Samsung's performance underscored mounting concerns that Apple, too, would be victimized by a saturated smartphone market. Apple posted earnings per share of $2.34 compared to Thomson Reuters estimate of $2.18.
However, a mix of strong revenue today and a market valuation that's closing in on $1 trillion are hyping Apple's stock price to record levels in after hours trading.
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"These results and guidance will increase investor confidence", Shannon Cross of Cross Research wrote in a note to investors.
There are lots of things to expect from Apple's upcoming quarterly earnings to stay tuned for the latest. The world's most valuable company is betting they will stick around. While unit sales have slowed recently, the company is building digital services and a suite of other gadgets around the device. Interestingly, there were no specific statements about the Indian market, where Apple has not had a great quarter as per local analysts, except for the comment in the earnings call that it was one of the markets were the Mac had shown double digit growth. In September, Apple expects to unveil three new models, which explains the strong forecast.
Some of the more bullish Apple analysts believed Apple might report $9.2 billion in services revenue for the June quarter. That's inline with sales from Q3 2017, when Apple sold 41 million smartphones. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had expected revenue of $58.59 billion.
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In its financial results for the third quarter of 2018, the company posted a revenue of $53.3 billion, which is a 17 per cent increase on the same quarter previous year.
Apple (AAPL) reported its Q3 2018 earnings Tuesday, posting earnings of $53.3 billion revenue on $2.34 earnings per share. Cook said that the more expensive iPhone X was once again the most popular iPhone model this quarter. The Mac sales were down by 13 percent to 3.7 million units while the revenue declined by 5 percent to $5.3 billion. The Services revenue includes sales from App Store, Apple Care, Apple Pay, iTunes and cloud services. Of course, the iPhone still pulled down almost $30 billion in total revenue, but Services has rapidly grown from a minor segment of Apple's business to a major component. Paid subscriptions have now passed 300 million, he also noted.
The Other Products division, home to the Apple Watch, AirPods, and the HomePod, took in $3.7 billion in revenue, up a whopping 37% year-on-year. Chief Executive Tim Cook credited "wearables", a category which includes wireless earphones and the Apple Watch, with making growing contributions as well.
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