Apple has officially become the world’s largest technology company with a market capitalization of $ 1,000 billion when the share price reaches $ 207.50 a dollar.
At the time Apple announced that it was becoming a “$ 1,000 billion company”, the value of technology giants in the Top 10 was reduced to $ 82.7 billion.
Including Amazon, which lost $ 18.6 billion, Microsoft fell $ 17.7 billion, Facebook fell $ 11.1 billion (or 2.2%), and Netflix had the largest percentage drop of 5.7%. USD 8.8 billion. The remaining difference belongs to other technology companies.
However, that does not mean that Apple ‘s “1,000 billion” position is not in danger, when the first “1,000 billion USD” company PetroChina could not stand in this position for long. Here are the top 9 companies that have the potential to compete with Apple:
1. Amazon – worth 894 billion USD
fter losing $ 18.6 billion due to news from Apple, Amazon’s market capitalization was $ 894 billion, but Amazon is still one of the companies with the potential to reach “$ 1,000 billion” when compared. Compare with Apple and Google’s Alphabet.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is now the richest person in the world thanks to a 50% jump in stock prices compared to 2017. Much of Amazon’s revenue comes from Amazon Web Services cloud platform and food store chain. Whole Foods was bought for $ 13.7 billion.
With the current staff of 222,500 people and after 22 years of operation, Amazon’s annual revenue reaches 107 billion USD. The beginning is simply an online bookstore founded by Jeff Bezos in July 1975, now Amazon has become an e-commerce website – literally the online department store.
In addition, there is a lot of information predicting that the company is investing in Prime TV service to directly face Netflix online movie watching service. Amazon also plans to increase investment in Alexa virtual assistant with more than 5,000 people on the team, and spend money to build more warehouses around the world to minimize shipping time to buyers.
All of these factors are great potential for Amazon to soon become the next “1,000 billion USD” company and Apple’s “most formidable” competitor.
2. Alphabet – 869 billion USD
Google’s parent company is predicted to achieve revenue growth of up to 20% over the same period last year, the deciding factor is thanks to its search engine advertising and YouTube video platform. According to the financial report from the second quarter of 2018, despite being fined 5 billion USD from the European Union, the total revenue of the Alphabet parent company still reached 32.7 billion USD, up 26% compared to the same last year period. In particular, taking into account the amount that Google alone received from total advertising clicks increased by 58% compared to 2017, so the advertising revenue of this platform continued to increase. In addition, the Nest business after independent operations has earned $ 4.23 billion in revenue. And other items of Alphabet continue to lose 732 million USD, compared with 145 million USD. That means that if you want to get $ 1,000 billion mark, Alphabet must focus on other areas of the company such as hardware development, cloud computing … but can not put all belief in advertising.
3. Microsoft – 840 billion USD
According to the second quarter of 2018 business results at the end of June, the company said total revenue has increased by 17% – equivalent to 30.09 billion USD (compared to analyst estimates of 29.21 billion USD). ). One of the factors that help Microsoft have a big revenue is Azure public cloud service. Although the company never fully disclosed its earnings in this segment, analysts from KeyBanc estimated that Azure alone earned $ 2.05 billion in revenue – an increase of 80% over the same period last year. last. Satya Nadella CEO has focused on calling investors into Commercial Cloud array – including Office 365, Dynamics 365 business software and Azure (2.05 billion USD) in general. Commercial Cloud earned Microsoft $ 6.9 billion in revenue – up 53%. In addition, other revenues include Intelligent Cloud with $ 9.6 billion – up 23%, More Personal Computer (Windows, devices, games and search ads) with $ 10.8 billion and Productivity segment. and Business Processes with 9.7 billion USD. Microsoft shares have risen about 23% since the beginning of this year and have repeatedly peaked, the first time being 100 USD (equal to 1/2 compared to Apple) in the fourth fiscal quarter. Analysts expect only the first quarter of 2019, Microsoft’s revenue will be 27.38 billion dollars.
4. Facebook - 618 billion USD
In the 90 minutes of the call between CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Financial Officer David Wehner on July 25, Facebook’s shares fell by 24% – equivalent to more than $ 148 billion of the company being wiped out. However, Facebook’s market capitalization is still quite high at $ 618 billion thanks to revenue from ads and Instagram platform. According to the business report in the first quarter of 2018, Facebook’s revenue achieved impressive achievements when it increased by 49% – equivalent to nearly 12 billion USD compared to the total revenue of the same period of 2017 was 8.03 billion USD. Most of the revenue comes from advertising with 11,795 billion USD, the rest is nearly 171 million USD from payments and other fees. But Facebook’s share price has reached $ 218/1 dong (higher than the current Apple) one day before it falls, inevitably the possibility of one day away from this largest media network. will catch up with the Apple House.
