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Apple (NAS:AAPL) ROE %

: 199.15% (As of Dec. 2023)
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ROE % is calculated as Net Income divided by its average Total Stockholders Equity over a certain period of time. Apple's annualized net income for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was $135,664 Mil. Apple's average Total Stockholders Equity over the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was $68,123 Mil. Therefore, Apple's annualized ROE % for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was 199.15%.

The historical rank and industry rank for Apple's ROE % or its related term are showing as below:

AAPL' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.61   Med: 52.64   Max: 175.46
Current: 159.97

During the past 13 years, Apple's highest ROE % was 175.46%. The lowest was 33.61%. And the median was 52.64%.

AAPL's ROE % is ranked better than
99.42% of 2423 companies
in the Hardware industry
Industry Median: 4.75 vs AAPL: 159.97

Apple ROE % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Apple's ROE % can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Apple Annual Data
Trend Sep14 Sep15 Sep16 Sep17 Sep18 Sep19 Sep20 Sep21 Sep22 Sep23
ROE %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 55.92 73.69 147.44 175.46 171.95

Apple Quarterly Data
Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23
ROE % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 223.45 162.58 129.91 150.01 199.15

Competitive Comparison

For the Consumer Electronics subindustry, Apple's ROE %, along with its competitors' market caps and ROE % data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.


Apple ROE % Distribution

For the Hardware industry and Technology sector, Apple's ROE % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Apple's ROE % falls into.



Apple ROE % Calculation

Apple's annualized ROE % for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2023 is calculated as

ROE %=Net Income (A: Sep. 2023 )/( (Total Stockholders Equity (A: Sep. 2022 )+Total Stockholders Equity (A: Sep. 2023 ))/ count )
=96995/( (50672+62146)/ 2 )
=96995/56409
=171.95 %

Apple's annualized ROE % for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 is calculated as

ROE %=Net Income (Q: Dec. 2023 )/( (Total Stockholders Equity (Q: Sep. 2023 )+Total Stockholders Equity (Q: Dec. 2023 ))/ count )
=135664/( (62146+74100)/ 2 )
=135664/68123
=199.15 %

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

In the calculation of annual ROE %, the net income of the last fiscal year and the average total shareholder equity over the fiscal year are used. In calculating the quarterly data, the net income data used here is four times the quarterly (Dec. 2023) net income data. ROE % is displayed in the 30-year financial page.


Apple  (NAS:AAPL) ROE % Explanation

ROE % measures the rate of return on the ownership interest (shareholder's equity) of the common stock owners. It measures a firm's efficiency at generating profits from every unit of shareholders' equity (also known as net assets or assets minus liabilities). ROE % shows how well a company uses investment funds to generate earnings growth. ROE %s between 15% and 20% are considered desirable.

The factors that affect a company's ROE % can be illustrated with the three-step DuPont Analysis:

ROE %(Q: Dec. 2023 )
=Net Income/Total Stockholders Equity
=135664/68123
=(Net Income / Revenue )*(Revenue / Total Assets)*(Total Assets / Total Stockholders Equity)
=(135664 / 478300)*(478300 / 353048.5)*(353048.5 / 68123)
=Net Margin %*Asset Turnover*Equity Multiplier
=28.36 %*1.3548*5.1825
=ROA %*Equity Multiplier
=38.42 %*5.1825
=199.15 %

With this breakdown, it is clear that if a company grows its Net Profit Margin, its Asset Turnover, or its Leverage, it can grow its ROE %.

The factors that affect a company's ROE % can also be illustrated with the five-step DuPont Analysis:

ROE %(Q: Dec. 2023 )
=Net Income/Total Stockholders Equity
=135664/68123
=(Net Income / Pre-Tax Income) * (Pre-Tax Income / Operating Income) * (Operating Income / Revenue) * (Revenue / Total Assets) * (Total Assets / Total Stockholders Equity)
= (135664 / 161292) * (161292 / 161492) * (161492 / 478300) * (478300 / 353048.5) * (353048.5 / 68123)
= Tax Burden * Interest Burden * Operating Margin % * Asset Turnover * Equity Multiplier
= 0.8411 * 0.9988 * 33.76 % * 1.3548 * 5.1825
=199.15 %

Note: The net income data used here is four times the quarterly (Dec. 2023) net income data. The Revenue data used here is four times the quarterly (Dec. 2023) revenue data. The same rule applies to Pre-Tax Income and Operating Income.
* In the five-step DuPont Analysis, Operating Income is only available for non-financial companies. Thus, for Insurance companies, we use EBIT as a substitution of Operating Income. For Banks, both Operating Income and EBIT is unavailable. Thus we combined Interest Burden and Operating Margin % into Pretax Margin %, and the DuPont Analysis is divided into four components instead.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Be Aware

Net Income is used.

Because a company can increase its ROE % by having more financial leverage, it is important to watch the equity multiplier when investing in high ROE % companies. Like ROA %, ROE % is calculated with only 12 months data. Fluctuations in company's earnings or business cycles can affect the ratio drastically. It is important to look at the ratio from a long term perspective.

Asset light businesses require very few assets to generate very high earnings. Their ROE %s can be extremely high.


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Apple (NAS:AAPL) Business Description

Address
One Apple Park Way, Cupertino, CA, USA, 95014
Apple is among the largest companies in the world, with a broad portfolio of hardware and software products targeted at consumers and businesses. Apple's iPhone makes up a majority of the firm sales, and Apple's other products like Mac, iPad, and Watch are designed around the iPhone as the focal point of an expansive software ecosystem. Apple has progressively worked to add new applications, like streaming video, subscription bundles, and augmented reality. The firm designs its own software and semiconductors while working with subcontractors like Foxconn and TSMC to build its products and chips. Slightly less than half of Apple's sales come directly through its flagship stores, with a majority of sales coming indirectly through partnerships and distribution.
Executives
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Katherine L. Adams officer: SVP, General Counsel APPLE INC., 1 INFINITE LOOP, CUPERTINO CA 95014
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Jeffrey E Williams officer: COO ONE INFINITE LOOP, CUPERTINO CA 95014
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Timothy D Cook director, officer: Chief Executive Officer C/O APPLE INC, ONE INFINITE LOOP, CUPERTINO CA 95014
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