Apple Earnings Were Out of This World. Why the Stock Is Falling.

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Updated July 28, 2021 6:10 americium ET / Original July 27, 2021 5:16 p.m. ET

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Apple acceptable gross records successful each geographic portion wherever it is active.

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Apple posted blowout results for its fiscal 3rd quarter, ended June 30, but the banal edged little successful precocious trading.

In premarket trading, Apple shares were down 1% to $145.28.

For the quarter, Apple (ticker: AAPL) reported gross of $81.4 billion, up 36% from a twelvemonth earlier, an summation driven successful peculiar by continuing beardown request for iPhones. The fig was nearly $10 cardinal supra the Wall Street statement forecast of $72.9 billion.

Profits were $1.30 a share, easy beating the $1 a stock analysts had expected.

Revenue from iPhone income came successful astatine $39.6 billion, up astir 50%, and good up of the Street statement forecast of $34.2 billion.

In fact, the institution exceeded estimates successful each merchandise category. Mac revenues were $8.2 billion, up 16%, portion iPad revenues were 12% higher astatine $7.4 billion. Revenue from wearables, home, and accessories was $8.8 billion, up 36%. Services gross was $17.5 billion, up 33%. The institution said it finished the 4th with much than 700 cardinal paid subscribers crossed its services portfolio, up much than 150 cardinal from a twelvemonth ago.

Revenues successful the Americas were $35.9 billion, up 33%, portion Europe came successful astatine $18.9 billion, up 34%, and Greater China gross was $14.8 billion, up 58%. Revenues successful Japan were $5.5 billion, up 30%, and the remainder of Asia was $5.4 billion, up 28%.

“This quarter, our teams built connected a play of unmatched innovation by sharing almighty caller products with our users, astatine a clip erstwhile utilizing exertion to link radical everyplace has ne'er been much important,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said successful a statement. “We’re continuing to property guardant successful our enactment to infuse everything we marque with the values that specify us—by inspiring a caller procreation of developers to larn to code, moving person to our 2030 situation goal, and engaging successful the urgent enactment of gathering a much equitable future.”

CFO Luca Maestri said successful a connection that the institution acceptable gross records successful each geographic region, with double-digit maturation successful each merchandise category. He said the institution returned astir $29 cardinal to shareholders successful the 4th successful dividends and banal buybacks.

On a telephone with analysts, Maestri said the institution again won’t supply elaborate fiscal guidance fixed the ongoing uncertainty related to the pandemic. He said the institution sees beardown double-digit gross maturation successful the September quarter, but astatine a smaller level than successful June, for 3 reasons.

One, helium said overseas speech issues volition beryllium 3 percent points little favorable. Two, helium said services maturation volition beryllium lower, aft the June 4th benefited from an casual examination successful the twelvemonth agone quarter, erstwhile advertizing and Apple Care revenues were impacted by the pandemic. And three, helium said that proviso constraints volition beryllium higher than they were successful the June quarter, with a peculiar interaction connected iPhone and iPad sales.

The institution had warned a 4th agone that proviso constraints would trim income by betwixt $3 cardinal and $4 billion, but Maestri said the institution was capable to marque adjustments and reduced the interaction to somewhat beneath the debased extremity of that range.

Maestri noted that the institution finished the 4th with $72 cardinal successful nett cash. The institution bought backmost $17.5 cardinal of banal successful unfastened marketplace purchases successful the quarter.

Write to Eric J. Savitz astatine

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