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Revenue & Expenses of the Top 10 Tech Companies

REVENUE & EXPENSES $¢ £ $ ¢ £$ ¢ £$ ¢ £$ ¢ £E $ ¢E$¢ £$ ¢ £$ ¢ £$ ¢ E$ ¢ £$¢£ $ ¢E$ ¢E$¢ E$¢ OF THE 10 TOP TECH COMPANIES $¢ £ $ ¢ £$ ¢ £$ ¢ £$ ¢ £E $ ¢E$¢ £ $ ¢ E$ ¢ £$ ¢ E$ ¢ £$ ¢ £ $ ¢E$ ¢ £$ ¢ E$¢ Current Numbers Per Year IN MOBILE TECHNOLOGY 1. Google, the world's largest advertising company, makes the vast majority of its revenue from search advertising. Their mobile operating system, Android, was created to compete with other smartphones such as the iPhone, in the mobile space. Android serves as a mobile advertising platform, de livering Google's ads to millions of mobile phones everywhere. It also serves as a platform for using Google's web services, such as Gmail, Google Calendar, and others, which in turn gives Google more information about users, thus further increasing ad value. GOOGLE REVENUE $29.32B EXPENSES $19.13B 2. APPLE Apple makes the vast majority of its money from its star ios devices, the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Their other iPods also con- REVENUE $76.58B tribute significantly, as do sales of apps and other content on their iTunes and AppStores. Apple's Mac computers contribute roughly 30% of their product revenue from sales. EXPENSES $54.79B 3. Microsoft's revenue is generated primarily from it's MICROSOFT numerous software deals with hardware manufactur- ers, wherin they sell Windows and Office pre-loaded on PCs. Microsoft's latest venture into mobile, Win- dows Phone 7, has generated a lot of interest in the tech community, but is facing stiff competition from the Android, IOS, WebOS, and BlackBerry platforms. REVENUE $66.69B EXPENSES $40.31B 4. H.P. H.P. generates the majority of its profits from their hardware sales of PCs and printers. Their recent entry into mobile was facilitated by their purchase of Palm, Inc. and its WebOS platform. H.P.'s Pre and Veer smartphone lines, in addition to their TouchPad tablet are highly anticipated. REVENUE $127.15B EXPENSES $115.28B 5. R.I.M. R.I.M., once the largest producer of business smartphones in the world, has lost a lot of ground in recent years to more savvy competitors, such as the iPhone and an onslaught of increasingly powerful and capable Android devices. Additionally, Windows Phone 7 phones and H.P.'s Webos devices provide a far superior experience for most users, further decreasing R.I.M.'s market share and revenue. In recent months, R.I.M. has been making some changes to their hardware and software in an attempt REVENUE $18.42B EXPENSES $14.02B regain marketshare and mindshare lost to competitors. 6. Nokia relies on its numerous low-end featurephones and Symbian smartphones to make up the bulk of it's sales revenue, most of which comes from developing countries, and Western Europe. In the past, Nokia enjoyed popularity in the United States, but in the last 7 years, they have been nearly completely eclipsed by faster-moving competitors. They recently signed with Microsoft to use Windows Phone 7 exclusively on all Nokia smartphones. NOKIA REVENUE $42.44B EXPENSES $40.37B 7. Motorola, previously relying on feature phones for the majority of its sales and revenue volume, has made a big splash in the mobile industry in recent years. Beginning with the introduction of the Droid on Verizon's network, Motorola has been moving rapidly into mobile, pro- ducing more and more Android devices, recently moving into the tablet space with it's Xoom tablet. MOTOROLA REVENUE $24.32B EXPENSES $23.47B 8. Н.Т.С H.T.C., once only a small Tiawanese electronics manufacturer noone had ever heard of, made a splash with the debut of their Hero smartphone, which ran Android. Since then, they've consis- tently released larger, faster, and more powerful Android devices into the world. They recently made a fairly significant impact with their Evo 4G and Evo Slide smartphones, which debuted on Sprint's network. REVENUE $9.57B EXPENSES $3.11B 9. L.G. L.G. manufactures millions of displays for various electronic devices, and in recent years became a manufacturer of Android smartphones. They make most of their revenue from the sale of their popular con- sumer electronics devices, such as their HD TVs, DVD and Blu-ray players, LCD displays, and others. They also make a diverse array of feature phones, which they sell via cellular carriers worldwide. REVENUE $39.90B EXPENSES $37.45B 10. SAMSUNG Samsung makes the vast majority of its profit by supplying components to other hardware manufacturers. They recently rose to public popularity with their successful Galaxy line of Android-based smartphones and tablets. REVENUE $117.00B EXPENSES $95.37B FOOTNOTES ADDITIONAL INFORMATION All companies listed trade stock on the NYSE, with the exception of Samsung & LG, which trade on the South Korean Stock Exchange, and H.T.C., which trades on the Tiawanese market. Information collected March 2011. Samsung, LG, and H.T.C.'s revenues were translated from their native currencies, the South Korean Won, and the New Tiawanese Dollar, respectively. Sources: Bloomberg Business Review, Google Finance, Yahoo! Finance, Wikipedia

Revenue & Expenses of the Top 10 Tech Companies

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In an interesting infographic put together with information from Bloomberg Business Review, Google Finance, Yahoo! Finance and Wikipedia, we are presented the top 10 technology companies in the world ...


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