Horace Dediu:

The graph lets us answer the question “What would have happened if Apple had not paid any dividends, bought back shares and taken on debt?”

The answer is in the blue line. It would be about $210 billion today. There are about a dozen companies other than Apple worth more than that amount.

Even more insane: had Apple not instituted the dividends and buy backs, they would be well on their way to having $1 trillion in cash.

A trillion dollars.

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