportunity that must not be taken for granted.
Liquidity ratios measure the short term ability of a company to pay its obligations and meet their needs for maintaining cash. According to Cagle, Campbell & Jones (2013), “A good assessment of a company’s liquidity is important because a decline in liquidity leads to a greater risk of bankruptcy” (p. 44). Creditors, investors and analysts alike are all interested in a company’s liquidity. After computing liquidity
While analyzing AT& T a few differences are noted. As with Verizon, the current ratio did improve with an increase of five percent from 58% in 2005 to 63% in 2006. However, even though debt to equity decreased for both companies AT & T's decrease was only 4% compared to Verizon's significant decrease of 23%. The net profit margin ratio did opposite changes between the two companies while Verizon's increase not even one full percent AT &T's decreased by almost 3%. Even with these significant changes AT & T's price to earnings, as of 2006, was at 20.89 (www.hoovers.com). These variances tell us a couple of things. First, that AT& T has taken on more debt in 2006 versus 2005, but along with that debt they have been able to increase their net profit margin, helping the company in the way of earnings. The strong price to earnings ratio of 20.89 also shows that the shareholders are not faring too poorly either.
Our group decided to analyse the company Apple Inc., listed on Nasdaq Market as AAPL. The analysis was mainly based on the annual financial report of the company for the fiscal year ended on September 29th 2007. Apple Inc. is today one of the most
Apple, Inc. currently has a Price-to-Earnings ratio of 43.70, compared to the industry standard of 36.50, and the S&P 500 average of 20.73. This indicates that Apple has a lower amount of risk than other firms in the computer manufacturing industry and other firms in
The financial analysis expressed in this paper shows a comparison of two large firms in the communication and technology industry. Microsoft and Apple Inc. both deal in telecommunication gadgets and accessories within the United States and around the world. The paper focuses on the financial comparison of the two companies for two fiscal years of the year 2014 and 2015. A close analysis of the financial ratios is employed in bringing up the comparison. These rates are derived from the balance sheet and statement of income of both firms.
Apple Incorporated, formerly known as Apple Computers Incorporated, and more commonly known just as Apple, has lead the way in technology and innovation for consumer electronics with their slender storage capacities, vibrant displays, and incredible touch screen products. When they first started, their focus was more on personal computers for customers, but as the company has aged, so has their focus expanded towards this idea of consumer electronics as a whole. Seeing as they now offer popular devices including, but not limited to, computers (Mac Book), home theater (Apple TV), phones (iPhone), tablets (iPad), and media (iPod), it can clearly be
It is beyond all doubt that Apple Inc is one of the most successful and well-known companied all over the world nowadays. What’s more, the company is considered to be the leader of the industry The Apple products are of high quality and in high demand on all the markets. Apple services and stores are the gold standards for all the followers and niche players of the industry. Moreover, the majority of Apple customers are extremely loyal to the brands. Once they started using its high-technical products they keep doing it. At the same time the market share of the company is increasing constantly. Probably all the competitors are questioning what is the key to Apple Company’s success. It is important to note that the whole strategy determines the success of the business and the strategic analysis of the company can help to identify the main criteria. Thus, the object of the research paper is to develop a strategic analysis of Apple Inc, including its internal and external environment.
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