Which tech giants make the most profit per employee?

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How much profit do the world’s most successful tech companies make per employee?

Research by PostBeyond shows how the tech companies listed in the Fortune 500 compare for profit made per head.

Highest profit per employee:

1. Facebook – $634,694
2. Apple – $393,097
3. Microsoft – $171,000
4. Alphabet – $158,057
5. Cisco – $131,81
6. Netflix – $109,588
7. Booking holdings – $102,218
8. Adobe – $94,252
9. Oracle – $67,645
10. HP – $51,551

Despite Facebook’s big lawsuit this year in regard to user privacy, they still have a total profit margin of $15,934 million which is a 5.9% increase from the previous year. And although Apple had a total profit of $48,351 million in 2017, their profit per employee averages out at just $393,097 and is down -0.19% since last year.

Microsoft is one of the longest standing tech companies, founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. However, longest standing doesn’t always mean biggest profit – Microsoft has a total profit of $21,204 million (less than half of Apple’s) and its profit per employee stands at $171,000. Despite ranking below Facebook and Apple, it’s percentage change from the previous year is 16.05%.

In regard to the companies which have had a negative percentage change from their previous years, Xerox (-264.42%), eBay (-104.46%) and Motorola Solutions (-89.01%) have been hit the hardest. PostBeyond’s data also shows that Dell, eBay and Motorola Solutions are within the bottom Fortune 500 companies by having the lowest profit: Dell losing $-3,728 million, eBay losing $1,016 million and Motorola Solutions losing $-155 million.

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