Earlier this week, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) reported their fiscal third-quarter results. The companies top-line revenue came in at $81.43 billion, growing 36.4% year over year and beating even the street-high estimate. The company’s gross profit came in at $35.25 billion, growing 55.4% year over year. Gross margins were 43.4% for the quarter and operating margin came in at 29.6%. Net income meanwhile was $21.74 billion and earnings per share came in at $1.30.
A number of analysts increased their 12-month price targets, bringing the average price target to $163.40, up from $159.98 from before the results. The street high sits at $190 from Atlantic Equities and the lowest comes in at $132. Out of the 42 analysts covering the stock, 12 have strong buy ratings, 22 have buy ratings, 7 have hold ratings and one analyst has a strong sell rating.
Canaccord Genuity was one of the investment banks that raised their 12-month price target to $185 from $175 and reiterated their buy rating on Apple. The company beat on iPhone, iPad, service, and other revenue but came up slightly short on Mac revenue.
iPhone revenue grew 50% year over year, beating the streets estimates due to demand for the iPhone 12. Canaccord believes that the low 5G penetration will act as a tailwind for Apple as customers trade in old phones to get newer iPhones with 5G capabilities.
Canaccord increased its fourth-quarter estimates. They are now modeling for 5% sequential growth and 32% year-over-year revenue growth. This growth is mainly due to strong iPhone demand, but Canaccord believes that the Services segment will face tougher comps and growth due to ongoing supply constraints.
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