Symantec Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years revenues and revenue growth of Symantec Corp (SYMC) from 2012 to 2016. Symantec generated a total of $3.6 billion revenues during 2016. Symantec reported a revenue growth of -9% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in April.

Symantec Revenues From 2012 To 2016

Here are the revenues and the revenue growth details of Symantec during the last five years:

  • Symantec generated a total of $6.7 billion revenues during 2012. Symantec reported a revenue growth of 8.7% year-over-year during 2012.
  • Symantec generated a total of $6.9 billion revenues during 2013. Symantec reported a revenue growth of 2.6% year-over-year during 2013.
  • Symantec generated a total of $4.2 billion revenues during 2014. Symantec reported a revenue growth of -39.4% year-over-year during 2014.
  • Symantec generated a total of $4 billion revenues during 2015. Symantec reported a revenue growth of -5.4% year-over-year during 2015.
  • Symantec generated a total of $3.6 billion revenues during 2016. Symantec reported a revenue growth of -9% year-over-year during 2016.

Why Analyze Revenue Growth?

Revenue growth is the most commonly analyzed financial metric. Revenue Growth is the percent increase (or decrease) of a company's revenue between two time periods. It is computed by using the following formula: ((revenues during the time period two - revenues during the time period one) / revenues during the time period one)*100. If the time periods are two consecutive years, then the revenue growth is referred to as the annual revenue growth year-over-year. If the time periods are two consecutive quarters, then the revenue growth is referred to as the quarterly revenue growth quarter-over-quarter. If the time periods refer to the same quarter in the two consecutive years, then the revenue growth is referred to as quarterly revenue growth year-over-year. In case the time periods are two non-consecutive years, then the revenue CAGR (Commutative Annual Growth Rate) is computed.

Revenue growth analysis is important for a number of reasons. First, it helps in understanding how a business is performing. If the revenue growth rates are positive, it means the business is performing well and the revenues are increasing. If the revenue growth rates are negative, it means the revenues are declining and the company needs to take measures to increase them. If they don't, the company will continue to shrink. Second, a company's historical revenue growth analysis along with the market size and market share analysis helps in forecasting the future revenues of a company. Third, a comparison of a company's growth rates with its competitors helps in determining who is winning more business. A revenue growth higher than the industry average translates into increasing market share. Companies with very high revenue growth rates have the potential to be the industry disrupters.

Symantec Ranking

With $3.6 billion revenues, Symantec ranked number 645 in the R&P Research list of top-3000 public companies in the US by revenues during 2016. Each one of the top-3000 companies generated more than $50 million of annual revenues during 2016.

The top-20 companies in the US by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Walmart ($482.1 billion)
  2. ExxonMobil ($226.1 billion)
  3. Berkshire Hathaway ($223.6 billion)
  4. Apple ($215.6 billion)
  5. McKesson ($190.9 billion)
  6. UnitedHealth Group ($184.8 billion)
  7. CVS Health ($177.5 billion)
  8. General Motors ($166.4 billion)
  9. AT&T ($163.8 billion)
  10. Ford Motor ($151.8 billion)
  11. AmerisourceBergen ($146.8 billion)
  12. Amazon ($136 billion)
  13. Verizon ($126 billion)
  14. General Electric ($123.7 billion)
  15. Cardinal Health ($121.5 billion)
  16. Costco ($118.7 billion)
  17. Walgreens Boots Alliance ($117.4 billion)
  18. Chevron ($114.5 billion)
  19. Kroger ($109.8 billion)
  20. Express Scripts Holding ($100.3 billion)

For the purpose of performance benchmarking of a company with a sector or industry average, R&P Research associates every company with one sector and one industry. An industry consists of companies with related/similar business models. A sector comprises of a group of related/similar industries. For example, Life Sciences sector is comprised of following industries: Pharmaceuticals; Medical Devices; Biotechnology; Diagnostics & Scientific Instruments.

Symantec is associated with Technology Sector and Software Industry.

