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Apple Inc  (NAS:AAPL) Profitability: 7 (As of Sep. 2017)

Apple Inc has the Profitability Rank of 7. It has a higher profitability and may stay that way.

GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company's business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin %
2. Piotroski F-Score
3. Trend of the Operating Margin % (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
4. Consistency of the profitability
5. Predictability Rank

Apple Inc's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2017 was 24.95%. As of today, Apple Inc's Piotroski F-Score is 4.


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

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Apple Inc Annual Data

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Apple Inc Quarterly Data

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Competitive Comparison
* 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.


Calculation

GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company's business will stay that way.

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Apple Inc has the Profitability Rank of 7. It has a higher profitability and may stay that way.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability Rank is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin %

Operating Margin % - also known as operating income margin, operating profit margin and return on sales (ROS) - is the ratio of Operating Income divided by net sales or Revenue, usually presented in percent.

Apple Inc's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2017 is calculated as:

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (Q: Sep. 2017 ) / Revenue (Q: Sep. 2017 )
=13120 / 52579
=24.95 %

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

2. Piotroski F-Score

The zones of discrimination were as such:

Good or high score = 8 or 9
Bad or low score = 0 or 1

Apple Inc has an F-score of 4 indicating the company's financial situation is typical for a stable company.

3. Trend of the Operating Margin % (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.

Warning Sign:

Apple Inc operating margin has been in 5-year decline. The average rate of decline per year is -4%.

4. Consistency of the profitability

5. Predictability Rank


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