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Old Oct 30, 2013, 10:18 AM   #1
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Apple's 2013 Annual Report: Inside the Numbers on Employees, Retail Stores, and More




Apple yesterday filed its 2013 10-K annual report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, offering some insight into how the company has grown over the past year. Among the interesting tidbits included in the report:

- Apple's employee headcount grew to 80,300 full-time equivalents, up from 72,800 at the end of fiscal 2012. Nearly all of that growth was outside of the company's retail division, which grew by only 400 to 42,800 full-time equivalents.

- Apple's retail store count increased by 26 during fiscal 2013, with average revenue per store dropping slightly to $50.2 million from $51.5 million. The company also saw a decrease in the number of full-time equivalent employees per store, moving from 108.7 in 2012 to 102.9 in 2013. As noted during Apple's earnings conference call on Monday, the company plans to open 30 new retail stores in fiscal 2014, with two-thirds of those being outside of the United States. Apple expects to remodel an additional 20 of its existing stores.

- Real estate holdings continue to grow, with Apple now owning or leasing 19.1 million square feet of space, up from 17.3 million square feet at the end of the previous year. That number includes 2.6 million square feet at the former HP campus in Cupertino that will be demolished to make way for Apple's new headquarters campus. Apple's campus will ultimately contain roughly 3.6 million square feet of space.
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As of September 28, 2013, the Company owned or leased approximately 19.1 million square feet of building space, primarily in the U.S., and to a lesser extent, in Europe, Japan, Canada, and the Asia-Pacific regions. Of that amount approximately 12.0 million square feet was leased building space, which includes approximately 4.6 million square feet related to retail store space. Of the Company's owned building space, approximately 2.6 million square feet that is located in Cupertino, California will be demolished to build a second corporate campus. Additionally, the Company owns a total of 1,428 acres of land in various locations.

As of September 28, 2013, the Company owned a manufacturing facility in Cork, Ireland that also housed a customer support call center and facilities in Elk Grove, California that included warehousing and distribution operations and a customer support call center. The Company also owned land in Austin, Texas where it is building office space and a customer support call center. In addition, the Company owned facilities for research and development and corporate functions in Cupertino, California, including land for the future development of the Company's second corporate campus. The Company also owned data centers in Newark, California; Maiden, North Carolina; Prineville, Oregon; and Reno, Nevada. Outside the U.S., the Company owned additional facilities for various purposes.
- Apple's advertising expenses rose to $1.1 billion in fiscal 2013, up from $1.0 billion in 2012.

- Apple expects capital expenditures to rise to $11.0 billion in fiscal 2014, a significant increase of 57% over the $7.0 billion spent in 2013. The retail division is expected to see only a 10 percent increase in spending, while Apple's other capital expenditures related to manufacturing, corporate facilities and infrastructure would grow by over 60 percent. Some of that increase may be related to Apple's new corporate campus, but it is not entirely clear how those costs are being budgeted and accounted for over time. Asymco's Horace Dediu has used Apple's capital expenditure estimates to predict shipments of 250-285 million iOS devices in fiscal 2014, up from around 235 million in 2013.

Apple's annual report contains a number of other details about the company's operations, much of it targeted at investors and regulators, and addresses such topics as executive compensation, company investments, taxes, and more.

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Old Oct 30, 2013, 10:19 AM   #2
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Excellent employment numbers. Good guy Apple.

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Must have....More profit!!!!!
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Old Oct 30, 2013, 10:38 AM   #5
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So Apple has roughly 37,500 non-retail full-time equivalents. I saw somewhere recently that the Infinite Loop campus only houses about 3,000 employees. So more than 90% of Apple's non-retail workforce (which would include R&D, engineering, design, marketing, finance, technical support, etc.) works somewhere other than what we all think of as Apple's main campus. Crazy.

Even the new Apple Campus 2 will only hold about 14,000 employees. Assuming today's numbers, that still leaves nearly 55% of Apple's non-retail workforce working from locations other than a primary Apple campus.
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Old Oct 30, 2013, 10:47 AM   #7
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Excellent employment numbers. Good guy Apple.
Very nice!

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Old Oct 30, 2013, 10:59 AM   #8
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This is one big a$$ company.

