Apple Exec reaps additional $2.3M stock profit

in General Discussion edited January 2014
Apple executives continue to cash in on stock options this month as the company's stock sets record highs.

Phil Schiller, Apple's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing, has added another $2.3 million to his wealth, according to calculations by AppleInsider from ownership statements filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

On February 4th, Schiller sold a combined 75,000 shares of employee stock options, which he purchased at $47.43 a share. Schiller sold the options between $78.18 - $78.31 a share, making a profit of around $30 a share, for a total gain of $2,313,828.82.

Last fall, Schiller exercised an initial 286,250 employee stock options for a profit of $8,036,714.10. Combined with his latest transaction, Schiller has reaped a total profit of over $10,350,542.00 over the last four months.

Jon Rubinstein, Apple's Senior Vice President of Hardware Engineering, has also added to his profits in recent weeks. According to SEC filings, Rubinstein on January 27th sold a combined 9517 shares of stock worth $688,679.95. Because these shares were acquired under Apple's Employee Stock Purchase Plan, the filing does not list the purchase price of the shares, and therefore precise profit calculations cannot be made.

Last month Rubinstein sold 250,000 shares of employee stock options, for a profit of over $13,000,000.00.

Apple stock yesterday rose 2.48%, or $1.96 a share, to close at a new all-time high of $80.90.


  • Reply 1 of 4
    a_greera_greer Posts: 4,594member

    Originally posted by AppleInsider

    Schiller has reaped a total profit of over $10,350,542.00 in less than four months.

    That is really a misstatement, Phil has been with Apple for years, as have many of the top execs at Apple, these guys have been sitting on their stock options for the better part of 20 years. Phil did not make all of this money in that short time, he simply liquidated what was his to liquidate, what is wrong with that?
  • Reply 2 of 4
    Makes a lot of sense to me. Way to go Phil. I just wish, back in 1981, I would have purchased Apple stock and sat on it.
  • Reply 3 of 4
    nagrommenagromme Posts: 2,834member
    Get ready for the analysts:

    "Apple execs clearly understand that the company is on the brink of failure. There is no other reason for them to want money now, when they could wait until after they are dead like the executives of any viable business would do."
  • Reply 4 of 4
    How many YEARS have people been saying that!?!? It's laughable!
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