Apple surpassed ExxonMobil as the largest public company out there quite some time ago. And now it's beaten Microsoft's Internet bubble-era record for market capitalization (not including inflation). Is Apple finally too big to succeed?
Whether you're a bull or a bear on Apple, Fool analyst Anand Chokkavelu cautions against that line of thinking. Simple metrics are rarely simple and we've been shown time and again that seemingly common sense predictions often don't pan out.
As for Apple in particular, remember, it's about whether its cash balance and future earnings and profitability can support its large market cap. Apple's proven profitability and its ability to expand with the forthcoming iPhone 5 release, internationally, and via Apple TV say that Apple may indeed be able to get bigger from here.
Anand explains in the video below.
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Anand Chokkavelu owns shares of Apple, ExxonMobil, and Microsoft. Andrew Tonner owns shares of Apple. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple, Microsoft, and ExxonMobil. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Apple. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.