With $3.6 billion revenues, Symantec ranked number 59 of all the companies in the US Technology sector. There were a total of 406 public companies in the US Technology sector that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

The top-10 companies in the US Technology sector by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Apple ($215.6 billion)
  2. Amazon ($136 billion)
  3. Alphabet ($90.3 billion)
  4. Microsoft ($85.3 billion)
  5. IBM ($79.9 billion)
  6. Intel ($59.4 billion)
  7. Hewlett Packard Enterprise ($50.1 billion)
  8. Cisco Systems ($49.2 billion)
  9. HP ($48.2 billion)
  10. Oracle ($37 billion)

Technology sector is comprised of the following industries: Computers Systems and Peripherals; Software; Semiconductor; IT Consulting and Outsourcing Services; Networking Equipment and Services; Internet; Other. The definitions for each of the industries is as follows:

  • Computers Systems and Peripherals industry includes companies primarily engaged in manufacturing of personal computers, servers, mainframes, workstations, and other computer accessories and peripherals such as storage drives, mice, keyboards and printers. It also includes manufacturers of mobile phones and tablets.
  • Software industry includes businesses providing software products such as operating systems, productivity suites, enterprise software, data and analysis software, advertising and marketing software, engineering and manufacturing software, networking software, and IT management software. It also includes companies providing industry-specific software focused on different sectors such as Financials, Automotive, Telecom, Utilities, Travel, Real Estate, Media, and Publishing.
  • Semiconductor industry includes companies primarily engaged in manufacturing and distribution of semiconductor products such as microprocessors, chipsets, motherboards, flash memory, and wired and wireless connectivity products. It also includes companies that provide semiconductor equipment and services to the semiconductor industry.
  • IT Consulting and Outsourcing Services industry includes companies primarily engaged in providing information technology consulting and outsourcing services to other businesses. The services include IT consulting, systems integration, application development and management, IT infrastructure management, and network operations management.
  • Networking Equipment and Services industry includes companies primarily engaged in manufacturing and distribution of networking and communications equipment for transporting data, voice, and video traffic across intranets, extranets, and the Internet. The key products include routers and switches for local and wide-area networks, cable modems, teleconferencing equipment, and wireless access points.
  • Internet industry includes Internet-based businesses providing products and services such as search engines, social networking, web hosting, email, domain name registration, and eCommerce. It also includes industry information/services portals focused on different sectors such as Financials, Automotive, Travel, Health, Real Estate, Media, and Publishing.
  • Other industry includes companies providing products such as photocopiers, fax machines, point of sale machines, audio/video technologies, and video games. It also includes technology companies that are not part of other six technology industries.

With $3.6 billion revenues, Symantec ranked number 8 of all the companies in the US Software industry. There were a total of 140 public companies in the US Software industry that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

The top-10 companies in the US Software industry by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Microsoft ($85.3 billion)
  2. Oracle ($37 billion)
  3. VMWare ($7.1 billion)
  4. Salesforce.com ($6.7 billion)
  5. Adobe Systems ($5.9 billion)
  6. Intuit ($4.7 billion)
  7. CA Technologies ($4 billion)
  8. Symantec ($3.6 billion)
  9. ScanSource ($3.5 billion)
  10. Citrix Systems ($3.4 billion)

Companies Segmentation

To identify and analyze high/low growth or most/least profitable similar-size companies in different sectors or industries, R&P research classifies all companies into different segments based upon their revenues, revenue growth, and net profit margins.

Based upon their annual revenues, the companies are classified into one of the following four segments:

  1. Mega companies, having revenues greater than $50 billion.
  2. Very Large companies, having revenues between $10 billion and $50 billion.
  3. Large companies, having revenues between $1 billion and $10 billion.
  4. Mid-size companies, having revenues between $50 million and $1 billion.

With $3.6 billion revenues, Symantec was in the Large companies revenue segment during 2016. There were a total of 1097 companies in the Large companies revenue segment during 2016.

