Data is the new oil XI – Alphabet: a pattern emerges

Finally another tech-giant, Alphabet. And the pattern in the tiltle? Well, the old industry is rather stable, but these new tech-companies seem to come from “nowhere” and are suddenly there – next to the oil-majors and manufacturers.

Back in 2008, when Alphabet was still called Google, the revenues were not so impressive from today’s perspective. They managed to increase it 24 times over a decade! Back in 2008, the annual report gave the amounts in thousands of dollars, but five years later it was millions already.

Then the gearing was always amazing. For some reason Google hardly has only a relatively small amount of liabilities, although the equity went down from nearly 90% of the balance-total to slighly above 75% – still impressive!

Different from other posts, we will offer you both a clickable screenshot and a movie. The screenshot shows Apple, Amazon, Samsung and Alphabet/Google and even 2008 is visible. They all have this amazing pattern of growth in all directions (revenue, equity, total assets). Largest companies visualised finances

Double-clicking the screenshot will open the 3D-graph in your browser. For maniputalion of this 3D-graph: Clicking the right mouse-button and moving the mouse up and down at the same time, will zoom the graph in and out. Clicking left while moving the mouse will tilt the graph in different directions. Double clicking in the graph translates it and readjusts the centre at the same time. Just try it – If you don’t know how to get the normal position back, refresh the page in your browser.

If you are not able to open the real 3D-graph or you just don’t want, you can have a look at the video below (actually an animated gif). Remarkable is that all roofs are green, meaning none of these huge companies suffered a loss in the selected years (2008, 2013, 2018).

Animation of 3D-graph

For more background on the 3D-graph generator, download our white-paper  together with the 3D-graphs (html-format, available as zip). Or download the free demo-package to try the 3D-graph generator yourself. New posts will be announced on Twitter: @AnRep3D and our Youtube-channel offers short explanatory movies on the 3D-graphs and the generator creating them.

About AnRep3D

AnRep3D is the new company, founded after the handover of Scientassist (together with VRBI) to one of my sons. From now I will focus on three-dimensional graphs for the financial markets, showing the main figures from annual reports in comparison. As per 2021 a second product is available: EnRep3D. It is meant to visualise energy. Although the engine is the same, the texts, manual, website and examples (including blogposts) are focused at energy.
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