Apple, Inc. produced $10 billion in marketing profits in 2009. All general administration expenses, other expenses, interest and taxes must be deducted from the NMC to yield a net profit of $5.7 billion as shown below.
Apple , Inc. (2009)NMC = $36.5 billion x 36% - $3.2 billion = $10 billion
Each market served by Apple contributed to both overall company sales and net marketing contribution. For the computer market, Apple produced an estimated $2.42 billion in net marketing contribution.
Apple (2009) Computer MarketNMC = $13.8 billion x 25% - $1.03 billion = $2.42 billion
While this clearly shows how Mac sales contributed to overall marketing profits, this level of measurement needs to be extended to make it much more strategic with respect to marketing performance and strategies. Apple’s computer market net marketing contribution can be broken down into the market variables such as market demand, market share and channel discounts, as shown above.
Apple (2009) Computer Market – Market Level Marketing ProfitsNMC = Market x Market x Channel x Percent - Marketing & Demand Share Discounts Margin Sales Expenses = $365 billion x 4.2% x (1 – 10%) x 25% - $1.03 billion
= $2.42 billion
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(*) Note: This example is for educational purposes only. Many of the numbers had to be estimated, as Apple does not publish them separately.