Based upon their annual revenue growth, the companies are classified into one of the following eight segments:

  1. Very High positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth greater than 50%.
  2. High positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 20% and 50%.
  3. Medium positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 5% and 20%.
  4. Low positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 0% and 5%.
  5. Low negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -5% and 0%.
  6. Medium negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -20% and -5%.
  7. High negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -50% and -20%.
  8. Very High negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth less than -50%.

With -9% revenue growth year-over-year, Symantec was in the Medium negative revenue growth segment during 2016. There were a total of 448 companies in the Medium negative revenue growth segment during 2016. Of the US top-3000 companies, 1985 (nearly two-third of the total) had positive revenue growth and 1015 (nearly one-third of the total) had negative revenue growth during 2016.

Based upon their annual net profit margin, the companies are classified into one of the following eight segments:

  1. Very High positive margin companies, having net profit margin greater than 50%.
  2. High positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 20% and 50%.
  3. Medium positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 5% and 20%.
  4. Low positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 0% and 5%.
  5. Low negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -5% and 0%.
  6. Medium negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -20% and -5%.
  7. High negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -50% and -20%.
  8. Very High negative margin companies, having net profit margin less than -50%.

With a net margin of 69.1%, Symantec was in the Very High positive net profit margin segment during 2016. There were a total of 54 companies in the Very High positive net profit margin segment during 2016. Of the US top-3000 companies, 2244 (nearly three-fourth of the total) had positive net profit margin and 756 (nearly one-fourth of the total) had negative net profit margin during 2016.

Company Business Summary

Symantec Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides cybersecurity solutions worldwide. It operates through two segments, Consumer Digital Safety and Enterprise Security. The Consumer Digital Safety segment provides Norton-branded services that provide multi-layer security services across desktop and mobile operating systems, public Wi-Fi connections, and home networks to defend against online threats to individuals, families, and small businesses. This segment also offers LifeLock-branded identity protection services, such as identifying and notifying users of identity-related and other events, and assisting users in remediating their impact; and digital safety platform designed to protect information across devices, customer identities, and the connected homes and families. The Enterprise Security segment provides endpoint protection products, endpoint management, messaging protection products, information protection products, cyber security services, Website security, and advanced Web and cloud security offerings. Its enterprise endpoint, network security, and management offerings supports evolving endpoints and networks, as well as provides an integrated cyber defense platform. This segment delivers its solutions through various methods, such as software, appliance, software-as-a-service, and managed services. The company serves individuals, households, and small businesses; small, medium, and large enterprises; and government and public sector customers. It markets and sells its products and related services through direct sales force, direct marketing and co-marketing programs, e-commerce and telesales platforms, distributors, Internet-based resellers, system builders, Internet service providers, employee benefits providers, wireless carriers, retailers, original equipment manufacturers, and retail and online stores. Symantec Corporation was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

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Revenues Analysis

Symantec (SYMC) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years revenues and revenue growth of Symantec Corp (SYMC) from 2012 to 2016. Symantec generated a total of $3.6 billion revenues during 2016. Symantec reported a revenue growth of -9% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in April.

Symantec (SYMC) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2002 To 2016

This report provides the last fifteen years revenues and revenue growth of Symantec Corp (SYMC) from 2002 to 2016. Symantec generated a total of $3.6 billion revenues during 2016. Symantec reported a revenue growth of -9% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in April.

Symantec (SYMC) Revenue Growth Comparison With Industry Growth From 2012 To...

This report provides a comparison of Symantec Corp (SYMC) revenue growth with Software industry growth during the last five years from 2012 to 2016. Symantec reported a revenue growth of -9% year-over-year during 2016. The Software industry growth was 0.9% year-over-year during 2016. Symantec growth was slower than the industry during 2016.

Profit Analysis

Symantec (SYMC) Net Profit And Net Margin From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years net profit and net margin of Symantec Corp (SYMC) from 2012 to 2016. Symantec reported a total net income of $2.5 billion during 2016. Symantec generated a total of $3.6 billion revenues during 2016. Symantec net profit margin was 69.1% during 2016. The net profit and the net profit margin correspond to the fiscal year ending in April.

