Apple makes money faster than J.P. Morgan, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and everyone else

“The average American worker earns about $850 a week,” Shawn Langlois reports for MarketWatch. “Tim Cook, who reaped a reported windfall of $145 million in 2016, makes that much in just a few minutes, while it takes the company he runs, Apple, less than one second.”

“Comparing mom and pop to the iPhone juggernaut might make for catchy stats, but it’s a bit, well, apples to oranges, of course,” Langlois reports. “So how about some perspective on how much Apple pockets relative to other Fortune 500 giants?”

“Banking giant JPMorgan Chase is second at $782.14 per second, trailing Apple [$1,444.76] by a wide margin but ahead of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and Wells Fargo,” Langlois reports. “Alphabet is the only other tech firm in the top five, bringing in $615.96 per second.”

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  1. Steve had the vision, charisma and drive to set Apple on its present course.
    But make no mistake……. it is/was Tim that turned the company into this monster money printing machine!

      1. Bubble….. Like your head. Nothing but hot (misinformed) air.

        AAPL owner and accumulating since 1991. Note: iWorked for Apple Computer Inc. in the 90’s.

        You haven’t a clue Jr.

  2. Unfortunately, Apple comes in quite a distance behind any of the FANG stocks in terms of Wall Street’s measure of value and respect. You’re not going to hear any negative talk about the FANG stocks no matter how much their share prices go up in a year. It’s always Apple that has run out of steam. Why is that? I think Tim Cook is doing an OK job of running the company, but Wall Street never thinks that’s good enough. Is services revenue already baked in for Apple? I thought services growth was supposed to carry Apple through to 2020. What makes all of the FANG stocks that much better than Apple?

    1. Predictability. Procter & Gamble, General Foods and other commodity firms have higher mutipes because their revenue/earnings growth is highly predictable.

      That’s a weakness in WS’s favored valuation metrics.

  3. At some point and time iPhone sells will slow down or prices will have to come down. Apple will new another cash cow. Hopefully they will have one. Where as Mr. Buffet will make money from many diverse sources. JP will just steal it as usual taking what they want when they want it.

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