Dark It released its findings for the first fiscal quarter of 2022 the night after Wall Street closed (which began in October). According to its figures, it exceeded expectations when quarterly revenue reached $ 123.9 billion, an increase of 11% over the previous year. Adjusted earnings per share were $ 2.1, significantly above expectations and a 25% increase over the previous year.
According to analysts polling the stock, the business is projected to report adjusted earnings of $ 1.89 per share on revenue of $ 118.3 billion. Morgan Stanley had a more upbeat projection, with revenue of $ 122.2 billion and earnings of $ 1.97 per share – which Apple, as previously said, had surpassed.
Morgan Stanley estimated that iPhone sales will total $72.1 billion in the third quarter, exceeding the average market expectation of $68.1 billion. In practice, revenues totaled $71.6 billion, an increase of 9% over the previous year.
In late trading, the shares of the technological behemoth rose over 4% in response to the release of the findings. It had previously gone up somewhat during continuous trading but eventually closed down 0.3 percent.
The company’s service revenue totaled $ 19.52 billion, a 24 percent rise over the same quarter last year and higher than expected ($ 18.61 billion). Other product revenue was estimated to be $ 14.7 billion (13 percent growth). Mac revenue also outperformed expectations, coming in at $ 10.85 billion versus $ 9.52 billion forecasted, a 25% rise. The iPad’s revenue, on the other hand, was disappointing: $ 7.2 billion, compared to a market expectation of $ 8.18 billion. In comparison to the previous year, this is a 14 percent drop.
Obstacles to delivery in its own backyard
Apple has lost approximately 10% since the beginning of the month, along with most of the technology firms that have dragged the Nasdaq down since the beginning of the year – despite hitting an all-time high of $ 3 trillion in early January, the first in history. The stock has been in positive territory over the past 12 months, with a return of almost 15%. Looking back five years, it’s a fantastic five-fold return (436 percent ).
Even though investors aren’t always thrilled with the company’s growth rate, there’s no denying that Apple’s profits increased significantly in the previous fiscal year, along with revenue and iPhone sales. However, Bloomberg reported last month that Apple had informed component suppliers that demand for the iPhone 13 had slowed. According to the article, the corporation has decreased its manufacturing target for this fiscal year by 10 million units, down from a target of 90 million.
Apple CEO Tim Cook stated at the time that global supply interruptions and processor shortages had cost the business $ 6 billion in the previous quarter. Last quarter, sales of iPhones were $ 38.8 billion, up 47 percent year over year but less than market expectations of $ 41.5 billion.