MBA 520- Milestone 1.docx - 1 FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE AND HEALTH OF APPLE INC Financial Performance and Health of an Organization Report Apple Inc Alex

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1 FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE AND HEALTH OF APPLE INC. Financial Performance and Health of an Organization Report Apple Inc. Alex Carpenter MBA 520 Accounting & Financial Analysis August 29 th , 2019
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2 FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE AND HEALTH OF APPLE INC. Table of Contents Financial Performance and Health (Milestone One) 3
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3 FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE AND HEALTH OF APPLE INC. Final Project Milestone One- Module Three Financial Performance and Health Organizational Context The key goods that Apple provides are the MacBook, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watches, iCloud, Apple Pay, and Apple Music (Apple.com, 2019). Apple products can be found all around the globe, as they are universal products that can be used by all. These products are provided for the everyday person, as you do not have to be a successful business person to own and use one of these products. They are simply for the everyday person to use to improve their productivity, as well as for personal use. People of all ages and backgrounds use these for various things such as email, talk, text, productivity, etc. Apple is indeed a manufacturer offering their own financing to customers, as they have an area dedicated to financing on their website (Apple.com, 2019). Specifically, Apple offers business financing, education financing, and consumer financing, as well as two common financing options of “fair market value lease” and “$1 purchase option” (Apple.com, 2019). The Apple Finance Program is committed to “financing that fits” a business or an everyday person (Apple.com, 2019). Apple is facing one large problem that involves the difficulty in producing these products. The hardware and materials are becoming more expensive, and therefore it is more expensive to make these products (Ray, 2019). Because of the increase in price of the manufacturing process, Apple has also increased the sale price of the iPhone. This is also another financial woe that Apple is facing, as the price of the iPhone is becoming extremely high. Because Apple products are found worldwide, it is important that the company is aware on a global level of all current events and legislature that could potentially cause harm to their company. I think that Apple sets boundaries for business decisions based on each individual product and its generated sales revenue. For example, if the newest Apple
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4 FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE AND HEALTH OF APPLE INC. product isn’t generating the revenue it was expected to, then I think that Apple will alter things such as where it is sold and how many of the products are being manufactured. I also think that customers play a role in the business decisions that Apple makes due to the fact that some products may be more popular in certain geographical locations. For example, if iPad are more popular in Europe, then I think that there are certain business decisions to be made to take full advantage of the high demand in this region.
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