AAPL earnings for Q2 2022 (calendar Q1) will be announced by the company later today, and analysts are expecting the news to be good.
While professional analysts are more cautious than independent ones, all expect significant year-on-year growth almost across the board …
PED30 has collated a spreadsheet showing the consensus expectations of analysts for total revenue, as well as the anticipated breakdown by product category.
The bottom line is that analysts expect Apple to report total revenue of $95.51B, against $89.58B for the same quarter last year. That would represent a growth of a little under 7%.
Analysts anticipate revenue growth for iPhone, Mac, and wearables (Apple Watch and AirPods). The only area where they expect revenue to be flat is iPad, the consensus views predicting a marginal fall year-on-year.
Services are forecast to be the biggest growth area, with revenue expected to climb from $16.9B in fiscal Q2 2021 to $20.03B in the same quarter this year.
Interestingly, noted Apple bulls Katy Huberty and Daniel Ives are not at the top end of this year’s forecasts – the latter being the most pessimistic at $90.87B in total revenue. The most optimistic of the institutions is JP Morgan, at $96.43B.
Apple itself once more refrained from offering any guidance for the quarter, again citing concerns over supply-side disruptions. The iPhone maker has warned that component shortages will yet again constrain product supply, but the company’s chief financial officer did suggest we should still be optimistic.
In recent years, Apple has raised its dividend in connection with the March quarter earnings announcement. Evercore ISI analyst Amit Daryanani thinks the company will boost the dividend—now 22 cents quarterly—by 6% to 7%, which would imply a new rate of around 23.5 cents. And he thinks Apple will announce a refreshed stock repurchase plan—his guess is a new $90 billion authorization.
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