“In a long note to clients posted early Monday, RBC Capital’s Amit Daryanani analyzes the implications of the sharp rise in spending reported last June by what Asymco’s Horace Dediu once called The Bank of Apple,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for CNNMoney.

“These so-called off-balance sheet expenditures, Daryanani notes, have a high correlation to Apple’s future revenues. Basically, they are a signal that the company is ramping up something big,” P.E.D. reports. “He takes last quarter unusually large prepayments as evidence that Apple will beat the Street’s expectations by about 10% over the next couple of quarters.”

P.E.D. reports, “He highlights three relatively unknown U.S. companies whose growth seems to be particularly well correlated with Apple’s: Jabil… Amphenol… [and] Molex.”

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