Apple Inc.

Taylor Kriz

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History of Apple Inc.

Founders (April 1, 1976):
  • Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne

  • Timothy D. Cook

Incorporated on January 3, 1977

Apple Inc. has subsidiaries including:

  • Braeburn Capital, Inc.
  • Fingerworks
  • PrimeSense
  • Authentec Inc.
  • Anobit
  • Apple Operations International
  • Apple Operations Europe
  • Apple Computer International
  • ETC....

Competes in TECHNOLOGY industry

Apple's chief competitors include:

  • Microsoft
  • Dell
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Acer
  • Lenovo
  • Google
  • Samsung
  • Nokia
  • Asus
  • Sony
  • PayPal
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Factors of Production


iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod, iTunes, iTunes Store, Mac App Store, iCloud, Operating System Software (IOS), iLife, iWork, Apple TV, AppleCare, and Apple Pay.

Apples has 72,800 permanent full-time employees

Apples Net Worth:
  • 719.88 Billion
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Apple has done well the last five years. Their sales/revenue, cost of goods, gross income, and net incomes have steadily increased. They have also invested more money into research, which is why I think the company has been doing better. If you know what consumers want, you will make more of what they want and will sell more.


Symbol of Apple

  • AAPL

Trades on the NASDAQ

52 Week High

  • $133.60
52 Week Low

  • $125.66

AAPL is almost trading at its 52 week low. It is currently trading at $126.10

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Apple's stock last split June 9, 2014. It split at a 7 to 1 ratio, which means that one share of AAPL now is worth 7 shares of AAPL. It went from around $645 to $94. It made the stock seven times less expensive.
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13,221 stocks are available for trade.

Apple does pay dividends. The last dividend was on February 5, 2015, and they paid out $0.47 per share.
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Investors overall believe that AAPL will be a good stock investment, and most believe that Apple would be a good stock to buy.

Jeff Reeves, editor of is one that believes Apple is a good stock investment. He says it is seeing strong demand for both old and new products, and its balance sheet is one of the most enviable on Wall Street. He says that the iPhone accounts for over half its revenue, and considering the margins and dominance of the iPhone, that’s something AAPL stock investors should be ok with in 2015. Also, he points out that Apple's revenue is up, Apple's dividends have increased nearly 25% and there's room for more dividend increases, Apple has repurchased stocks, and Apple has many new products and ideas for the 2015 market.

Articles about AAPL

I read two articles about Apple. One was about Apple's TV Service and the other was about apple buying back stock.

  • Apple's TV Service

AAPL is once again rumored to be working on an online TV service that will only work with iOS devices. Analysts have anticipated the TV service for months, but when Apple TV's price was reduced to $69, this thought reignited. The Wall Street Journal has reported that Apple hopes to launch its service this fall. For Apple to empower all of their devices and to have a TV service on them could be groundbreaking. It is also expected that the next Apple TV may feature some form of Siri integration. This service is supposed to be a great investment for Apple.

  • Apple and Buying Back Stock

Apple spent more than four times as much as any other company on share buybacks in 2014, accounting for just over 10% of the money spent on repurchases on the S&P 500. Apple also spent the most on share buybacks in the fourth quarter with $6.12 billion repurchased, which was about $1 billion more than one year ago. The fourth quarter, however, saw the first quarterly year-over-year spending decline in more than three years. S&P 500 companies spent $125.8 billion on share buybacks in the fourth quarter, a 4.4% decline from a year ago, and a 13.5% drop from the third quarter. Much of that decline came from a handful of big companies that cut their spending on buybacks in the fourth quarter. Not only did the total amount spent on share repurchases drop in the fourth quarter, but there were also fewer companies buying back shares. About 72% of the S&P 500 (approx. 362 companies) bought back shares, compared with 386 in the year ago quarter, and 381 in the third quarter. Even with the slight pullback, buybacks in 2014 had a huge effect on earnings per share for the S&P 500. More than a fifth of the companies in the S&P 500 reduced their share counts by at least 4%, and analysts say the 4% mark is where the share count reduction provides a significant "tailwind to earnings."

I think these articles will have a good impact on AAPL stock. It's encouraging people to buy their stock.

After researching AAPL, I believe I would still purchase this stock. So far, I have lost money on Apple, but I am optimistic that it will go up. I have learned that investing in stock may take patience and that even though a stock may not be doing well at the moment, it most likely will go up over time, especially if you research and find out that it might. Also, I have learned that I shouldn't buy stock just to buy stock. I should buy stock when its closer to its 52 week low. Stocks are a risk but in the end you could reap the benefits from them.
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