Apple: The world's greatest start-up

A comparison of revenue and operating income between Apple, Google and Microsoft shows that Apple is dominating the industry with a 'start-up' business model.

Last year we began offering revenue and operating income comparisons between Apple and Microsoft. It was becoming evident that the iOS franchise was beginning to overtake both in revenue and profitability the Windows franchise. To offer more dimensions of comparison this time I am adding Google’s top and bottom lines for comparison (click image for detail):



Note that the graphs have the same scales when read horizontally. I’ve broken out the sub-divisions of revenues as the companies report them. Here are some observations:


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