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My investing philosophy mostly centers around the Value discipline and GARP- Growth at a Reasonable Price. This blog includes commentary on market conditions as well as fundamental analysis of specific companies. Graduated from Rhodes College with a degree in Business with concentration in Finance & Marketing. Currently working on obtaining the CFA designation. Previously worked in Mortgage Trading for a major bank. Use MS Excel extensively for developing investment models, notably valuation models based on DCF methods.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Apple Inc (AAPL): Q4 2009 Estimates

Apple (nasd:AAPL) reports its Q4 2009 results on Monday, October 19th. I am expecting revenue to increase 19% (Y/Y) to $9.374B and EPS to increase 25% to $1.57.  I expect gross margin to rise sequentially to 36.7% from 36.3% reported in Q3.


Revenue growth will be driven by strength in the iPhone, iTunes, and software segments. Mac units sales will be up (Y/Y), but Mac ASPs will be down resulting in slightly lower Mac revenue (Y/Y). iPod revenue will be down 10% due to lower unit volume and ASPs.

Earnings growth will be driven by the higher sales mix of high-margin products such as iPhones and software.



























Disclosure: Long AAPL

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