Currently priced above $870, this is a phenomenal performance for Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG). Apple’s revenue growth has been consistently remarkable, and Google continues to feed off its search engine business, which has become the backbone of its success. For Samsung, operating income reached $17.458 billion with a 21% operating margin and a 24% market share. The three companies do not have any debt at the moment, though Apple does plan to take on debt soon. Overall, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has stronger finances and even stronger sales results, which will always help the company find its way back to the top.
For Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Apple, both stocks have “buy” written all over them. Both stocks provide returns and security, too, albeit in different ways: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), with its cash hoarding and lower price, and Google, with its immaculate cash flow source and incessant increases in its stock price.
For Samsung, passing the government’s security test doesn’t automatically guarantee a sale growth. This is because approvals do not directly result in product orders, but facilitate the process by eliminating the need for security reviews at the individual DOD organization level. Samsung and potentially Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) still need to fight over juicy government contracts. But assuming Apple does win security approval, the rivals will duke it out on a new playing field.
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