Charting Apple vs. Exxon: The Battle to Be the World's Most Valuable Company

After a few years of strong growth and a few weeks of market turmoil, Apple briefly surpassed Exxon Mobil as the most highly valued company in the world during intraday trading today. In most ways, it seems like the companies couldn't be more different. Exxon sells planet-destroying fossil fuels oil and natural gas whereas Apple sells hipster credibility computing devices and software. We decided to see how the companies stacked up on a variety of important metrics, which we collected into the table below.

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