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Via: John Gruber’s DaringFireball
Source: the incomparable Horace Dediu’s Twitter (and his so-brilliant-it’s-scary site, Asymco)

As Gruber says, “Bookmark this chart for the next time someone tries to tell you that Apple’s success is just ‘marketing’.”

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How else can we view Apple’s stock price?

The only way to view Apple’s current stock price is: suspicious.

A couple points:

  • Apple’s P/E is too low or other company’s P/Es are too high. Fact.
  • Telecos (AT&T and Verizon) have huge debt.
  • Apple’s net income is greater than all the other sixteen company’s… COMBINED. Boom.
  • Are Samsung’s numbers correct? I converted them from won (₩) and am not sure if they came out right. If they are correct, then Samsung’s P/E is very low, especially considering their EPS.

Bonus point:

  • Apple’s rare, impossible Cash and Debt are due to: rare, impossible vision and discipline.

As of: June 26, 2013
Table of tech stocks

** [not on US exchanges]

Sources:
http://www.forbes.com/global2000/list/
http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stocks