NPD: Mac sales grew 108% in January

Pacific Crest Securities has reiterated their $130 price target on Apple Inc. (AAPL).

The firm says NPD data shows accelerating Mac sales momentum this quarter.

Pacific Crest notes that total Mac sales grew 108% year-over-year in January (vs. 55% YOY in December) as strong notebook sales continue to drive share gains.

Sales of Mac portables grew 194% YOY in January.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “J Alex” for the heads up.]

Katie Marsal reports for AppleInsider, “‘Mac ASPs grew 4 percent in January on a year-over-year basis and 1 percent sequentially,’ wrote Pacific Crest analyst Andy Hargreaves. ‘Apple’s ability to maintain stable ASPs is a strong indicator of its brand equity and consumer demand, in our view… January was the third-largest revenue month for Mac notebooks ever.”

Full article here.

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25 Comments

  1. I’m sure much of the sales increase was due to people realizing and accepting that there was new no Mac hardware at MacWorld and holding out wasn’t going to benefit them as in past years.

    Still, very good news indeed!

  2. These figures are all the more remarkable when you consider that very large numbers in the Mac community are holding out (like myself) until Leopard hits the market.
    It suggests that most of these sales are to ‘switchers’.

  3. I swear by whatever Gods may be that when Leopard, iLife, iWork, iPhone, viPod, revamped Macs, and the like hit the market by mid-summer that the proverbial dam will finally burst on AAPL! $130 may actually be a conservative target on the stock!

  4. “..It suggests that most of these sales are to ‘switchers’..”

    Yeah, Toby .. and one has to wonder if all the bad press Vista is
    currently getting (even on PC-centric blogs) — will drive even
    more and more “switchers” over from the Dark Side …

    Well … one can only hope !

  5. @ No Squirt For You:

    Thanks for the addition, NSFY! How could I forget CS3’s coming to Mac? (Red-faced all ’round.) Man, I see nothing but roses for Apple, Inc. fans by Macworld this September!

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