Symantec (SYMC) Net Profit And Net Margin From 2002 To 2016

This report provides the last fifteen years net profit and net margin of Symantec Corp (SYMC) from 2002 to 2016. Symantec reported a total net income of $2.5 billion during 2016. Symantec generated a total of $3.6 billion revenues during 2016. Symantec net profit margin was 69.1% during 2016. The net profit and the net profit margin correspond to the fiscal year ending in April.

Symantec (SYMC) Net Profit Margin Comparison With Industry From 2012 To...

This report provides a comparison of Symantec Corp (SYMC) net profit margin with Software industry net profit margin during the last five years from 2012 to 2016. Symantec reported a net profit margin of 69.1% during 2016. The Software industry net profit margin was 13.6% during 2016. Symantec was more profitable than the industry during 2016.

Cost & Expenses Analysis

Symantec (SYMC) Cost of Sales (COGS) Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years cost of sales (COGS) analysis of Symantec Corp (SYMC) from 2012 to 2016. Symantec spent a total of $615 million on COGS during 2016. Symantec generated a total of $3.6 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Symantec spent 17.1% of its total revenues on COGS during 2016. The cost of sales (COGS) numbers are for the fiscal year ending in April.

Symantec (SYMC) Research & Development (R&D) Spending Analysis From 2012 To...

This report provides the last five years research and development (R&D) expenses of Symantec Corp (SYMC) from 2012 to 2016. Symantec spent a total of $748 million on research and development (R&D) activities during 2016. Symantec generated a total of $3.6 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Symantec spent 20.8% of its total revenues on R&D activities during 2016. The R&D spending numbers are for the fiscal year ending in April.

Symantec (SYMC) Sales, Marketing, General & Administrative (SG&A) Spending Analysis From...

This report provides the last five years sales, marketing, general & administrative (SG&A) expenses of Symantec Corp (SYMC) from 2012 to 2016. Symantec spent a total of $1.6 billion on sales, marketing, general, and administrative (SG&A) activities during 2016. Symantec generated a total of $3.6 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Symantec spent 44.1% of its total revenues on SG&A activities during 2016. The SG&A spending numbers are for the fiscal year ending in April.

Working Capital Analysis

Symantec (SYMC) Inventory Spending Analysis 2016

Inventory spending analysis for Symantec is not available because either the company does not provide the data or we don't have it.

Symantec (SYMC) Accounts Receivable (A/R) Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Accounts Receivable (A/R) analysis of Symantec Corp (SYMC) from 2012 to 2016. Symantec invested a total of $556 million on accounts receivable during 2016. Symantec generated a total of $3.6 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Symantec invested 15.4% of its total revenues on accounts receivable during 2016. The accounts receivable numbers are for the fiscal year ending in April.

Symantec (SYMC) Accounts Payable (A/P) Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Accounts Payable (A/P) analysis of Symantec Corp (SYMC) from 2012 to 2016. Symantec invested a total of $175 million on accounts payable during 2016. Symantec generated a total of $3.6 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Symantec invested 4.9% of its total revenues on accounts payable activities during 2016. The accounts payable numbers are for the fiscal year ending in April.

Asset Management Analysis

Symantec (SYMC) Property, Plant & Equipment (PP&E) Investment Analysis From 2012...

This report provides the last five years property, plant & equipment (PP&E) investment analysis of Symantec Corp (SYMC) from 2012 to 2016. Symantec invested a total of $957 million on property, plant & equipment (PP&E) activities during 2016. Symantec generated a total of $3.6 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Symantec invested 26.6% of its total revenues on PP&E activities during 2016. The PP&E investment numbers are for the fiscal year ending in April.

Symantec (SYMC) Intangible Assets Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Intangible assets analysis of Symantec Corp (SYMC) from 2012 to 2016. Symantec invested a total of $3.6 billion on Intangible assets during 2016. Symantec generated a total of $3.6 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Symantec invested 99.8% of its total revenues on intangible assets during 2016. The Intangible asset numbers are for the fiscal year ending in April.

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