Growth of Apple, Google (Alphabet), Amazon & Facebook

A Comparison of Financial Performance.

Combined Revenue of Apple, Amazon, Google & Facebook Exceeds the GDP of 88% of Countries Worldwide

February 3, 2017: Yesterday, Amazon announced their Q4 2016 final results, with a staggering – and record setting – $43.7B in revenue for the quarter ended December 31. At Accompany, we provide our users with insights into the people and companies they meet every day. As with any good Chief of Staff, we also seek to keep our users informed on large scale happenings in the business world. So rather than have you sift through press releases, SEC filings, endless reposts, etc., the Accompany team has compiled the metrics for you. The following figures are aligned to calendar years, rather than fiscal years for these companies to help with comparisons.

CompanyQuarter Ended
Dec 31, 2016
Earnings Announced
AlphabetQ4 2016January 26, 2017
AppleQ1 2017January 31, 2017
FacebookQ4 2016February 1, 2017
AmazonQ4 2016February 2, 2017

For the quarter ended December 31, 2016.

• $78.35B in Revenue

• $17.89B in Net Income

• $246B in Cash*

 

Apple’s largest quarter ever. Over 2X the revenue and the net income for Alphabet (Google), Amazon & Facebook combined. Over 78.3M iPhones, 13M iPads & 5.3M Macs sold.

• $26.0B in Revenue

• $5.3B in Net Income

• $86.3B in Cash*

 

Google remains the vast majority of Alphabet’s financials. 98.99% of Alphabet’s revenue comes from the Google business.

• $8.81B in Revenue

• $3.57B in Net Income

• $29.45B in Cash*

 

Like the other giants, Q4 was another record quarter. Daily Active Users (DAUs) were 1.23B in December, with 1.15B mobile DAUs.

• $43.7B in Revenue

• $749M in Net Income

• $25.98B in Cash*

 

Amazon had a huge 2016 with plans for a larger 2017. Over the next 18 months, Amazon plans to add 100,000 new jobs.

* Cash includes Cash, Cash Equivalents & Marketable Securities

Apple Still Dominates on Revenue & Growth

Amazon revenue on the rise, but fully investing for growth. 

Google (Alphabet) and Facebook continue to steadily grow top and bottom line.

Quarterly View

Source: SEC Filings, Company Announcements, Accompany Analysis
Note: Values aligned to calendar dates rather than financial quarters.

Source: SEC Filings, Company Announcements, Accompany Analysis
Note: Values aligned to calendar dates rather than financial quarters.

Annual View

Source: SEC Filings, Company Announcements, Accompany Analysis
Note: Values aligned to calendar dates rather than financial quarters. 2016 values through December 31, 2016.

Source: SEC Filings, Company Announcements, Accompany Analysis
Note: Values aligned to calendar dates rather than financial quarters. 2016 values through December 31, 2016.

By The Numbers

Apple Has More Cash on Hand Than Google (Alphabet), Facebook and Amazon Combined…

Source: SEC Filings, Company Announcements, Accompany Analysis
Note: Analysis includes Cash & Cash Equivalents plus Marketable Securities.

…With Amazon Employing More People Than Google (Alphabet), Facebook and Apple Combined.

Source: SEC Filings, Company Announcements, Accompany Analysis
Note: Analysis includes Cash & Cash Equivalents plus Marketable Securities.

Combined Revenue of FB, Google, Apple & Amazon Exceeds the GDP in These Countries

88%

Countries Smaller than FB + Google + Apple + Amazon

Source: 2016 GDP estimates from StatisticsTimes.com; Accompany Analysis

Amazon the Biggest Stock Gainer, With Facebook a Close Second.

3.9X – Amazon

3.4X – Facebook

2.8X – Alphabet/Google

1.8X – Apple

Increase in Stock Price, May 2012 – Jan 2017

Comparison of adjusted end of stock performance since Facebook’s May 18, 2012 IPO. Analysis as of January 26, 2017.

Stock Performance, Index 100*

* End of day stock price, adjusted for splits; values indexed to May 18, 2012 (Facebook’s IPO)

One more thing…
Since you were wondering, Apple passed Microsoft in revenue in 2010.

Source: SEC Filings, Company Announcements, Accompany Analysis

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Learn About the Leadership Teams Behind These Companies

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Apple

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

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Facebook

Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them. Its website was launched on February 4, 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg with his Harvard College roommates and fellow students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes.The founders had initially limited the website’s membership to Harvard students, but later expanded it to higher education institutions in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University. It gradually added support for students at various other universities and later to high school students. The Company now has over 1,000,000,000 users.

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Amazon

Amazon is an e-commerce retailer formed originally to provide consumers with products in two segments. It offers users with merchandise and content purchased for resale from vendors and those offered by third-party sellers. Operating in North American and International markets, Amazon provides its services through websites such as amazon.com and amazon.ca. It also enables authors, musicians, filmmakers, app developers, and others to publish and sell content via its branded websites. Amazon also provides Kindle Direct Publishing, an online platform that allows independent authors and publishers to make their books available in the Kindle Store. In addition, it provides co-branded credit card agreements and advertising services, serves developers and enterprises through Amazon Web Services, and manufactures and sells electronic devices. It offers Amazon Prime which is an annual membership program. It provides free shipping, streaming, and access to books to borrow and read on a Kindle device. Amazon was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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Alphabet / Google

Alphabet Inc. is the holding company for Google and several Google entities, including Google X, Google Ventures, Google Capital, Calico, and its Life Sciences efforts. On Monday, August 10th, 2015, CEO Larry Page announced the operational restructuring effort for Alphabet Inc. to replace Google Inc. as the official publicly-traded entity. He announced that all shares of Google would automatically convert into the same number of shares of Alphabet, with all of the same rights. The two classes of shares will continue to trade on Nasdaq as GOOGL and GOOG.

 

Google Inc. (Google), incorporated on October 22, 2002, is a global technology company. The Company’s business is focused around areas, such as search and display advertising, the Android operating system platform, consumer content through Google Play, enterprise, commerce and hardware products. The Company generates revenue primarily by delivering online advertising. The Company provides its products and services in more than 100 languages and in more than 50 countries, regions, and territories. On www.google.com or one of its other Google domains, users can find information in different languages and in many different formats.

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