Post by socal Film Composer on Jan 29, 2019 9:37:47 GMT -5
well this is interesting - in my other life, I've noticed Apple's been pretty active buying some film titles at Sundance this year, in addition to the original programming slate of shows. Sure hoping the TV service launches this year.
Wow, it's earnings time again. Sadly, while I'd love to hear Apple give higher than expected guidance, it's in their best interest to be conservative or even a little down, unless things have really changed to the upside. And so I'd expect that.
But my kids report cards came out, and they did great, so I'm headed off with one of them to ski at Homewood today. The report later today might not be fantastic, but the views will be.
The woman reporting the FaceTime group bug on Yahoo sure was animated, displaying a lot of shock at a bug that likely isn't that huge of a deal, overall. It's a little different for a company to occasionally have a bug that makes a privacy leak possible, than a company that constantly bases their business around grabbing any info it possibly can about you.
For all those in the cold front areas, stay warm out there.
As long as Apple keeps increasing its profits, AAPL will head up. The zigs and zags are just the noise while getting there.
I don't anticipate a positive catalyst. Indeed, given Wall Street's propensity to find gloom and doom in Apple announcements, it seems more likely to be trading down tomorrow.
My expectation is that we continue trading in a range for the foreseeable future until a catalyst occurs one way or the other.
I agree with you, Since84. Which would mean there's a *chance* that the AAPL share price may be even *lower* than it is today when February dividends are paid in a couple of weeks...and AAPL Longs will be able to buy even *more* AAPL shares with those same dividends at the lower share price.
Well, speaking only for myself, the prospect of a lower share price worries me about as much as Br'er Rabbit worried about Br'er Fox throwing him into the briar patch. Which is, not at all.
Post by artman1033 on Jan 29, 2019 16:33:12 GMT -5
Apple Reports First Quarter Results
Services, Mac and Wearables Set New All-Time Revenue Records
EPS Reaches All-Time High at $4.18
CUPERTINO, California — January 29, 2019 — Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2019 first quarter ended December 29, 2018. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $84.3 billion, a decline of 5 percent from the year-ago quarter, and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $4.18, up 7.5 percent. International sales accounted for 62 percent of the quarter’s revenue.
Revenue from iPhone® declined 15 percent from the prior year, while total revenue from all other products and services grew 19 percent. Services revenue reached an all-time high of $10.9 billion, up 19 percent over the prior year. Revenue from Mac® and Wearables, Home and Accessories also reached all-time highs, growing 9 percent and 33 percent, respectively, and revenue from iPad® grew 17 percent.
“While it was disappointing to miss our revenue guidance, we manage Apple for the long term, and this quarter’s results demonstrate that the underlying strength of our business runs deep and wide,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Our active installed base of devices reached an all-time high of 1.4 billion in the first quarter, growing in each of our geographic segments. That’s a great testament to the satisfaction and loyalty of our customers, and it’s driving our Services business to new records thanks to our large and fast-growing ecosystem.”
“We generated very strong operating cash flow of $26.7 billion during the December quarter and set an all-time EPS record of $4.18,” said Luca Maestri, Apple’s CFO. “We returned over $13 billion to our investors during the quarter through dividends and share repurchases. Our net cash balance was $130 billion at the end of the quarter, and we continue to target a net cash neutral position over time.”
Apple is providing the following guidance for its fiscal 2019 second quarter:
• revenue between $55 billion and $59 billion • gross margin between 37 percent and 38 percent • operating expenses between $8.5 billion and $8.6 billion • other income/(expense) of $300 million • tax rate of approximately 17 percent
Apple’s board of directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.73 per share of the Company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on February 14, 2019 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on February 11, 2019.
Apple will provide live streaming of its Q1 2019 financial results conference call beginning at 2:00 p.m. PST on January 29, 2019 at www.apple.com/investor/earnings-call/. This webcast will also be available for replay for approximately two weeks thereafter.
has never cared about the short term price of AAPL! & "We run the business for the long term, not the 90-day clock"
“We returned over $13 billion to our investors during the quarter through dividends and share repurchases. Our net cash balance was $130 billion at the end of the quarter, and we continue to target a net cash neutral position over time.”
I’m confused by this. I think most of us expected they might spash a bit more than $10ish on repurchase...
mercel: It's been a long strange trip - good to see you're still around (and in AAPL -my assumption).
May 10, 2019 12:48:32 GMT -5
Zeke: Long time no see. Nice to see familiar names still here.
Mar 25, 2019 14:42:52 GMT -5
sponge: Regarding the future of VR, I think it will be huge. I was a gamer when I was in college. But as an adult I lost interest. Last fall I flew up to visit my son at college and check out his new Vive set up. After playing with it for the weekend, I was
Apr 29, 2018 15:25:17 GMT -5
galleybob: thanks for your answer. I will copy and send to her
Nov 7, 2017 15:32:18 GMT -5
rickag: So since Jan 28th 2015 AAPL is up from 117.27 to 157.21
Aug 21, 2017 20:09:43 GMT -5
artman1033: VXAPL = 29.21 AAPL = $117.27 AFTER EARNINGS
Jan 28, 2015 14:54:46 GMT -5
artman1033: VXAPL = 44.94 AAPL = $110.39 BEFORE EARNINGS
Jan 27, 2015 11:12:53 GMT -5