They spend $1billion in just advertising.
$11b in capital expenditures

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Old Oct 30, 2013, 11:06 AM   #9
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wow, more then 80,000 employees. that number is huge than most of airline operations
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So Apple has roughly 37,500 non-retail full-time equivalents. I saw somewhere recently that the Infinite Loop campus only houses about 3,000 employees. So more than 90% of Apple's non-retail workforce (which would include R&D, engineering, design, marketing, finance, technical support, etc.) works somewhere other than what we all think of as Apple's main campus. Crazy.

Even the new Apple Campus 2 will only hold about 14,000 employees. Assuming today's numbers, that still leaves nearly 55% of Apple's non-retail workforce working from locations other than a primary Apple campus.
Most probably work in China, no? Or do assembly line employees not count?
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So Apple has roughly 37,500 non-retail full-time equivalents. I saw somewhere recently that the Infinite Loop campus only houses about 3,000 employees. So more than 90% of Apple's non-retail workforce (which would include R&D, engineering, design, marketing, finance, technical support, etc.) works somewhere other than what we all think of as Apple's main campus. Crazy.

Even the new Apple Campus 2 will only hold about 14,000 employees. Assuming today's numbers, that still leaves nearly 55% of Apple's non-retail workforce working from locations other than a primary Apple campus.
According to this page, only around 50,000 out of those 80,000 are in the US. If we assume that the number of retail employees outside the US is quite small (let's say 40,000 are in the US and 2,800 outside), that would leave only around 10,000 non-retail employees in the US.

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Most probably work in China, no? Or do assembly line employees not count?
Apple has no assembly line employees in China, the manufacturing is done by other companies.
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wow, more then 80,000 employees. that number is huge than most of airline operations
I wouldn't say 80,000 is a lot. The company I work for has 45,000 full-time employees and 1/50th the market cap of Apple.
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wow, more then 80,000 employees. that number is huge than most of airline operations
But do they all get the appropriate health care package or rely on Obamacare.
There's a reason for big business to have the part-time job medical coverage loop hole.
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I wouldn't say 80,000 is a lot. The company I work for has 45,000 full-time employees and 1/50th the market cap of Apple.
It's really not that many, Microsoft is somewhere around 110k.
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It's really not that many, Microsoft is somewhere around 110k.
If Apple was more vertically integrated, and actually owned the foundries and manufacturing lines, then their headcount would be significantly higher.

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Total research and development expense was $4.5 billion, $3.4 billion and $2.4 billion in 2013, 2012 and 2011, respectively.
So they increased their R&D budget by a billion this year (and a billion again from the year prior). "Can't spend on innovation, my ass!"

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Brillant stock PR.

Apple never communicates on actual sales numbers, but invent all sorts of ******** percentage, growth, advertising etc...numbers to make us believe that there is overall sales and growth.

But their inside board stockholder strategy trumps no one: they artificially made they value rise by having hedge funds, and new holders.

This is based on air and will make their value fall critically soon enough.
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For perspective on that billion-dollar advertising budget:

Samsung's marketing budget is almost 12 billion--see the final table here:
http://www.asymco.com/2012/11/29/the...ling-galaxies/

Of course that includes more than ads: a lot of it is massive commissions paid to salespeople to push Samsung instead of other brands. Something Apple doesn't do, which explains why Samsung sells so well in carrier stores.

In fact, Samsung's annual sales commissions alone total more than the ad budget of Apple, Microsoft, Dell and HP combined. More than Coca Cola even.
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Brillant stock PR.

Apple never communicates on actual sales numbers, but invent all sorts of ******** percentage, growth, advertising etc...numbers to make us believe that there is overall sales and growth.

But their inside board stockholder strategy trumps no one: they artificially made they value rise by having hedge funds, and new holders.

This is based on air and will make their value fall critically soon enough.
Are you being serious or just trolling?
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Are you being serious or just trolling?
He's seriously trolling.
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So about 45,000 people that are not Retailers...so why the need for 45,000 people (that are not your sales force) to create/market/support a handful of products?

There are engineers, programmers, Q&A, tech support, marketing, sales as the main 5-6 groups in a tech giant's corporation. Unless Tech Support is like 20,000 people large (highly doubt it...maybe 3000), you could take 45,000 and divide it by 6 groups to give you an average of 7000+ people per group...and we all know every group is not the same weight. Trust me, it doesn't take 7000 people to manage iOS or OSX as Developers...or 7000 people to work on the iPad's overall design.

Anyone have some more details on these 45,000 non-retailers?
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It does take a lot of people. Apple's dev tools are the best in the industry.
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