Who Created the Largest EBITDA Among Apple Peers?

Top Companies by EBITDA (USD mil), 2018
March 9, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 11 firms among Apple Peers, Apple Inc. generated the highest earnings before interest cost, taxes and depreciation (so called EBITDA) in 2018 followed by Samsung Electronics and Microsoft Corporation.

Apple Inc. made EBITDA of USD 81,801 mil, up 6.83% compared to the previous year. Historically, the firm’s EBITDA reached an all time high of USD 84,505 mil in 2015 and an all time low of USD 463 mil in 2004. The average profit in the last five years amounted to USD 75,604 mil.

The company generated an average EBITDA margin of 33.6% for its shareholders in the last five years with a maximum of 36.2% and a minimum of 30.8%.

Comparing Apple Inc. with its closest peers, Samsung Electronics generated EBITDA of USD 77,573 mil with a EBITDA margin of 35.0% in 2018, Microsoft Corporation grossed USD 45,319 mil (EBITDA margin of 41.1%) and Alphabet announced a profit of USD 42,833 mil translating into a margin of 31.3%.

You can see all the companies ebitda data on the EBITDA indicator page or you can download a special statistical dossier on the Apple Peers in the reports section.

EBITDA Unit 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Apple Inc. USD mil 57,048 61,813 84,505 73,333 76,569
Tesla Inc. USD mil 44.8 45.2 -294 280 3.92
Microsoft Corporation USD mil 30,519 32,971 24,118 26,804 37,803
Amazon.com Inc USD mil ... ... 4,845 8,308 12,492 16,132 ...
Alphabet USD mil 19,483 21,856 24,423 29,860 35,797
Facebook USD mil 3,661 5,917 7,445 14,017 22,533
Samsung Electronics KRW bil 53,230 43,079 47,344 49,954 75,762 ...
Huawei CNY mil 36,567 43,358 51,241 60,150 68,061 ...
Xiaomi CNY mil ... ... ... -1,143 1,664 5,974 ...
Motorola Solutions USD mil 1,191 1,144 1,205 1,529 1,678
LG Electronics KRW bil 2,828 3,381 2,706 2,660 3,803 ...