Originally Posted by garbage
Apple's profit growth has been declining for a while now.
Define the time period of "a while". For that matter, 'declining profit growth'? Really? So… if profit was GROWING at 12% a quarter, but now it's GROWING at 9% a quarter we declare that we are IN DECLINE…?
This hasn't perhaps been immediately obvious to the average forum visitor who's wondering why the stock is falling.
That was mostly due to stock manipulation (very obvious to anyone who bothered to look). And the stock stopped falling a month or two ago. Didn't you get the memo? Now at 445, up from 385, where it hit bottom. Trending upward. Funny thing is, the recent "profit projections" clearly had little to do with it.
Apple themselves have projected a profit decline YoY for the current quarter. That decline has to come from somewhere, a good guess is their iOS lineup since that makes up ~70% of their profits.
Sure, and the increased dividends outlay/stock buyback has nothing to do with reduced net margins, eh?
Yes, they also anticipate a weaker quarter due to product cycle timing and seasonal trends. One quarter does not "a company in decline" make. Please.
With every post you completely live up to your avatar name...
Edited by tribalogical - 5/28/13 at 2:11am