With $57 Billion Microsoft is the King of Cash. Followed by Cisco and Google with $44 Billion and $43 Billion respectively.
All in all, technology tops the 12 most cash rich companies with five company’s totaling $201 Billion. Owning any of these companies is considered low risk by Credit Suisse, TheStreet, and S&P.
“In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king” -Erasmus
“In the land of markets moving blindly, the guy with the most gold can see the best.” -Me
Microsoft’s cash hoard is more than double of Apple’s. Yet when you compare the stock charts, one did much better in 2011. Its great to have exciting new products. Its even greater to build a moat around your product. With an average of 18 month replacement period, smart phones are up for grabs. Microsoft’s Window’s phone line might be the surprise product of 2012.
All have low PEG ratios!
MSFT PEG 0.9602
AAPL PEG 0.8406
CSCO PEG 1.19
ORCL PEG 1.21
GOOG PEG 1.11
Some pay dividends!
MSFT Dividend Yield 2.98%
AAPL Dividend Yield 0.00%
CSCO Divident Yield 1.26%
ORCL Divident Yield 0.89%
GOOG Divident Yield 0.00%
All are provide excellent opportunities in 2012.
Full Disclosure, I am long MSFT, AAPL, CSCO and GOOG at the time of this posting.