Apple finished the fiscal year of 2012 with record profits of $41.7 billion on $156.5 billion revenue. These numbers are astonishingly large, Apple is making record amounts of money at the moment.
Statistica has produced this handy chart to demonstrate just how much cash Apple made this year compared to all its rivals. From October 2011 to September 2012, Apple made more money than Microsoft, Google, eBay, Yahoo, Facebook and Amazon combined.
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In the same period it made over twice as much as virtually the entire PC industry combined: Dell, Intel, Asus, Acer, IBM, HP and Lenovo.
Taking a look at this chart it's easy to see that Apple is the most valuable company on earth. It is incredibly profitable.