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Apple’s Mac and iPad Sales Remain Bolstered by Work-From-Home Trend in Q4; Raising FVE to $85

Abhinav Davuluri, CFA Sector Strategist

Analyst Note

| Abhinav Davuluri, CFA |

Apple reported fiscal fourth-quarter results ahead of our expectations led by Mac and iPad segments. The firm did not provide guidance the last two quarters and again refrained from offering specific guidance due to uncertainty regarding COVID-19. CEO Tim Cook expects iPhone revenue to grow in the December quarter despite the new iPhone 12 being launched a couple of weeks later in the quarter, though he did not specify the magnitude of growth. Meanwhile, all other products and services are expected to grow in the double digits.

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Apple designs a wide variety of consumer electronic devices, including smartphones (iPhone), tablets (iPad), PCs (Mac), smartwatches (Apple Watch), and TV boxes (Apple TV), among others. The iPhone makes up the majority of Apple’s total revenue. In addition, Apple offers its customers a variety of services such as Apple Music, iCloud, Apple Care, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple Card, and Apple Pay, among others. Apple's products run internally developed software and semiconductors, and the firm is well known for its integration of hardware, software and services. Apple's products are distributed online as well as through company-owned stores and third-party retailers. The company generates roughly 40% of its revenue from the Americas, with the remainder earned internationally.

One Apple Park Way
Cupertino, CA, 95014
T +1 408 996-1010
Sector Technology
Industry Consumer Electronics
Most Recent Earnings Sep 30, 2020
Fiscal Year End Sep 28, 2020
Stock Type Cyclical
Employees 147,000