The Second-Most-Profitable Quarter in Any Company’s History

Another interesting bit of perspective on Apple’s numbers, from CNN:

It was one of the most profitable quarters ever for any U.S. company, trailing only ExxonMobil’s record-setting $14.8 billion quarter from the fall of 2008, when oil prices were at an all-time high.

It wasn’t just a historic quarter for Apple, or for a tech company. It was a historic quarter, period.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012