Apple’s Worth Eclipses Google And Microsoft Combined

Apple’s Worth Eclipses Google And Microsoft Combined


For the first time ever, Apple (AAPL) has eclipsed the combined market capitalization of Microsoft and Google. The news arrives via AppleInsider, who reports AAPL’s market cap rose to $456 Billion, beating that of Microsoft’s $256.7 Billion and Google’s own market value of $198.9 Billion, as of Thursday morning.

Up 3 percent on the firm’s last point close, the news follows Apple announcing a record holiday quarter regarding sales of its iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac, seeing the company report a staggering $46.33 Billion in revenue with a net profit of $13.06 Billion.

On a quick side note — During U.S morning trading Apple’s market cap again exceeded that of Exxon Mobil, who – at the time – had a market capitalization of just $402 Billion. The last time that happened was back in August last year, when Apple officially became the “World’s Most Valuable Company”.

[via AppleInsider]