Slightly more revenue Apple expected

According the consensus of the estimates the revenue over the past book year will be around 239 billion dollars. This is slightly more then the 2014's revenu of 233,72 billion dollars. The analyst's consensus for 2015 is a net profit of 53,04 billion dollars.

For 2015 the consensus of the earnings per share of Apple is at profit of 9,55 dollars. With this the PE equals 10,48.

The stock Apple is covered by 29 analysts. The average target price for Apple is at 143,24 dollars. This is 43,13 percent more then the current stock price of 100,08 dollars. The stocks Cognizant, Apple and Heidelberger Druckmaschinen have the highest consensus by analysts.

The 3 most recent recommendations for the hardware sector were provided by Societe Generale (buy, 130,00 dollar), Bank of America Merrill Lynch (buy, 130,00 dollar) and Deutsche Bank (hold, 105,00 dollar).

Highlights sector hardware


Apple's book value/price equals 0,21. The hardware & equipment company's CAPE equals 2.99. The stock now trades at 100,08 dollars. This equals 11 times the 2014's earnings per share.

Per share the analysts expact a dividend of 2,14 dollars. The dividend yield of Apple equals then 2,14 percent. The average dividend return of the sector is 0,82 percent.

2009 worst year for Apple


The matrix above shows Apple's historical returns expresed in the different entry years in the left axis.

The year 2009 was with a price loss of 57 percent the worst year investors. 2010 was with a return of 148 percent by far the best year since 2008. Who bought the share in 2008 (price at that time 28,47 dollars) now has a price gain of 252 percent.

The stock now trades at 100,08 dollars. This equals 11 times the 2014's earnings per share.


The graph above shows the developments of Apple's stockprice (blue) and revenue (red) for the period 2008 till 2015 (the analyst's expecations. It seems that the hardware & equipment company's revenue hardly is connected with the stockprice: the correlation equals 0,57.