Apple Announces $100 Billion Share Buyback After Beating Profit Expectations
03 May, 2018, 18:35 | Author: Rosalie Gross
In addition, the tech innovator announced a $100 billion share buyback programme after reporting a $145 billion cash pile in the previous earnings report, following the changes to the USA tax system in 2017.
"We expect Apple to report an in-line March quarter, but are cautious into earnings on May 1 due to our belief that June quarter consensus estimates need to be revised lower", analyst Katy Huberty wrote prior to Apple's report. Sales of iPads rose 2 percent to 9.1 million units compared with the same period a year ago, while Macbook sales slipped 3 percent to 4.07 million.
A provision in the package temporarily lowered the taxes that companies pay when they bring cash stashed overseas back to the U.S. That rate was cut to 15.5%, far below the 35% that would have been imposed before.
The company reported revenue of between $51.5 billion and $53.5 billion. What matters is how popular it is, and it is popularity which has made Apple king.
An Apple Music subscription costs $10 a month (except for the family plan), and the number of paying users recently hit 40-million. Apple's stock price bounced almost 4% on the news. But these companies do not gain from Apple's expanding services offerings.
It's also hard to quantify how much of the repatriated money is being funneled to shareholders.
"We still believe that over time every phone sold will be a smart phone, so it seems to us. that's a pretty big opportunity", he said on a call with investors. That pledge implies Apple has $163 billion to spend, in addition to the roughly $60 billion in cash flow that now accumulates annually from its ongoing sales.
There had been increasing concerns about iPhone sales in the run-up to the results.
Over the past few weeks, the prevailing narrative surrounding the iPhone X has been that sales of Apple's flagship device have been underwhelming. Apple sold 52.2 million iPhones, 9.1 million iPads, and over 4 million Macs during the quarter, earning $38 billion, $4.1 billion, and $5.8 billion respectively from these three verticals.
As long as Apple continues to sell about the same number of devices each year - 217-million iPhones, more than 40-million iPads, and nearly 20-million Macs in financial 2017 - it can sell users of these devices a growing list of services that integrate tightly with the hardware.
US technology giant Apple saw its iPhone sales fall short of expectations in the second quarter, according to its earnings report released Tuesday. Revenue climbed 16% to $61 billion.
Pushing Apple to these record numbers was strong demand for its iPhone brand which were up 3 per cent on 2017.
Apple will complete the execution of the previous $210 billion share repurchase authorisation during the third fiscal quarter.
The trip was not under the auspices of the Education Ministry or the Defense Ministry, The Times of Israel reported . Flash floods in southern Israel led to the death of ten teenagers , who were on a school trip in the area.
Finally making a start, Tristan Thompson scored 15 points and 10 rebounds, after playing just 24 minutes in the first six games. The Philadelphia 76ers are a young team , but they are only going to get better and will attract some FA's this summer.
The firm is now testing out the new video chat feature, with plans to roll it out around the world soon. This is the page that is personalized for every user to discover new people and accounts to follow.
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Black Caps opener Munro fell in the fifth over of their reply having scored 26 from 16 balls with three fours and two sixes . In the match, Watson and Dhoni gave a class in power hitting while helping CSK to 211 for 4 after put to bat by Delhi.
He joins a crowded tight end room in Dallas that still includes Witten, Geoff Swaim , Blake Jarwin and Rico Gathers . Dallas had a need at receiver coming into the offseason after finishing 26th in the league in passing last season.
Saudi-led coalition attack kills dozens of Houthi rebels in Sanaa, including two commanders, Saudi television reports. Tehran blames Saudi Arabia for the devastating Yemen war, which has left millions struggling to secure food.
The flow is more southwesterly, so a few more clouds drift in and readings climb to the lower 80s. It will be breezy today with northwest to west winds at 10 to 15 and gusts to 25 miles per hour .
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