Apple Reports Blowout Earnings: Even the Most Optimistic Fan Boys Are Amazed at the Numbers

Jan 24 2012

It goes against every rule of investing.  I want to put every extra penny of money I have into Apple stock.  You have to be naive or stubborn to not see what’s happening around us.  Apple’s products have become a daily part of tens of millions of people around the world and there is no end in sight.  People are willing to spend twice as much as another company’s device that is similar.  The gift of last earnings price drop was due to the early information release of a new phone that caused sales to drop like a rock in the last month of the quarter.  It was so obvious that those numbers would move into this quarter as they finally purchased that upgrade and that’s exactly what happen.

Here are the numbers for this quarter:

Apple registered earnings of $13.1 billion, or $13.87 a share, up from $6 billion, or $6.43 a share. Revenue surged 73% to $46.33 billion. About 58% of revenue came from international sales so as you can see Apple is less reliant on the US than ever.

To show how they crushed the numbers.  Here were the analyst expectation  $10.10 a share on revenue of $38.9 billion.

The company also offered second-quarter earnings guidance of $8.50 a share, compared with analysts forecasts of $8.04 a share.

The company sold 37 million iPhones the latest quarter, well ahead of the consensus forecast and more than double from a year ago. Apple also sold 15.4 million iPads, more than double from one year ago.

Again, I wish I had more shares but as an Apple stock owner for over 10 years, the stock surged more in the after hours than I paid for my original shares so I can’t complain too much.  And there is still so much more room for the stock to run with all the products coming out this year.

*Disclaimer- Don’t buy stock based on my analysis.  Do your own due diligence and make a decision based on your own thoughts for a change

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  1. Garry Epperson


    Thank you thank you!!! Based on that advice alone, I’m going to pull the equity out of my home and max out all my credit cards so I can purchase all the Apple stock I can afford. I’ve been waiting for the perfect time and here it is. I agree with you, it cannot do anything but grow exponentially from here on. I’ll be wealthy by the end of the year. Can’t wait. Thanks for the tip.

    P.S. I’m just shittin’ you. I do agree with what you said though.

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