Apple’s 10-K SEC Filing Reveals the Company Has Over 76,000 Employees

Apple filed their 10-K this afternoon to the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC). The report is required by law to be submitted within 60 days after the end of a fiscal year (Apple recently announced their 2012 Q4 earnings) and also contains more detailed info compared to regular annual reports.

Here are some detailed numbers from the filing, posted a couple hours ago:

  • Employees as of September 29, 2012: approximately 72,800 full-time equivalent employees, 3,300 full-time equivalent temporary employees and contractors. 42,400 of the total full-time equivalent employees worked in retail
  • Apple opened 33 new retail stores during 2012, 28 of which were outside the U.S., ending the year with 390 stores open (357 in 2011). As of Sept. 29: 250 U.S. retail stores and 140 international retail stores.
  • New stores for 2013: 30 to 35 new retail stores, with approximately three-quarters located outside of the U.S.
  • Advertising expenses were $1.0 billion, $933 million and $691 million for 2012, 2011 and 2010, respectively.
  • R&D expenses increased $952 million or 39% in 2012 compared to 2011 and $647 million or 36% in 2011 compared to 2010. R&D spending was $3.381 billion in 2012, 2% of sales.
  • As of Oct. 29th: Scott Forstall, the Company’s Senior Vice President of Mobile Software, has transitioned from that position into a new role as Special Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer.
  • As of Oct. 30th: Peter Oppenheimer appointed as the Principal Accounting Officer of the Company. Mr. Oppenheimer also serves as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and is the Company’s Principal Financial Officer.

You can check out the full 82 page 10-K filing here.