If AAPL gains 3%, or MSFT loses 3%, or any combination thereof, then AAPL will be twice as valuable than MSFT.
Twice as valuable. Insane.
A quick look at the numbers:
(As of March 13, 2012)
|Market Cap||$530 bill||$274 bill|
|Q1 2012 Revenues||$43.3 bill||$17.4 bill|
|Q1 2012 net profit||$13 bill||$5.7 bill|
Both PEs look good, compared to the industry and to each company’s other fundamentals. Both stocks look like good buys.
- Apple’s Earnings Per Share is… “insanely great”.
- Apple’s Revenues are insane and sustainable for the foreseeable future.
- Apple’s Profits will increase in the foreseeable future.
In 2012, Apple could likely break Exxon’s record as most profitable company in history. In 2007, Exxon pulled in $40 billion in profits… and they had a breathtaking $372 billion in revenue that year.