Cash and Investments: $55.9 billion
Annual Operating Cash Flow: $16.6 billion
Revenue Per Employee: $1 million
Between its new Chromecast device, Google Glass glasses and Google Fiber Internet connections that are being built out, this company is not at risk of falling behind in the innovation game.
And while advertising remains the lion’s share of profits now, this cash cow continues to throw off big profits despite headwinds in digital display ads. It’s almost impossible to compete with Google when it comes to search and serving ads, and until that changes this stock is essentially bulletproof … even if you don’t take its robust cash hoard into account.