Apple's 2012 Annual Report: More Employees, More Office Space, More Sales

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    Apple today filed its 2012 annual report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and the document reveals a few interesting tidbits of information:

    - Apple now has 72,800 "full-time equivalent" employees, up from 60,400 last year. The company also went from employing 2,900 "full-time equivalent" temporary employees and contractors to 3,300. 42,400 "full-time equivalent" employees are in the retail division, up from 36,000 last year.

    - Apple went from 357 stores at the end of fiscal 2011 to 390 stores at the end of fiscal 2012, up 33 from the year prior. Apple earned an average of $51.5 million per store, up from $43.3 million last year. The average number of "full-time equivalent" employees per store grew from 100.8 to 108.7. Apple expects to open 30-35 new stores in 2013, with 75% of those located outside the US.
    - As this document is designed mainly for prospective and current investors in the company, Apple also lists a number of risk factors that could affect investments in the company. These include "[Apple] could be found to have infringed on intellectual property rights", the ability to "successfully manage frequent product introductions and transitions", "the Company's ability to obtain components in sufficient quantities", and numerous more.

    - Unlike last year, when Apple said it had no plans to pay a dividend, the company now "expects to pay quarterly dividends in the future."

    The document is thick with financial information, including breakdowns of all sorts related to how the company makes money, invests its money, and pays taxes, among other things.

    Article Link: Apple's 2012 Annual Report: More Employees, More Office Space, More Sales
     
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    Nice proof-reading.
     
  3. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    That's a lot of Jobs. The overseas manufacturing can be looked past considering how many people are putting food on the table because of Apple products.
     
  4. PS65 macrumors regular

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    You're reading it wrong ;-)
     
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    A typo. Thanks for picking it out, fixed.
     
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    Oh wow a mistake being fixed here. That's a first (in my time of being here). Hope it's kept up.
    Thanks though.
     
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    Are you sure?
     
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    The thread isn't even 5 minutes old yet and this is the first post. Lol you have to love this place. So strict :D
     
  9. A Hebrew macrumors 6502a

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    100 full time equivalent employees PER STORE!?!?
     
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    Of cause we always pick on the mistakes and pure garbage articles. Simply cause we want the best here. Good to have high standards.
     
  11. GLS macrumors 6502

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    Well.....

     
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    I'm sorry if I came across as rude.
     
  13. valexa macrumors member

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    what no apple mines ? preposterous
     
  14. FrizzleFryBen macrumors 6502

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    Does it also include all Double Irish - Dutch Sandwich info as well? Oh wait, that's hiding in the Cayman Islands...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_Irish_arrangement
     
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    But...but...I thought Apple was supposed to be crumbling?
     
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    $515,000 sales per full-time employee...not bad!
     
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    What the heck is going on with the stock price, then, if Apple is doing so well?

    It's shed over $100 from its peak, and that was BEFORE Sandy f-ed everything up.
     
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    Those big corporations are exploiting the people!

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    - bubble
    - super-high expectations that weren't met
    - executives got fired

    So glad I saw two of these things coming and sold at $700 :D
     
  21. cuencap macrumors regular

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    The most interesting financial tidbit is that AAPL spent $5 Billion on Property, Plant, and Equipment in the last 3 months (Q4) alone.
     
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    " As this document is designed mainly for prospective and current investors in the company, Apple also lists a number of risk factors that could affect investments in the company. These include "[Apple] could be found to have infringed on intellectual property rights", the ability to "successfully manage frequent product introductions and transitions", "the Company's ability to obtain components in sufficient quantities", and numerous more."

    The bold parts are scary.
     
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    I hoping they continue doing good. We having too much bad news so nice hearing good news :)
     
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