5. Alibaba – 496 billion USD
In May last year, the “Giant” Alibaba of China e-commerce industry said net profit during the period from 2017 to March 2018 increased 47% compared to the previous fiscal year to 64 billion. NDT (equivalent to 10.2 billion USD). This is the fastest increase since the Alibaba Group Holding Group issued its first public offering (IPO) in New York in 2014, mostly due to the rapid growth of retail and business segments. Cloud computing and consolidation of new businesses acquired.
6. Tencent - 432 billion USD
Possessing China’s largest WeChat social network, along with mobile payment applications and blockbuster mobile games, Tencen’s first-quarter net profit rose 61%, or 73.5 billion yuan (11, $ 5 billion) – up 48% from last year. Tencent’s advertising revenue alone increased by 55% in the first quarter, revenue from games increased by 26%, while revenue from cloud computing nearly doubled. Especially in the trading session on May 16, China’s “giant” shares rose 6% after announcing the first quarter’s business results exceeded the forecast. Opening the trading session on May 17, this stock continued to increase by 7%, according to Bloomberg. Thus, helping Tencent return to re-capitalize over USD 500 billion after more than 3 months of stock plummeting, losing tens of billions of USD due to the wave of selling off global technology stocks as well as concerns about rising Chief slows down. Although Tencent’s market capitalization has dropped to 432 billion USD, this technology company always has unexpected sudden growth in the market.
7. Samsung Electronics - $ 289 billion
Samsung has always been said to be Apple’s rival in the field of manufacturing phones with Galaxy and Note product lines. If Samsung earned 15.64 trillion won in profits from 60.56 trillion won in the previous quarter, the biggest amount of money it had earned in a quarter, according to the latest second quarter report, was South Korea’s technology company earned only 14.8 trillion won ($ 13.2 billion) operating profit from 58 trillion won (51.8 billion US dollars), or a 0.7% decline in sales and increased only 11% of profit. The reason is that the sales of the two most recent Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus products have dropped because there is nothing special about the design and features. However, Samsung is still a potential technology company in both Asia and Europe with a market capitalization of nearly $ 300 billion.
8. Intel Corp - 250 billion USD
Despite recent serious security flaws in the CPU, Intel continues to dominate the market with revenue of the first quarter of 2018 of $ 16.1 billion, with a gross margin of 60.6%. Subtracting the amount of R&D and tax expenses, the company brought in $ 4.5 billion profit. In particular, the enterprise data segment accounted for 49%, the highest rate ever. The reason is the strong demand of Intel Xeon Scalable processors from businesses to serve data processing as well as artificial intelligence development. The storage segment marked a strong growth of up to 20%, with the majority of customers also being businesses. For consumer electronics, the 8th generation Core i processors for desktops and mobile phones have been well received by the market, with revenue increasing slightly by 3% to USD 8.2 billion. Currently, the number of processors manufactured by Intel’s 10 nm process is very limited, but the company said it will soon accelerate in 2019. It is expected that Intel’s Q2 / 2018 revenue will be very positive, with the second quarter of 2018 expected to be 16.3 billion USD, and the annual revenue is expected to be about 67.5 billion USD.
9. Cisco Systems – 200 billion USD
Cisco Systems is a company specializing in manufacturing and offering the world’s largest LAN / WAN solutions, its market share accounts for 60% -70% of the network equipment market worldwide. At the time of the dot.com market boom in 2000, even Cisco Systems’ market capitalization reached $ 500 billion. With leverage 1:50 and for example, Cisco’s stock price is $ 43.2 / dong, investors can deposit and buy stocks at $ 0.86 and 38.2% profit . Particularly, its meeting service has contributed up to 9% of total revenue, making Cisco the world’s largest provider of this service. According to the report of the third quarter of 2018, Cisco’s revenue is 12.5 billion USD, the average growth of each year is from 4% to 6%. Chuck Robbins – Cisco President and CEO said: “We are doing our strategy well with improvements that have never been more powerful. At the same time trying to convert to many software and more more people register, I am confident with my company’s position in the network industry today, as well as our impact on customers “.