When Apple released its fourth quarter earnings in late October, the reaction from commentators, analysts and investors was largely negative,” Felix Richter reports for Statista. “The company had missed earnings expectations, sold fewer iPads than expected and its margins had declined.”
“What went by nearly unnoticed however, was the fact that Apple had just wrapped up its fiscal year 2012 with a record profit of $41.7 billion on $156.5 billion revenue,” Richter reports. “How huge these numbers really are becomes more evident when compared to the results of Apple’s competition.”
Richter reports, “This chart shows Apple’s net profit in fiscal 2012 compared to the combined profits of several big players from different industries.”
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