Google, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), and BlackBerry’s Free Cash Flow yields are 5%, 10.8%, and 10.4% respectively. Although Google seems to be the most expensive stock, its YTD return is higher than both BlackBerry and Apple as its risen 13.26%. BlackBerry’s stock has grown furiously in the past six months rising nearly 103%. Comparatively, Google has risen 12.4% while Apple has fallen over 35%, as seen in the chart below.
While I respect a CEO’s ambition to provide the best products/service to its customers, I wouldn’t be quite so quick to use past tense when referring to another company’s success. Heins points out BlackBerry is “not a phone company”, but rather a “mobile computing solution.” I’d like to point out the fact that using the term “solution” to describe the combination of hardware, software, and services is just as outdated as some smartphone operating systems used by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL).
The Foolish Conclusion…
Although Apple’s stock has plummeted recently, the company is still earning money, generating revenues, and is cheaper than either BlackBerry or Google. We would all like to see something new and innovative from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), but that doesn’t mean they aren’t still successful. With this said, I believe Google and BlackBerry provide enormous opportunity for investors at discounted prices (BlackBerry more so than Google), while Apple shows great metrics, but struggles to perform where investors need it to — its stock.
The article Apple “Standing Still”? originally appeared on Fool.com and is written by Tyler Wofford.
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