Apple’s always a great candidate when it comes to having fun with numbers, and that certainly hasn’t changed after its second-quarter earnings report.
Here’s a few crazy facts about Apple after its Q2 earnings:
- Apple is more profitable than Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL), Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), Facebook and eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) combined.
- Apple grew its revenues and profits faster than Facebook.
- Apple generated $14 billion in cash flows from operations — enough to buy Finnish tech giant Nokia (NYSE:NOK).
- Apple sold 35.1 million iPhones — enough to give everyone a device in Shanghai, China, with 5 million to spare.
- The iTunes Store posted $1.9 billion in revenues — well more than double the $779 million in revenues generated by recording giant Warner Music in its most recent quarter.
- The iCloud, which launched in October, already has more than 125 million customers. Cloud storage leader Dropbox, established in 2007, has about 50 million users.
- Apple’s stock gained about 9% Wednesday, adding about $50 billion to its market cap — roughly the worth of chemical giant DuPont (NYSE:DD).
- At about $570 billion, Apple’s market cap is larger than the GDP of Switzerland.
- The company’s ratio of market cap per employee is roughly $9.3 million.
- Over the past decade, Apple’s shares are up about 4,700%.
Tom Taulli runs the InvestorPlace blog IPO Playbook, a site dedicated to the hottest news and rumors about initial public offerings. He also is the author of “The Complete M&A Handbook”, “All About Short Selling” and “All About Commodities.” Follow him on Twitter at @ttaulli or reach him via email. As of this writing, he did not own a position in any of the aforementioned securities.