Apple could easily take out RIM if it wanted to. But Apple doesn’t have to do this, as its ‘iPhone’ and ‘iPad’ have garnered worldwide acclaim and are seen as sexy products.
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New York, NY (PRWEB) February 08, 2012
Popular financial newsletter Profit Confidential reports that there has been a change in leadership at Research In Motion Limited (RIM) after the resignation of the company’s co-founders Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie. George Leong, contributor to Profit Confidential, investigates the comparison between RIM and Apple.
“New CEO, Thorsten Heins, who is also the former COO, is not drawing rave reviews on Wall Street. The company really needs a visionary and I’m not convinced that an operations specialist will be able to right the ship,” says Leong.
The reality, according to Leong, is that Heins might be better than the RIM co-founders, but he is likely not like the late Steve Jobs or Richard Branson of Virgin Media, Inc. “Time will tell if Heins can offer something different,” says Leong.
“As an investor, I would stick with Apple, the best of breed,” says Leong. “Apple is the largest company in the world, with an astounding market cap in excess of $394 billion. By comparison, RIM’s market cap of $7.64 billion is tiny.”
According to Profit Confidential, Apple has $25.95 billion in cash and no debt. Leong notes, “Apple could easily take out RIM if it wanted to. But Apple doesn’t have to do this, as its ‘iPhone’ and ‘iPad’ have garnered worldwide acclaim and are seen as sexy products.”
“RIM’s ‘BlackBerry’ may be dying a slow death,” says Leong.
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